I must be different, because I find this infinitely scarier than any horror movie. I know I won't get attcked by Michael Myers, I know I won't get possessed by demons, and I know hoards of zombies won't rise from the ground, but do I know for sure that the meaninglessness of my repetitious bourgeois life won't drive me into insanity and lead to suicide? I don't know that, because I live the exact same life as these people and have considered suicide many times.
We see this family destroy everything they have, and, well, it just hurts to watch. The destruction of everything they have is straight up painful to watch, it symolises something more; the destructionof their very life. We see a death scene in a movie all the time, and it means nothing, but seeing this family, who we've come to know so well, prep for their suicide and abandon everything they have, it's like watching an aquaitance you don't have an overly strong relatioship with die. Never has a movie held that kind of power. Haneke, I never want to know what goes on in that sick head of yours, but god damn, you hae talent like few others