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10-19-2010, 08:20 AM
The great thing about horror is that there are so many different tones and sub-genres within. You can have your horror-comedies or you can have dark, uncompromising madness. Bill Lustig's MANIAC falls into the latter category, and we've got three copies for giveaway for all you thick skinned horror fans out there. All you have to do is tell us: What horror film has been the toughest for you to watch?[/b]

The great thing about horror is that there are so many different tones and sub-genres within. You can have your horror-comedies or you can have dark, uncompromising madness. Bill Lustig's MANIAC falls into the latter category, and we've got three copies for giveaway for all you thick skinned horror fans out there. All you have to do is tell us: What horror film has been the toughest for you to watch?

There are movies that are too scary, movies that are too depressing, movies that are too violent, movies that are too gory, movies that are too cruel...whatever the case, it's these button pressing movies that still get talked about today. MANIAC, SALO, THE EXORCIST, FACES OF DEATH, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, all have a long history of outrage, but all still prove important today. Which horror movie is the toughest one for you to get through, and why?

Make a single post in this tread telling us what horror movie is toughest for you to watch and why, and you'll be entered in a draw to win one of three copies of Blue Underground's MANIAC on Blu-ray.

The contest runs for one full week and will end Monday, October 25th, when our next contest will begin. We will have a contest every week this October as part of our October Madness extravaganza.

Winners will be randomly selected based upon all the posts in this thread.

Let's hear it, horror fans...what horror movie is toughest for you to watch?

10-19-2010, 08:32 AM
August Underground's Penance. The Christmas scene specifically, easily the most disturbing thing ever filmed. You cannot shake the damage that scene does - ever.

I've seen all the nasties - Salo, Faces of Death, A Serbian Film, Cannibal Holocaust, etc. etc. but nothing else comes close to the evil that scene commits. I lost a bit of my so-called-soul that day.

10-19-2010, 08:33 AM
Toughest to watch? Easy! The Blair Witch Project, since it sucks. :p

10-19-2010, 08:38 AM
Cannibal Ferox. Had to shut it off during the turtle scene and never went back.

10-19-2010, 08:43 AM
I haven't really found a movie that was tough for me to get through, so far...

I guess i'll go with Cannibal Holocaust, just for the animal torture scenes alone. Nothing else in the movie really bothered me except for that.

10-19-2010, 08:50 AM
The scene in Henry when they kill the family. It's not the most gruesome or graphic thing that'll get mentioned on this contest but that's my pick. I don't have a wife or any children but I ended up imagining myself in the same situation and it bummed me out so much. Seriously, it ruined that whole day for me.

I don't touch any of that August Underground type shit, so I'm sure something from that would probably be my pick if I did.

10-19-2010, 08:51 AM
I actually fell asleep during Salo. Nowhere near its rep. Necromantic is sick from start to finish. Irreversible has the most brutal opening scene ever and for a few minutes is the worst thing you will ever see. I Spit On Your Grave probabally has the most prolonged of all the squirm scenes. It never ends.

I would put Maniac with Henry, I Stand Alone, In A Glass Cage and Clean Shaven as just unrelently grim, but not in the WTF am I watching class that the above hit.

So I guess if its "toughest to watch" Id have to go with Irreversible. It doesnt sustain it, but who would want it to?

10-19-2010, 08:52 AM
the movie "dumplings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO6zoseV6ww)" by fruit chan , i can watch the most extreme of extreme but i draw the line there

10-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Any horror movie with animal violence is always a tough watch for me, like Cannibal Holocaust.
On my first viewing I had a hard time sitting through I Spit On Your Grave.

10-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Buio Omega. Talk about repulsive. I felt like I was gonna throw up during this one.

bwana the clown
10-19-2010, 10:50 AM
Another vote for Cannibal Holocaust because of the animal cruelty. What makes this one doubly depressing is that there's actually a really great film hidden away in there, and it would have been just as good without the animal stuff. I could never give this one a second watching.

10-19-2010, 10:59 AM
I Spit on Your Grave....the rape scenes are just awful. Ugh.


10-19-2010, 11:05 AM
The final snuff scene from Emmanuelle in America.

Simply jaw dropping.

10-19-2010, 11:39 AM
I've seen all the extreme ones (Salo, Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit on Your Grave, etc.) but one that I thoroughly enjoy and I have a hard time sitting through is Pet Semetary. The way the film deals with a death of a pet and then a death of a child is in a very surreal and depressing way that many films don't exhibit. It's one of my favorites, but for some reason the movie's approach to death is far more depressing then alot of films I have in my collection.

10-19-2010, 11:53 AM
I would have to say Cannibal Holocaust. I love the movie, but the scene that I fast forward is when they are cutting the turtle to eat it, otherwise I love the movie.

10-19-2010, 12:04 PM
I Spit on Your Grave for obvious reasons.

Zombie Dude
10-19-2010, 12:04 PM
I remember having an incredibly tough time sitting through Troll 2. I am kind of curious to see it again though.

Kim Bruun
10-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Cannibal Holocaust would be an obvious choice, but for my part, I'm gonna have to go with The Fly. Nothing makes me squirm with discomfort more than seeing the human body fall apart. Every time Veronica visits, Seth Brundle is a little more disfigured a little more grotesque. Brundle can't run from this horror - it's his own body destroying itself from within, like a cancer.

There are other movies that are just as gory, but The Fly is so intimate in its depiction of Brundle's physical and mental decay. I find it hard to watch.

10-19-2010, 01:02 PM
There are many movies that I won't visit because of content, but out of the films that I actually like, the hardest for me to watch is The Devil's Rejects. I love the film but there are a few moments in the hotel room that I have trouble getting through.

10-19-2010, 01:10 PM
I have just recently watched the french horror film "Martyrs" and found it extremely disturbing. I enjoyed it and was troubled by it at the same time. I watched it alone, and I felt so disturbed after it that I had to call a friend of mine just to hear a calming human voice.

10-19-2010, 01:21 PM
This will be odd, but I originally wanted to see Cannibal Holocaust yet I really don't want to due to the animal violence. I have heard enough about it that I don't think I should see it. I don't get too squeamish but I just don't want to go there with that movie. So although I have never watched this movie, oddly enough, I would go with Cannibal Holocaust.

10-19-2010, 01:49 PM
The hardest for me is easily Nekromantik. It gave me the most sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach the first time I tried watching it. I have probably toughened up a bit since then, but it is still a difficult thing to watch.

10-19-2010, 02:00 PM
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. The violence seemed so real...too real.

10-19-2010, 02:18 PM
I still can't sit through Cannibal Holocaust. The depictions of real animal cruelty make me both incredibly angry and sick to my stomach at the same time.

10-19-2010, 02:52 PM
I'd go with Faces of Death since I refuse to see it.

Vincent Pina
10-19-2010, 03:01 PM
Used to be I was scared to watch Irreversible a second or third time. I've since grown calloused to it and have come to appreciate it as art, although I don't really know if it fits in the horror genre. One movie I will NEVER watch again is Dancer In The Dark...irritatingly depressing. Not horror in the traditional sense, but horrific to me.

10-19-2010, 03:04 PM
The Descent because I am claustrophobic to an extreme. Had to fight through a lot of the scenes because I could not take the feeling...

10-19-2010, 03:10 PM
I haven't seen Penance but I'll go with the first two August Underground films. I don't like it when people use the word pointless to describe a film because really you can say that about any movie. I just had a hard time finding a reason why I should continue sitting through that. I also can't stand the term Torture Porn but if the term relates to plot less excuse to show violent set pieces then those films might deserve that label. Yet for some reason I just have to sit through every film that claims to be the next most disturbing films ever. I'm weird that way.

10-19-2010, 03:12 PM
Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer. I find the ending extremely depressing.

10-19-2010, 04:09 PM
inside-my girl was pregnant when i watched it.

10-19-2010, 04:34 PM
For me, it would have to be The Untold Story.

10-19-2010, 04:59 PM
"The Manson Family". I found it really disturbing - especially when the group made it to Sharon Tate's - it was just difficult to watch because it really happened and the director just kept the camera on the repeated stabbings. I felt dirty watching it. I haven't seen a lot that others have mentioned because I really don't like movies that are uber violent. I would never watch something like Cannibal Holocaust where real animals are murdered. :nervous: I find it highly offensive.

10-19-2010, 05:12 PM
I've never really had a problem viewing the animal violence in the cannibal films. Not that I condone the slaughter of animals for entertainment purposes- I just feel too far removed to be affected strongly. Well, except for the turtle scene in Cannibal Holocaust. That was frickin' gross.

10-19-2010, 05:22 PM
Thanks for another great contest!!
For me it's "Traces of Death", rented on vhs at a mom n' pop store back in the day with some friends. I was absolutely traumatized, which is rare for me. I can still see Bud Dwyer's suicide footage. Not a good experience, I left the room at that part and will never re-visit it or see the sequels. At least "Faces of Death" had a mature aura about it, "Traces" ups the ante on graphic images and delivers them with a childish, 80's metal vibe. It just seemed so wrong.

10-19-2010, 05:27 PM
Cannibal Holocaust for me - it just makes me feel bad to watch it. I won't watch stuff like August Underground ro the Guinea Pig movies again just because they're pretty boring, although I suppose if they had a plot or characters (or any reason to care about the violence) they might be more difficult to sit through.

10-19-2010, 05:28 PM
I'm going to have to go with "Cannibal Holocaust" as well. At that point in my film watching I had no seen anything nearly as gruesome or disturbing as the animal slaughters.

10-19-2010, 05:40 PM
I usually have a strong stomach for graphic horror films, but I would also have to pick Cannibal Holocaust for the animal killings. It's a good film and certainly brutal enough, but it could've done without those scenes.

Iron Jaiden
10-19-2010, 05:53 PM
Ok this is truly gonna sound nuts but Planet Terror.
Yes, the absolutely wonderful Robert Rodriguez entry into the Grindhouse double feature.
The scene when young Tony blows his brains out in the car just sat with me the wrong way and I almost threw up in the theater. I've got two kids so I'm sure that had something to do with it but I just can't watch that scene. Fast forward every time.

Now I've seen Salo, Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, A Serbian Film, Human Centipede, Life and Death of a Porno Gang, Inside, Martyrs, Funny Games, Henry, etc..etc...... they're all pretty rough and I sometimes find myself looking away from certain content but nothing in a movie bummed me out more than little Tony blowing his head off in response to seeing his zombie father.

Cool contest!

10-19-2010, 05:53 PM
the original last house on the left, the movie is just a fucking mess.

10-19-2010, 05:57 PM
bit difficult for me, since there are very few movies which on their whole are hard to watch, more like certain scenes that trigger something

i'll take Cannibal Ferox, since that's the only movie EVER that i've fast forwarded a scene of (the rodent in the beginning getting very slowly strangled to death)

10-19-2010, 06:05 PM
THREADS! Threads may not be defined as a horror movie, but it sure is horrifying. One of the greatest BBC movies ever made, it's portrayal of a nuclear war is so frightening and real it makes me sick to my stomach every time I see it.

Two words: Super Depressing

10-19-2010, 06:32 PM
When my brother's and I were kids we could never watch all of The Deadly Spawn because it would scare the hell out of us. We were so scared of that movie that our mom would use it to get us to act right. She would tell us to behave or else she'd put the movie on and when we heard that we would get are asses right. I really don't know what it was about that movie that scared us because we would sit through all the classics with my mom like freddy, jason, leatherface, michael and pinhead and enjoy them. Now that I'm older I have no tolerance for real death footage of people or animals like Traces of Death or Cannibal films with real animal violence, but I can watch pretty much any horror film.

10-19-2010, 07:23 PM
As mentioned before, any of the animal deaths from the Italian Cannibal films turns me away.

10-19-2010, 07:27 PM
I sadly have not seen a lot of pics mentioned in this thread. I have stayed away from them for the reasons mentioned although I due plan on seeing most of them eventually (Picked up I Spit on Your Grave, just haven't been in the mood to watch it yet).

Out of the ones I've seen it would probably have to be either the Last House remake or the Hills remake due to their rape scenes, especially the latter with the baby crying in the background and all the other hell breaking loose. Rape scenes just really get to me. Devil's Rejects I also remember being quite disturbing, I'll have to give that another view though.

10-19-2010, 07:45 PM
A lot of the films mentioned I haven't watched on purpose for all the reasons stated. I can't endure animal cruelty and there's a fine line on what I'll accept as far as any man on woman rape/torture.

The most recent thing I tried to watch (for the second time) and bailed on was Paradise Lost. It's just such a hopeless, horrible and tragic situation. I got as far as them showing the crime scene and that was it. I jumped over to Wikipedia to find out what the gist was :p

10-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Tough one. While I agree with Blair Witch cuz it sucks and puts me to sleep, I'll keep it focused on more disturbing as that's whats being asked (if I read it right).

For that I have to go Nekromantik. There's just nothing but bleakness and hard to stomach shit. I Spit on Your Grave is a close second as the rapes feel way too real, but necrophilia is sickeer than rape/revenge and I love the payoffs in Spit, there's no real payoff in Nekromantik, just more hard to watch stuff.

Mutilated Prey
10-19-2010, 07:50 PM
Nekromatik easily. I feel like I need to wash my hands after picking up the DVD. So over the top disturbing.

10-19-2010, 07:51 PM
the most sickening and repulsive movie i have ever seen is called

DEATH: The Ultimate Horror (1995)

This is like a Faces Of Death type film, but ALL the footage is real and believe me, it will sicken even the hardest horror fan.
There's one scene where a guy gets shot in the face and half his face is gone but he's still alive gasping for air. I have never been able to shake that image to this day. By the end there's bulldozers pushing bodies into piles and i couldn't take it anymore, i felt completely sick.

Body Boy
10-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Inside (2007). It attacked me, ripped open my stomach, and left me cold. :(
It was good...but dark and grisly.

10-19-2010, 08:39 PM
I've only seen Salo once, and I'll never watch it again. It was one of the few films to shock me. I walked out of that film class with a friend and we were struck dumb. I don't know how they pulled off some of those scenes--very believable and wrenching. Ugh.

I'll never watch I Spit on Your Grave. I remember being transfixed by its VHS cover art as a kid in the video store, and I suppose I've built it up a bit in my head since then. But really, that type of subject matter holds no interest for me.

10-19-2010, 08:57 PM
As a child, the scariest movie I saw was Poltergeist. The clown under the bed scared the crap out of me. I was traumatized by that damned scene for years to come. Every time I saw a clown in public, I would hide behind my parents for fear of being taken. I refused to go to the circus or Bday parties where a clown would be present, as I was absolutely terrified by them.

As an adult, Martyrs as a whole left a very strong impression on me. The constant beating and relentless torture of the girl in the basement made me feel sick and depressed. I had nightmares and didn't sleep right for a few days following that film. Something just didn't sit right with me after viewing it.

10-19-2010, 09:10 PM
Psycho the Snuff Reels, not because it's so gory, it's so BORING! Splatter films like that really annoy the hell out of me, same with the first two guinea pig films

As for psychologically, Rosemary's Baby, following this HELL of a pregnancy for 90 minutes, and at the end it's just heart wrenching

10-19-2010, 09:26 PM
When it comes to films that have been hard for me to sit through that are more disturbing then boring I would have to say that my selections would be Gummo because it's just an odd movie that has no boundaries and deals with subjects that are really messed up, next I would pick Slaughtered Vomit Dolls mainly due to the whole puking thing because I hate to see people puke. The only other film I can think of was Eraserhead and that only is for the first time I saw it because it was hell of a mind raping.

10-19-2010, 10:50 PM
Cannibal Holocaust for me. I don't see what good people find in it, it felt like a geek show to me with gore gags galore and nothing much else to offer.

10-19-2010, 11:09 PM
Thanks for another great contest!!
For me it's "Traces of Death", rented on vhs at a mom n' pop store back in the day with some friends. I was absolutely traumatized, which is rare for me. I can still see Bud Dwyer's suicide footage. Not a good experience, I left the room at that part and will never re-visit it or see the sequels. At least "Faces of Death" had a mature aura about it, "Traces" ups the ante on graphic images and delivers them with a childish, 80's metal vibe. It just seemed so wrong.

I would've picked this, but I don't think of it as a Horror Movie.

Very sick shit, makes Faces Of Death look like an afternoon kiddie show.

10-20-2010, 12:16 AM
I always thought Nekromantik was pretty difficult to make it through , not a rewatchable title to me.

10-20-2010, 12:27 AM
Dario Argento's Opera, Especially the scene where the killer tapes the needles on the girls eyelids so she can't close them. It hurts just thinking about it.

10-20-2010, 12:31 AM
INSIDE -- some of the violence in the movie was just too...intense. I actually grabbed a pillow from my couch and covered my face quickly before taking a peek, haha.

10-20-2010, 12:38 AM
I had a hard time the first time I saw Dead Alive, the pus in the custard got to me but..that said watched it years later and had no issue. Three Extremes is quite the watch as well.

10-20-2010, 01:29 AM
Is it wrong that I can't think of anything?

Seriously, very little grosses me out and the stuff that's deemed the most hardcore doesn't really bug me. But you know what, I can think of one that does make me feel a bit uncomfortable, and I'm sure you'll all laugh about it: The Ruins. Now, let me explain. The idea of a fungus-type of vine growing in your body that you have to cut out and pull out from under your skin is pretty fucking gnarly, and something that I'm sure isn't scientifically impossible (outside of the fact that it's intelligent). The scenes where they're pulling the vines out are quite effective and had my mind racing through a ton of "what if" scenarios.

Non-horror, but the rape in Irreversible is arguably more horrific than anything ever seen in a horror flick. If you don't feel like a completely dirty bastard while watching it, the authorities should probably be called to put a tail on you.

10-20-2010, 01:45 AM
I'd have to go with Last House On The Left. Dye to personal issues with a friend, the rape scenes were very tough to watch...

Sinister Ash
10-20-2010, 02:23 AM
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I found it extremely realistic and disturbing... the video recording was really hard to watch.

Son of Moseley
10-20-2010, 02:47 AM
My pick would be The Toxic Avenger, for that hit and run scene. Still disturbs me every time how realistically that kid dies and how much the jocks and their bimbos love it!

10-20-2010, 03:32 AM
Definitely Irreversible, it's the only movie that got me as an adult (the first act though, not the rape scene). On repeated viewings, the scene didn't have the least impact, I guess the surprise factor is important.

As a child, I couldn't stomach Maniac, I was watching it late at night on VHS and I had to stop it in the middle and continue the next day (watching it at night or day made a huge difference for some reason). I was very excited when I got to see it again as a grown up since I remembered clearly how I felt as a child, it turns out that I still felt it was as dark as I remembered but not to the point to not being able to continue watching it.

10-20-2010, 04:03 AM
i found the end of Requiem For a Dream physically painful to endure. Its an absolutely fantastic movie, and Aronofsky is a terrific director. But I don't think I'd ever want to see the movie again.

10-20-2010, 07:00 AM
Is it wrong that I can't think of anything?

I've been thinking the same thing.

I will confess though that after the opening of the Dawn of the Dead remake I had to step out of the theater during the opening credits to take a breather because it was a very effective sequence. I've never done that before or since, and when I came back into the theater the rest of the film was fine.

Since I'd like a copy of Manic on Blu, Dawn of the Dead (2004) will have to do.

10-20-2010, 07:07 AM
Kingdom Of The Spiders....oh hell, anything with spiders!!!

10-20-2010, 08:36 AM
Slaughtered vomit dolls! all the puking...all the crazy camera work...its all HARD to watch!

10-20-2010, 08:55 AM
Bloodsucking Freaks!

Another New York film based in sleaze. Although the effects are crude they are effective and I absolutely love the monologue at the beginning by Sardu telling the audience to believe or not to believe in his grand guignol type show.
One of my first treasures from Troma... of course!

10-20-2010, 09:06 AM
Requiem for a Dream was definitely at the top of the list. A brilliant film, but the scene where the mother explains why she's taking the diet pills was so heart-breaking I had to stop the film for while and decompress for a bit before returning.

But, since that's not exactly a horror film, I should probably just throw in with the others that said Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I've seen a lot of shock based gore films, but there is something about Henry that just gets under my skin. It also doesn't help that I live in Chicago and know most of the locations for the film.

10-20-2010, 11:34 AM
The Fly (1986). I'm not a person who gets grossed out easily and I'm very jaded with most movies but for some reason The Fly has always had this off-putting effect on me. Every time I watch it I have a hard time getting through it, and that's not because it's a bad movie.

10-20-2010, 02:41 PM
Mountain of the Cannibal God, for the blatant animal killings and the poor attempt to make them look natural.

10-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Any "mondo" type film or any film that deals with real human death footage. I enjoy a film that challenges me to sit through it, but only when it is not real. I can't imagine why anybody would enjoy films like Faces of Death. It is absolutely disgusting and depressing.

10-20-2010, 03:33 PM
I'd have to go with Martyrs. I think it was due partly to the fact that I hadn't slept in over 24 hours when I watched it, but that movie made me really uncomfortable. Irreversible had the same effect but not nearly as strong.

10-20-2010, 04:44 PM
Frist off anything with real animal violence is garbage and i don't consider it a film in any way.

That being said I have to go with "A serbian film"

I don't want to give anything away for thoses who haven't seen it, because it is a great movie, but about 45-50 minutes in you will know exactly why this is the sickest movie ever!

And it doesn't stop there, once it stabs you right between the eyes at that point, it keeps kicking you and beating you until the end and then for good measure before it leaves you, it spits right in your face.

Again great movie, one of my favorites, but there are things you can't unsee after seeing this movie!!!

10-20-2010, 07:16 PM
The original Last House on the Left. I watched it once, and refused to watch it again. As a matter of fact, I got rid of it. The film made me feel really "dirty". yuck.

The Doctor
10-20-2010, 09:42 PM
Silent Night, Deadly Night. Word to the wise: never watch this when you're fighting depression. In recent years, I have been able to watch it, but I'm always a bit tense and nervous when doing so.

Runner up: Death Wish 2. Even though it's not strictly horror, I have to fast foirward through the first 20 minutes of the film every time I see it. Those who have seen it know why.

10-20-2010, 10:02 PM
It took me several sittings to get thoroguh August Underground's mordum, so I am going withthat...but a Serbian film sure has its moments as well....

Harry Warden
10-20-2010, 11:03 PM
I'm gonna go in a totally different direction here. Although some films with excessive gory violence or animal cruelity can be very disturbing, most of the time I can get past violence of a visual nature. It's the psychological horror films that make one think, that have always fucked with my head and therefore, have actually kept me up at night. The last film that scared the shit out of me, gave me nightmares and one in which I'm relectant to watch again..at least alone, is The Exorcism of Emily Rose. The scenes of where this young girl is seemingly violated by demons freaks me out. The subtle references to evil throughout the film had a tremendous impact on me. Even now, if I wake up in the middle of the night and have to venture to the bathroom, I always glance at the clock and if the time is anywhere in the 3 AM hour, it freaks me out totally. The 3am hour is referenced in this film and is supposedly the true witching hour, and is considered the most evil hour of the day, if you subscribe to such dogma. I'm not an overly religious person, nor am I catholic, but it still scares the shit out of me. Like the Exorcist, the notion that nobody is safe from terrible unseen forces that can take over you mind and body just freak me the hell out. I don't think a film needs to be gory or excessively violent to have a memorable impact.

10-21-2010, 01:33 AM
A Serbian film. I've nEver had a problem sitting through a film till I saw this one.

10-21-2010, 02:52 AM
I have a problem with families in peril, now that I have a family of my own, so any movies that fall into this category make me feel this way. Funny Games in particular really disturbed me. The scene when the child is killed. Although off camera, it has a lot of resonance!!

10-21-2010, 08:44 AM
The original version of The Crazies. I found the virgin incest scene super disturbing. I own the film but have probably only watched it twice because of that. Sometimes I think "oh thats a good movie I should watch it again" and then I try to decide if I'm emotionally prepared for it, and the answer is always 'no'.

10-21-2010, 08:29 PM
I would have to go with "A Serbian Film" couldn't stomach that film. Especially that rape scene.

10-21-2010, 11:16 PM
mike leigh's Naked. something about the whole tone of the movie makes me feel nauseous. i like the movie, but its depressing and hard to sit through and not feel like shit afterward.

10-21-2010, 11:42 PM
I Spit on Your Grave - didn't know what it was when I picked it up, and wouldn't do it again. At least, not for the first half of the film. Doesn't seem like much of a point to watch that again.

10-22-2010, 12:53 AM
The bath tub scene in "I Spit on Your Grave" always makes me turn away.

10-22-2010, 05:37 AM
Cannibal Holocaust

I saw an Exhumed Films screening of this and I'll never forget it. The crowd was drunk and rowdy when it started. But when the final credits rolled you could have heard a pin drop. Hardly anyone talked while everyone was filing out. I've never seen that type of reaction to a film before or since.

The animal violence really bothers me. I'll never become desensitized to that the way I am with on-screen violence against humans. And there's a really disturbing ugliness to the scenes where the filmmakers are burning the village. Ortolani's beautiful score makes those images so much more repulsive.

I pre-ordered the Grindhouse DVD and I've never even had the discs out of the package. I may watch it again some day. But I doubt it.

10-22-2010, 05:57 AM
All the scenes in Inside involving the pregnant woman being attacked and having her fetus taken out of her via scissors.

The Tall Man
10-22-2010, 09:24 AM
Double post my bad ...

The Tall Man
10-22-2010, 09:26 AM
Not too many, but one I watched recently had certain scenes I found VERY hard to watch. The Human Centipede. The scene where the Japanese guy finally has to give in to his urges and ... well, the poor girl behind him has no option but to ... anyway, if you've seen it you know what I'm referring to. If you haven't seen it, then I won't spoil it ... :eek:

10-22-2010, 07:32 PM
A Serbian Film. I've seen all the AU, etc. To see that kind of stuff pulled off with a narrative and finesse is bothersome.

10-23-2010, 04:52 AM
The movie The Exorcist is a very hard movie to watch. It's just so freaking scary even though I'm an adult now. But it's still a horror movie classic.

10-23-2010, 05:26 AM
Recently Header (2006)... what bothered me is not that it was effective. It seemed to try so hard to be deprived that it became offensive not for intended gross out but because it relied too much on shock that when ineffective neutered everything else. A lot of Rob Zombie's films strike me the same way.

Nasty Nate
10-23-2010, 09:42 AM
House On The Edge Of The Park. Boob slashing part. Makes me want to take a shower after watching that.

10-24-2010, 11:38 PM
I recently watched a film called The Life and Death of a Porno Gang and there were two scenes depicting snuff that I had to turn away from. I have seen many hardcore horror flicks but this one really seemed to get under my skin. These scenes were so effective because of the emotional context of the scenes mixed with believable performances and the pseudo-documentary style of the film. Filmmakers can try and shock an audience with gore or scenes of extreme violence but these scenes are merely superficial unless you care about the characters involved.

10-25-2010, 07:02 AM
Probably Cannibal Holocaust. I can watch it, but the animal violence always makes me cringe.

10-25-2010, 05:16 PM
I would have to say "Martyrs"!!!


10-25-2010, 10:45 PM
Probably Cannibal Holocaust due to the animal violence.

10-26-2010, 05:02 AM
The contest is now closed. Thanks for the 100 submissions, it was interesting to see the ways different movies affected different people. Some off-the-beaten path recommendations, too.

And now, the winners:


Send me a PM with your name and address and these shall be on your way to you.

New contest ramps up in minutes.

10-26-2010, 07:09 AM
Hoo baby! Happy Halloween indeed. Thank you, horrordigi. And congrats to the other winners.

Top o' the world, Ma!

Mutilated Prey
10-26-2010, 07:15 AM
Congrats ya lucky sunsa.... :)

10-26-2010, 08:03 AM
Congrats winners!

10-26-2010, 10:51 AM
congratulations to the winners

10-26-2010, 12:24 PM
congratulations to the winners! :)

10-26-2010, 03:27 PM
Congrats dudes!

10-26-2010, 05:20 PM
Congrats winners!

10-26-2010, 06:48 PM
Congrats to the winners!

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10-26-2010, 11:55 PM
Congrats folks!

10-27-2010, 03:51 PM
Wow, thanks! And congratulations to the other winners, too!

10-28-2010, 09:00 AM
I feel like I've arrived.

Thanks guys!