Salo. And I hate that it is in the Criterion collection. To make up for it, Criterion should restore The Gospel According to Saint Matthew!
I just saw Man Bites Dog (1992) and it’s pretty disturbing in the same vein as Cannibal Holocaust—there are two very good additions to this ongoing list.
I find all non-animated talking animal movies incredibly disturbing.
haha, oh Ari, you just watch So Quiet on the Canine Front to have a more chilling experience ;)
Only two movies have disturbed me deeply. Haneke’s The Time of the Wolf and Dumont’s Twentynine Palms.
Definitely “PInk Flamingos”; and I think I’ve seen my fair share of disturbing films.
Also “The Bridge” I found to be very disturbing almost purely in the fact that being a documentary, the deaths shown are real.
There’s two kinds of disturbing: There’s disturbing where you, the viewer, are profoundly concerned with the screen action and are disturbed in a most engrossing, emotional, avid way….. like watching what happens to Robert’s brothers in the movie CRUMB.
Then there’s disturbing in which you are grossed-out and offended by the filmmaker’s very choices…. as in IN A GLASS CAGE.
Any number of Hollywood action films e.g. Rambo, Commando, Streetfigher, etc. which essentially attest that violence is the answer to any problem, machismo is the only model, latent (and not-so latent) homophobia, sex is dirty and so on… In short, frightended and reactionary fare – that’s disturbing!
I deliberately avoid these kinds of films – hence my rather elderly examples – but I don’t think things have changed much from the snatches I still catch of these kind of films. Give me Salo, El Topo or Pink Flamingos any day!
its got to be ‘The Antichrist’ !!!!
“The King of Comedy.”
Dancer in the Dark
I’m not easily disturbed, but Martyrs definitely left me speechless.
Anything by Matthew Barney, but I think that is along the lines of weird rather than disturbing.
I’ve never understood why people were disturbed by Salo. Lighting fake cocks on fire seems kind of silly to me.
For me – The White Ribbon
The scene where the doctor wraps the eyes of the boy with down-syndrome evoked feelings from me that I don’t think a film ever has.
August Underground, certainly that film anticipates the terrible (real) crimes by the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs, this guys took their camera and filmed their bloody and sadistic murders.
Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer and Wolf Creek.
Aurore, and Irreversible.
salo or 120 days of sodom.
How about Irreversible? Nobody disturbed by that?
Yea, I agree The Bridge was very sad… Bus 174 is another very sad documentary.
“World of Glory,” the short film by Roy Andersson. Or “Spy Kids 3-D.” One of the two. At least at the end of “Glory” I didn’t want to claw my eyeballs out.
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs Murder Video
La Vida Loca by Christian Poveda
salo or Antichrist….never did I imagine I would live to see the day a man would jizz out blood.
Rabbits! (watch all episodes at ones)
Spy Kids 3-D!!!! such an underrated masterpiece of cinema!
St Elmos’ Fire
You will never recover your lost innocence and youth
Ordinary Fascism (Mikail Romm)
Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)