Most Disturbing Horror Film Ever Commited to Celluloid

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Most Disturbing Horror/Non-Horror Film You've Ever Seen

  1. Faces of Death/All Films Similar

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. Irreversible

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. In a Glass Cage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. AU: Mordum

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Salo

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. Visitor Q

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Ichi the Killer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Cannibal Holocaust/All Cannibal Films

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  9. Men Behind the Sun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Guinea Pig Series

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  11. I Spit on Your Grave

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  12. Last House on the Left

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  13. Nekromantik/Nekromantik 2

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  14. Other

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  1. slinker

    slinker Un-Holy Force.

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    I went with `Salo` its the film thats made me feel dirty and sickened well after the viewing! and all that real gore stuff makes me wanna vomit too, thats no entertainment to me.
     
  2. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    Went with Irreversible though I'm sure there are worse ones out there. Cannibal films don't shock me (just look at any Ted Nugent hunting video).
     
  3. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    As I like a film with a good challenge, I've ordered In My Skin based on the reactions in this thread. Up until now I've never heard of it, but also based on some positive reviews on the internet I'm gonna give this one a go.
     
  4. dwatts

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    -- i have ISOYG, Irreversible, Salo and some Guinea Pig films all sitting at home unopened and unwatched--

    Well dude, it's your birthday - so invite all your friends around for a party, and give them a treat ;)

    You know, there are so many of the films listed that I have not seen. Of those listed I've watched:

    Faces of Death (but it was years and years ago)
    Irreversible (It has two punch in the gut scenes, but the rest is beautiful)
    Salo (I can't explain it, but I didn't find it shocking really)
    Cannibal Holocaust (Repulsed by the animal stuff, but not the other gore)
    Guinea Pig Series (These are art performance pieces, nasty, but so abstract)
    I Spit on Your Grave (yeah, doesn't make feel good)
    Last House on the Left (You know, it's mean, but not THAT mean)

    Out of those, I guess I Spit on Your Grave wins the dubious prize. I am sure there are far worse though. I read a review of Men Behind the Sunm and even reading about it made me feel ill. But out of the ones I've seen, I Spit is the one that makes me feel the worst about myself for watching it.
     
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  5. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Because of the quality and amount of extra material...short films etc.
     
  6. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    It is a pretty grim film but like cannibal Holocaust it's actually a pretty good film hiding under all that grue.
     
  7. John Gargo

    John Gargo Guest

    Out of those, I voted for NEKROMANTIK, but one I would have added was HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, if only because the film manages to be so disturbing while showing so little onscreen carnage.
     
  8. Numania

    Numania Guest

    I've yet to be disturbed by a film, but every showing of The Untold Story turns another viewer. A friend of mine (female) despised the chopsticks scene (naturally) and others have been repulsed by other scenes as well. I love this movie!!
     
  9. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo Guest

    I just watched Irreversible and I thought that was pretty disturbing. I really thought the film was well done and did a great job of setting up an unsure atmosphere around everything. It really makes you feel uneasy as you watch it.
     
  10. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    i think maniac was a disturbing horror film it just stuck with me
     
  11. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    and

    Eraserhead are REALLY disturbing films.

    And they are disturbing because the IDEAS behind the images are really twisted and darkly humaine too.

    Gore by it self can't be disturbing.

    Guinea Pig is an anthology of gore - well done I might add, and FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD has more into it than what it seems, I have no problem with animal killings, LHOTL has the fuckin' cops on it so it's not disturbing, Irreversible is disturbing right AFTER the final shot (that's why it's a masterpiece of modern cinema).
     
  12. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes to Beyond The Darkness (Buio Omega) by D'Amato, followed by Last House On The Left.
     
  13. Cannibal Holocaust , great film but truely disturbing . I read that in Japan this is the most popular film along side with E.T , and when the film came out words where saying that it was indeed a snuff film . So Director Reggero Deodato went to trial over this , he had to bring in the cast members in to show that they are very much alive . For a very disturbing brilliant film , i believe it has the most beautiful theme song .
     
  14. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    Never really seemed brilliant to me, just violent exploitation.
     
  15. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    All the cannibal films I've seen are shameless exploitation vehicles, like Cannibal Ferox, long on excessive violence but short on plot and entertainment value. The exceptions would be Mountain of the Cannibal God-for Ursula Andress and the higher than usual production values and Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals-for Laura Gemser and the sex scenes that make it tolerable.
     
  16. BloodMan

    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    I went with Other.
    I Stand Alone is the most depressing film I have ever seen. I felt really sick after viewing that one.
     
  17. Gothic Queen

    Gothic Queen Guest

    I went and bought last house on the left about a year ago to see what all the talk was about and I am saddened to say that even I could not watch the whole thing....very disturbing...so disturbing I tried to sell it and all Deja vu would give me for it was two bucks! So I took the two bucks and ran away from the film that has forever tarnished my collection and my mind. I still to this day do not know anyone who can say seriously that they enjoyed it, and if someone did tell me that, I'd have them committed. Its really sick, and not in a gory way. Women who have suffered on this earth like Kristen French and Leslie Mahhaffy should be remembered and mourned, and it is they who remind us of the sick and perverted world we live in, we do not need a film to glorify their fate, I have no more words to describe how low this film is.
     
  18. moogong

    moogong Arte Suave

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    I agree. I don't classify those films as horror either.
     
  19. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Just watched a dvd that was released on July 27th called Entrails Of A Virgin and it was quite unique and disturbing in a campy sort of way. It's a Japanese film from 1986 and it's pretty out there. Check out Amazon for more details, my review should be up in a day or so.
     
  20. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Though I can't say I 'enjoyed' this film, I must say it is not without merit. George Bernard Shaw once said 'the secret of success is to offend the greatest number of people', if you believe this then Craven succeeded with his film. Furthermore, if closely analyzed the film offers quite a bit of social commentary on class struggle and America post-Vietnam. Even though Last House offers a wealth of repugnant acts, it is nowhere near as exploitative and pornographic as I Spit On Your Grave, a film I completely despise.
    I certainly empathize with your comments about French and Mahaffy, but Last House is a work of fiction not fact. Perhaps anger towards filmakers should be more directed at those who have recently produced the true life serial killer dvd films-like Dahmer, Gacy, Ted Bundy and all the rest that further victimize the families by presenting true crime in a cruel and exploitative manner in the name of a fast buck. Beyond that last point, it should be mentioned that most of these films suck in every way possible.
     

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