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Most disturbing movie you have seen?

  • 04-04-2022 5:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭ rekluse

    Watched Butchers (2021) last night and it was pretty decent horror/slasher type movie. It was pretty grim in places but by no means the most disturbing movie, but it got me thinking about the most brutal film I have seen. Whats the most disturbing movie you have seen? A couple that spring to mind for me.

    Irreversible - Pretty brutal rape scene in this and also a very graphic murder.

    I spit on your grave - Another with a pretty gruesome rape scene.

    Sinister.- Watched this recently and it was much darker than I anticipated. It was stuck in my head for a few days after.

    Any other suggestions from people? A few others that I've heard are pretty brutal but haven't seen personally are Cannibal Holocaust, Martyrs, The Poughkeepsie Tapes and A Serbian film.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21 poppysee

    Mother (2017) was horrid, gruesome and made me feel sick.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    "Last Exit to Brooklyn" ........definitely NOT a first date movie & that's from experience 🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,046 ✭✭✭✭ Galwayguy35

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    There was a rape scene in it which wasn't an easy watch, very good film though way better than the re make.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,051 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly

    I watched Bambi in the Ambassador Cinema.

    I left crying when his mammy was killed... The brutality. 😱😭

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭ black & white

    Depends on my age, aged 7 the Daleks frightened the **** out of me, aged 10 it was Dracula or Frankenstein. Nowadays a Suspense film rather than horror is the worst

  • Registered Users Posts: 836 ✭✭✭ Notmything

    Savior. 1998 film set during the Bosnian war.

    Some very disturbing scenes and don't think it is a film I would enjoy watching again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ _gir

    Human centipede and Tusk make me gag, can’t do body horror.

    Martyrs left an impression too

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,526 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    Have to say, Deliverance. It's a movie I've only seen once and many years ago and I still think it one of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen , but equally it was Brilliant.

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

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    That was GOOD!!!!! kicking myself I didn't get that one in first😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,957 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR

    Cannibal Holocaust is great. Top score by Riz Ortolini too.

    Also Cannibal Ferox.

    Last House On The Left (1972) is bleak as is the copycat Late Night Trains / Night Train Murders

    House On The Edge Of The Park and New York Ripper are on the high scale of grimness too.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 44,526 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    threads. especially as i was eight when i saw it IIRC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,107 ✭✭✭ Be right back

    Perfume, story of a murderer.

    Wolf creek.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,877 ✭✭✭ JoChervil

    Breaking the Waves

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup

    Scum - life in a British borstal

    Clockwork Orange - avant garde violence

    One Hour Photo - Robin Williams at his creepiest best

  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭ rocky1813

    The Devils Rejects

    Funny Games

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,802 ✭✭✭ El Rifle

    3-4 scenes in that beyond horrific. Easily the most disturbed I've ever been watching a movie. Sure you can do irreversible and send people down to a fisting club, and do 20minute rape scenes, but this is something else entirely. Very real and haunting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,526 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭ De Bhál

    I saw The Omen when I was about 11 or 12 back in the 1980's . Turned me off horror for life. Decapitation scene was something I will never forget.

  • Registered Users Posts: 444 ✭✭ Stephen_Maturin

    A disinterested baby sitter left me to watch Robocop on the telly when I was about 8 or so.

    The early scene in particular where Peter Weller gets his arm shot off with a shotgun really disturbed me at the time, that was a sleepless night

  • Registered Users Posts: 178 ✭✭ antfin

    Lars Von Trier's Antichrist has some definite sphincter clenching scenes! One of the few movies that I really struggled to watch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ RossGeller

    The Human Centipede - Who is that movie even for?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,506 ✭✭✭ TheIrishGrover


    Went in completely blind when I saw it on TV. Didn't even know who directed it at the time. Thought, "OK, the guy is a bit weird. This whole audition thing is definitely creepy and wrong but, hey, you know, he's suffering and not handling death of his wife well. I mean look at that girl, so quiet, sitting there with... huh... with a sack... huh... OHMYF*CKINGGODDIDTHATJUSTMOVE???WTF"

    I remember being creeped out by Event Horizon too but I'd say that doesn't hold up. Haven't rewatched it but I'd say it's probably pretty cheezy :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,506 ✭✭✭ TheIrishGrover

    Also, Graveyard of the Fireflies is a movie I just can't bring myself to watch again. It's just too heartbreaking. It's hard to believe that it was originally shown as a double-bill in Japan with the wonderful "My Neighbour Totoro"

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,727 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu

    that I've seen - possibly "A Short film about Killing" which is just incredibly bleak.

    I've read a synopsis of "A Serbian Film" and I strongly recommend that you not only don't watch it, but don't read the synopsis either, bloody hell...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ _gir