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Most messed up movie you ever seen?

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by The Penguin, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Streetwise

    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    there are a few vying for position ,merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence along with any movie portraying Japanese internment camps ,Barbarella ,any movie with animal testing.
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  2. Kevin L.

    Kevin L. Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2017
    My vote for the most disturbing, awful movie was I Spit on Your Grave.

    Violent, graphic, soul-destroying gang rape followed by sadistic, creative, and revolting revenge.

    I wish I could have that hour back (I refused to finish the movie).
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  3. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

    Feb 12, 2019
    My choices aren't out there in creepy land as the others but these two still creep me out.
    Red Sparrow, the bedroom lovemaking scene where the guy is minus his head.Jennifer Lawrence is excellent.

    I watched as a tween: The people Under the Stairs ( Wes Craven)and was totally creeped out by little midget people. Later in life, l am still totally creeped out by *midget people*. Lol
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  4. Vindicator Phoenix

    Vindicator Phoenix Female or neutral pronouns V.I.P Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    Eraserhead (1977).
    I found it interesting, though.
    Many people would get up and leave, partway through.
    It requires great: patience and tolerance of idiosyncrasy.
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  5. The Notorious LFC

    The Notorious LFC Member

    May 16, 2020
    Pink Flamingos
  6. AprilR

    AprilR Member

    May 11, 2020
  7. Rotundi

    Rotundi Artist, reader, creator.

    May 20, 2020
    The second and third human centipede both sucked.
  8. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

    Apr 13, 2014
    A coupe of days ago I streamed "Caligula" (1979). It was very messed up. And stupid. I gave up on it after watching about 65%.
  9. Raggamuffin

    Raggamuffin Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2020
    As a child I'd probably say Empire of The Sun - due to the scene of a young Christian Bale being separated from his parents amongst a crowd of thousands of people fleeing in terror as the Japanese army invaded. Then he returned home to find it being ransacked by former servants who worked there. The feelings of lonliness and desparation really hit me hard when I saw that film as a child. The film tackled death, the futility of war, prisoner of war camps, torture and various other themes and aspects of the Japanese occupation. I clearly watched it when I was too young to be able to handle or process such a film. Still, it left more of an impression on me than any horror film or extreme film that's sole purpose seems to be to evoke negative emotions.

    A couple of my earliest anxious moments were to do with being lost from my family in big department store and I felt similar feelings of panic when I watched those scenes in that film.

    In college I did film studies and we had a semester studying extreme cinema. For a few years it peaked my interest in horror and niche genres of cinema. After a while however I grew quite weary of watching these sorts of films.

    I suppose 2 stand out examples for me would be Ichi The Killer and Eden Lake. Whilst the latter isn't the most violent or psychologically tormenting film - the ending is very chilling. Speaking of chilling - I agree with a previous post on here with regards to The Blair Witch Project. I think that film worked extremely well given it's limited budget. However, it's use of sound and the portrayal of the disintrigration of the group and their sanity was ingenius.

    This is what I think a lot of extreme films miss - they're trying too hard to shock people. Whilst there can be a lot of creativity in the portrayal of the violent or immoral acts that they show - the narrative often fails to provide anything that matches the visceral intensity of what you see. After you've seen a lot of them, they feel a bit like a one trick pony.

    Also a previous poster mentioned the German film Stalingrad - I agree wholeheartidly. Of course, a lot of war films will have shocking scenes, but a German film about the turning point of WW2 and the bloodbath that was the tipping point of Operation Barbarossa is always going to be a challenging concept to make.

    Similarly, Der Untergang (Downfall) was another German cinematic masterpiece which portrayed the last days of Hitler in the Fuhrerbunker. An absolutely chilling moment in history that was portrayed with a sense of humanity and at times, even humility amongst some of the most deplorable people and actions of the 20th century.

    Well worth a watch.