Scenes that freak you out or disturb you

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  1. Justin_S

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    What are your favorite scary/creepy/disturbing scenes in film? Here are some of mine:

    The Shining- The scene with the freaky guy in the dog suit.

    Jaws- The part where that guy's boat has been knocked over and you can just see the humongous shark under him coming at him with his mouth open.

    The Blair Witch Project- Every scene after they first enter the woods.

    The Church- The part where the lady sees that goat demon at her window.

    Prince of Darkness- The scene where Wyndham is standing outside the window talking in that weird as hell voice, and then falls apart covered in bugs.

    The Hitcher- The scene where the police dog is sadly licking his dead master.

    Black Christmas- All of the killer's phone calls.

    Don't Look Now- The freaky as hell ending.

    An American Werewolf in London- The Nazi werewolf dream sequence.

    Cujo- Cujo's death.

    Session 9- Every scene where you hear the sessions and the freaky multiple personality voices.

    The Thing- The dog kennel scene & the blood test scene.


    How about you?
     
  2. DavidAC

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    Requiem for a Dream-the last 10 minutes or so is rather disturbing.
    The Sixth Sense-where Cole sees that lady in the Pink robe and thinks its his mom, I dunno that scene freaks me out for some reason.
    The Changeling -whole bunch of scenes.
    Lady in White -When Frankie's uncle starts whistling the murdered girls song, freaky.
     
  3. DanaA

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    The Exorcist - Not the head spinning scenes, but when she's undergoing the tests of modern science.
     
  4. Jan H

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    All of Pasolini's "Salo". I may never recover. It should be destroyed in the name of all that is righteous and holy.
     
  5. Travis Olson

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    Mullholland Drive - The man behind Winkie's.

    Seven - The sloth sinner.

    The Exorcist - Many scenes.

    Shindler's List - Again, many scenes.
     
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    Event Horizon. Practically the whole thing. The best one is Weir in the green tunnel. The others include when Peters sees her son in sickbay and later when Justin disappears. The scene on the bridge following Justin's disappearance is also incredibly effective("Open the door."). No other film has hit me nearly this hard. It has to be the greatest example of psychological manipulation in a sci-fi/horror film...
     
  7. JonZ

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    Anything with worms or roaches.
    Although I can watch Joes Apartment becuase I think its funny, I do flinch and turn my head a few times :b
     
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    Concur, Lew.
     
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    The end of The Grifters. For some reason injuries to the neck freak me out, and that one is particularly bad.
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    The Exorcist - I saw it at the cinema when I was 12 (sneaked in) and the whole film freakin' freaked me out and disturbed me man. I'm still shaking as I type this.[​IMG]
    The Shining - The rotting hag (The rotting hag? Sounds like a good name for one of those old English pubs found next to the moors)
     
  12. Patrick McCart

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    The scene with Hal Warren shooting at The Master in Manos, The Hands of Fate. As Tom Servo said, it's like they're walking into a John Waters film.

    Blech...the entire movie is disturbing!
     
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    Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The old guy feebly trying to beat the girl with the hammer, the metal door, Leaterface's "dance", the bone furniture, oh hell, pretty much the whole movie
    The Omen - Some of the looks the nanny gives, the hanging scene, the impalement of the priest, the dog, some of Damien's expressions, when he goes nuts at the church
    The Shiningl - THE TWINS, the bloody elevator, Danny's frozen horror looks, when Scatman receives "the shine" from Danny, ok, again, most of the movie
    Rosemary's Baby - Ruth Gordon, the rape scene, most of the last 10-15m.
    Peeping Tom - opening scene, all of the movie flashbacks with Michael Powell playing the father
    Funny Games - Pretty much everything after the first 15-20m
    The Piano Teacher - Her sexual need to be beaten, the fact that she sleeps in the same bed as her mother, and when she puts the crushed glass in her student's coat
     
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    I Spit On Your Grave. I don't think I even have to specify which scene.
     
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    Pet Semetery - all the flashbacks of the sister with spinal menengitis. Saw it for the first time in middle school, totally freaked me out to the point where I was shaking and couldn't sleep all night.
     
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    The Godfather Part II-
    When Vito goes back to Corleone and splits the Don who killed his father open like a melon


    He certainly deserved it, but I just find it disturbing cause he's a defenseless, barely cognizant old man.
     
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    In the 1963 Robert Wise classic, The Haunting, when Eleanor and Theodora are alone in the bedroom and Eleanor thinks she is hearing things and possibly seeing a face in the floral pattern on the wall. She thinks Theo is squeezing her hand too tightly. It turns out Theo was clear across the room. Scariest scene in a film I've ever looked at.
     
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    Im a little surprised that nobody has mentioned either De Niro's use of a baseball bat on the back of a guys head in The Untouchables, or the cutting off of arms with a chainsaw in Scarface! [​IMG]
     
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    The end of 2001: A Space Odyssey when there's a cut to a dying (and ancient) Keir Dullea reaching out to the black monolith at the foot of his bed. Great movie, but I always find that scene particularly disturbing.
     
  20. Alex Spindler

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    When I see "And starring Freddie Prinze Jr." *shudder*
    Heavenly Creatures - the end...
    Shallow Grave - having lost the straw bet...
    Stir of Echoes - I have an unnatural fear of losing a fingernail...not sure why, but this movie made me squirm like nothing else.
     

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