No matter how much Hollywood and film fans attempt to remove themselves from the image of the customary voyeur steaming up their glasses at the sight of a simulated sex scene, the continuing appeal of such scenes means that it continues to be fitting to suggest that sex sells.
Quite simply, nothing allows for a quicker display of character affection than a strategically placed sex scene. But then, that’s not always strictly the case, is it? Sex scenes in movies are used for all sorts of reasons outside of the romantic. And on occasion, they can get pretty weird.
Naturally, some of the strangest sex scenes ever filmed can be found in the horror genre, in which boundaries between the ordinary, the bizarre, and the unacceptable are meant to be broken. And this is the topic at hand today. Interspecies incest, necrophilia, severed head… head: All this and more as we count down the 15 Weirdest Sex Scenes From Horror Movies.
Note: Rape is an act of violence, not sex. In horror films, the lines between the two are often blurred, sometimes offensively, and other times for progressive political purposes. This list includes examples of both, all of them seriously weird. So, with an extremely strong NSFW warning in place, let’s get started.
15. Hatchet II (2010)
Perhaps no slasher in the history of horror can lay claim to more unique, creative, entertaining and downright off-the-wall kills than the swamp-dwelling Victor Crowley in Adam Green’s Hatchet films. And one in particular perfectly incorporates sexual hilarity.
In Hatchet II, young Layton and Avery (AJ Bowen and Alexis Peters) thought they had found a nice quiet place to have a little “alone time” together. However, Victor Crowley had other thoughts. While Layton does his best to please his woman from the back, Crowley appears behind him and lops off the poor guy’s head (but, as the Joker said in Batman, “If you’ve gotta go, go with a smile!”), And although his death throes actually make for a better sexual experience for the unknowing Avery, it isn’t long before the unfortunate girl turns around and realizes she’s being jackhammered by a headless corpse. In her attempt to escape, Crowley gives her a hatchet mark in her lady bits before finishing her off with a couple more strikes to the chest. Sheesh!
14. Bride Of Chucky (1998)
The fourth entry of the Child’s Play franchise opens with Chucky’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) resurrecting our favorite killer doll. After a few misunderstandings (which includes Chucky killing Tiffany and transferring her soul into a doll), the two end up on an impromptu road trip, leaving countless dead bodies in their wake.
At a motel stop, Chucky earnestly decides to propose to Tiffany. What happens next is… well, let’s just say that the film’s poster wasn’t lying when it read “Chucky Gets Lucky.” Indeed, the doll sex scene is pretty hilarious, and, apparently the two actors ad-libbed their dialogue. “Have you got a rubber?” she asks. “I’m all rubber!” he shoots back. Yes, in addition to bleeding, the dolls can now cry, spit, kiss, and make love. Good for them.
13. Black Swan (2010)
Before making The Wrestler and Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky originally intended to make a film about a wrestler who falls in love with a ballerina, seeing strong similarities between the way in which the two professions push their physicality to extremes to fulfill their art. Having split the concept into two movies, with Black Swan he delivered a powerful study of the lengths to which a ballerina will go to become the best and the intense psychological toll such drives lead to.
The film’s protagonist, Nina (Natalie Portman), perfectly captures this process of mental disintegration characterized by increased hallucinations. And nowhere is this more evident than in the fantasy lesbian scene with her dancing rival Lily (Mila Kunis). Ending with a shot of Lily seeming to place a pillow over her face, it captures the twisted sexual energy of Nina’s obsessive mind.
12. It Follows (2015)
After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe) learns that she’s been given a sexually transmitted entity, one that takes the form of various people only the inflicted person can see. You’re dead if the creature catches up to you. Being the good friend and neighbor that he is, Greg (Daniel Zovatto) agrees to have sex with Jay to rid her of her burden. Greg, unlike Jay, does not easily see “the curse” as she does. In fact, he seems to be convinced that the curse is made up, until a certain moment confirms that it is indeed very real.
While Jay is sleeping, she awakes to see a person, who looks like Greg, break a window to get inside his own house. She then runs across the street, and leaps through the window to try and save Greg. When she climbs the top of the stairs, Jay finds a familiar figure knocking on Greg’s door – his mother. Though she appears to be in her nightgown and looking natural, it is revealed that this isn’t actually his mother – but the curse taking on her form. When Jay turns the corner, we see his mother having sex with Greg’s dead corpse on the floor, with her restraining him by holding his arms tightly. It’s quite disturbing.
11. The Neon Demon (2016)
Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest journey into cinematic WTFery, The Neon Demon, follows Jesse (Elle Fanning), a 16-year-old newcomer to Los Angeles who hopes to break into a career in modeling. Her youth and beauty prove irresistible to everyone she encounters – agents, photographers, fashion designers, and even a rogue mountain lion. But Jesse especially catches the attention of makeup artist Ruby (Jena Malone), whom she meets at her first photo shoot.
After a series of bizarre events occur, a terrified Jesse calls Ruby, who tells her to come to her place for safety. After Jesse comes to Ruby’s house, Ruby tries to initiate sex with Jesse, who rejects her. Upset, Ruby leaves for her second job as a makeup artist for a morgue. There, she pleasures herself with a female corpse while thinking about Jesse (and there’s a lot of spit involved).
10. Splice (2009)
Two young rebellious scientists, Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley), are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms’ DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA.
The end result of these experiments is Dren, who the two raise as their own daughter. Dren begins to grow at an alarming rate and soon learns human speech, mannerisms, etc. She also begins to copy her “mother“. After watching the two scientist having sex, Dren seduces Clive and has the freakiest lovemaking session ever since all her parts are not exactly human. This is topped when mummy scientist walks in on the rutting pair. Awkward doesn’t even begin to describe this moment, as Dren is kind of like his daughter and she’s also pretty much an animal, which makes this scene a terrifying combo of bestiality and incest. Um, yeah.
9. Nekromantik (1987)
Don’t let the title fool you – there’s absolutely nothing “romantic” about this German freak show. Well, unless you consider a married couple’s decision to spice up their sex life by swinging with a rotting corpse to be the stuff of Danielle Steele novels.
Nekromantik tells the story of a middle aged depressed man named Robert Schmadtke (Bernd Daktari Lorenz) who works at a Street Cleaning Agency, a company that cleans up the mess after traffic collisions and removes dead bodies from public areas. In a sick twist, Robert has a hobby of collecting body parts and conserving them in booze. One day he gets his hands on a particularly appealing rotting corpse and instead of having the dead body buried, he takes it home to his girlfriend, Betty (Beatrice Manowski). This is where the fun begins. This includes a scene where Betty wraps a condom around a steel pipe and straddles it during their naughty time with the stiff.
8. Nekromantik 2 (1991)
If you absolutely loved the first Nekromantik then prepare yourself for even more cadaver loving with Nekromantik 2: Return Of The Loving Dead. This time we follow Monika, a beautiful necrophiliac who lives alone in Berlin. By day she works as a nurse. By night she prowls through cemeteries while searching for fresh corpses.
When she reads about the suicide of Rob (from the original film) she finds his grave to dig up his body and brings it home. Mark lives across town and makes his living dubbing sex films. After meeting Monika, romance blossoms and they fall in love. But all is not well in Monika’s world. Her relationship with Mark begins to falter and she has to make a final choice between loving the living or the dead. As the movie goes along, we watch as she tries to decide between the two men. In the end, she decides to severs Mark’s head and replace it with Rob’s rotting cranium. She’s then shown climaxing, which suggests that she has chosen correctly. Finally, in the last scene of the movie, a doctor congratulates Monika on her pregnancy. Doesn’t it just warm your heart?
7. Teeth (2007)
Dawn O’Keefe (Jess Weixler) is a teenage spokesperson for a Christian abstinence group called The Promise. She dates in groups, watches G-rated films, and has never even kissed a boy. However, the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. After a few run-ins with a few overzealous young men, Dawn realizes that she has a toothed-vagina (a condition known as “vagina dentata”), which is exactly what it sounds like. If you stick something in there then there is a good chance that it’s going to be bitten (or bitten off).
With a premise as insane as this you could expect that there would be multiple instances of guys having their worst nightmare come true. And the film does not disappoint – from a creepy rapist getting caught in the Venus flytrap when he tries to aggressively take advantage of our half-unconscious protagonist to when she uses her vagina teeth to de-wang her slimeball stepbrother and then feed his pajama python to his beloved pooch.
6. A Serbian Film (2010)
Where to begin? An angry piece of nihilistic work, Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film goes to unbelievable lengths to batter one’s eyes with one ghastly image after another – an assembly line of taboos beyond the point of recognition, nearly beyond perversion.
In the film, Miloš (Srđan Todorović), a financially struggling porn star is coaxed into performing in what is pitched to him as an “art film” which promises to be his family’s ticket out of Serbia. He soon discovers that he has been drafted into a certified snuff film which includes child molestation, rape of a baby, incest and necrophilia. Do we really need to get anymore specific? Before it’s all over your senses will become overwhelmed and you will essentially become totally numb to the mayhem.
5. Possession (1981)
“If you had only seen what I saw!” This line is screamed by a distraught and bewildered character about ninety minutes into Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession, and after the movie ends it’s pretty much all you’ll want to run down the sidewalk shouting at strangers.
What starts off as the falling apart of a marriage quickly spirals into insanity. When the movie enters its second, violently surreal act, we learn of the true nature of the protagonist’s extra-marital tryst. Namely, she regularly visits a dilapidated apartment, inhabited by a blood and sex-starved monster, whom she both nurtures and couples with. In due course her husband witnesses his ultimate trauma, peeking at his wife having sex with the creature – her limbs all mixed up with its tentacles. Funny enough, the monster’s design is courtesy of the great Carlo Rambaldi, who concocted it exactly one year before presenting the world with its ultimate cuddly friend, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
4. Tetsuo, The Iron Man (1989)
Tetsuo indeed has one of the most bizarre and violent sex scenes ever put on film (this is the idea, incidentally). This scene for the most part involves our anti-hero (who is slowly being overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal) pursuing his “girlfriend” to engage in sex.
Our protagonist has just discovered that he has grown a drill for a penis. His girlfriend is understandably freaked out, but after she hits him in the face with a hot frying pan and stabs him with a knife a bunch of times she starts getting turned on. It somehow doesn’t take her too long to forgot all about the fact that he has a DRILL FOR A PENIS. She’s reminded the hard way.
3. The Evil Dead (1981)
Even after all these years, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead isn’t simply a rollercoaster ride of a movie – it’s that flying-off-the-rails coaster from the beginning of Final Destination 3. You know the story; a group of young, likable innocents head to a secluded, wooded crib, find an ancient evil text, and unleash plenty or gory slapstick mayhem.
There are plenty to choose from, but the most infamous moment of the film is when the typical-dumb-horror-movie-girl wanders off into the woods wearing only a robe. Of course she is attacked by the evil forces. But they have more than mutilation or demonic possession on their mind. To put it delicately, the branches round second base before spreading her legs to make room for a branch in a spot where no branch should ever go. Yikes!
The scene was recreated for the 2013 remake, and it was actually quite disturbing as well, but the original still packs the biggest punch.
2. Re-Animator (1985)
Dr. Hill is an evil surgeon whose head has been chopped off. Lucky for him, his head and body have been reanimated by mad scientist Dr. West (Jeffrey Combs). Dr. Hill has control over his headless body, and has also discovered that other reanimated zombies obey his thoughts. So he decides to use his newfound power to get with the Dean’s daughter (Barbara Crampton), who is also a scientist at the medical school.
This moment is often refereed to as the “head” scene for obvious reasons. Our young victim is stripped nude and placed on a table where Dr. Hill picks up his own reanimated severed head and sticks it between her legs. If the sight of a disembodied head performing cunnilingus doesn’t play havoc with your psyche, then you’re braver than most. For everyone else, be warned, this is just plain nasty. Still, this scene provides the greatest visual pun of all time!
1. Society (1989)
Brian Yuzna’s body horror extravaganza has the rich literally feeding off the poor (talk about class warfare). Whether one cares about the message or not (which isn’t exactly delivered in a subtle fashion so it’s pretty hard to avoid), Society can also be enjoyed as simply a bizarre, imaginative and sometimes disturbing paranoia horror flick.
After the film’s members of high society are revealed to be inhuman, the final 20 minutes are an amazing collection of grotesque and surreal imagery as these individuals get rubbery, stretchy and gooey, melt into one another, shapeshift into all kinds of crazy things, get pulled inside out (revealing that they’re mostly hollow underneath all the flash) and “shunt” victims. Perhaps this shouldn’t qualify as a “sex” scene but it’s definitely the most outrageous orgy ever put to film.
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