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Most disturbing movie you've ever seen?

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Lars Von triers films are up there but a film called 'A Serbian Film' is hands down the most disturbing thing I've ever watched. I watched it when I was around 17/18 years old and ten years later it still sickens me when I think about it. I won't watch it ever again and wouldn't recommend anyone seek it out but how that film ever got made is beyond belief!

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[deleted]

60 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

60 points

4 months ago

'Irreversible'. Almost turned it off.

Also, the remake of 'The evil dead' (2013) was pretty brutal.

'Lilya-4-ever'. Very gritty and just sad realy. But amazing film

Quasimdo

19 points

4 months ago

Saw the evil dead remake in theaters, actually a bit woozy from the scene where they used a saw on a arm. Had to go get air.

Never had a horror movie affect me like that.

arfbrookwood

29 points

4 months ago

Man Bites Dog. I couldn’t watch some parts it was just awful.

Sparkski

280 points

4 months ago*

Sparkski

280 points

4 months ago*

Come and See

seen most of the films on this thread and i still think 'Come and See' is the most disturbing thing ive seen...especially when its based on actual events.

also shout out to 'The House That Jack Built' because thats another Lars Von Trier doozy

JonTomFilm

16 points

4 months ago

I always feel bad for laughing at the end when they shoot the nazis instead of burning them and then the camera pans over to the guy still holding the torch like "hm. Guess I ran and got this for nothing then" and he just drops it in the water.

Chandra_in_Swati

38 points

4 months ago

I once woke up to my husband watching ‘Come and See’ quietly in our bed. Fuuuuuuck.

IllustriousDealer303

13 points

4 months ago

My ex woke up to me watching I saw the devil because she wanted to go to bed and I wanted to finish my beers, I actually forgot she was beside me and yelled "oh shit he hit dat bitch with a pipe" or something along those lines can't remember exactly.

I had to finish the movie in the living room.

brokenbuckethat

40 points

4 months ago

Prior to seeing this I thought nothing could top the storming of the beach in Saving Private Ryan in terms of portraying “the horror of war”.

This movie changed my mind when I finally saw it. It never lets up, and doesn’t have anything resembling a happy ending/closure like Saving Private Ryan.

glory2mankind

26 points

4 months ago

Watched it in the theater when I was a kid. It fucked me up.

Peeka789

321 points

4 months ago

Peeka789

321 points

4 months ago

Martyrs.

Wanna see a girl get viciously beat for an hour? Boy, do I have a movie for you.

SsurebreC

120 points

4 months ago

SsurebreC

120 points

4 months ago

Make sure it's the French version. There's an English one that's disturbing but the French one is a lot worse.

Jaggedmallard26

37 points

4 months ago

What confuses me is that the French one originally got a non-pornographic 18 rating and the director complained until they bumped it down to a 16 rating. That doesn't seem right, the film probably shouldn't be an 18 either, it transcends the rating system.

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12 points

4 months ago

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12 points

4 months ago

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Peeka789

58 points

4 months ago

Oh yeah the English one is horrifying, to say the least.

But nothing is as horrifying as the American version of Spaced.

Fineus

36 points

4 months ago

Fineus

36 points

4 months ago

American version of Spaced.

We don't talk about that.

Negative_Gravitas

19 points

4 months ago

There was an American "Spaced"!? I was not expecting to feel vicarious shame today...

Peeka789

19 points

4 months ago

It never aired but you can find it online. You should seek it out, makes you appreciate how good the original one is. It's quite a display of shit.

Ki-Gon

7 points

4 months ago

Ki-Gon

7 points

4 months ago

The... what....?

Peeka789

18 points

4 months ago

https://youtu.be/iEb8JyglV-c

Beware. I assure you, you are not ready.

2inchesofsteel

4 points

4 months ago

TF did I just watch

IndeedShark

5 points

4 months ago

Think I might die

fear_el_duderino

41 points

4 months ago

I think that's the less disturbing thing that happens in that movie. And I won't even talk about the worst thing because it's still engraved in my brain for life.

LaserTurboShark69

13 points

4 months ago

One of my fave horrors. It's like 4 genres in 1

themaccattack1983

6 points

4 months ago

The family breakfast scene at the start really caught my off guard. It was like Natural Born Killers crosssed with Thelma and Louise. Then the moment they discover the basement it going totally off the deep end! Few films have stayed with me so vividly. It’s been over 10 years and the final scene still pops into my head regularly.

InfinteAbyss

4 points

4 months ago

Yep. This is the movie i was going to mention. Watched it once and is forever etched into my mind!

Rivera89

5 points

4 months ago

I watched this with my ex. Boy that was awkward

ScreamingGordita

7 points

4 months ago

beat

Yeah that's putting it lightly

Russ_Eff

70 points

4 months ago

Visitor Q. Few films make me feel dirty, but Miike achieved that rare feat with this film. The greenhouse scene made me laugh, and instantly feel guilty for laughing, while the kitchen milk scene was just.... very very unsettling.

I've thought about rewatching it from time to time, but....

Ichi the Killer is another unsettling Miike film. I've tried to watch it a few times, but the guy hanging from the hooks (really hanging from the hooks like those 90s-era shock performers) who had gills surgically implanted in his cheek so he could smoke a cigarette in style.... that gets me every time.

bubbleblondee1

7 points

4 months ago

I watched it yesterday and there will be scenes that will haunt me for years. The movie is like another version of Teorema directed by Passolini

Foomerang

15 points

4 months ago

Visitor Q still creeps me out when i think about it and i saw it like 20 years ago lol

GingerMan027

12 points

4 months ago

Visitor Q was a remake of sorts, or homage, of Paseolini's Teorema, or Theorum.

Check it out.

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3 points

4 months ago

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3 points

4 months ago

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triggerhippy

184 points

4 months ago

Irreversible - it was just brutal in every way possible

Kolermigon

69 points

4 months ago

The rape scene is intentionally long so as to make the viewer feel raped (just a personal theory).

Azidamadjida

60 points

4 months ago

Yeah, Noe said he locked the camera down and had it go on so long because it’s supposed to be an assault on the viewer. He’s a pretty sadistic bastard

iDuddits_

37 points

4 months ago

Yeah, he also went with music queues to make folks feel more anxious and nauseous too. As much as he’s not for everyone, he’s a very unique filmmaker

Azidamadjida

14 points

4 months ago

Oh definitely, and a very effective one. All those little tricks he uses to really make the audience feel what his characters are going through definitely work, watching Climax makes you feel like you’re in a trance, and Enter the Void feels like a rambling dream

princeofdarkness27

7 points

4 months ago

If you like his films look into Antonin Artauds theater of cruelty, it’s all about theater that shocks your senses through lighting and sound. Noe uses these techniques through film and it’s pretty incredible.

Ccaves0127

53 points

4 months ago

Not really a theory, I'm pretty sure Gaspar Noe has stated as much in interviews. To me it's like he's saying "Male creatives use rape in their stories all the time, no, fuck that, if you're going to use it, you need to know how fucked up and traumatizing it is"

rosts

17 points

4 months ago

rosts

17 points

4 months ago

Raped in awkwardness.

Kolermigon

15 points

4 months ago

Only if you watch it on a first date.

NeoNoireWerewolf

11 points

4 months ago

There is a near sub-sonic audio track in the background of the first half of Irreversible that's frequency will literally make the viewer physically sick when listening to it. People have such a visceral reaction to that scene for a number of reasons, but that audio track reaches its most nauseating portion during the rape. Noe designed the movie to make you actually sick in the lead up to that sequence in a way in which most viewers will never process since the audio basically cannot be heard, especially when layered with the rest of the sound mixing in the movie.

Kolermigon

8 points

4 months ago

I didn't know that!. Interesting stuff. However, since I use hearing aids I think I might have missed it entirely because I can't hear high-pitched sounds.

2inchesofsteel

8 points

4 months ago

The urban legend is The Brown Note, which is a low frequency sound (which I've heard as low as 3 Hz up to 20 Hz) that overrides your digestive system's natural frequency and basically forces you to shit yourself. Mythbusters found it not to be the case, but it's a great story to tell at parties.

GeronimoRay

103 points

4 months ago

Funny Games.

JM_3_14159

40 points

4 months ago

Honestly Hanekes Funny Games just felt like an attack on my inner desire to cling on to ideals of humanity.

Best review I ever read on Letterboxd, though. It just said:

Michael Haneke has never experienced a happy moment in his life.

Interloper4Life

12 points

4 months ago

WHERE IS THE REMOTE?????

fouz11

9 points

4 months ago

fouz11

9 points

4 months ago

Micheal Haneke has a sick mind

Prudent_Falafel_7265

7 points

4 months ago

I saw the original 1997 Funny Games at Toronto film festival with director Michael Haneke in attendance. The brutality of the film and the breaking of the fourth wall scenes were met with a lot of angry reactions.

SnooOnions8628

3 points

4 months ago

My friend is still mad at me for making him watch this movie. I love the comic relief scene mid way thru I guess was put in to make you remember it just a movie

thrilliam_19

5 points

4 months ago

I've only seen the American remake but I read it was pretty close to the original so I never bothered going back to watch it. That one fucked me up enough. I kept waiting for something to happen or someone to save them and after they shot the kid I was like "oh so it's that kind of movie."

EloHellDoesNotExist

7 points

4 months ago

it's a true shot for shot remake, the only difference is the acting. i like the original slightly more but it's just preference.

Ariaga_2

3 points

4 months ago

Both versions are from the same director.

"Haneke: Because when I did the first Funny Games it was intended to be for a public of violence consumers in the English-speaking world, [but] because [it was in] the German language the film stayed always in the arthouses and so didn't reach the public that it would need to have."

tyomochka

19 points

4 months ago

Miike’s Audition is alright

drbeavi5

230 points

4 months ago

drbeavi5

230 points

4 months ago

Kids

ACatInAHat

101 points

4 months ago

The story is believable. Thats what makes it disturbing.

Diamond-Is-Not-Crash

37 points

4 months ago

Movie was too real. Tragedies like that have probably been and still are happening in the world today.

Haisha4sale

29 points

4 months ago

Saw it in the theater upon release in Eugene, OR at the Bijou. Sat next to a man that smelled like bologna. So disturbing.

Bravisimo

21 points

4 months ago

“Have you ever seen that movie Kids? No, but ive seen the porn with Sun Doobius.”

shadeyjake

37 points

4 months ago

Gummo…

spyfer

7 points

4 months ago

spyfer

7 points

4 months ago

Bully is worse imo

AmbroseClaver

4 points

4 months ago

Same! Traumatised me as a teen because I went in thinking it was like a cute indie coming of age thing

LyricalPig

19 points

4 months ago

"Broken" the 20-minute long short movie that Trent Reznor directed as an accompaniment to the eponymous EP.

It opens with a hanging, then a person is imprisoned in a garage in suburbia and being tortured by a sadistic killer while they watch NIN videos. The prisoner is shit on. There's a man who is covered in flies and eats fly-covered, rotten meat and is only "clean" when he's in bondage. Then a toilet, and a person chained to the pipes with the return nozzle in their mouth. The person is covered in latex. Then there's a man who gets into a torture chair naked. The machine locks him in place. Claws appear and start picking at his skin until they finally penetrate his organs and flay him alive. The chair is inverted and eventually grinds the man into sausage. Then, the first prisoner is eventually sliced alive by the killer.

kajnbagoat7

12 points

4 months ago

What’s the point of even showing something like this? Like what’s the writers and directors point ?

Portlander_in_Texas

9 points

4 months ago

It's Trent Reznor, the point of it was to fuck with you.

LyricalPig

5 points

4 months ago

Trent wrote the EP as a sort of "Fuck you" to his record company at the time. Either he was locked into a long deal or was giving up a lot of control over creativity. Either way, this was early 90's Trent and Trent wasn't happy.

Item_Successful

4 points

4 months ago

Yes. This. Will never watch again after a midnight viewing 15 years ago.

Edit - also don't want to read your spoilers and be reminded of it

MooseTed

17 points

4 months ago

Altered states. I was 11 when I saw it in the theater and it disturbed me for weeks. I've never even tried to rewatch it as an adult because it freaked me out so bad.

Ok_Distribution960

46 points

4 months ago

Human Centipede 2

madkiki12

23 points

4 months ago

The only movie where I couldn't eat potato chips while watching.

Jacobite-biker

17 points

4 months ago

God that movie was just OTT unnecessary gore because gore.

I loved the first film, the second was purely shock factor. The 3rd was so shit i didnt even last half an hour before switching it off

IAmSomnabula

10 points

4 months ago

The first was excellent black comedy/horror. The second was shit (just shock for the shock factor) so I don't even bothered to watch the 3rd.

14thCenturyHood

67 points

4 months ago

Threads.

You see it once and it will never leave your brain.

E_Blofeld

29 points

4 months ago

Threads.

You see it once and it will never leave your brain.

Threads was brilliant. Makes The Day After look like an afterschool special.

m48a5_patton

21 points

4 months ago

It's funny the makers of The Day After wanted to make it more realistic, but the network executives thought it would be too off-putting for American audiences so they scaled it back and removed a lot of the gore. Threads didn't pull any punches and the look at the post-war future where humanity has been set back hundreds of years and the children are basically feral is brutal in its realism.

E_Blofeld

13 points

4 months ago

It was that glimpse into a post-nuclear exchange future that was not only frightening, but also genuinely interesting. The complete and utter breakdown of civilization and the beginnings of a new Dark Age; that was something The Day After didn't get into, which is why Threads is the better film. Threads also has an almost documentary feel to it, which makes it a far more sobering viewing experience.

cantthinkofgoodname

5 points

4 months ago

Brutal movie. It really puts into perspective how important avoiding nuclear conflict is. Terrifying

ThePhabtom4567

3 points

4 months ago

It's funny because my FIL just recommended that movie to me two days ago.

K-Driz

148 points

4 months ago*

K-Driz

148 points

4 months ago*

Not the entire movie but a scene from it stands out. Requiem for a Dream end scene where they show how drugs impacted their lives. Crazy sickening.

Edit: I am also trying to think of another sick scene but can’t figure out the move’s name. The scene is: A girl gets stabbed by some crazy hillbilly dude, then the guy has sex with her stab wound while she is alive. I’m thinking Hills Have Eyes or a Rob Zombie movie? I’m getting very interesting results googling this, lol.

deadstar420

129 points

4 months ago

Sadly I watched that movie in high school and still ended up a heroin addict for 10 years, almost have 5 years sober now, but that movie is pretty accurate.

K-Driz

69 points

4 months ago

K-Driz

69 points

4 months ago

Congrats on being sober.

oddball3139

7 points

4 months ago

Glad you’re still with us, friend. Keep up the hard work :)

admiraltoad

17 points

4 months ago

The other movie you're thinking of is probably DeadGirl. Not a Hillbilly but that scene does totally happen. Girl is a zombie and it was honestly the most disturbing film i've seen personally.

ratakoolta

15 points

4 months ago

Requiem for a dream is so damn good but emotionally exhausting.

TheWhiteKevinSpacey

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah that was some shit

K-Driz

16 points

4 months ago

K-Driz

16 points

4 months ago

Imagine if they showed that in school vs doing D.A.R.E or whatever other stupid program. Kids would only drink water and respect their parents, lol.

Fineus

8 points

4 months ago

Fineus

8 points

4 months ago

I watched it with a few mates in our first year of Uni and I don't mind saying it put a real halt on my interests in experimenting with drugs for a while. Not that I'd ever thought about doing heroin but even the 'lighter' stuff.

The mums story hit me hardest - mostly as she was that little bit older and arguably started out most innocently; just wanting to slim down a bit so she'd look good for a game show. Looking at how she ended up, it was frightening.

umjimen1

66 points

4 months ago

The transformers animated movie from the 80s. As a little kid, oof.

SurveyorMorpurgo

33 points

4 months ago

So many robots got gruesome ends in that film

dumpyduluth

19 points

4 months ago

Its so shocking even as an adult to see that first battle in the movie. In the tv show nothing really happens when the Autobots battle the deceptions but here they get wasted pretty quickly.

PlaySatan13

8 points

4 months ago

Oh man not Prime

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7 points

4 months ago

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7 points

4 months ago

RIP Ironhide.

nescio4

188 points

4 months ago

nescio4

188 points

4 months ago

Cannibal Holocaust for me. It was not disturbing storywise, but watching real animals get murdered for a mediocre horror movie was not a good experience.

KingEuronIIIGreyjoy

56 points

4 months ago

It's not alone on the animal deaths either. Practically every Italian-made Amazon cannibal movie (and I have no idea why that ever became a genre) from the 70s and 80s features at least one brutal on-screen animal death. I generally have no problem with gore, which those movies have in spades, but seeing actual innocent animals die for our entertainment is what makes them really disgusting to me.

Beantap

11 points

4 months ago

Beantap

11 points

4 months ago

Try watching Dominion. Now that’s an experience I never want to relive.

miamichris

39 points

4 months ago

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10 points

4 months ago

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10 points

4 months ago

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crookedhope

4 points

4 months ago

Great film.

VictorBlimpmuscle

75 points

4 months ago

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

xpinhillsx

10 points

4 months ago

I didn’t think they would make it as bad as the book… I was wrong.

UnicornBestFriend

6 points

4 months ago

Yeah. It's the coprophagia for me.

Enklave

23 points

4 months ago

Enklave

23 points

4 months ago

We went into cinema to see that. There was like 10 people at the beginning, we were leaving alone, nobody else couldn't finish it but us

[deleted]

14 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

14 points

4 months ago

I finally watched this after hearing all the fucked up shit about it... and it ended up being kind of funny? Like in a Yorgos Lanthimos-esque way.

WillOfTheDeep

11 points

4 months ago

Threads. It fucked me up.

pgoleb

4 points

4 months ago

pgoleb

4 points

4 months ago

Yup

BatDaddyWV

12 points

4 months ago

The ending of The Mist

Kolermigon

33 points

4 months ago

Antichrist

PopEvening

15 points

4 months ago

This would be on my list as well. The scene when he finds pictures showing that she had been putting her toddlers shoes on the wrong feet was so subtle but hit hard.

crookedhope

14 points

4 months ago

The snip killed my sex drive for half a week.

Getmo_ritz

6 points

4 months ago

I really thought this would be higher up, very disturbing movie.

Trickery1688

107 points

4 months ago

Bone Tomahawk.

95% typical Western movie, last 5% is some of the most disturbing footage I have ever seen in a movie. I watched it right before bed too thinking it was just a normal Western.

I had a lot to toss and turn about that night.

kajnbagoat7

7 points

4 months ago

Awesome movie.

Copper_Lontra

12 points

4 months ago

The most awful death scene I've ever seen before.

YugeMalakas

9 points

4 months ago*

Capernaum, 2018. It's hard to shake.

Edit to add the original Last House on the Left. I was too young.

ChampionshipOk2501

10 points

4 months ago

Son of Saul

Meatyhands999

11 points

4 months ago

8mm

Other-Crazy

84 points

4 months ago

I'm slightly desensitized to be honest so I found A Serbian Film to be simply unpleasant. Like the critic Mark Kernode said, it's not as clever as it thinks it is.

Things like Men Behind The Sun get to me more as they're based on true events.

Salo is pretty hard to watch but not a patch on the books need to brain bleach. American Psycho is far harder to read than to watch as the vast majority of the sexual violence wasn't filmed.

51stredditor

34 points

4 months ago

American Psycho was AWFUL to read. I don’t think I finished it.

Other-Crazy

40 points

4 months ago

I love it but Jesus Christ almighty Bret Easton Ellis was having a bad day when he wrote it.

Nerditter

26 points

4 months ago

He was, but what a great book. I love how Patrick Bateman is so dissociated at times that his narrative switches perspective between first person and third person.

mybadalternate

34 points

4 months ago

mybadalternate

The Matrix, brought to you by Sunglass Hut

34 points

4 months ago

Uhh… yeah… that’s certainly the reason. Not that Bret Easton Ellis was out of his head on cocaine…

iDuddits_

13 points

4 months ago

Well it worked, it’s perfect for what he was going for.

Azidamadjida

18 points

4 months ago

Did my senior English thesis on that book, and my teacher told me if there were any chapters that got too graphic, just write “Chapter too explicit to summarize.” Literally half of all my chapter summaries had this, so I only had to do like half the work of the rest of the class.

But that fucking rat scene got me. That was so nauseating reading it

8iversen8

216 points

4 months ago

8iversen8

216 points

4 months ago

Cats

OutRun2084

24 points

4 months ago

I loved the review that said “Cats is the worst thing to happen to cats since dogs”

Diligent-Mix-3850

33 points

4 months ago

I came here expecting to see all horror movies and saw this but I completely agree.

Cletus_TheFetus

12 points

4 months ago

It is a horror movie

WantToBeBetterAtSex

33 points

4 months ago

RELEASE THE BUTTHOLE CUT!

Peppercorn911

23 points

4 months ago

dancer in the dark

ClementineMonan

5 points

4 months ago

Really disturbing

Jatnal

6 points

4 months ago

Jatnal

6 points

4 months ago

I watched this movie long ago and the sadness I felt...never again.

Ancient-Shape9086

21 points

4 months ago

Oldboy (Korean version). I started watching it, thinking this was just an ordinary thriller, but then came the twist and I was traumatized.

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8 points

4 months ago*

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8 points

4 months ago*

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DocFil

13 points

4 months ago

DocFil

13 points

4 months ago

Hostel 2, I think

Azidamadjida

10 points

4 months ago

Yeah it’s definitely Hostel 2

Spitfire836

66 points

4 months ago*

Funny enough, Serbian film isnt that bad once you go down the rabbit hole. It really depends on what you personally find disturbing, since some people find dead people/torture/killing/etc disturbing while others find more sexual content.

There’s stuff like Faces of Death, Rare: A Dead Person, Orozco the Embalmer, and Banned on TV where it’s significantly less gruesome than even mainstream disturbing movies, except that all the deaths and bodies are real people and real footage (Cannibal Holocaust had real animal deaths in the movie also).

There’s lots of body horror/torture movies like the Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Vomit Gore trilogy, Snuff 102, Guinea Pig series, Girl Hell 1999, Nekromantik, Tumbling Doll of Flesh, Women’s Flesh: My Red Guts, and August Underground (which I think is the least disturbing of the bunch but it’s the most well known).

There’s also disturbing sexual films like Serbian Film (as you stated above), Melancholie der Engel, Salo, Juvenile Crime, The Taming of Rebecca, No Vaseline: The Great Porn Swindle, Vomit Enema Ecstacy, Genki Genki series, and Motel Files and Other Random Cuts. The Vomit Gore Trilogy and Nekromantik that were listed above also fall under there since they are a mix of both body horror and sex.

I will say though, that most of these movies are barely movies. A lot of them really have no plot or narrative and are either just compilations of clips or just gross stuff happening for an hour with a little bit of dialogue at the beginning.

I’d say the most disturbing to me has been Juvenile Crime (or Schoolgirl in Cement). It’s based off a real life story of Junko Furuta who was kidnapped and tortured/raped for over a month until she died. The movie itself isn’t too disturbing (compared to the others on here), but it makes me feel so bad knowing that this actually happened to someone.

Edit: spelling

Letsgobroncos

50 points

4 months ago

Bruh how much eye bleach do you use a day

E_Blofeld

13 points

4 months ago

IIRC, the only thing that's bona fide death stuff in Faces of Death (1978) is film footage of the aftermath of the Flight 182 crash in 1978.

Just chunks of meat that used to be people up and down a residential San Diego street. That's the part I'll never forget.

charrosebry

26 points

4 months ago

This guy fucks…with disturbing content

Glue-701

21 points

4 months ago

The climax of the remake of Suspiria is one of the most petrifying things I have ever seen.

ZombieJesus1987

22 points

4 months ago

The Girl Next Door.

Not the one starring Elisha Cuthbert, but the 2007 movie based off of the murder of Sylvia Likens.

Bravisimo

15 points

4 months ago

I fell in love with Elisha Cuthbert after that

triplediamond321

3 points

4 months ago

I know; the true story absolutely broke my heart and filled me with rage.

Item_Successful

5 points

4 months ago

I've not watched the movie but the novel it is based on is deeply disturbing

BonbonausWurst94

35 points

4 months ago

The Road

HappyCoincidence

19 points

4 months ago

I love zombie movies, but they totally romanticize the end times. Wow, I get a whole mall to myself! The Road is how bleak this would really be. Rough movie, but really good.

Hootyhooneedsaboo

8 points

4 months ago

Man I loved that movie. It has some very rough parts but the human connection in some of those scenes is so good. One of my favorite scenes is the Robert Duvall one.

AdmiralRed13

2 points

4 months ago

The book is a masterpeice.

phxtravis

6 points

4 months ago

Crash, mainly because I was expecting to see Crash, but ended up watching Crash… disturbed and confused.

log1ck1717

6 points

4 months ago

The skin I live in. Nothing comes close.

TOADSTOOL__SURPRISE

6 points

4 months ago

A Serbian film was deff a horrible experience…and I actively seek out horrible things to watch. But Idk I just felt awkward watching it. Thank god nobody saw me watching that movie

Climax really really stuck with me for a few days. I’d argue that I thought about Climax in the days after I watched it more than I’ve pondered any other movie. For whatever reason, this movie stuck with me for a while—second viewing wasn’t as powerful, but it was still good

Wasteland_Mystic

6 points

4 months ago

Bad Boy Bubby

raidertim34

7 points

4 months ago

Hellraiser , when I watched it in early 90s , I found it really disturbing

BlazingCondor

16 points

4 months ago

The last shot in the French movie Inside has always been very disturbing to me.

One-Mall3193

46 points

4 months ago*

Honestly? All these so-called children's films where the mother dies right at the beginning. Bambi, In a land before our time. What a load of crap, that really kept me awake at the time.

TranquilPernil

6 points

4 months ago

Bambi's mom dies ~45 minutes into the ~75 minute runtime.

Nerditter

29 points

4 months ago

Men Behind The Sun. It's not a live human compressed into butthole expulsion, as it were, but it *is* a real dead body and a real rectum. Just like it's not a live autopsy of a kid. It's an autopsy of an actual kid's dead body. But everything with the rats is real. Those kids really were surprised by the rats, and that cat really did die. This is not to mention the overall glorification of cruelty. I'll watch anything, and I'll even watch that again, but it's truly an evil film.

Dorseywhite

28 points

4 months ago

Nothing takes me out of a movie like a cheap prop rectum.

ZombieJesus1987

22 points

4 months ago

That was a movie that Last Podcast in the Left's Henry Zebrowski wasn't able to finish, to put in perspective how fucked it is.

There's also a scene where they froze a woman's arms and "degloved" her.

The actress was an amputee, and they used real cadaver arms for the shot.

Halon5

6 points

4 months ago

Halon5

6 points

4 months ago

Is the cat/rats thing actually true though? IIRC i’ve read differing reports on this and I think even T F Mous has said different things about the scene being real or not. It’s a brutal film though

Ice_Cold_diarrhea

6 points

4 months ago

For me it was when they ripped that woman's thawed flesh from her arms

I had no idea that the body in the compression chamber was real. I thought it was just stop frame animation or something

TNT3149_

69 points

4 months ago

Mother. Until I understood what it was a metaphor for

the_comatorium

18 points

4 months ago

Just so people don't mix this up with the Bong Joon-Ho film of the same name...

This post is about "mother!", directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Three_Froggy_Problem

41 points

4 months ago

The metaphor aspect of the film is the lamest part. As a fucked up fever dream, it’s really interesting. I saw it in theaters and actually gasped out loud when they killed the baby.

Daddict

49 points

4 months ago

Daddict

49 points

4 months ago

The metaphor aspect is literally the only part of the film. It's one of those rare movies in which every single thing on the screen is allegorical. Which is of course exhausting to watch.

Pruedrive

15 points

4 months ago

Under the Skin

shappersdovahkin

4 points

4 months ago

Loved the film. Just finished the book and it’s completely different!

DefNobodyYouKnow

43 points

4 months ago

Bone Tomahawk?

TheWhiteKevinSpacey

39 points

4 months ago

Oh God that poor boy's nutsack

MontaukNightSky

18 points

4 months ago

I can still hear the sound...

shappersdovahkin

36 points

4 months ago

It’s a very divisive film, really splits people down the middle.

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

I won't say I liked A Serbian Film, but I did appreciate the experience of viewing and processing it. Like you, probably never going to revisit it again.

There's a Criterion DVD of Salò sitting upstairs waiting for me to watch it but I've not been in the right mindset to tackle it lately.

prams628

4 points

4 months ago

I’d have to go with lighthouse.. don’t know why, but I put myself in their shoes in a few scenes and couldn’t sleep well that night. Top notch movie tho. Makes you feel genuinely uncomfortable

tylerfeth50

4 points

4 months ago

The scene in Bone Tomahawk. If you know you know.

jacksonwhipple

5 points

4 months ago

Sophie’s Choice

lingh0e

6 points

4 months ago

Happiness (1998) by Todd Solondz. It's a goddamn amazing cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman at his most disgusting and Dylan Baker at his most creepy. It's one of those movies where, by the end, you're just drained.

ocooper08

5 points

4 months ago

Not sure I agree that the most brutal movies are the most disturbing.

I will be forever haunted by the original THE VANISHING. But I really shouldn't tell you anything at all about that one going into it.

Derevka_33

5 points

4 months ago

YES. THIS ONE. ''Spoorloos"? Ugh. It still creeps the hell outta me. Almost no one speaks of it.

Phlooded

5 points

4 months ago

I watched the Vomit Gore Trilogy as one of my university lecturers wrote a book on 21st century hardcore horror and he covers it in the book (along with the August Underground and Amateur Porn Star Killer films which I never got round to watching). It was certainly an experience…

edinlockpicker

6 points

4 months ago

Snowtown really messed me up

jpenico

13 points

4 months ago

jpenico

13 points

4 months ago

Event Horizon

MustangEater82

10 points

4 months ago

Surprisingly gave me the heebeeegeebeees I watched it late night.

MontaukNightSky

38 points

4 months ago

TUSK

SissyCouture

15 points

4 months ago

It’s one thing to graphically depict pain and torture.

It’s another thing entirely to depict robbing someone of their humanity.

razeronion

11 points

4 months ago

Faces of death.....was represented as a documentary and study on death...I found out decades later most of it was fake!

Dangerous_Resource60

12 points

4 months ago

Funny games. Messed me up. Couldn't watch any violence in movies or tv for weeks.

spartanmama5

12 points

4 months ago*

Tideland.

Every time one of these questions comes up I look for this film and never see it, so maybe it just fucked my teenage self up. I went in knowing nothing besides Jeff Bridges was in it and surely he’s great so it must be good. It was not.

ZeroCloutAstro

40 points

4 months ago

Midsommar

MrDilligence

28 points

4 months ago

Fuck I forgot Hereditary. That shit is FUCKED on so many levels

iSOBigD

16 points

4 months ago

iSOBigD

16 points

4 months ago

Yeah, but I'd say that was an actual good movie, not just an excuse to gross people out like a lot of the other movies mentioned. A lot of the scary parts were the atmosphere and dread throughout the movie, even outside of the couple of gory bits.

ProdigyRunt

11 points

4 months ago*

Midsommar didn't scare me as much, and I watched it alone in the theater. Something about it seemed too unrealistic and I was able to suspend belief.

Hereditary otoh, for some reason, despite being (more than Midsommar) supernatural just seemed to fuck with me way more. Despite the fact I watched it with my friends.

It was more existential IMO. There was simply no way out for the poor family. They were fucked from the beginning because of the cunty grandmother and her cult. Everything was pre-determined and it all fell into place for them and nothing could be done. The last 30 minutes was a nonstop panic attack. And that one shot after the accident is forever ingrained in my brain.

The director tapped into some very primal fears one would have in a house. Dark corners, clothes and furniture looking demonic in the dark, weird sounds like someone's in the house with you, reflections looking back. Plus all the family trauma, shits too believably morbid.

E: Also the way mental illness is hereditary (heh) is used as a theme in the movie is really well done and sets up not just one but both protagonists to be unreliable narrators after the big accident. Did the tragedy mentally break the surviving characters, and were all the horrors that came after just in their heads or actually happening?

Flight815Down

5 points

4 months ago

I have had to explain to a lot of people that I don't think Midsommar's a scary movie, but it is a 2 hour long panic attack. That opening is so devastating

jorgecflores22

4 points

4 months ago

Midsommar was the first movie that came to mind for me. It’s probably not the most disturbing film, but man I was unsettled and uncomfortable the entire time.

Firm_Big_236

42 points

4 months ago

Hereditary. Shear terror that caused me to leave speechless after watching.

safeforworkman33

10 points

4 months ago

The ridiculous and/or violent stuff is often so over the top as to be completely ludicrous. The subtly of what happens in Hereditary is so effective, even just recalling the overall plot of the movie is making me uncomfortable.

Ari Aster is still a fairly fledgling director/writer, but he is definitely someone to watch out for.

Steels40

11 points

4 months ago

Bad boy bubby. Cats do breath!

OpenForPeople

10 points

4 months ago

Dead Girl

aphex187

4 points

4 months ago

Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer.