10 Goriest Television Moments
Stop! Don’t look any further if you’re squeamish, or you have a stomach full of food and you’d like it to stay that way.
To celebrate the launch of super gory medical drama Critical for Sky, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 goriest television moments for all of you bloodthirsty television fans!
1. Spartacus: Seddulus’ face sliced off
Is there a better way to assert your dominance in a crowded rebel camp than by slicing off the face of the giant German leader Seddulus? Also, a fitting end to a horrible character – go Spartacus!
2. Breaking Bad: The botched disposal of Emilio’s body
Walt and Jesse’s first attempt at disposing of a body didn’t go too well, due to Jesse’s decision to melt Emilio down with acid in his bathtub, rather than the plastic tub that master chemist Walt suggested. Needless to say, the acid burnt through the bath and ceiling, leaving half-melted body parts strewn over the floor.
3. Game of Thrones: Oberyn’s head crushed by the Mountain
We might not have expected the Viper to outpower the Lannisters’ enormous medieval-muscle-man Gregor Clegane, but we did hope for an ending a little more dignified for Oberyn, who had his skull squished until his head exploded.
4. American Horror Story: Matt Bomer shanked up
We didn’t want the gorgeous Matt Bomer going anywhere near another Ryan Murphy show, let alone the crazed Dandy of AHS: Freak Show, but fortunately for us, Bomer’s hustler character was stabbed to death only after getting his kit off.
5. Penny Dreadful: Frankenstein’s first monster rips through his second
It’s tough vying for Daddy Frankenstein’s attention, but the easy way to get through it is to rip up your replacement immediately.
6. Hannibal: Hannibal hypnotizes Mason Verger to eat own nose
Hannibal easily outmaneuvered Mason Verger by drugging and using the power of suggestion to make him eat his own face – on camera. The grisly moment when Will found Verger feeding parts of his face to the dogs was particularly unforgettable.
7. Vikings: Blood Eagle sacrifice
Finally, both a gore scene and a history lesson! Apparently Vikings used to execute people by a means of torture known as the “Blood Eagle.” Prisoners would have their spines and ribs broken from the back and then their lungs pulled out through the hole.
8. Utopia: Wilson Wilson tortured for information
This scene, which took place in the FIRST EPISODE, was not for the faint of heart and is horrifying in all sense of the word. Due to being part of a group that had possession of a manuscript of government secrets, Wilson Wilson was tortured for information he simply didn’t have. Certainly a test for even Channel 4’s audience.
9. The Knick: Gruesome operations in front of an audience
Sky’s recent venture into the world of gory medical dramas focused on life at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York during the early twentieth century. At the forefront of medical innovation, world class surgeons often performed surgery in front of audiences.
10. And finally, check out the gore-filled trailer for new Sky series Critical
If you liked the Knick, or got a weird kick from the article above, you’ll probably enjoy new Sky series Critical, which airs on Tuesdays at 9pm on Sky One. The series takes place in real time as doctors fight to save patients at a major trauma unit. Yes, there’s a lot of blood.
Well, that’s us out! Hope you have a fantastic lunch!