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Top 20 Claustrophobia Movies 

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009):

The German Dr. Joseph Heiter offers to help two American tourists stranded by a flat tire -- but in a classic horror movie trope, they never leave his house. Instead, he uses them as part of a sick science experiment, in which he surgically connects them, along with a third captive, mouth-to-anus, creating one long digestive tract. Even when this perverse bodily invasion ends, the doctor has warped his captives in lasting ways.
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In the new film Detour, Jackson Alder (Neil Hopkins) finds himself trapped by a mudslide inside his car, alone. It takes intense mental control, as well as purposeful distraction, to escape that kind of claustrophobic, panic-inducing situation (View it in iTunes.) So should you ever be in such tight quarters, you'll need plenty of material with which to distract yourself -- such as a list of the most claustrophobic movies to ever come out of Hollywood. By Diana Clarke.
Published on March 29, 2013

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