Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jayski, Mar 4, 2013.
The 2017 Chilean film Trauma seems to be topping the disturbing heep, lately.
I always thought that A Nightmare On Elm Street (the original) had quite a few really disturbing moments that the rest of the series lacked.
Yeah, as one of the reviewers said, "it grabs you by the throat and squeezes."
I'm not a fan of modern Horror movies like Saw but back in the day the 1st movie I ever saw that 'disturbed' me was Last House On The Left. Way before it became this current comical series, The Evil Dead was also very creepy. Haven't seen either one in decades but the thread isn't about how they stack up today, right? I never felt the Exorcist movie was ever as good as the book (I read it before the movie came out). That said, I remember the 1st week it was released, a woman passed out from fear, had to be wheeled out on a stretcher! But yeah, between the crucifix scene and the priest getting tossed out the window I'm left shaking my head in wonder how a family could consider this movie amusing. I'd guess that religion isn't a high priority for them.
I quite liked the first one. Of course the lead actress was easy on the eyes too.
It seems like Requiem for Dream was mentioned a few times in this thread. I hadn't seen it since the theatrical release in 2000. I just revisited it last weekend. I thought Ellen Burstyn was terrific and I really felt for her; I wish they had made the whole movie about her. But the movie as a whole just left me pretty cold. I didn't care much for the other characters and I didn't care for the film stylistically. I can't say I found it all that disturbing.
I have been really fascinated by this thread. There are a few listed here that I just wont touch but I picked out a few and watched over the past few weeks.
Requiem For A Dream - Though it was a decent film. The last 20 minutes were quite disturbing but the rest I found quite boring.
I Saw The Devil - Just cat and mouse torture. Never really got to me and never found it thrilling.
The Girl Next Door - I watched this one because I had read the book. Very near the mark and really hard to watch. Done in a B-Movie style.
The truth is, I found films like Schindler's List & Passion Of The Christ a lot harder to stomach than most of the films listed here. That Serbian Film might be the exception but I wont go anywhere near that one.
Not really a movie, but...THIS GUY!.....
he can make some pretty 'disturbing' things......
Saw "The Exorcist" when it came out. Didn't sleep for a week.
A Serbian Film .
Is it disturbing, too?
Katie Featherston borders on my platonic ideal for How Women Should Look, so agree there.
The rest of the movie was a snoozer, though.
Here's a nutshell "Paranormal Activity":
Micah: "You hear that, babe?"
Katie: "Did you see that?"
Micah: "I saw that, babe!"
Katie: "I heard that!"
Or we get scenes such as this:
Katie: "I'm scared!"
Micah: "I'll fix it, babe - this is my house, babe!"
Katie: "Don't go up there, Micah!"
Micah: "I'm going up there, babe!"
Katie: "Don't go down there, Micah!"
Micah: "I'm going down there, babe!"
Katie: "Don't go in there, Micah!"
Micah: "I'm going in there, babe! This is my house – I’ll fix this!"
I lost my taste for GORE...it's all now disturbing.
a most disturbingly disgusting pointless movie that I could not finish...don't see it! you will never get one scene out of your head! so disturbing...nightmare city...
Requiem For A Dream...the rotting scene blew me away...VILE!
Movies that I felt like a piece of my soul died as I watched them...
A Serbian Film
Martyrs (French original - not seen the remake)
I Spit on Your Grave (the original)
I teach a university module on film and theatre censorship and controversy, and another one on violent film studied in parallel with early modern (Renaissance) revenge tragedies.
The two films I always advise my students never to watch are the first two on that list above.
That type of genre you don't really wanna watch repeats.
ASF makes the rest look like a Disney movie!
once is always enough...no second for me!
It's anticlimactic, you know how it's gonna end up...lotta blood lotta screaming.
and even though it's not real I don't go back to them after a viewing...
The problem is ya can't trade them.
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