Man behind the Sun
I still, to this day, think that Demonlover is the most disturbing movie I’ve ever seen. Her face…. her face….. 0_o.
Someone rec’d a Jack Ketchem novel to me once upon a time. It was some idea of horrible sickness and depravity. I don’t recall the name. I began to read it but never finished. Why am I reading this, was my reaction. The guy is twisted, and not in a cool way.
If depravity is your thing, you need to watch Aftermath.
I’d say Salò, mostly because I’ve seen it when I was 12 or something like that. Calvaire kinda freaks me out too
I found Salo disgusting but not particularly disturbing. The one movie that got under my skin and wouldn’t go away was The Vanishing (the original European version). That film is one I’m personally banning from my life.
Salo(120 days of Sodom) = I first obtained this dvd when I was in high school and I thought I was getting the real deal Criterion. I was pissed when I found that the eBay seller whom I purchased it from sold me a bootleg copy. The quality was ok but I was pretty repulsed by the rapes and over nastiness of the film. I took the dvd and through it on some train tracks by my house. In retrospect I think I did this beacuase I was pissed I didnt get the authentic criterion Salo. I would like to revisit the movie now.
Aftermath is pretty gruesome
Everyone seems to be united that Martys is pretty nasty, I’ve never head of it but I’ll check it out
I love Irreversible and I really dig Gaspar Noe’s work.
One of the most graphic movies I have seen is the is Japanese movie called Flowers of Flesh and Blood. Its based off this graphic manga artist’s interpretation of this video he received from a serial killer. On the video the serial killer is dressed in samurai garb and his dismembering a drugged up semi conscious chick. It’s pretty disturbing its FAKE but still disturbing. The fact that manga artist choose to recreate the video is depraved. If your a gore hound and or love special effects its a must own. I own the second in the series there are like a few in this graphic series. The first one which came out in like 1985 was so realestic Charlie Sheen saw it and called the FBI because he thought he seen a snuff video they investigated it and found it be fake. I havent seen this one but I plan too. someday.
Jack by Coppla
Truly evil and sick and sinister
this is totally subjective but Blue Velvet was pretty f’d up for me when i first saw it… my thoughts: “an ear?!? nitrogen?!?!? why is that guy just standing there!?!”
" i stand alone"
Salo, without a doubt. Hated the film.
Martyrs or Ichi…maybe Transformers.
Kids was quite disturbing. I immediately quit my “bad habits” after watching it.
I have to also say Salo and the Devil’s Rejects (unrated directors cut). There
are some others but all of those experiences have been overshadowed by
a video link a friend sent me which took me weeks to recover from watching.
It wasn’t a film and I was only able to watch about a couple of seconds of it
once I realized what it was. I wouldn’t want to take this thread off topic so
I guess I will leave it at that.
Welcome to the Dollhouse for sure.
I have not seen Salo, fortunately/unfortunately, but I found Pink Flamingos to be pretty disturbing.
However, the movie that makes me squirm the most, and still bothers me to even think about 15 years after seeing it, is Un Chien Andalou by Luis Bunuel. Basically it’s only one shot that’s disturbing, and you all probably know the shot, but it’s haunted me for years. YEARS! I truly wish I hadn’t seen it. But you can’t go back, can you?
the house of fog and sand (no gore, just emotionally bdaisfsdykjcheiuchWEKCJI)
ERASERHEAD and mulholland dr
oh oho hoh
the piano teacher…
for me personally, it would have to be mean creek.
a short by the band nine inch nails called ‘broken’ that was never really “released”, but made its way around is pretty messed up. you can find it in two parts on youtube. it intertwines their music videos for each song on the album with a snuff video. pretty brutal.
Marina De Van’s “In My Skin” was pretty disturbing.
for animal lovers:
blood of the beasts
for people lovers:
the act of seeing with one’s own eyes
The ending of Fat Girl was incredibly disturbing because it comes out of nowhere.
I saw Salo: Or 120 Days of Sodom and I agree that it is way more disturbing than Caligula (Which no one seems to have mentioned here) but not that disturbing overall. I’ll have to check out some of the other films mentioned. There is also a french film with a 15 minute rape scene that is pretty disturbing but I cannot remember the name. Does anyone here know which film I am talking about?
Funnily enough – far from a good film but Alpha Dog had me wrenching inside – (SPOILERS) it shook me to the core when Timberlake’s character was comforting the kid just before they killed him, reassuring the terrified lad that all was going to be fine, convincing him to place his trust in him – which he does – and then bang, they waste him. I shudder recalling it even now. (Incidentally I have seen the poor kid’s Mum post on IMDB boards since the film – raising support to lengthen sentences of the convicted if I remember rightly – what a god-awful mess).
@ Mikelikesmovies – Irreversible.
What about Street of Crocodiles?
Too hard to pick a disturbing film. All of those mentioned have their qualities for me, but I also really love a lot of them for reasons otherwise.
Yes I would have to say Salò also.. for a few days I was disgusted with almost everything.
most disturbing film that i loved: bertolucci’s “la luna”