Animal House (1978)
The Moment: John Belushi crowns himself as the Godfather of gross-out with his vivid impression of a zit…
Look Away When: Belushi slams his cheeks together, covering all and sundry in a spray of cafeteria food.
The Moment: A hugely overweight member of the infected drops his bathrobe and thrusts his massive naked body into the giant, fleshy collective…
Look Away When: His face starts oozing into the giant flesh-beast. As Nathan Fillion rightly remarks, “now that is some fucked-up shit.” Amen, brother.
The Moment: Robert Stack uses the phrase “the shit’s gonna hit the fan”, only for it to do exactly that!
Look Away When: The aforementioned turd slaps down onto the desk with a resounding squelch.
Super Size Me (2004)
The Moment: An increasingly tubby-looking Morgan Spurlock has one Maccys too many, depositing his latest meal out of his car window. The sense of nausea has been building to this watershed moment…
Look Away When: As soon as his stomach starts making some pretty unusual noises, you’ll know it’s time to fast forward.
The Moment: James Woods starts absent-mindedly scratching his stomach with a handgun. You get the sense that something bad is about to happen, but you’d never have guessed what that would be…
Look Away When: Wood’s stomach opens up like a hungry mouth, snaffling the gun, before re-closing again. What the what?
The Moment: Oh Dae-Su chows down on some wriggling octopods. That’s right, they’re still alive. What’s worse is that actor Min-sik Choi ate them for real!
Look Away When: The tentacles are hanging out of his mouth, still wriggling around in search of freedom.
King Kong (2005)
The Moment: Forget Kong, forget the dinosaurs… the most hideous residents of Skull Island are unquestionably those mutant bugs that make their presence felt about half way through. Terrifying.
Look Away When: Andy Serkis gets devoured head-first by some sort of flesh-eating worm. What a way to go.
The Moment: Paul Krendler sits down to dinner at Hannibal’s table. Unsurprisingly, the main course is a little out of the ordinary…
Look Away When: He starts eating his own brain, spoon by spoon. You are what you eat, after all…
The Exorcist (1971)
The Moment: Little Reagan reacts to Father Karras’ attempts to help by sends a jet of green vomit arcing over her bedroom. Kids eh? Who’d have ‘em?
Look Away When: Karras gets it full in the face. Vomiting is one thing, but some of it goes in his mouth for heaven’s sake!
American Pie (1999)
The Moment: Forget the pie-humping, American Pie ’s gross-out high point (or should that be low point?) comes when Stifler drinks a beer full of semen. Somebody get that man a chaser…
Look Away When: Seann William Scott plays “sweet Jesus I’m gonna barf” really effectively…