Evil Dead 2 (1987)
The Moment: Henrietta’s head gets squished by the trapdoor to the cellar, popping her eyeball out of its socket and sending it flying into Bobby Joe’s mouth.
Look Away When: It pops into her mouth, connective tendons gently tickling her chin.
The Moment: Roy Munson hits rock bottom when he’s forced to sleep with his decrepit landlady in order to pay the rent.
Look Away When: Said landlady confesses to a little accident. “What is it about good sex that makes me have to crap?” she muses. “You really jarred something loose there, tiger.”
The Moment: Rosanna Arquette and James Spader get down and dirty in a carpark love scene. Well, we say “love”…
Look Away When: Arquette offers up a gaping wound in one of her crippled legs which Spader sets about… well you know the rest.
The Moment: It’s feeding time at Asami’s house, as her latest victim is given a unique dish to chow down upon.
Look Away When: The poor sod starts lapping at a bowl of warm vomit. Good Lord…
The Moment: You know the one we’re talking about… when Charlotte Gainsbourg reaches for the scissors and heads downstairs.
Look Away When: As soon as you realise she’s not about to tidy things up down there...
Total Recall (1990)
The Moment: Arnie decides enough is enough and sets about extracting his brain implant…
Look Away When: He starts to pull it out of his nose with a nasty looking metal instrument. Surely there’s a better way?
The Human Centipede (2010)
The Moment: It’s the moment the entire concept has been building to… the point where the head of the centipede needs to make toilet.
Look Away When: When do you think? When a man takes a dump into the mouth of the girl whose lips are sown to his anus, that’s when.
Trainspotting (1996) #2
The Moment: Renton pays a visit to “the worst toilet in Scotland”, without question the most hideous throne ever captured on celluloid…
Look Away When: If the initial, stomach-cramping deposit doesn’t get you, Renton’s subsequent search for his missing drugs surely will.
The Fly (1986)
The Moment: Jeff Goldblum’s newly “altered” scientist engages a hefty-looking fellow in a spot of light arm-wrestling.
Look Away When: Said fatty’s forearm snaps in two like a twig, one half protruding through a massive gash in his arm.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
The Moment: Divine pulls out her party trick in the film’s most notoriously grisly scene…
Look Away When: Avert your eyes as soon as she lays eyes on that dog turd. It’s all downhill from there…