Gore has been taken to a new level! In the movie 127 Hours a forearm amputation scene has reportedly causing some audience members to faint claims The Los Angeles Times.
Directly by Slumdog Millionaire director Daniel Boyle, the movie is based off the true story of Aron Ralton (James Franco) who is forced to amputate his own arm after it’s crushed by a boulder at a Utah ravine.
The scene shows Ralston breaking his own arm then cutting it off with a blunt knife for the skin and pliers to cut the tendons.
According to reports, at least seven people have fainted during sneak peak screenings of the movie.
Courtney Phelps recently watched the move at the Producers Guild of America screening in Hollywood and she said she nearly threw up.
“I started to feel like I was going to throw up,” adding “So I went to the bathroom, and then I started feeling dizzy and my heart started racing.” she went on to add “I have never had, even remotely, an experience like this. I’m a television producer. I know this stuff is not real.”
Phelps would later faint and paramedics had to treat her.
According to PopCrunch, John H. Fort. Fort reports faintings and seizures during the film’s Toronto premiere:
“Make no mistake, the scenes of Aron Ralston taking off his own arm to free himself after a fall are among the most realistic of graphic gore ever put on film, and not for the faint of heart.” he wrote in a column published in September. “You could clearly see people in shock, struggling to stay in their seats, working to get past the intensity of what was going on in front of them. The sequence is never gratuitous, just very realistic… These were clearly audience members who could not take it.”
At least in the case of this scene, it’s not just gore for the sake of gore and is central to the plot, on the other hand….ewww!