World's scariest/disturbing movies

PlexShaw

Well-known Member
120 days of Sodium.
:rotfl:

No offence intended but that's probably one of the funniest typos (auto correct?) I've ever seen, relative to the actual title of that particular film!
 

kav

Distinguished Member
Some that come to mind:

Irreversible
Ichi the Killer
Cannibal Holocaust
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Midsommar
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
 

urrutiap

Banned
old movies that I think are just disturbing

Hostel
Serbian Film
Audition
original Suspiria
Human Centipede
Society
Street Trash

the people that make those movies, i swear theyre not right in the head or something.
 

Plumsandpearls

Distinguished Member
For me part of what made Cannibal holocaust so disturbing is that animals were actually killed in it, which just added to the reality of it.
Not a film but some of the TV show Hannibal was the most f-ed up s I've ever seen.
A Serbian film and salo were both horrible
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
seeing Human Centipede (made in 2009) and A Serbian Film (2010), described as "old movies" is the scariest thing in this thread
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
I think there's a fine line sometimes between what we describe as scary and disturbing. The horror genre can sometimes be hard to define, especially nowadays with torture porn and the like.

A Serbian Film for me is just nasty. I wouldn't class it in the same league as Texas Chainsaw or Irreversible.

The original Martyrs was a shocker, the US remake a different kind of shocker.
 

Plumsandpearls

Distinguished Member
I think there's a fine line sometimes between what we describe as scary and disturbing. The horror genre can sometimes be hard to define, especially nowadays with torture porn and the like.

A Serbian Film for me is just nasty. I wouldn't class it in the same league as Texas Chainsaw or Irreversible.

The original Martyrs was a shocker, the US remake a different kind of shocker.
The interesting thing about texas chainsaw is the violence is pretty much all off screen.
People apparently watched it and said it was gory and violent, because the film works so well on being horrible and unsettling. Even the music is awful and unsettling.

I do love a good "a slow building of dread" horror. The wicker man, Rosemary's baby, the witch.

The ending of the wicker man is one that most seem to know without seeing the film- it's even on the cover of the DVD. Imagine seeing that ending knowing nothing about it before hand. It must have been utterly shocking.
 

Garrett

Moderator
The interesting thing about texas chainsaw is the violence is pretty much all off screen.
People apparently watched it and said it was gory and violent, because the film works so well on being horrible and unsettling. Even the music is awful and unsettling.

I do love a good "a slow building of dread" horror. The wicker man, Rosemary's baby, the witch.

The ending of the wicker man is one that most seem to know without seeing the film- it's even on the cover of the DVD. Imagine seeing that ending knowing nothing about it before hand. It must have been utterly shocking.
Seconds is a good slow burner and like someone from the USA on IMDB described it something like, came out of the cinema on a hot summers day but I was chilled to the bone.
For me the scariest has to go back to Alien never been beat by anything since for edge of the seat stuff all the way though.
 

Plumsandpearls

Distinguished Member
Seconds is a good slow burner and like someone from the USA on IMDB described it something like, came out of the cinema on a hot summers day but I was chilled to the bone.
For me the scariest has to go back to Alien never been beat by anything since for edge of the seat stuff all the way though.
I dont know seconds. Will have to check it out.
The horror Channel does throw up the odd gem from time to time.
 

Garrett

Moderator
I dont know seconds. Will have to check it out.
The horror Channel does throw up the odd gem from time to time.
Its a very slow burner in the middle.
I not seen for decades but pretty sure Richard Anderson in it very thin on top compared to other roles I seen him in.
 

kav

Distinguished Member
The interesting thing about texas chainsaw is the violence is pretty much all off screen.
People apparently watched it and said it was gory and violent, because the film works so well on being horrible and unsettling. Even the music is awful and unsettling.

I do love a good "a slow building of dread" horror. The wicker man, Rosemary's baby, the witch.

The ending of the wicker man is one that most seem to know without seeing the film- it's even on the cover of the DVD. Imagine seeing that ending knowing nothing about it before hand. It must have been utterly shocking.
I first saw it on C4 back in the 90s, late at night. I still remember the huge release of tension after the final scene, only then realising that my hands had been gripping the arms of the couch up until that point.

Actually that reminds me of another one that's good for tension: Haute Tension / Switchblade Romance. That gave me TCSM vibes too.
 

Plumsandpearls

Distinguished Member
I first saw it on C4 back in the 90s, late at night. I still remember the huge release of tension after the final scene, only then realising that my hands had been gripping the arms of the couch up until that point.

Actually that reminds me of another one that's good for tension: Haute Tension / Switchblade Romance. That gave me TCSM vibes too.
The only bad thing about Switchblade romance, is i dont think it really makes sense once you realise who the killer is. Its been years since ive seen it, but i remember at the time thinking that
 

BAN5HEE

Well-known Member
Scary I would Say Ju-On, Shutter, Ring all the Asian versions not US remakes Mama is another one.
Disturbing - Irreversible, Hereditary, Midsomar, Hostel, Human centipede.
 

Plumsandpearls

Distinguished Member
Scary I would Say Ju-On, Shutter, Ring all the Asian versions not US remakes Mama is another one.
Disturbing - Irreversible, Hereditary, Midsomar, Hostel, Human centipede.
Hereditary was brilliant up until a point and then it got daft. Irreversible was nasty, but brilliantly disturbing
 

lee1980

Well-known Member
Not so much now but when younger we saw the abominable Dr Phibes, just very strange and mental!!!! and sure it freaked me out then, music to is quite eeery.

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Plumsandpearls

Distinguished Member
Salo is a thought provoking classic piece of filmmaking in other words a masterpiece, A Serbian Film well made and disturbingly funny, others I like a lot...
The Bunny Game
Angst
Grotesque
Begotten
Happiness
Trash Humpers
Gummo
Happiness the Todd solondz film ?
 

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