A movie thread discussing the darker corners of cinema. 10 off the top of my head:
Salo: The 120 Days Of Sodom
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
Eyes Without A Face
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Disturbing because the cast, for example Salma Heyak, actually thought it was funny. It was shockingly bad.
The saw movies, I love those movies, but they were very unsettling when I first watched them
Some recommendations of mine are Lake Mungo, The Mothman Prophecies, and the French movie Martyrs. Really disturbing films.
My missus won’t watch the Mothman Prophecies ever again LOL she was terrified. I thought it was awesome though
Event Horizon, totally agree.
Requiem for a Dream is one of those films that you’ll only watch one time. One time was more than enough. I can’t disassociate the main theme from the film, so it always freaks me out when I hear it in trailers or video games
I unfortunately associate that theme with that awful 9/11 video on YouTube of the towers fallimg.
I liked The Fly
most disturbing movie Midsommer, good acting, but still disturbing
Salo and Cannibal Holocaust are definitely on the list.
Also check out Grave of the Fireflies (1988). Not your traditional horror/thriller but a beautifully animated, extremely depressing film.
The Disney Star Wars trilogy
I know some disagree but The Blair Witch Project gave me chills. My friends and I even coined the phrase “The Blair Witch Chill” for that short tight-chest feeling when you think back over a movie.
I was fortunate enough to watch that early in its run when a lot of people still thought it was real. I knew it wasn’t, but still had JUST enough doubt. I don’t know that it’s truly disturbing, but if you can go into it while not knowing that it’s a produced film, it can mess with you.
Gone Girl, but it’s disturbing in a good way
A Serbian Film
Martyrs (the original, not the US remake)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde
This is going to seem mild but hear me out, I struggled with Prisoners. When skinny Wolverine kidnapped that lad and started torturing the him? and you weren’t sure if the boy was mentally unwell or didn’t know any better or was even involved? BUT then you think “what if it was my kid missing? I’d probably burn every fucker to the ground?” etc. Dark shit, I still don’t know if it was right.
Call me a basic bro… but “The Exorcist” effs me up.
A very good, well-done movie, but it creeped me out so much that I never want to see it again
The Emoji Movie, obviously. On both counts.
Is no-one going to offer up A Siberian Film? I haven’t watched it because I read the content and thought ‘NOPE’ not for me. I’m pretty unflappable but when it’s kids? nope nope NOPE.
It’s the first on my list above. If you do see it you certainly won’t forget it in a hurry especially the new born baby scene. Fortunately that scene is heavily cut in most versions available now.
I missed that post, It’s that scene that got the movie thrown clean out of the window LOL fuck that.
The last jedi. Some of the worst scriptwriting ever put to film.
Leaving Las Vegas. It will make the happiest person suicidal. I wish someone could burn that part of my brain that retains that movie. Also the end of Mother! Had a graphic horror scene I wish I was warned about.
Ghost and the Darkness.
Val Kilmer & Michael Douglas are hunting 2 lions that have been hounding people building a railway.
I’ll never forget when they found the 2 lions lair….piles and piles of bones.