This list features 1o of the creepiest cinematic surgeries …
From Robocop to Last House On The Left there are some very creepy operations on this list.
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1. Awake (2007) In this psychological thriller, a man named Clayton Beresford Jr, undergoing heart transplant surgery experiences an actual phenomenon called “anesthetic awareness” which leaves him paralyzed but completely awake and alert. Hearing his wife of one day and his surgeon “friend” plotting to kill him and take his money, he lies helplessly on the operating table. Ouch!
AWAKE is a sexy, psychological thriller about a common occurrence called “anesthetic awareness” a horrifying phenomenon wherein a patient’s failed anesthesia leaves him fully conscious but physically paralyzed during surgery. The patient’s charming new wife is forced to struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama unfolds around the couple.There’s a hint of classic noir in the twists and turns that make up Awake, a medical thriller that hinges on an alarming real-life condition known as a
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2. Face/Off (1997)
Sean Archer / Castor Troy. Travolta is the good guy and Cage is the bad guy. No wait. Travolta wearing Cage’s face is the good guy and Cage wearing Travolta’s face is the bad guy. “Nothing like having your face cut off to disturb your sleep. Read the newspaper lately?”
An FBI agent chasing an elusive terrorist has plastic surgery to take on the appearance of the criminal as a means to catch him.At his best, director John Woo turns action movies into ballets of blood and bullets grounded in character drama. Face/Off marks Woo’s first American film to reach the pitched level of his best Hong Kong work (Hard-Boiled). He takes a patently absurd premise–hero and villain exchange identities by literally swapping faces in science-fiction plastic surgery–and creates
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3. Minority Report (2002)
Lots of eyeballs, or lack thereof, in this one. Tom Cruise has to swap out his eyes so he can’t be tracked by the Pre-Crime force. His “neroin” dealer is eyeless, presumably for similar reasons. “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”
Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 08/22/2006 Run time: 146 minutes Rating: Pg13Set in the chillingly possible future of 2054, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report is arguably the most intelligently provocative sci-fi thriller since Blade Runner. Like Ridley Scott’s “future noir” classic, Spielberg’s gritty vision was freely adapted from a story by Philip K. Dick, with its central premise of “Precrime” law enforcement, totally reliant on three isolated human “precogs” capable (due to dr
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4. Last House on the Left (1972/2009)
This may not seem like surgery but it is. In this 2009 remake of the 1972 classic horror film, a doctor played by Tony Goldwyn, paralyzes a man from the neck down in his home with the careful and precise use of a razor blade, then proceeds to make his head explode by sticking it in a microwave that somehow stays on with the door open. Don’t feel too bad for this guy though. He had it coming.
Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim’s parents– two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge, it’s the omino
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5. Repo Men (2010)
In the future, a company called “The Union” sells artificial organ and limb replacements at a very high price. The catch is, if you fall behind on your payments, the repo man will come to collect your organ by tazing you to sleep and repossessing the item in question.
When “Repo man” and LA punk Otto goes on the trail of a ’64 Chevy Malibu that contains a mysterious and special item in its trunk, he unwittingly enteA volatile, toxic potion of satire and nihilism, road movie and science fiction, violence and comedy, the unclassifiable sensibility of Alex Cox’s Repo Man is the model and inspiration for a potent strain of post-punk American comedy that includes not only Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), but also early Coen brothers (Raising Arizona, in particula
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6. Brazil (1985)
In this futuristic satire and surrealistic masterpiece set in a dystopian world, Sam Lowry’s mother Ida, played by Katherine Helmond, undergoes frequent facelifts that are both humorous and disturbing.
7. Boxing Helena (1993)
More surgeries at home. This is the debut film of Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David Lynch. After a hit and run accident, a surgeon kidnaps the victim, amputating both her legs (supposedly to save her) in his home. He then becomes so obsessed with her that he goes on to amputate her arms. If the film weren’t so campy, it might be truly disturbing, but it’s played more like a really bad soap opera.
Fantasy, desire and manipulation make for a savory-yet-volatile cocktail in this psychological thriller about a woman held captive by a man who loves her. First-time writer-director Jennifer ChambersLynch (The Diary of Laura Palmer) brings “stylistic flair” (The Washington Post) to this haunting, erotic tale of love and lust that straddles the fine line between devotion and obsession. Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands, Timecode) is a brilliant surgeon who seems to haveit allmoney, looks, prestigebut
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8. Total Recall (1990)
On the lam, Quiad (Schwarzenegger) has to remove the tracking device from his skull with this handy gadget.
Get ready for the ride of your life! This Special Edition DVD allows you to experience TOTAL RECALL the way it was meant to be seen and heard. Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in this crowd-pleasing science fiction spectacle. Against the wishes of his sexy blonde wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes to Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories, so he can “remember” visiting the red planet that is now being settled by huma
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9. Gattaca (1997)
In a futuristic world where only the genetically engineered can aspire to anything beyond the likes of a janitor, Vincent (Ethan Hawke) is a “borrowed ladder,” assuming the identity of the recently wheelchair-bound Jerome (Jude Law) in hiding, so he can have a better life. The trouble is, he’s 2 inches shorter than Jerome.
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Hawke stars as Vincent, an “In-Valid” who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fal
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10. Robocop (1987)
The ultimate cinematic surgery. And another dystopian futuristic film. Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is transformed into a cyborg after a brutal attack in a futuristic, crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan. The film can be considered profoundly sad as Robocop has flashbacks and when he remembers who he was by checking police records on Clarence Boddicker.
It’s Megacop vs. Megacop when Detroit’s cyborg crime-fighter hits the streets to protect the innocentthis time from coporate greed! Laced with a sardonic sense of humor (Drama-Logue) and packed with action scenes coming at a deliberate clip (Boxoffice), Robocop 3 is thrilling sci-fi adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat! When the ruthless corporation that runs Motor City begins kicking families out of their homes to clear space for a profitable new real estate project, Roboc
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