What's the most shocking film you've seen and why?

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    Feb 20, 2016 2:50 PM GMT
    For me it's gotta be the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" 1974.It got banned outright on the day of release. No uncut release in the UK until 1999.



    Also another banned film which was pretty violent "Scum" 1979. Graphic scenes.



    Comedy and other films balance it otherwise we'd go nuts LOL icon_biggrin.gif

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    Feb 20, 2016 3:44 PM GMT
    Gandu

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    This movie is banned in India because it is extremely sexual in nature of its content. I am completely taken aback by the courage of this film.
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    Feb 20, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    A film by Ingmar Bergman. Shockingly boring. Obviously I'm not intellectual enough to appreciate his stuff.
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    Feb 20, 2016 8:18 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidA film by Ingmar Bergman. Shockingly boring. Obviously I'm not intellectual enough to appreciate his stuff.


    Gee whiz, for shocking, I was going to say Bergman's "Cries and Whispers," but in a favorable way. I'm actually much into Bergman, and possess all but maybe three of his films on DVD or videocassette. If I may: It's not so much intellectual as whether a viewer connects with Bergman's world-view/feelings/ethos. I can understand if people who aren't Swedish or at least Scandinavian have a hard time with him (I'm half Swedish), but Bergman and I connect on all cylinders. For intellectual bafflement, there's French "New Wave" films. Anyway, "Cries and Whispers" is shocking because we get to be with a dying and indeed dead person (and don't think "Sunset Blvd.") in some pretty unpleasant moments. Whee.

    If viewers can put themselves into a 1929 frame of mind, that year's "In Old Arizona"--pretty much a Western--is kind of shocking because, as '29 audiences would not at all expect, the Latino guy is the sympathetic male lead (as opposed to the white male lead), and because of what happens to the female lead, and because there are some sexy situations and double-entendres. (But it's pretty tame by 2016 standards.)

    OK, one more: Hitchcock's "The Birds" is actually emotionally savage, and leaves tough ol' me numb at the end because of its bleakness.
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    Feb 20, 2016 9:00 PM GMT
    Can see why Gandu appears shocking. Guess they just wanna go for the shock appeal with that.

    Birds was a great film, even though is wasn't explicit it still got you thinking.

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  • SinfulWays

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    Feb 20, 2016 9:03 PM GMT
    The Most shocking film fire is "The Last House on The Left: - The original one!
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    Feb 20, 2016 10:26 PM GMT
    Perhaps not the most shocking but the most shocked i was that i really enjoyed it, was Human Centipede.

    I only watched it because i heard so many people say it was awful and gross and Roger Ebert wrote a really interesting review so i thought i would give it a shot. I am not into those sorts of movies normally, i am not into any of the torture movies etc... but it was actually pretty good. I liked that the main villain was insane and it was just sort of left at that. Why is he doing all this? Because he is insane, end of story.


    The second one was god awful and i turned it off after 10 minutes. Ebert's review of that one is good too. Miss that mofo.
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    Feb 20, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
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  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 21, 2016 12:01 AM GMT
    For me it was "Saving Private Ryan", the first 30 minutes take place in a re-enactment of the beach landing at Normandy during WWII. Because this was based on a real event, you knew what you were watching was based on reality. This first opening scene is extremely graphic, with carnage and graphic images. A truly great film, but I have never been able to sit through a second viewing.
  • wild_sky360

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    Feb 21, 2016 1:30 AM GMT
    The original Mad Max left me disturbed for days. I'm still not a fan of horror or brutality, but at that young age I had never even been exposed to it until that night.

    After viewing Zeitgeist, you'll never see the world or your life in the same context again.
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    Feb 21, 2016 2:29 PM GMT
    Love hearing all the different views. icon_surprised.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 5:53 PM GMT
    I could say "Human Centipede" but more realistically, "Sophie's Choice." And her story, although a character in a novel by William Styron, was just one example of what really happened to millions of human beings.
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:31 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidI could say "Human Centipede" but more realistically, "Sophie's Choice." And her story, although a character in a novel by William Styron, was just one example of what really happened to millions of human beings.

    Good mentions
    Sophie's Choice....haunted for weeks
    short clip from Human Centipede....itchy and sleepless for daysicon_eek.gif
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    Feb 22, 2016 12:38 PM GMT
    FitLondoner2016 saidCan see why Gandu appears shocking. Guess they just wanna go for the shock appeal with that.

    Birds was a great film, even though is wasn't explicit it still got you thinking.

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    Yes, it has full frontal nudity and scenes of penetration, fellatio and what not.
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    Feb 22, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
    A Serbian Film seems like an obvious one to me, it's just depraved. A guy takes a newly born baby and rapes it, the main guy mistakenly fucks his own dead son or some weird sick shit like that, it's just shocking for the sake of being shocking.
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    Feb 22, 2016 10:46 PM GMT
    badbug said Perhaps not the most shocking but the most shocked i was that i really enjoyed it, was Human Centipede.

    I only watched it because i heard so many people say it was awful and gross and Roger Ebert wrote a really interesting review so i thought i would give it a shot. I am not into those sorts of movies normally, i am not into any of the torture movies etc... but it was actually pretty good. I liked that the main villain was insane and it was just sort of left at that. Why is he doing all this? Because he is insane, end of story.


    The second one was god awful and i turned it off after 10 minutes. Ebert's review of that one is good too. Miss that mofo.



    Yeah, I would have to agree. Even more shocking though was its sequel, in black and white, so it wasn't 'awful' per se, just much more nasty than the first.




    My picks are Motel Hell from 1980 and House Of A Thousand Corpses 2003







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    Feb 22, 2016 10:54 PM GMT
    There was a made-for-tv movie back in 1970 or so, when I was a kid, that gave me nightmares for decades. It was called "Crowhaven Farm" and starred Hope Lange. It was about Salem witches reincarnated in modern times.
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    Feb 28, 2016 5:23 AM GMT
    *In the Realm of the Senses - I think it was a Japanese movie, true story set in the 1930s Tokyo. A Japanese servant girl got really sexually obsesses with her master, they F*** so many times in the movie and she eventually CUT his thing off!! It was a screening for a college Sexual desire class, I saw that and was shocked. (sorry to ruin the ending for everyone).

    * I forgot the title of the 2nd movie, it was a weird cult Chinese/Hong Kong (Asian movie with subtitles). Basically it was about this one chick who's like to f*** dead corpses/people. Man it was so creepy.

    * I got nightmares after I saw Eyes Wide shut the first few times. Urg, the weird Cult, Campy Orgy scene with people in red coats and wearing masks. Like for a while, I got really creeped out at Halloween parties when dudes in masks hit on me, I was like, fuck no, you're not fucking me like that orgy scene in Eyes Wide Shut. LOL But eventually I got over it and like the movie better now, I think that was Kubrick's last and best work.
  • Lincsbear

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    Mar 06, 2016 8:04 PM GMT
    I can`t say I`ve ever been really shocked by a movie, though 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' were pretty stomach churning.
    I`ve been more shocked by real life events I saw on televison, like the little Vietnamese girl running down the road and burned by napalm in that war; proabably because she was a child of the same age as me when it happened.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 06, 2016 10:46 PM GMT
    the human pavement scene in HOTEL RWANDA