Most Disturbing Movie You've Ever Seen


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Feb 20, 2009
Pink Floyd's; The Wall. Best movie I think I've ever seen.

Donnie Darko is awesome. Loved TideLand, to be thorough and honest. If you really understand it, it truly is disturbing.

Looking For Alaska

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Jan 5, 2009
Heard awful things about Cannibal Holocaust.

But to me it's the scene in Hostel 2 where the girl comes in and carves up the other girl and is masturbating and caressing herself while blood soaks her and every thing and the other girl screams in pain.

Shit creeped me out.

edit: I just assumed you meant violence-only brutality.


Stabat mater dolorosa
Dec 13, 2008
Cannibal Holocaust was really bad. I didn't see it myself, but apparently all the actors and actresses disappeared after filming, and people accused the director of muredering them. They thought he'd created a snuff film, he had to go out and track them all down to prove that they were still alive. However, I heard that they were working with actual cannibals on the set and some of the crew were killed at some point by the locals.

As for other films, I would say any Japanese horror. They have some really sick ideas about entertainment, I mean, JRPG's are sometimes good, and they do great comedy gameshows (e.g. Takeshi's Castle). But when it comes to sex and torture, the Japanese are disgustingly brutal. last time I mentioned that on the Escapist, someone said that they have the lowest sexual crime rates in the world. That may be so, but the Japanese are still sick bastards.

I think a special mention should also go to two films:

(1) The Butterfly Effect. It isn't a particularly scary film, but it gets really creepy in some parts, especially since the guy keeps going back and changing things each time. There's an alternate ending too for anyone interested.

(2) The Blair Witch Project. I saw this a few years ago and it wasn't really scary again, until the very end. The final scene in the abandoned cottage was just so disturbing, especially the guy standing in the corner. It really messed up my head for a while...


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Apr 7, 2008
I recently watched Let the right one in ( 'Låt den rätte komma in' is the name in it's native language, Swedish )
It's disturbing in a good way, it show how oskar grew to like eli ( oskar's the boy and eli's the vamp ) so much that he even accepted her (technically him but let's not get into that) killing people. In the end, he wasnt even disturbed by her doing so. Makes you think what love makes you do. ( There's also a subplot but again, dont wanna turn this into a wall of text... hmmm maybe i should write a review for that movie)

Oh and i highly recommend that movie. I think we all need it after the traumatizing incident that is twilight


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Dec 24, 2008
Sleepers really got to me. I had a very dirty feeling after watching it and no one in the group felt like discussing it. We all just sort of pretended it didn't happen.

Farenheit 911 also wins the award for the only movie I have ever walked out on. I just couldn't take it anymore and had to sit in the lady's room till my boyfriend came and found me. Then we went back to our hotel and didn't say anything about it.


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Sep 25, 2008
I know you may think you've seen it all if you saw Cannibal Holocaust, but believe me, you have seen NOTHING (though I admit, for me the animal killings were kinda nasty).

Check out "August Underground Mordum", "Flowers of Flesh and Blood", "Mermaid in a Manhole" and possibly "Aftermath".


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Feb 23, 2009
Anyone ever seen the movie The Woman in Black?

Not an outright gory movie but for the entire movie the suspense just builds up and up and up until the ending which just nails you in the face.

Scarier than any slasher film i have ever seen.


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Mar 4, 2009
Awesome thread! Glad to see there are some fans of truly shocking cinema out there. I'm not too interested in the torture porn side of things so haven't bothered with Guinea Pig, etc. but here are a few that haven't been mentioned:

Can't believe the morals and lifestyle portrayed in this movie considering how young the actors and characters were/are

"Stephen King's It"
The source of most of my nightmares as a kid. And worst of all is that you can't avoid using the word 'it' in everyday conversation - a fact that your friends are quick to point out when you are 10 years old!

"Heavenly Creatures"
Early Peter Jackson movie based ona true story about two girls who form a weirdly unnatural relationship and decide to kill one of their mothers by beating her to death with a brick in a sock. Really weird and obsessive relationship dynamic portrayed in the film.

"The Jacket"
The sense of claustrophobia and helplessness in this film really got to me.

Snuff films - enough said. I went in thinking this was an action film, as did most of the audience I think since several women started crying and many left.

"Porn of the Dead"
Why would anyone mix these two things together?

"The Proposition"
A really bleak film, that presents the characters with some amazingly tough moral dilemmas in the lawless Australian outback. I have no idea how I would face such situations. The soundtrack by Nick Cave just pushed it over the edge for me.

"Watership Down"
We used to watch this at school. The image of the rabbit with the bloody foaming mouth is emblazoned on my mind forever.

"Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance"
Prequel to Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. One of the most hopeless films I have ever seen. Incredibly smart and creative in how they were able to paint such a bleak set of scenarios.

"La Grande Bouffe"
A group of wealthy French men hole up for the weekend to kill themselves through over-indulgence in sex and food.

"The Devils"
I was outraged by the outcome of this movie, which is made all the worse because it is based on a true story. The hypocrisy of the people involved was staggering. Ken Russel is a genius. Two other films of his have been mentioned already - Tommy and Altered States

Cause spiders are f*cking freaky.


These have already been mentioned, but worth elaborating on:

A film released in 1979 with a budget of $50mil, starring major actors like Malcolm McDowell, Peter Fonda and Helen Mirren that features full blown scenes of watersports, fisting (you don't see that directly), a real orgy with dozens of people, lesbian scenes and loads of straight penetrative sex, not to mention midget sex. How was this ever made?! Thank god it was. Pity it didn't dispel the taboos it set out to dispel :(

"Cannibal Holocaust"
Such a misunderstood movie. Incredibly powerful due to the raw nature of it. Has a strong message and I don't think anything was gratuitous in its make-up. Without the "offending' scenes, it would not be the timeless, powerful piece of cinema that it is. The sensational name does it a disservice though.

"Salo, or 120 Days of Soddom"
An interesting re-imagining of the Marquis de Sade's book set in fascist Italy. Wasn't that amazed by it. It wasn't as shocking as I had expected, which would have been fine if the story was better, but then again, de Sade's work didn't have much story to begin with.

"Tetsuo: The Iron Man"
A man slowly modifies his flesh to become a metal machine. The scene where he screws the girl to death with his giant drill-bit penis stands out, as does the amazing stop-motion work and the fact that this was pretty much a one-man show - a work of love on the director's part.

"Visitor Q"
Incest, necrophilia, lactation - it has it all.

Again the Japanese and their weird world view. A film about an intense fascination with spirals. They take it to an obsessive level I could never have conceived of.

Anything by Gaspar Noe ("I Stand Alone", "Irreversible", etc.)
This guy has an amazing ability to get under your skin. I loved Irreversible. The film plays out backwards. It starts off with some of the most unpleasant scenes ever seen in a movie, but ends on such a tender note that you almost forget what came before.

"Bad Boy Bubby"
I didn't know the Australians had it in them, but this was one seriously strange film, mostly due to the incest. I actually found it strangely touching considering Bubby's limited mental capacities. It was almost like a f*cked up Forrest Gump :p

I can't believe how long ago this film was made and yet how relevant it still is today

"Pink Flamingos"
I have to take my hat off to John Waters for this masterpiece. He took things in a direction I did not think possible and that is why I seek out f*cked up movies - to expand the possiblities in my mind, cause I can't do it by myself. This film was a true gem of a find - so poorly made, but the twisted creativity of it all makes up for any technical failings


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Jan 18, 2009
I don't really watch movies that disturb me but I have to say House of 1000 Corpses was pretty damn disturbing.


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Mar 3, 2009
The Poop Tape that one of my old roommates had. It's probably still floating around somewhere. Yeah, it was pretty effed up... Just certain things that you can't really unsee...


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Mar 3, 2009
Ridergurl10 said:
Requiem of a Dream . . . didn't seem to have a point. I think it was about drugs, although I'm pretty sure the only way it would have made any sense would be if you were on drugs while watching it. Seriously a fridge attacked an old lady who happened to be doing speed. It was crazy weird
Well it did have a point, basically four different people trying to find happiness in their lives but go about different ways of obtaining it. I thought the fridge attacking the old lady was hilarious.