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10. A SERBIAN FILM
The term “guilty pleasure” has never been more apropos than when describing director Srdjan Spasojevic’s highly controversial porn-snuff frightener A Serbian Film. The Invincible Pictures release, which was banned from from this year’s Film4 Frightfest and dropped by Netflix from its rental service, polarized critics and fans alike with its demented mix of taboo and violence.
The story of a downtrodden ex-porn star trying to make ends meet by taking a role in a privately funded fetish video that involves acts both immoral and illegal, A Serbian Film includes scenes of rape, torture, mutilation, decapitation, pedophilia, necrophilia and incest … in other words, everything you guys look up online when your wife/girlfriend/mom has gone to bed.
9. LITTLE DEATHS
Little Deaths, a kink-fueled horror anthology from U.K. directors Sean Hogan (Lie Still), Andrew Parkinson (Venus Drowning), and Simon Rumley (Red, White, & Blue), presents three unique tales of people hurting others and themselves through their psychosexual tendencies.
The vignettes include Hogan’s “House & Home,” in which a married couple pick up a homeless, but attractive, girl to fuck and abuse; Rumley’s “Bitch,” which finds ball-breaker Kate Braithwaite unexpectedly topped by her bottom; and Parkinson’s “Mutant Tool,” an outrageous tale about an ex-junkie, former prostitute conned into swallowing zombie cum pills by her boyfriend/pimp.
Newbies Holly Lucas, Siubhan Harrison and Jodie Jameson all go nude, but Kate Braithwaite—the hottest of the bunch—rains on everyone’s parade by using a body double. Still, it’s a hot body double so welcome to number 9, Little Deaths.
8. THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar reunited with his Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down star Antonio Banderas for the first time in 20-years to tell the very twisted tale of a deranged plastic surgeon (Banderas) who avenges the sexual assault of his daughter utilizing the tools of his trade.
The film costars sexy 23-year-old Spanish TV star Blanca Suarez (El Internado, El Barco) as the doc’s emotionally disturbed daughter and 36-year-old stunner Elena Anaya (Dracula bride Aleera in Universal’s Van Helsing) as his captive and medical guinea pig.
The mad-doc thriller, which Almodovar describes as a terror film without screams or scares, is far more shocking and brutal than this year’s Human Centipede sequel, yet beautifully shot with powerful performances and a mind-blowing twist.
There’s also plenty of nudity and rape to make you feel like a scumbag … a very satisfied scumbag.
Controversial director Lars von Trier returns to our list with Melancholia, his followup to last year’s art-house shocker Antichrist. The apocalyptic drama stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg as sisters whose worlds are literally and figuratively coming to an end.
Dunst, who goes totally nude in the film, tells Elle:
I trusted everyone and the lighting was beautiful. I don’t have any real body issues. I never really overeat, I shed weight in the summer, put it on in the winter and yes, I do have big boobs. People don’t realize because I cover up a lot, but they are there. Big boobs.
Translation: I lost the fucking Spiderman gig.
Indian starlet Mallika Sherawat made her American feature film debut this year in director Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss. Sherawat, long considered to be the Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood, toplined the film as a half-woman/half-snake creature known in Eastern folklore as the Nagin.
Sherawat doesn’t go nude in the film (a body double is used), but shows enough skin to charm any trouser snake. Watching her slowly force large crocodile eggs into her mouth also holds its own reward.
Hisss wrapped last year, but failed to secure proper distribution in the U.S. It finally slithered onto American soil in October via Redbox.
5. BLOODRAYNE: THE THIRD REICH
Norwegian stunner Natassia Malthe reprised her role as deadly dhampir (half vampire/half human) Rayne this year in German director Uwe Boll’s BloodRayne 3: The Third Reich. Set during World War II, the film follows Rayne as she goes back in time to stop a Nazi Comandant from using her blood to make Adolf Hitler an immortal vampire.
Malthe first played Rayne in 2007 when original star Kristina Loken opted out of the sequel BloodRayne 2: Deliverance. The former model kept her clothes on in that picture, but was finally convinced/threatened/conned/paid enough money to go nude in part three for three scenes, including a girl/girl pairing with Davorka Tovilo.
She tells Fearnet:
Yeah… Uwe and I were, like, fighting about that scene: “You gotta do it – you agreed to do it.” But when we got to the scene the lights were too bright – I imagined it dark and shadowy, you know, so you couldn’t really see anything.
Then I was really picky about the girls. “Her teeth are too yellow. Her boobs are not real. I don’t find that one attractive.” I told Uwe that if he was going to make me do that scene, I got to choose the girl.
I went through a lot of “turmoil” with that scene. And Uwe would never say cut! At one point I finally just yelled out, “When the fuck are you gonna say cut?!” I was pretty freaked out because I never really do nude scenes.
Malthe, of course, looks amazing in her nude scenes, but knowing that she was uncomfortable throughout the whole thing really heightens the film’s stroke-value makes one appreciate Malthe’s bravery and commitment to character and story.
4. WE ARE THE NIGHT
If you’ve had your fill of sparkly vamps, you’d be a sucker not to watch the German vampire film We Are the Night. Directed by Dennis Gansel from a script by Jan Berger, the film is set in a world where female vampires have killed off all their male counterparts.
Karoline Herfurth (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) plays petty thief Lena, the object of a 250-year-old vampire queen’s affections. Once courted and bitten, she joins the queen’s clan and discovers that vampires party harder than black people.
Surprisingly, We Are the Night has zero nudity, but still manages to thrill with its stylized look and attractive female cast.
3. DRIVE ANGRY
Drive Angry starred Nicolas Cage as a damned soul who escapes from hell to run down the pricks that murdered his daughter and abducted his grandchild. Though genuinely awesome in every which way, the Patrick Lussier-directed film regrettably stalled at the box office.
So, what did you miss? How about a sexy, rough-and-tumble cat-fight between a Daisy Dukes-wearing Amber Heard (And Soon the Darkness) and a gorgeous nude from head-to-toe Christa Campbell (2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams)?
If that’s not enough to get your motor running, milfy Charlotte Ross (”NYPD Blue”) will blow your gasket as she goes full-frontal while fucking Cage as he shoots up a motel room full of bad guys.
2. SUCKER PUNCH
Sucker Punch is the story of a young girl who is committed to an insane asylum by her incestuous father after she refuses to blow him. Once inside, she retreats into a fantasy world in which she and her misfit friends transform into ass-kicking young hookers who fight Nazis, robots, and dragons (oh, my).
Written and directed by Zack Snyder, the fetishistic girl-power film is the antithesis of Snyder’s hyper-stylized, homo-erotic, swords-and-sandals blockbuster 300. Aussie starlet Emily Browning tops the cast of drop-dead gorgeous babes that include Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung and Carla Gugino. Jena Malone also stars.
1. SLEEPING BEAUTY
Emily Browning finally made good on the promise that was Sucker Punch in writer/director Julia Leigh’s feature film debut Sleeping Beauty. The pretty and petite 23-year-old once again plays a prostitute, but not in an imaginary brothel filled with dancing hookers.
Browning goes fully nude as Lucy, a student-turned-prostitute who allows herself to be used sexually by men while passed out in a drug induced stupor inside what is called a Sleeping Beauty chamber.
Browning’s sex scenes are shamefully freaky and explore fetishes such as the sleeping princess syndrome, submission, and gross dying old man fucking.