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Old 04-25-03, 02:58 AM
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Tell Me that you Love me, Julie Moon: Sequence when the Battery Acid is Pored on her face...

The rape scene in I Spit on Your Grave
Old 04-25-03, 08:43 AM
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I've seen alot of the ones posted above.

One that hasn't been mentioned yet is the scene with Bill Pulman being stabbed with the stake in "Serpent and the Rainbow." Ouch!

Without a doubt, though, the s**t eating scene and the final torture scenes in Salo get my votes.

Geez, I can take alot of cinematic violence and stuff, but man, this one had me cringing for days. No matter how many times I kept thinking "It's only a movie - this is all fake - these are only special effects," something about the way it was filmed (the lighting, crude camerawork, amateur-ish actors, etc. - I don't know) freaked me out.
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Has anyone mentioned A Man Called Horse where he is strung up by his skin? That always makes me wince.
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Here are a few examples of films with different distrubing scenes and elements.[list=1][*]Audition - kiri, kiri, kiri...[*]Tell Me Something - the Garbage in the elevator...[*]Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance - the mass production and waste we produce...[*]Clean, Shaven - when he shaves himself...[*]Shiri - the introduction...[*]I Stand Alone - father/daughter scene...[*]1984 - the notion of lost freedom to see film... [*]One Hour Photo - the wall... (I still do not have a digital camera.)[*]Visitor Q - what scene should I pick?[*]Piano Teacher - in the booth...[*]Kalifornia - Brad Pitt's foot when they are eating... [*]George Washington - when he slips...[*]Alice, Sweet Alice - the brick and teeth in repeat...[*]Elephant Man - the doctors reaction...[*]James & the Giant Peach - James aunts...[*]Dressed to Kill - elevator scene...[*]Opera - the first murder that she SEES...[*]Amores Perros - the dog fights...[*]Funny Games - their kindness...[*]House of 1000 Corpses - the fried chicken?[/list=1]
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the Vanishing's conclusion.
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That scene in dumb and dumber when the cop drank the pee.

And all the american pie scenes.
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Not a big fan of the Uma Thurman overdose in Pulp Fiction... also, from the same movie, may I nominate the scene in basement... a nice, happy male-rape coupled with a torturous death scene- its great on a Sunday morning!
Old 05-02-03, 08:39 AM
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The Cell -
I cringed and doubled-over as I watched Vince Vaughn's intestines being pulled out of his body through the hole made with the scissors.
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Has anyone mentioned A Man Called Horse where he is strung up by his skin? That always makes me wince.
The scene in Cannibal Ferrox trumps that: its a woman and she's not just hung up by her skin.

Anyone ever see Man Behind the Sun? HK exploitation film depicting Japanese atrocities and experiments in Manchuria during WWII. The scene where the woman has the skin on her arms frozen, boiled and literally ripped from her bones really got to me (don't have any desire to see that film again soon).


And as rabbit77 mentioned, Cannibal Holocaust (and other similar films at the time) featured real animal torture and killing that I really have a hard time watching. Such scenes couldn't be filmed today without causing alot of trouble.
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Kathy Bates naked in At Play in the Field of the Lord.

How is this any contest?
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ONe of the most psychological scenes I ever saw was in Traffic.

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When Erika Christensen's character has sex with her drug dealer.


I still can't watch that scene without cringing. There is something about the way it was shot that made it raw and terrifying.

(Oh, it's chapter 60 on the Criterion Collection edition)
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Originally posted by DGibFen
ONe of the most psychological scenes I ever saw was in Traffic.

Spoiler:
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When Erika Christensen's character has sex with her drug dealer.


I still can't watch that scene without cringing. There is something about the way it was shot that made it raw and terrifying.

(Oh, it's chapter 60 on the Criterion Collection edition)
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maybe it's cuz you're uncomfortable watching your women sleep with us?
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Has anyone mentioned Last House on the Left yet? Or how about Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2? Hellraiser?
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Originally posted by kvrdave
Kathy Bates naked in At Play in the Field of the Lord.

How is this any contest?
ahem, oh and I agree with you completely (from page 1 of this topic):

Originally posted by Giles
oi! you just resurrected the vision of Kathy Bate's dancing naked covered in mud in the film: "At Play in the Field of the Lord"

look away, look away!!

why DOES this woman take her clothes off at the drop of the hat?
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There are many others I could cite, but it's late and I don't feel like it. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) has a couple of very violent child-abuse scenes.
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The clown from Poltergeist. Nuff said
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Dee Snider's Strangeland... most of the piercings, but the sewed together lips were bad...
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Man, I just watched Jungle Holocaust again, and that has to be one to the top 5 collections of disturbing scenes. But the most disturbing occurs when the Robert Harper lead character rapes Me Me Lai, the beautiful canninbal(oxymoron if there ever was one) and the very next scene she is bringing him snacks and being his servant. It's portrayed in such a manner that the rape "sets her straight"(as Deodato near enough says in the commentary!!!). I'd forgotten this scene, but I thought it was pretty reprehensible.

Oh yeah, and they skin an Aligator alive. On camera. For 4 minutes.
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dont forget "KIDS". where he rapes the girl while she's sleep/drunk
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Originally posted by Norm de Plume
There are many others I could cite, but it's late and I don't feel like it. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) has a couple of very violent child-abuse scenes.
What's with the font? I can't hardly read it.


Anyway - unrelated to your post...

I forgot to mention The Isle and the fishhooks scene... alot of you people have lead sheltered lives as far as disturbing cinema goes. American Pie and Dumb and Dumber?
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Originally posted by isamu
dont forget "KIDS". where he rapes the girl while she's sleep/drunk
Gummo was worse.
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"Image of a Assassination" DVD Abraham Zapruder color film of November 22, 1963
Dallas, Texas. The head shot at frame 312, that blew the head apart of our late president John F. Kennedy. DVD "The Men who Killed Kennedy" 2 disc set. The above are for real or AKA 'Snuff' films!
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Originally posted by Trigger
What's with the font? I can't hardly read it.
Just experimenting with a few alternatives. I find the forum's default font fairly unappealing

This is probably my favourite typeface font. Soft and easy to read.

Back to the business at hand:
-The self-mutilation finale of Cutting Moments is a "most disturbing" front-runner.
-The verite rape/murder scenes in the woods from Last House... pack a punch.
-The child-killings in Tras el Cristal. Slice jugular...torrent of blood down chest...gurgle gurgle.

Many others I can't recall offhand. We've done this topic numerous times.
Old 12-20-03, 08:58 AM
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In the movie 'Bastard from Carolina" there is a very disturbing child rape scene and yes the girl is genuinely very young. The movie is very gritty, realistic, pulls no punches about child abuse and sends a strong message and the rape scene isn't really gratitious but still seeing such a scene with a very young girl and an adult male was very disturbing.
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Hos is it that nobody has mentioned the Divine Eating Dogcrap scene from "Pink Flamingos" - what get me is that it's fresh, right out of the poodle.

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