Disturbing Movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jayski, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. jerrygene

    jerrygene Forum Resident

    New York
    Equas and Harold and Maude come to mind.
  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I found Deathwish II very unsettling for some reason. The fates of the daughter and housekeeper (especially on the Euro version, from what I've read) are so lingered over and explored, it just sets this mood of unredeeming darkness and moral decay.
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  3. peopleareleaving

    peopleareleaving Forum Resident

    Requiem For A Dream / The Glass Castle = both are good with no need to view. Ever again.
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  4. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident

    South Jersey
    Alan Parker's Angel Heart...very messed up movie IIRC
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  5. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    Closer with Julia Roberts and Jude Law
  6. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    The fully uncut version was finally made available on Blu-ray within the past year or two. The extra footage isn't incredibly shocking (at least by today's standards) but it's definitely a little more explicit than what we saw in the theatrical version.
  7. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    I'm a huge Sidney Lumet fan, but Equus was the only film of his I've seen that I didn't really care for. The plot was just too ridiculous and unrelatable.
  8. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    Dear Zachary: A Letter To His Son About His Father

    Devastating film.
  9. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    That already has its own thread.
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  10. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Yo mama so fat Thanos had to snap twice.

    New York
    8mm was mentioned, it's a mildly disturbing thriller, but the premise is laughable just a few years later.

    1999: "Snuff films don't exist! Let's make a movie as if they did"

    The Internet: "Ha! Hold my beer"

    Something I haven't seen mentioned yet; The Plague Dogs an animated film revolving around a pair of talking dogs that broke out of a medical research complex. I found it very disturbing as an adult, I can't imagine somebody might accidentally show this to children because it's an animated talking dog film
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  11. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Great one.

  12. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    +1 for Don't Look Now...
    A great movie and please go see it if you haven't already, but for me one time is enough....
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  13. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

    Britain, Europe
    Fassbinder's film Martha (1974) about a woman who marries a sadist, is the most disturbing film I've ever seen. I don't think I could watch it again, but I can remember so many things about it.
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  14. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    yep, once is enough
  15. Breanna

    Breanna Well-Known Member

    I remember watching 'Flowers in the attic' as a child and being completely freaked out, and had a few nightmares after watching it. I'm not sure how disturbing I would find it today though.
  16. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Home movies of my wife's family reunion!!
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  17. jerrygene

    jerrygene Forum Resident

    New York
    One of his heavier deeper thinking complicated movies outside of the crime Serpico Dog Day Afternoon types. Nonetheless the psychological thriller worked for me.
  18. Classicolin

    Classicolin ‘60s/‘70s Rock Fanatic/Crown Kingdom Guitarist

    Mulholland Drive deeply unsettled me as a kid. Just the other day, I caught Gore Verbinski's The Cure For Wellness, which, although definitely not at all on par with many of the other films previously mentioned earlier like Salo or A Serbian Film nonetheless had a number of truly disgusting scenes and was cinematographically and visually disturbing, without much respite, for its entire duration.

    I also found Nocturnal Animals to be pretty disturbing, especially the psychological turmoil instilled in the lead-up to Jake Gyllenhaal's fictional wife and daughter's kidnap and rape by malicious good ol' boys.
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Movies: Any love for From Dusk Till Dawn 2&3?

    Also, Is the tv series worth watching ?
  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    'Begotten' for me. A Pagan retelling of the Christ myth. The first half hour of that movie is so disturbing, I've seen hardened gore hounds who couldn't hang with it. Little known but worth a look. Very unique.
  21. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    The one I've seen most recently that fits the bill would probably be Cannibal Holocaust - though honestly I'd expected that to be much worse given its reputation. Still, I felt like I needed a shower when it was over.

    Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer was another one that got me bad when I saw it back in the day. In both cases, I remember thinking "Okay, that was a good movie... but I don't ever want to see it again."

    I have heard/read enough about Human Centipede, Serbian Film, Salo, etc. that I know I will never bother to see them. I watch films to be entertained, not scarred for life. There are film buffs out there who treat "extreme" movies like those as a metric of their "endurance" (to see how much they can "handle") but obviously I'm not one of them.
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  22. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    I thought it was a Pagan retelling of the Genesis creation story?
  23. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

    Tempe, AZ
    Mother! Aronofsky runs hot and cold for me. This left me frozen solid.
  24. Evil Strawberry

    Evil Strawberry Forum Resident

    Texas Chainsaw. Its feels like a documentary and has a raw atmosphere.[​IMG]
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  25. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    I thought it was well done. The 2nd and 3rd instalments are a total waste of time!


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