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Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen?
Snowtown - the only film that's made me feel genuinely queasy. Something about the gritty, long takes and the claustrophobia inducing casualness of the violence just really hit me.
I've seen every film mentioned in this thread and I don't really get affected in that way by films, but THIS takes the cake. The thing is, it's a fucking incredible piece of film making. You can take all your gore or torture porn movies, and exploitation flicks and fake snuff movies and none of them match this. Amazing film and it genuinely has a feeling of pure evil running through it right from the opening scenes. You don't see much gore or violence, it's all mostly implied apart from one scene, but that's what makes it so fucking great. I defy anyone to sit through it and not feel uncomfortable or disturbed. The scene with the dancing in slow motion really freaked me the fuck out. That's how good the film is, when a man dancing with a woman at a party becomes something genuinely disturbing or uncomfortable, that's a sign that the director (and actors) are doing an amazing job. The fact it's a true story adds to that aura. The one torture scene is the hardest it's ever been for me to watch something, ever.
Only ones that come close for me are Irreversible and Martyrs, but Martyrs is mostly just fucked up.
Last edited by Bubz; 09-01-2012 at 04:55 PM.