One of the most famously gruesome musical/visual contradiction scenes comes from the movie Cabin Fever (2002). The scene in question is when two college students, Karen and Jeff, are out in a remote cabin in the woods. In the scene, they start to kiss while upbeat music plays. However, as they continue to kiss their faces start melting off due to a flesh-eating virus they contracted earlier in the movie. This unexpected turn of events might be one of the last times you’ll ever hear such cheerful music during such a desperate situation!
The shocking visual and auditory contrast is enough to leave an unforgettable impression on viewers, making it one of the more memorable scenes in recent horror film history.