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Which film do you wish you hadn't seen (not because it was crap)

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GiganticusBottomus Thu 27-Oct-11 09:44:32

I saw Fennel posted on the 'we need to talk about Kevin' thread saying she's just seen the film and wished she hadn't

I really wish I hadn't seen 'Seven' I found it really disturbing.

Any other films you recommend avoiding?

onepieceofcremeegg Thu 27-Oct-11 09:46:32

not really what you asked but I have read the Kevin book. Now I know the film won't be the same exactly, but the book has told me I don't wish to see it.

I watched the Shining and was quite distressed by it (but I was young teenage)

Hullygully Thu 27-Oct-11 09:46:46

Don't Go In The House

Saw it about 25 years ago and am still frighterned by some of the images that happened too quickly for me to hide my eyes.

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 27-Oct-11 09:48:00

The Cube.


Hullygully Thu 27-Oct-11 09:51:30

Yes, the twins in The Shining <shakes>

tiredemma Thu 27-Oct-11 09:52:17

Blood Diamond. It disturbed me beyond belief.

southeastastra Thu 27-Oct-11 09:52:52

nothing really, but tend to avoid film i know will upset me like sophie's choice and schindler's list.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 27-Oct-11 09:54:40

I read the thread title and immediaty thought of Seven too. Had I not been with a large group I would have left in the middle. It was horrible, and the thought of the writers coming up with all those awful set pieces, with horror laid on horror. I find the thought of that disturbing actually.

Janiston Thu 27-Oct-11 09:55:42

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GiganticusBottomus Thu 27-Oct-11 09:56:58

Schindler's list was terrible but in a good way iykwim - excellent film, awful subject but it happened, I don't think it should be forgotten and ultimately it is a story about bravery and survival. Having said that, I am not sure I ever want to see it again. Maybe one day.

rarebreed Thu 27-Oct-11 09:58:01

The Pianist, couldn't stop thinking about it for days afterwards. An excellent film but i wouldn't choose to watch it again.

GiganticusBottomus Thu 27-Oct-11 09:59:33

Thefallenmadonna - I am glad it's not just me. I don't watch gruesome stuff but seven caught me out, I saw it at the cinema having heard it was good but didn't really know what it was about, it was vile.

Magneto Thu 27-Oct-11 09:59:44

I remember seeing seven when I was still in highschool, can't remember how old but def under 15. I can't say it bothered me at all really, I thought it was crap.

However the hills have eyes is horrendous. Only watched some of it then it got to the rape scene and I walked out. Can't forget what I did see though sad I think I was 17 or 18 at the time.

Now I refuse to watch horror, weepy films or violent thrillers because they upset me too much.

Magneto Thu 27-Oct-11 10:03:46

Feel I have to add that my mum didn't know I saw either of those films, they wereseen at friends houses.

My mum banned us from watching a clockwork orange and silence of the lambs because they were the two films she has seen that really bothered her. I have to say I trust her judgement and I have no inclination to watch either of them.

KellyKettle Thu 27-Oct-11 10:04:47

I haven't actually seen the film but my mum gave me the scene by scene account of the Boy in the Striped pyjamas. I cried just listening to the plot and have vowed never to watch it. I couldn't stop thinking about it afterwards.

Bugsy2 Thu 27-Oct-11 10:10:07

Dead Ringers - with Jeremy Irons. Critically acclaimed but very traumatising.
The Krays - just deeply unpleasant
Trainspotting - obviously a "have to see" zeitgeist kind of film, but again left me feeling traumatised. The dead baby bit haunted me for weeks afterwards.

PoppyDoolally Thu 27-Oct-11 10:12:16


Traumatic ain't the word.

JosieRosie Thu 27-Oct-11 10:12:21

'Silence of the Lambs' is very disturbing - not Hannibal Lector so much as the poor senator's daughter who is kidnapped and kept in a well by herself. Really sick.

'Requiem for a Dream' is the most disturbing film I've ever seen. I think it's completely brilliant but I was practically curled into a ball and wailing by the end. The last 30 minutes feel like a walk through hell.

MollyintheMoon Thu 27-Oct-11 10:13:09


Up until seeing it horror films were my favourite genre but now I can't watch any of themsad. It really, really disturbed me for ages <shudder>

JosieRosie Thu 27-Oct-11 10:14:06

'Irreversible' - I've been toying with the idea of watching this for years Poppy because I'm intrigued by it but I have very little stomach for sexual violence and I understand there is an excruciating 8 minute rape scene. I think I should probably just carry on giving it a miss!

allhailtheaubergine Thu 27-Oct-11 10:18:42

I saw something recently where a female army cadet was tied down and gang raped. The thing that really upset me about it was that it was supposed to be entertainment - it wasn't some sick shock horror hollywood thing to get people talking, it was something like Midsummer Murders. Is gang rape really entertaining?

MadameWooOOoovary Thu 27-Oct-11 10:23:50

Salvador. Videodrome.
I dont do horror films any more. Jack Nicholson's face at the end of the Shining is terrifying

RoxyRobin Thu 27-Oct-11 10:41:19

The Descent. At one level a regular kill-them-one-by-one horror, but the false ending, where at first you sigh with relief as the main character seems to escape her fate and then realise it was only a hallucination and there will in fact be no escape for her makes it just too disturbing.

I suppose watching horror films provides us with catharsis for our own deep fears, but if there is no redemption for the character set up to represent us we are left with the message that there is no hope - and it is hope which keeps us putting one foot in front of the other in life.

So although I left the cinema thinking "Gosh, that was exciting!" I felt it had planted a nasty little seed in my brain's poisonous plant-patch where the "Oh god, what's the bloody point" weeds grow.

Reading a lot into it, perhaps, but then stories are never just stories.

Even DH was disturbed and he is chronically insensitive!

Come to think of it, I think Se7en falls into the same category.

Magneto Thu 27-Oct-11 11:45:20

Ah the descent, I consider that to verge most terrifying (but not most disturbing) film I have ever watched. I actually had a really awful sleep paralysis episode for the first and (hopefully) last time ever after watching that film. I actually had to sleep with the big light on for about a week. blush

I'm fine now though grin

Magneto Thu 27-Oct-11 11:46:02

I meant "consider that to be" not verge.

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