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Disturbing Films

Found this wonderful list on Buzzfeed.  I’ve already seen the Child Of Rage documentary which still messes with my head to this day and have just watched The Skin I Live In which was fab so i’m guessing this is a pretty good list!

1. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Oscilloscope Laboratories

“The relationship between Kevin and his mother is painful from the start and she blames herself for the way he behaves but is also frustrated that no one else seems to perceive an issue. The final scenes played on my mind for days.”

Submitted by hannahl483c8b3ad

2. Dogtooth (2009)

Dogtooth (2009)

Feelgood Entertainment

“It’s so surreal, horrifying, and uncomfortable.”

Submitted by Johnny Zambrello, Facebook

3. The Skin I Live In (2011)

The Skin I Live In (2011)

Warners España

“It’s not a horror film. It doesn’t have jump scares or gore. The plot though, now that’s creepy. It’s about this surgeon and his new project: unbreakable skin. And I’m gonna leave it at that.”

Submitted by brancamham

4. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

RLJ Entertainment

“I watched Bone Tomahawk recently and am still struggling to get parts of it out my head. It’s set a mashup of horror and Western about a few people from a small town kidnapped by a clan of cannibalistic troglodytes. Definitely a slow-burn movie but when the horror hits at the end, it hits hard. The stark and realistic way the death scenes are shot left me shaking.”

Submitted by Rebecca Holden, Facebook

5. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Artisan Entertainment

“The entire final scenes of Requiem for a Dream are truly disturbing. The unsettling images have convinced me that the best way to keep kids from drugs is to show them this movie.”

Submitted by darno3

6. Begotten (1990)

Begotten (1990)

World Artists

“It’s a black-and-white horror film. It opens with God disembowelling himself and then ‘Mother Earth’ comes in, jerks off the corpse, and masturbates to impregnate herself. It only gets weirder from there.”

Submitted by Jess Young, Facebook

7. Jesus Camp (2006)

Jesus Camp (2006)

Magnolia Pictures

“One that creeped me the fuck out was [this] documentary. It’s about extremist Christians preparing for a holy war. Man I feel so sorry for the kids.”

Submitted by Liam Tipler, Facebook

8. Martyrs (2008)

Martyrs (2008)

Wild Bunch

“It’s gory, creepy, and the twist ending makes you think. But really, the whole thing keeps you guessing, and when the ‘monster’ is revealed it will make you squirm.”

Submitted by Paige Benson, Facebook

9. Eden Lake (2008)

Eden Lake (2008)

The Weinstein Company

Eden Lake shit me up for far longer than I care to mention.”

Submitted by Lucy McLeod, Facebook

10. Child of Rage (1992)

Child of Rage (1992)


“It’s a documentary on a young girl with reactive attachment disorder, and it will always haunt me how such a sweet-looking child can have so much hate and anger in her.”

Submitted by Brad Heil, Facebook

11. Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy (2005)


Hard Candy with Ellen Page fucked with my head so hard. She plays a 14-year-old girl who essentially takes a thirtysomething paedophile hostage and tortures him. It was fascinating and horrifying at the same time.”

Submitted by Sarah Kelley, Facebook

12. The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015)


“By the time it finished me and my friend were curled up in our seats, feeling too uncomfortable to even hold each other’s hands. As the credits started rolling, we both let out a massive breath because it felt like we hadn’t breathed properly over the previous half an hour. Hands-down the most uncomfortable horror movie I have ever experienced.”

Submitted by gillkerryann

13. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Dimension Films

“It’s a creepy, eerie film about twin boys who live alone with their mother in the secluded countryside. Their mother comes back from having some sort of facial surgery, with her face wrapped in bandages and her attitude more distant and aggressive. They start to wonder if the woman living in their house is actually their mother.”

Submitted by tessf20

14. Womb (2010)

Womb (2010)

Olive Films

“It’s seriously twisted and disturbing but also incredibly atmospheric and beautifully shot. The fact that the subject, human cloning, is so discussed and relevant today makes it even creepier and more unsettling.”

Submitted by rockchick19

15. Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

20th Century Fox

“That shit was scary in a way-too-close-to-real-life way and was on my mind for months. Not your typical scary movie, but I was definitely shook.”

Submitted by liadavisq

16. Tusk (2014)

Tusk (2014)


“It’s not scary exactly but it’s creepy, and it really bothered me. There’s so many parts I had to just look away from because I felt sick to my stomach. I love horror movies, the more blood and gore the better, and this isn’t even a horror movie, but watching Tusk… Ugh, I just can’t watch it.”

Submitted by marial45a4dfe30

17. The Girl Next Door (2007)

The Girl Next Door (2007)

Starz Home Entertainment

“It takes place through the eyes of her next-door neighbor and tells the true story of the murder of Sylvia Likens. Basically, she was horribly tortured and abused in the basement of her caretaker’s house until she finally died at the age of 16.”

Submitted by tessf20

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