I will never ever, as long as I live, forget the first time I saw Pink Flamingos. This is waaaay out of my comfort zone and took me to a world my mother always warned me about :) This is one of those films that once seen can never be unseen.
This kind of movie is normally an anathema to me, but for some reason, I 'get' John Waters. So much so, another of his movies makes this list.
I'd leave a decent gap between watching this and eating :)
OMG :) - Where to even start with this!
I knew nothing about it, apart from the fact it had Monica Bellucci in it - which was good enough for me.
I hate to highlight what was unquestionably the most talked about thing in the movie, but yes, the fire extinguisher scene and brutal underpass rape will never be forgotten by this viewer - but that's about all I do remember
Yeah, okay, I admit it. I do like my Cat III's :) Here is another must see thanks in no small part to the excellent Simon Yam & Danny Lee. Co-directed by Lee and Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang [Red to Kill]. You can't go wrong ;O)
By far my favourite John Waters film. I absolutely love this movie! It's trashy and vile with a fantastical plot - but the characters - OMG, the characters. Totally off the wall. I know dialogue from this movie like we all do from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" - it's an experience you won't forget :)
I bought this from a film fair back in the early 90's. It'a terrific little 'blaxploitation' movie, which may seem an odd choice to add here. The reason I add it is there is a scene where some "Hoe's" get a beating that is just so out of character with the rest of [an excellent] movie. I won't spoil it by saying what happens, but I bet you don't forget it lol
I wasn't going to include "Bun Man" for the simple reason it has become almost too cult for what it is. However, this list is about mental scarring and despite it's reputation, Bun Man sucks you in with a sensitive back story and moments of humour before grabbing you by the face and head butting you into some moments of genuine unpleasantness
I've just noticed something! It would appear [unbeknownst to me] that I am a Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang fan! This is the third of his films to make this list! That's kind of 'cool' - it shows I'm consistent in what I like :)
Now he has three in the list I hope you like his work too :)
Looks like Billy has scarred me more than anyone else
Could, and probably will be, in quite a few of my movie lists, including any all time top ten I make.
No where near as 'in your face' or brutal as others in this list, but a great piece of movie making that will stay with you.
I like it when the victim wins :D
Some movies make you go "Ah". While others make you go "AARRGGHH!!"
Everyone likes to push their personal viewing boundaries - or at least, they should. Whilst I do like a good popcorn Blockbuster, I find myself drawn to the 'quirky' and the 'strange'. Of course, that means I have seen way too much dross in my search for the gem's and hopefully this list will save you that experience. Of course - It's all subjective, but if you are into these like I am, maybe we should be friends :O)