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The most disturbing movie you have seen?

What is the most disturbing movie you have seen? One that you saw and it kinda still haunts you to this day

I am a big horror fan so I find none of them too disturbing
For me,it is the 70's film "Tommy" about the blind man being tourtured by others.It is a musical and I fist saw it when I was 7 years old.
I had nightmare about it.
Looking back now I still think it is probably the most messed up movie I have ever seen and whoever came up with the idea was on some good shit.
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/21 3:25pm

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I watched all kinds of violent and scary movies as a kid and I can honestly say that I never found any of them disturbing. Our mother would just put my sister and I down in front of the TV and let us watch whatever we wanted. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I saw The Exorcist. I didn't like it but it didn't scare me. I just thought it was crap.

The only moments in movies that I found in any way to be disturbing was when Apollo Creed died in Rocky IV (completely unnecessary, by the way), the old woman in the bath in The Shining and any scene from E.T. that features the E.T. character. He creeps me out. Other than those, none come to mind.
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/21 4:56pm

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I watched all kinds of violent and scary movies as a kid and I can honestly say that I never found any of them disturbing. Our mother would just put my sister and I down in front of the TV and let us watch whatever we wanted. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I saw The Exorcist. I didn't like it but it didn't scare me. I just thought it was crap.

The only moments in movies that I found in any way to be disturbing was when Apollo Creed died in Rocky IV (completely unnecessary, by the way), the old woman in the bath in The Shining and any scene from E.T. that features the E.T. character. He creeps me out. Other than those, none come to mind.

The old woman in the shining was very disturbing but I take it that you have never seen the movie "Tommy"
I've never seen E.T.
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/21 7:31pm

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Speaking as someone who doesn't enjoy horror movies and has avoided most over the past 30 years.

Antichrist by Lars Von Trier. I think I'm still 😠.

disturbed but enjoyed...

A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Burgess

disturbed in a different way, still enjoyed...

Hunger by Steve McQueen


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Reply #4 posted 07/12/21 11:51pm

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Reply #5 posted 07/13/21 12:43am

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Phase3 said:

EmmaMcG said:

I watched all kinds of violent and scary movies as a kid and I can honestly say that I never found any of them disturbing. Our mother would just put my sister and I down in front of the TV and let us watch whatever we wanted. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I saw The Exorcist. I didn't like it but it didn't scare me. I just thought it was crap.

The only moments in movies that I found in any way to be disturbing was when Apollo Creed died in Rocky IV (completely unnecessary, by the way), the old woman in the bath in The Shining and any scene from E.T. that features the E.T. character. He creeps me out. Other than those, none come to mind.

The old woman in the shining was very disturbing but I take it that you have never seen the movie "Tommy"
I've never seen E.T.


Yes, I saw Tommy. An old (and I do mean "OLD") friend of mine was a massive fan of The Who and insisted I watch it with him. I didn't like it. I didn't find it disturbing, I just found it boring.


E.T. is a kids film, really. And a very good one at that. I just hate the alien in it. He scared the fuck out of me when I was a child. I could watch all sorts of grisly horror movies as a kid and not one of them scared me the way E.T. did. To this day I can't watch that movie.
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Reply #6 posted 07/13/21 8:49am

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The "Saw" movies are disturbing on so many levels. I only watched the first 2 and stopped as I didn't need to watch all that sick shit. I no longer watch movies like this. Maybe it's age, but I don't like sick stuff like this anymore.

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Reply #7 posted 07/13/21 9:12am

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Yeah, 'The Shining' is probably still the most disturbing movie, for me.

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was fucked, too. but, not as...

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Off-topic, the most disturbing book was 'American Psyco'.

The movie was just a lite parody!!!

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Reply #8 posted 07/13/21 11:44am

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Empress said:

The "Saw" movies are disturbing on so many levels. I only watched the first 2 and stopped as I didn't need to watch all that sick shit. I no longer watch movies like this. Maybe it's age, but I don't like sick stuff like this anymore.


I agree. I watched more than the first two, but it was so much w/ the gore. I did like that they purposely used practical special FX, opposed to CGI. Felt old school that way. But in general, the story started to get lost in the constant mutilations. Plus, when the one girl started to take up Jigsaw's mantle, that was it for me. It was a dumb storyline.

The first one was the best because you really had no idea what to expect, and it was a shocker front to back. After that, it was just about seeing who died how.

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Reply #9 posted 07/13/21 11:48am

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I do have a real answer here: Hard Candy.

It was an interesting mental game, but ultimately I will never watch it again.

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Reply #10 posted 07/13/21 11:49am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Empress said:

The "Saw" movies are disturbing on so many levels. I only watched the first 2 and stopped as I didn't need to watch all that sick shit. I no longer watch movies like this. Maybe it's age, but I don't like sick stuff like this anymore.


I agree. I watched more than the first two, but it was so much w/ the gore. I did like that they purposely used practical special FX, opposed to CGI. Felt old school that way. But in general, the story started to get lost in the constant mutilations. Plus, when the one girl started to take up Jigsaw's mantle, that was it for me. It was a dumb storyline.

The first one was the best because you really had no idea what to expect, and it was a shocker front to back. After that, it was just about seeing who died how.

I agree! I think it was the second movie that opened with someone having their eye lids sewn shut or maybe it was their mouth, but at that point, I was out.

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/21 12:02pm

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Empress said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I agree. I watched more than the first two, but it was so much w/ the gore. I did like that they purposely used practical special FX, opposed to CGI. Felt old school that way. But in general, the story started to get lost in the constant mutilations. Plus, when the one girl started to take up Jigsaw's mantle, that was it for me. It was a dumb storyline.

The first one was the best because you really had no idea what to expect, and it was a shocker front to back. After that, it was just about seeing who died how.

I agree! I think it was the second movie that opened with someone having their eye lids sewn shut or maybe it was their mouth, but at that point, I was out.


Also, I don't think it's necessarily an age thing. I'm 53 and love horror flicks. But Saw goes beyond that. Also, at 53, we've seen it already. We've been road flares shoved in someone's mouth, we've been heads get sliced off a body, we've seen bodies being grinded in whood choppers, people being tied to rockets and blown to bits. And frankly we cheered when it happened.

I suppose with the gore, I'm just bored with it. The 80s brought on new levels of violence etc in horror films. A guy in a hockey mask terrorized all of us for years, as did a burned guy with a Ginsu glove. Seen it, over it.

Also, Hostel went even further than Saw, I believe. It was gruesome for the sake of it. It terrifies me to think something like that could be happening in the world. Frankly, those al-Qaeda beheading videos two decades ago were enough reality to last me a lifetime.

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/21 1:35pm

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Graffiti Bridge starring Prince. eek

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Reply #13 posted 07/13/21 5:20pm

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‘The Exorcist’(1973)——Not only is this the scariest movie of all time,but it is really provocative and disturbing on so many levels.The whole religion/devil aspect of it freaked a lot of people out in the 70s and some of the scenes are too much to handle.I always have to “prepare myself” to watch it smile
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Reply #14 posted 07/13/21 5:21pm

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Not gory or shocking in any form or fashion. Into the Wild (2007) is a movie I can't forget could say I found it very disturbing.
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Reply #15 posted 07/13/21 9:02pm

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Graffiti Bridge starring Prince. eek


That one still gives me nightmares
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Reply #16 posted 07/14/21 2:06am

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EmmaMcG said:

I watched all kinds of violent and scary movies as a kid and I can honestly say that I never found any of them disturbing. Our mother would just put my sister and I down in front of the TV and let us watch whatever we wanted. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I saw The Exorcist. I didn't like it but it didn't scare me. I just thought it was crap. The only moments in movies that I found in any way to be disturbing was when Apollo Creed died in Rocky IV (completely unnecessary, by the way), the old woman in the bath in The Shining and any scene from E.T. that features the E.T. character. He creeps me out. Other than those, none come to mind.


The Exorcist is one of the best films ever and still the best horror film. Mark Kermode has watched it hundreds of times and it shows on his face. But I agree with Mark, it gets a 10 from me.

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Reply #17 posted 07/14/21 2:11am

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SoulAlive said:

‘The Exorcist’(1973)——Not only is this the scariest movie of all time,but it is really provocative and disturbing on so many levels.The whole religion/devil aspect of it freaked a lot of people out in the 70s and some of the scenes are too much to handle.I always have to “prepare myself” to watch it smile


Yes, it's so psychological and that's why it stands up to repeated viewings.

Hostel is also a disturbing film, again because it's cleverly psychological, not in yer face like most horror films. It is really good, shame on the critics who don't get it.

Ditto, the films Get Out and It Follows. cool

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Reply #18 posted 07/14/21 4:40am

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EmmaMcG said:


I watched all kinds of violent and scary movies as a kid and I can honestly say that I never found any of them disturbing. Our mother would just put my sister and I down in front of the TV and let us watch whatever we wanted. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I saw The Exorcist. I didn't like it but it didn't scare me. I just thought it was crap. The only moments in movies that I found in any way to be disturbing was when Apollo Creed died in Rocky IV (completely unnecessary, by the way), the old woman in the bath in The Shining and any scene from E.T. that features the E.T. character. He creeps me out. Other than those, none come to mind.


The Exorcist is one of the best films ever and still the best horror film. Mark Kermode has watched it hundreds of times and it shows on his face. But I agree with Mark, it gets a 10 from me.




It's a well made film, I'll say that. Like I said, I was very young when I seen it first so how well made it was meant nothing to me at the time. At that time in my life there were really only a handful of movies I did like. Disney princess movies, cheesy action movies and movies with Michael J Fox. Having rewatched it a few times over the years, I can appreciate it as a good horror movie. I don't find it particularly scary or disturbing though.
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I've found that there are some people who are really numb, and nothing really disturbs or bothes them. There is something to that.

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I find that music to certain movies is more disturbing. I'm very stimilulated by audio. Music to the Exorcist + the claustophobic and isolating experience in that house.

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Reply #20 posted 07/14/21 8:28am

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Saw the Exocist at a very young age and it still holds up. Never into the torture movies but there's a few movies that get in your head a little and I'd rather not watch them again.

Requiem for a Dream (2000) is the first movie that comes to mind. It's not only the content but the way it's filmed. It felt like it's goal was to psychologically affect the viewer, maybe by design as an anti-drug message. Fuck this movie.

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Reply #21 posted 07/14/21 9:46am

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What I also love about The Exorcist, it's scary before anything even really happens. The whole thing is frikkin genius. The audio effects, video direction, the way Regan's voice ties in to previous occurrences in the story, and of course the music.



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Reply #22 posted 07/14/21 10:38am

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Lord of the Flies and when Piggy gets killed. Just the whole mood of how society breaks down.

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Actually, now that think more about it, any movies in which animals are killed I find to be disturbing. I'll happily watch Arnold Schwarzenegger gun down a thousand terrorists and feel nothing but joy. But kill one dog on screen and you've made an enemy for life in me.
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Reply #25 posted 07/14/21 12:13pm

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Lord of the Flies and when Piggy gets killed. Just the whole mood of how society breaks down.


That was a rough scene, but not sure it made the whole movie disturbing.

My sophomore English teacher, Ms. Phillips, made us read Lord of the Flies. I didn't get it then, but it's certainly proven to be a metaphor for society and it's mental state. I'm surprised we don't hear more about it when talking about the division in the U.S.

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Telefon with Charles Bronson. The idea is that the KGB had hypnotized secret agents (the best secret agent is one that doesn't even know he's a secret agent) throughout America and all you need to do is call them, give them a trigger word and they will commit a terrorist attack and commit suicide afterwards. Donald Pleasance is a KGB agent who wants to call them and Charles Bronson is the KGB agent who has to stop him.
Mind control, I always found that much more scary than killing and bloodshed.
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Phase3 said:

EmmaMcG said:

I watched all kinds of violent and scary movies as a kid and I can honestly say that I never found any of them disturbing. Our mother would just put my sister and I down in front of the TV and let us watch whatever we wanted. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I saw The Exorcist. I didn't like it but it didn't scare me. I just thought it was crap.

The only moments in movies that I found in any way to be disturbing was when Apollo Creed died in Rocky IV (completely unnecessary, by the way), the old woman in the bath in The Shining and any scene from E.T. that features the E.T. character. He creeps me out. Other than those, none come to mind.

The old woman in the shining was very disturbing but I take it that you have never seen the movie "Tommy"
I've never seen E.T.

You must be one of the few! I did see ET, but only because the video tape (yeah, it was a long time ago) that I rented had the wrong tape inside the box! I can't remember what movie I wanted, but it was an evening with friends where we wanted to watch a couple of action/horror movies. Imagine getting ready for a bit of the ultraviolent and then seeing ET on the screen! But we decided to watch it anyway.
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Reply #28 posted 07/14/21 1:14pm

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What I also love about The Exorcist, it's scary before anything even really happens. The whole thing is frikkin genius. The audio effects, video direction, the way Regan's voice ties in to previous occurrences in the story, and of course the music.



Exactly.They did a superb job with creating a mood......a vibe that's really intense and scary...before anything even happens!

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SoulAlive said:

fortuneandserendipity said:

What I also love about The Exorcist, it's scary before anything even really happens. The whole thing is frikkin genius. The audio effects, video direction, the way Regan's voice ties in to previous occurrences in the story, and of course the music.



Exactly.They did a superb job with creating a mood......a vibe that's really intense and scary...before anything even happens!

Yes, it was a most disturbing movie and the buildup was the scariest. Will NOT go into an attic night or day. Can't listen to "Tubular Bells'. If you saw this in the 70s it pushed the envelope OFF the table, on to the floor and floated. Never touched a Ouija board again.

Death Wish with Charles Bronson--the attack on his wife and daughter was very disturbing. Have not seen it again.

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