The 1987 British film “Hellraiser” is based on a story called “The Hellbound Heart.” At the center of the movie are extra-dimensional creatures who enjoy hurting others and can’t tell pain from pleasure.
The film’s gory content was so vile that it was banned in Canada due to its brutal, graphic, violent scenes that left no room for imagination.
The story of this film is simple and straightforward — Sarah loses her family, and in order to help her cope, her girlfriends take her to explore caves together. Yeah, we don't understand how this is supposed to help either. The movie manages to make us feel claustrophobic even though we are watching it from the comfort of our roomy home.
While it's usual to see some blood gore in a horror film, it's safe to assume that it's fake...right? Well, those with weak stomachs look away! Rumor has it that director Neil Marshall opted to use actual skeletal remains as opposed to fake ones, unbeknownst to the unfortunate cast members. Hey, we're all for realism, but this is taking it too far.
Natural Born Killers
Many films have been criticized for glorifying bad behavior, however Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" is the quintessential example. The film centers around an (arguably very cool) loved-up couple turned mass criminals.
The film's mix of romance and violence has been credited to have inspired several "copycat crimes," including the horrific Columbine High School tragedy.
Godfather Part III
Hollywood is no stranger to nepotisim. However, Francis Ford Coppola's decision to cast his daughter Sofia Coppola in the highly anticipated third installment of his classic and beloved "Godfather" trilogy was a mistake, to say the very least.
While Sofia is a talented filmmaker in her own right, acting is not her strong suit which made her all-too-convenient casting all the more frustrating for audiences. Given how well-received the first two "Godfather" films were by critics and audiences alike, the third film had big (shiny) shoes to fill and did not deliver. This film is likely sleeping with the fishes!
Leonardo Dicaprio's infamous post-"Titanic" film "The Beach" (2000) was shot at the magnificent Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands, Thailand. This picturesque paradise was the backdrop for the aptly named film about a group of tourists trying to start a new life. Unfortunately, in order to shoot the film in paradise, the film crew landscaped and destroyed the beach. This prompted several environmental lawsuits against the film studio.
Additionally, the film boosted the popularity of this location, so much so that the intense thoroughfare following eventually led to Maya Bay having to close its doors to tourists for a few months to allow the ecosystem to bounce back.