The scariest movie for me was “The exorcist” Just the whole notion of possesion by a spirit.
The most distrubing was “Eraserhead.” I got grossed out early and yet I saw it all the way through and then I had to see it again just to make sure I actually saw what I saw.
I Spit On Your Grave… just a terrible movie altogether but with gratuitous torture and violence. Apparently one of the men who were turturing the protagonist, when she hung him he actually strangled. Makes you wonder hoe much of the violence is actually real.
L.I.E was pretty disturbing. Something about a young boy being in love with a paedophile. The Brown Bunny was so bad it was dusturbing. I couldn’t actually finish Fat Girl: it made me too uncomfortable.
Also this particular scene in The Elephant Man, when John Merrick is being harassed, degraded and assulted by the pimp and that gang of riff-raff. I have to skip over that scene… I don’t have the heart to watch it. SALO: goes without saying. Even the trailer is enough to scar you for life.
the most disturbing movie that i watched was salo by pasolini it was awful
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs Murder Video,
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs Murder Video
La Vida Loca by Christian Poveda
some nightmare-tic film—— vivid and living nightmare
What’s up for a baby jane?
Don’t look now
Bunny Lake is missing
A night of hunter
Cape Fear (1991 M Scorsese ver.)
Pink Floyd’s The Wall
People behind the sun (Maruta)
John waters’s film
RAVENOUS is kind of getting under my skin right now. Lots of compound fractures=no fun.
HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE GUANTANAMO BAY is equal parts comic genius and deeply upsetting raunchfest.
HYEON, like your choices…BUNNY LAKE and DON’T LOOK NOW might not get ultimate points for gore, but they certainly disarm me more than something like SALO. Oh, and Scorsese’s CAPE FEAR is indeed an incredibly intense experience that I’m always surprised doesn’t get more respect.
continue— on nightmare & histeric
Bigger Than Life
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?
The Third of Night
The Devils (1971 , Ken Russel)
um—- Gore movie is make me shock and panic… …lost my think and mind.
rather than horror or grotesque. I don’t watch gore.
On Gore.. i can’t sit down on chair… i should running away. ah. front of a ‘gore’…
Scariest and most disturbing…..these come to mind :
Hearts and Minds (Davis)….Night and Fog (Resnais)….Titicut Follies (Wiseman)….Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl)
Possession, has a very menacing atmosphere and absolutely wonderful, hysterical acting from both Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani, the scene in the tunnel always unsettles me.
Last House on the Left, such a brilliant horror film.
Hour of the Wolf is another disturbing masterpiece, the permeation of dread throughout that film stays with me for days afterwards.
Straw Dogs, totally misunderstood film, the rape scene is treated honestly and in accordance with the character’s personalities and motivations.
A few specific moments that have stuck with me over the years:
Woman gives birth to fully grown man – Xtro
Herr Dentist – Marathon Man
Frank reincarnates for the first time – Hellraiser
Mother killed by daughter – Night of the Living Dead
Spiked mask – Black Sunday
The opening of Suspiria, probably my all time favourite horror film
Wait Until Dark
The Company of Wolves
Ring (Japan ver.)
Salo or 120 days of Sodomy by Pier Paolo Passolini
La vida loca by christian poveda
- Le sang des bêtes (1949)
- Nuit et brouillard (1955)
- Straw Dogs (1971)
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
- Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975)
SALO is weak-sauce compared to the trailer for THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE that’s been getting attention the past few days. Ugh.
i would say salo for most disturbing, but i have yet to see human centipede so…
Requiem for a Dream by Darren Aronofsky is a very disturbing film.
funny games: the scene when the guy turns and winks directly at the viewer while the woman is playing hot and cold for her dog. something about it gives me chills.
salo was also quite disturbing though.
The Seventh Continent was amazingly disturbing
Dancer In The Dark was a little disturbing in terms of ‘Does this kind of thing happen often in real life?’
And those posters for Alice In Wonderland with Johnny Depp smiling eagerly made it seem kind of disturbing, but I haven’t seen it to find out. Johnny Depp has a talent for taking beloved childrens’ characters and making them seem pedoish.
The Seventh Continent is really disturbing… Another disturbing film is Taxidermia from Georgy Palfi.
Boxing Helena. not a very good film though
Cries and Whispers
The Hour of the Wolf
The Lost Highway
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(geez, all these “the” titles!)
oh! and definitely Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock!!!
No country for old men
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s movies. Even if they aren’t uniformly scary, they’ll have parts that would just frek me out.
Ichi the Killer
Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer
Requiem for a Dream(the soundtrack in itself)
Wild At Heart(Willem Defoe getting his head blown off with that grin on his face)
The Amputee(David Lynch short)
Last House on the Left(original version)
“I Spit On Your Grave… just a terrible movie altogether but with gratuitous torture and violence”
I Spit On Your Grave catches flack from everyone not willing to intellectualize something because of its handle. If the film hadn’t been a “grindhouse” film, if Roger Ebert hadn’t hated it (he also hates and misunderstands Kiarostami, so…), if it hadn’t been made on such a tight budget, if they could have afforded A list actors, no one would have the trepidation about it that they do. Something like Irreversible is treated as something worthy of merit but this is written off because…? The handling of the subject matter in I Spit On Your Grave is no worse and is if anything much more honest and much less troubling. The torture and violence in I Spit On Your Grave isn’t gratuitous, every second of it is there for a reason. Yes it’s troubling but the point is that women were not treated as human beings by too many men even in that decade so full of taboo shattering and supposed liberation. The truth was that too many men were unfair to women and couldn’t square their opinion of them with the truth: there is no fundamental difference and when you treat women as less than human, you yourself waive any right you may have had to humane treatment. You have to go through every second of the torment because you need to be in the lead character’s head and see the battle of simply getting through a day once you’ve been the victim of such a terrible crime. The rape scene in Irreversible is completely irrelevant to its central thesis and so is to me squalid and misanthropic but I’d welcome hearing someone’s defense of it as I’m perfectly willing to accept that I missed the point. But I do think that violence like that needs justification and Irreversible had none that I could find. Even Last House On The Left kinda justifies the things it does even if it’s an overwhelmingly terrible movie. it sacrificed story so it could editorialize and that was Wes Craven’s prerogative but Meir Zarchi was specifically showing the horror of being a woman in a totally hostile environment and the barbaric nature of masculinity unchecked. The film does its share of manipulation but it is a powerful work and I’d really like it if people could put aside their low opinion of the ‘kind’ of film it is and actually treat it like they would something of nobler birth. A low budget and a bad reputation don’t preclude powerful filmmaking, incredible performances (in the case of the lead) and ideas.
i watched it many years ago
it isn’t very scary
but everytime i accidentally see the package
i feel sick
There hasn’t been many movies that have really actually scared me of recent years
I guess back when I was 10 I saw The Ring, that at the time scared me quite a bit after watching it
I’d think that Samara was going to come get me when I sleep.
When I was 12 I watched Saw I, which I thought was really good, back then it would put me at the edge of my seat watching it. I tried watching Saw II a month later to Saw I, I couldn’t watch past the first 10 minutes.
I do believe now I would be able to, but back then I used to find the whole story realistic.
Now there isn’t really any disturbing movies that have crossed the line for me.
I’m pretty okay with most of them
though I probably wouldn’t recomend them to a friend.