Disturbing Movies (What Creeped You OUT?)

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  1. Jordan_E

    Jordan_E Cinematographer

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    I watched THE VANISHING (the original, not the LAME Hollywood remake!) on IFC today and forgot how much that ending bothered me! What movies left you either cringing or gave you shivers of discomfort? And I'm not talking about cringing because the movie was just plain bad. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brad Vautrinot

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    Requiem For A Dream

    Happiness
     
  3. Paul_D

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    Candyman, Candyman, Candyman
     
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    American Beauty.
     
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    come to think about it, any movie with Kevin Spacey in it. That guy is like a car wreck to me. You can't help but look, but sometimes you wish you had just turned the other direction. Great actor, but there is just something about him that is a little creepy.

    -Craig
     
  6. Iain Jackson

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    The Fly 1986 is the only film I've ever seen that I found to be truely unpleasant. Then again, that was quite a few years ago, when I was quite young...
     
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    American History X - the racism and the violence really got to me.
     
  8. Kenneth

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    Here's a few of my choices:

    Slingblade - when he describes the circumstances surrounding his baby brother. His monotone emotionless delivery of such an intense experience is actually quite affecting.

    The Sweet Hereafter - when a certain relationship becomes brutally clear. Although all the signs are there, you keep thinking "no way" until the final pieces drop in place.

    Dead Ringers - the whole movie is really creepy (not in a horror sense, either) but the end ... ouch.

    Cheers,

    Kenneth
     
  9. DonRoeber

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    Recently? Probably With A Friend Like Harry and Cape Fear. A lot of my friends are still upset that I'm not creeped out by The House of Yes.
     
  10. JohnS

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    AUDITION!
     
  11. Mike Broadman

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    The only movie that ever freaked my out a little was a Fire In The Sky, where they're bringing the needle towards his eyes. Needles in eyes gives me the heebee-geebees, though I think I've since gotten over it, because it didn't bother me when they did it in Star Trek: First Contact.
     
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    Silence of the Lambs.. Boy, freaks me out to this day.
     
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    Seven : The ending totally disturbed my wife and me. We won't be watching that movie again ever.
    Devil's Advocate : Charlize Theron's (? SP?) decent into madness was just too creepy. I would have prefered the movie go in the direction of showing how easy it is for strong ethical/moral people to be corrupted slowly one dilema at a time. Instead it was a truly weird combination of him in the "real" world (no demons or magical influence) and her in "hell on Earth".
    Chuck Anstey
     
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    Titanic - I laugh when people say "They were so in love it was so sad"

    Give me a break they knew each other for 2 damn days.

    It gives me the creeps.
     
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    Mike Leigh's Naked
    Highly disturbing and affecting. Hard to pull your eyes off the screen although at moments you desperately want to.
    -j
     
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    Robert Wise's incomparable original version of The Haunting (1963)--the only film that can give me a scare.
     
  17. Anthony Hom

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    Second for Silence of the lambs.

    Also would like to add Two David Cronenberg films,

    Videodrome and Naked Lunch.

    In videodrome, when I first saw the guy reach into his stomach...
     
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    Suspiria. A movie designed to keep you on edge the whole movie.

    Jason
     
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    SEVEN: A gruesome film, but also intelligent and that's what made it disturbing. The idea of John Doe killing someone over the span of a year was chilling.
    JACOB'S LADDER: A very well done film with haunting images, sets and sounds. The whole thing was incredibly effective.
    As as aside, slasher flicks do absolutely nothing for me. I get bored fairly easily in them (not critcizing anyone who digs them! [​IMG] ). Movies like the above, that are IMO very intelligent and well-written, are the ones that get to me.
     
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    Prince of Darkness, the whole science spin on religous ideas gives it some validity to me.

    Blair Witch Project, again the fact that we don't see anything unreal gives it a hint of validity to me which makes it creepy.

    Omen 1 really got to me as well.
     

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