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Dark, Troubling Films That Will Never Leave You

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The Accused (1988)
Intensity Rating - 10/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 10/10
Propensity to Disturb? - 10/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Either the opening scene depicting the violated victim fleeing in terror from the bar or the final flashback showing in agonisingly realistic detail the gang rape itself atop the pinball machine leading to one of the most prolonged, ferocious and harrowing rape scenes you will ever see. Not for the faint-hearted...
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (508 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Inland Empire (2006)
Intensity Rating - 9/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 10/10
Propensity to Disturb? - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: The conjugation of 'holy shit' moments (screaming Nikki charging up to the screen in illuminated darkness; the haunting image of her contorted, clownish face in tight close-up; the bloody, dying phantom face) are what really scared me half to death and yet in retrospect were rather oddly beautiful, but if we were to go on consecutive sequences, it would have to be the creepy sitcom Rabbits.
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Intensity Rating - 7/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 9/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Definitely the scene in which Henry and Otis brutally slay an innocent family and we are complicit in watching them actually viewing their own disgusting actions on videotape...
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People who added this item 6326 Average listal rating (4275 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Intensity Rating - 10/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 10/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Definitely the moment Buffalo Bill does his little dance to Goodbye Horses...







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People who added this item 2244 Average listal rating (1337 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
Intensity Rating - 9/10
Memorable/Graphic Images - 8/10
Propensity to Disturb - 8/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Obviously any of the sadistic brutalization/rape scenes between Frank Booth and Dorothy Vallens...
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People who added this item 4539 Average listal rating (2795 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)
Intensity Rating - 8/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 9/10
Propensity to Disturb - 8/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Definitely the blood-splattered ultra-violent Angel of Death final sequence, it still sends shivers down my spine.







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People who added this item 487 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Intensity Rating - 8/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 9/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Either the Red Room scene of the international version or BOB's utterly creepy appearance behind Laura Palmer's bed...
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People who added this item 1753 Average listal rating (1073 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Intensity Rating - 8/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 8/10
Propensity to Disturb - 8/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking: Either the blackly comic yet entirely unsettling dinner scene or the last girl's prolonged escape through the woods; Leatherface waving his chainsaw in the sunlight as she cackles maniacally on the back of a getaway truck is astonishing.
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People who added this item 1720 Average listal rating (959 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Intensity Rating - 7/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 8/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Either the moment Brandon is unveiled as Teena and subsequently sodomized by two of his male 'friends' or the ending where they murder him, another girl and almost her toddler.
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Seven (1995)
Intensity Rating - 8/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 8/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: For first-time, unaware viewers, it has to be the famous sloth moment. However, the most horrifying and indelible scene has to be the final chapter, in which John Doe is revealed along with his chilling conclusion to the Seven Deadly Sins spree...









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People who added this item 1754 Average listal rating (1025 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Monster (2003)
Intensity Rating - 7/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 8/10
Propensity to Disturb - 8/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: If not the moment Aileen becomes a killer earlier on in the film, then the heartbreaking, unforgettable scene in which she picks up her final victim, an innocent family man who wants to help her; broken by the act, she screams in the darkness before pulling the trigger to the pleading man's skull. An uneasy and haunting sense of realism fills the atmosphere; it is clear that Aileen is no typical serial killer as she did not stalk or gain pleasure from her acts, and that everything is more complicated than it is portrayed in the media.
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People who added this item 4509 Average listal rating (2964 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Intensity Rating - 7/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 7/10
Propensity to Disturb - 8/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: For anyone who has already seen the film, the foot stamp moment in which Derek crushes an African-American intruder's skull against the curb is unforgettable. However, there are two other notable moments in the film that are hard to shake off: the moment Derek is sodomized in prison and the gut-punch ending.







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People who added this item 3072 Average listal rating (1803 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Intensity Rating - 9/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 10/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Either the final scene or the decaying bum behind Winkie's...
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People who added this item 1901 Average listal rating (1059 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Dogville (2003)
Intensity Rating - 6/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 7/10
Propensity to Disturb - 9/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: In a film surrounding community, humanity and suffering, it is the stark final scene that not only encapsulates Grace Margaret Mulligan's overcoming of the dark-hearted Dogville and the message of morals and values, but also the fact that Dogville prided themselves on morals, they abused Grace and eventually dehumanized her. Her goodness is destroyed and she able to join the ranks of her mobster father after ordering the town's obliteration.
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People who added this item 1699 Average listal rating (903 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1977)
Intensity Rating - 8/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 10/10
Propensity to Disturb - 10/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: The entire final chapter which follows from Henry and his baby's metaphoric and nightmarish transformation from enlarged worm/mutant, each other, pencil top eraser and finally the dance partner of an overtly chipmunk-cheeked blonde...
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People who added this item 576 Average listal rating (319 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Intensity Rating - 6/10
Memorable/Graphic Imagery - 8/10
Propensity to Disturb - 6/10

Most Horrifying/Shocking Scene: Since its not really terrifying as opposed to haunting, there is no outright horror to be had except for the dream-like, poetic chill and unsettling mood throughout each scene, particularly every moment upon the formation and the swan in Micheal's bedroom. If we had to go on shock, it would be the fact nothing is concluded: the mystery remains intact without any kind of possible solution.
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People who added this item 2267 Average listal rating (1455 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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Funny Games (2007)
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Creep (2004)
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People who added this item 2121 Average listal rating (1298 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Hard Candy (2005)
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Precious (2009)
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People who added this item 788 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dogtooth (2009)
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Zodiac (2007)
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People who added this item 2046 Average listal rating (1199 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Changeling (2008)
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People who added this item 860 Average listal rating (517 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Martyrs (2008)
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Intense, disturbing and fatally indelible, this list of films are perhaps - depending on your psychological threshold - some of the most haunting, emotional and painful you will ever watch. Whether horrific, nightmarish or creepy, these films are either graphically shocking in their depiction of life at its most horrid or subliminal and outwardly psychological. Nevertheless, each film on this list left me unable to erase their most troubling content from my mind for months, even in some cases, longer. Viewer discretion is advised for the films rated over 7/10 on the scale of disturbance.

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Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 31 9:53
maybe too strong for this list

Salo - 3 hours of humanity degrading children
A Serbian Film - where to start?
Snowtown - the strangulation scene is very hard to watch
Anti-christ - be careful with those scissors dear
Martyrs -finding the hooded/masked woman scene
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 31 15:57
Martrys is added to list, thanks for the recommendation, I saw that when it was released and I was impressed by its use of gore rather than mindless torture, there was a point to it all. I've seen parts of Anti-Christ and it was just a bad movie made for the shock factor and I'm only adding at the very least watchable movies to this list. I was twelve when I watched Salo, and once I saw the people chained up, eating faeces and out of dog bowls I was finished, so I can't add that because I didn't see all of it despite the fact it fits the bill.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jul 16 21:21
You might enjoy Gaspar Noé films.
I Stand Alone
Irréversible
Enter the Void

Irréversible for the obvious reasons.
I watched Enter the Void late in the night, almost morning, and after the movie ended enjoyed the "wtf I just watched?" feeling.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jul 17 1:57
"I've seen parts of Anti-Christ and it was just a bad movie made for the shock factor"

What?
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 22 4:38
For me, It will always be Irreversible. Truly the darkest, most disturbing rape scene I've ever sat through.
Posted: 3 years ago at Oct 9 1:59
Martyrs is so haunting and horrifying that it makes Silence of the Lambs look like a comedy in comparison.

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