Disturbing Movies

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

  1. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot I've seen better ways, man. I know better ways.

    Tryon NC
    The 2017 Chilean film Trauma seems to be topping the disturbing heep, lately.
  2. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    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.
  3. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident

    Montrose, CO
    Yeah, as one of the reviewers said, "it grabs you by the throat and squeezes."
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  4. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    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.
  5. Scotian

    Scotian Amnesia Hazed

    North of Gilead
    I quite liked the first one. Of course the lead actress was easy on the eyes too.
  6. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

    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.
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    BLUESJAZZMAN I Love Blues, Jazz, Rock, My Son & Honest People

    Essex , England.
    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.
  8. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Not really a movie, but...THIS GUY!.....
    he can make some pretty 'disturbing' things......
  9. Gord D

    Gord D Forum Resident

    Saw "The Exorcist" when it came out. Didn't sleep for a week.
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  10. kanakaris

    kanakaris Forum Resident

  11. kanakaris

    kanakaris Forum Resident

    A Serbian Film .
  12. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot I've seen better ways, man. I know better ways.

    Tryon NC
    Is it disturbing, too?
  13. kanakaris

    kanakaris Forum Resident

  14. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    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!"
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I lost my taste for GORE...it's all now disturbing.
  16. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    One, Two...
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    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...
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Requiem For A Dream...the rotting scene blew me away...VILE!
  19. windfall

    windfall Forum Resident

    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)
    Wolf Creek
    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.
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  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    That type of genre you don't really wanna watch repeats.
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  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    ASF makes the rest look like a Disney movie!
  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    once is always enough...no second for me!
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  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    It's anticlimactic, you know how it's gonna end up...lotta blood lotta screaming. :yikes:
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and even though it's not real I don't go back to them after a viewing...
  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The problem is ya can't trade them.
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