Horror movie icon SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE has branded modern fright films "obscene".
The British actor, who was a regular in the cult Hammer horror films of the 1960s and 1970s, tells CNN that movies like the Saw franchise, The Hills Have Eyes, Halloween and Cabin Fever leave him feeling sick.
Lee says, "I find it quite nauseating what they do. The blood is all over the screen like an avalanche - the mutilation - dreadful things, and I just don't enjoy that."
The actor insists scary movies were much better when the blood and the gore weren't shown on screen: "What you don't see is far more frightening than what you do see."
Lee considers Roman Polanski's 1968 supernatural thriller Rosemary's Baby the scariest film he's ever seen.