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Old 04-14-03, 12:07 AM
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The Fly...

Jeff Goldblum falling to pieces(LITERALLY) while trying to drag Geena Davis into the other pod

When he looks into the mirror and all kinds of ***** is falling off his face

Him barfing on the food and sucking it back up

Then barfing on dudes leg

Right at the end, as he lifts the barrel of the shot gun over his head, hinting at Geena davis to shoot him there, the sounds he makes as if he's crying for death and just can't wait to be left for dead.

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Stephen King, covered in grass, asking God to let him get something in his life right, just this once, then blowing himself to pieces. The way they made him look was truly disturbing.
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Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates naked in that Schmidt movie. I'm scarred for life.
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The first 25 minutes of Saving Private Ryan
The whole movie se7en
Any scene with old people naked or VERY naked.
Britney Spears as a serious actress.
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I can't believe no ones has put down Irreversible. Either the head bashing (more viscerally disturbing) or the TEN MINUTE rape scene (more emotional disturbing).
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How about the murder of the family in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Even more disturbing than that was the fact that the two guys taped it and then watch it over and over again because they are bored. Of course the ending is disturbing as well.
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD

While I do not know the movie, I remember seeing a film where a couple is kissing each other, and then through some sort of freak time riff they wind up with their faces melded together. Anyone else seen this film?
I believe that was an episode of The X-Files. Dreamland Part 2 where Mulder switches bodies with a man in black.

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Old 04-14-03, 11:03 AM
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I thought A Clockwork Orange was the most disturbing film I ever saw. Of course, that could just because I was about 8 when I saw it. This is a film that no one under 18 should see. Maybe even 21. Scarred me for life.
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Originally posted by sherm42
I was about 8 when I saw it. This is a film that no one under 18 should see. Maybe even 21.
Nonsense! I saw it at the tender age of eleven, loved it, understood it (well, I realized that it defended not violence but freedom of choice), and got seriously into cinema as a result. Perhaps, then, it's fitting that Natural Born Killers (which I saw at 10) was another film to have such a major effect on me. And I'm not talking about developing psychotic tendencies.

In any case, SalÚ is also very disturbing, and before somebody mentions 8mm, I'd like to point out that the Spanish film Tesis, which also deals with snuff movies (and in a considerably more intelligent manner, too), has a lot more disturbing scenes.

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Every last minute of Boy's Don't Cry.
That was the first thing I thought of as well....i felt like i'd been punched in the stomach after watching that film. Particularly the final act.

Another that really disturbed me in some ways was American Movie....so depressing and funny at the same time....

As for those complaining about Kathy Bates and Jack Nicholson - all I can say is that I hope none of you ever grow old....y'all need to lighten up a little

And I suspect that whenever I get to see it, Irreversible will be towards the top of this list as well.....
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Baseball bat scene in Casino.
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last 10 minutes of requiem for a dream
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The entire film of Terror Firmer. Especially
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the naked fat dude and the seemingly endless closeups of his wang.
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Originally posted by Tyler_Durden
Nonsense! I saw it at the tender age of eleven, loved it, understood it (well, I realized that it defended not violence but freedom of choice), and got seriously into cinema as a result. Perhaps, then, it's fitting that Natural Born Killers (which I saw at 10) was another film to have such a major effect on me. And I'm not talking about developing psychotic tendencies.

In any case, SalÚ is also very disturbing, and before somebody mentions 8mm, I'd like to point out that the Spanish film Tesis, which also deals with snuff movies (and in a considerably more intelligent manner, too), has a lot more disturbing scenes.
I am going to give Tesis a viewing as I have not heard of it before. Thanks
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Originally posted by Tyler_Durden
[B]Nonsense! I saw it at the tender age of eleven, loved it, understood it (well, I realized that it defended not violence but freedom of choice), and got seriously into cinema as a result. Perhaps, then, it's fitting that Natural Born Killers (which I saw at 10) was another film to have such a major effect on me. And I'm not talking about developing psychotic tendencies.

wow, your parents were pretty lax.

the difference between the ages of 8 and 11 is quite a bit.


The hanging cage scene in SotL was pretty disturbing.
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due to atari's request...here are further details to those scenes...

definitely the last ten or so minutes in REQUIEM FOR A DREAM...esp.
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when during the ass to ass scene. It was so unnerving the first time, I thought i was going to vomit. All these old men cheering on this act...and the fact that it switches back and forth between the nasty infected arm being cut off and that one dude in jail with the vibrating camera and he's screaming....plus the music just adds so much to the queasy feeling.


and the end of Texas Chain Saw Massacre when the girl is tied up...very disturbing...
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These people are just so sick! The way they are tormenting the girl and arguing over who does all the 'work' of killing her and who cooks the people...Also the way they do the quick editing back and forth between close up shots of her face. Very creepy and made me feel very uneasy. I was so disturbed by these creeps, and the fact they made the grandfather stay alive, but you know that his brain was just mush inside his head....i'm sure I could go on about this...

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people! details! use spoilers but i want details!
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how is that atari???
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Originally posted by tanman
wow, your parents were pretty lax.
Well, I must say that my parents didn't exactly allow me to watch those films... I saw them both at my cousin's house when I was visiting with my parents, but they weren't 100% aware of what I was watching.
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Originally posted by zekeburger1979
How about the murder of the family in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Even more disturbing than that was the fact that the two guys taped it and then watch it over and over again because they are bored. Of course the ending is disturbing as well.
It's got my vote
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Originally posted by zekeburger1979
How about the murder of the family in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Even more disturbing than that was the fact that the two guys taped it and then watch it over and over again because they are bored. Of course the ending is disturbing as well.
The scene reminded me of the murder/suffication scene from "One False Move" - that scene always weired me out.
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These threads are always fun...

Peter Greene's self-mutilation in Clean, Shaven.

The end of Eraserhead, the most disturbing PG film ever released.

Dennis Hopper's "love scene" with Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet. I saw this in the theatre in 1986 during the rub-a-dub-dub Reagan era, when it was 10 times more shocking when compared to the general cinema fare at the time.

Audition is very disturbing, but I found the
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vomit drinking/what's in the bag scene
more disturbing than the
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torture scene. I think it's actually kind of funny (in a sick, Monty Pythonesque way) when the foot hits the glass door
. This movie is guaranteed to raise your blood pressure, one way or another.

The last half of Straw Dogs.

Boys Don't Cry, A Clockwork Orange, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre all have their share of stomach-turning scenes. I distinctly recall being shaken up when leaving the theatre after seeing Boys Don't Cry.

...but I always have to give the brass ring to Happiness. Todd Solondz trumps decades of cinema transgression with a quiet scene of a father and a son talking alone in a room. It's disturbing because the scene is so true to the characters, their personalities and their relationship.

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Originally posted by brizz

As for those complaining about Kathy Bates and Jack Nicholson - all I can say is that I hope none of you ever grow old....y'all need to lighten up a little

What was frightning certainly wasn't Jack N. Nor was it anyones age.
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Originally posted by xDareDevilx
how is that atari???
yeah nice...er, nasty?

(i think i was posting that at the same time you were...i wouldnt have said anything had i seen your post first)
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Girl in the bathtub scene in The Shining.

Circle of S#!t in Salo.

The dinner scene in The Cook, The Theif, His Wife and Her Lover.

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Originally posted by inri222
The dinner scene in The Cook, The Theif, His Wife and Her Lover.
I was waiting for someone to mention this film. That scene as well as the opening scene...

It's weird, there's a movie that I remember seeing and being completely freaked out by, thinking "Wow, I can never watch that again" and now I can't remember the film...

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