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The Love Scene In Splice That Took Fans To The Edge Of Cringe

Remember "Splice?" It's a 2009 horror movie about some biochemists who attempt to introduce human DNA into animals. While their employers just want them to extract proteins out of the creations to use for drug development, Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) end up creating a successful human-animal hybrid they name Dren. While the initial plan is to terminate the creature before it reaches a certain stage of maturity, Elsa decides to let it live. 

As tends to be the case with any good horror movie, this proves to have disastrous consequences. As Dren grows older, she develops a stinger she can use to kill, and she has carnivorous tendencies. At first, she just kills small animals, but it's clear her appetite is growing as fast as she does. 

The scares would be one thing, even if they divided critics and audiences. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 75% aggregate rating from critics, while general audiences gave it 37%. But above all else, the one thing anyone seems to remember from this movie is the horrific sex scene, as one Reddit thread goes into disturbing detail. 

Fans still get the ick from Splice

For those who have never seen the movie (and that might honestly be a good thing), the scene in question plays out like this. After watching Clive and Elsa do the deed, Dren starts thinking that's what she wants. When she's alone with Clive, Dren releases pheromones, causing him to have sex with her. This is despite the fact she's a hybrid creature that's only a few days to weeks old, and Dren views Clive as a father figure, adding a whole other level of cringe to the proceedings. 

On Reddit, a user asked about scenes in films that made people feel awkward or uncomfortable. With dozens of upvotes, u/Killhouse responded, "The sex scene in Splice," and it seems like plenty of people agree with them. Another user claimed they had never seen "Splice" and wanted to know more about the scene in question, to which they received the following response, "You don't want to know."

Redditor u/rozyhammer even went so far as to say, "ahahaha would not have remembered that cuz I blocked it out but so true ahahhaa!" Regardless to say, it's not exactly a comfortable scene to watch, and what follows may be even tougher. The movie should really come with a content warning, so if you're wondering if you should check it out over a decade after it came out, just know that you should proceed with caution.