“Ilsa: She-Wolf of The SS” (1975)
“Breaking The Waves” (1996)
“Cannibal Holocaust” (1980)
“Wild Riders” (1971)
“I Will Walk Like A Crazy Horse” (1973)
“Thrust In Me” (1985)
i must say Salú, although i haven’t seen A Serbian Film or Pink Flamingos, but i’m really anxious about it.
Gozu and Visitor Q.
Both from Takashi Miike.
I remember as a kid watching The Shining and Mulholland Dr, both after midnight. These movies creeped the heck of me to the point that typical horror flicks such as Friday 13th or Elm Street seemed like commercial ads for McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes.
Why has no one mentioned The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)? It’s right up there with Irreversible and Funny Games.
I noticed recently that Ilsa is available on YouTube in its uncut form. You can watch it for free any time.
Trivia: Look closely and you’ll notice that the sets are left over from the Hogan’s Heroes Tv show, which had recently been cancelled. The Ilsa producers got to use the sets on condition that they destroy them at the end of the shoot. so they blew them up during the climactic gun battle..
Audition was interesting to say the least.
Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer
@ Cinematic Cteve:
I know that…
i think i’d have to say ‘a serbian film’, but ‘mum and dad’ and ‘hostel’ are close runners up
one nation under dog
“Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. That didn’t prevent it from becoming one of my favorite films, however.” That’s basically me too.
^ we have a winner, that’s really terrifying
Exhausted (Kim Gok)
Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood (Hideshi Hino)
Salò (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Kinatay (Brillante Mendoza)
Interrogation (Ryszard Bugajski)
Code Blue (Urszula Antoniak)
Counterparts (Jan Bonny)
No Mercy No Future (Helma Sanders-Brahms)
Primate (Frederick Wiseman)
Zero (James Fotopoulos)
I’m no expert but I found Martyrs pretty disturbing.
August Underground trilogy. terrible films but also really hard to watch
well, Justin Kurzel’s “Snowtown” was pretty disturbing for a debut film.actually i’ve never seen something much more disturbing.and magnificent at the same time.
Where the Dead Go to Die (2012) – This is the most disturbing film I’ve ever seen. It’s an animated film and it’s absolutely insane. Unfortunately, it’s not in the MUBI database. You can get it on Amazon.com though. It’s a pretty new movie and it deserves more attention.
Other disturbing films:Irreversible (2002)Twentynine Palms (2003)Palindromes (2004)The Reflecting Skin (1990)Antichrist (2009)Kids (1995)Frownland (2007)Afterschool (2008)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The sickest would be Pink Flamingos. The most disturbing would be Begotten
von Trier’s Antichrist (2009) was extremely uncomfortable to sit though for the most part, even though it’s got very memorable imagery. It wasn’t enough to justify putting the audience through the horror though, unless you’re von Trier and you kinda hate your audience. Thank goodness he made a much more watchable (and better) film that followed in Melancholia.
2010 was a special year – there were a handful of films making me squirm in my seat.
Loznitsa’s My joy (2010) body count and gore aren’t anywhere near something like, say, Battle Royale or Audition, but the helplessness induced and the sheer injustice without an attempt at resolution were frustrating to say the least, if not depressing. It’s an oppressive film, so, like, disturbing without end? It’s the only film I’ve seen in which I felt completely hopeless, helpless, and disgusted with peoplekind.
Sono’s Coldfish (2010) would be very disturbing if it wasn’t also so over the top to the point of breaking the comedic barrier. Still, not an easy film to digest, or to go for suhii afterwards.
Rowe’s Leap Year (2010) was just plain sick in the same way Park’s Oldboy (2003) was, minus all the gore and body count.
I generally avoid pointless gore or anything that seems so from the premise or trailer, so no Hostel or Human Centipede or similar flesh gore porn. It angers me when I have to sit through something simplistic and juvenile just for shock value, like I spit on your grave (the remake – didn’t see the original). At least the films I cited above attempted to say something a little more interesting, even if they didn’t all succeed.
Sweet Movie is definitely the most vomit-inducing.
I’d argue Hostel is quite good.
No love for Tom Six trilogy?
The Holy Mountain everyone?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original Tobe Hooper film)
About Schmidt.Seeing Kath Bates nude is not pleasent.