Which film do you wish you hadn't seen (not because it was crap)(228 Posts)
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?
These films had a hopeless feel. Like someone already said, it's the lack of resolution that lingers:
Boxing Helena (storyline similar to Misery, but I found it worse.)
Kiss the girls. Just horrible.
Wolf creek. I don't tend to remember quotes from films but "head on a stick" urgh.
I haven't seen Sophie's Choice but have it on Tivo. So I think I'll delete that one.
I thought Martyrs was pretty pants tbh, it bored the shite out of me.
Also the much touted "disturbing" film Haute Tension is a bloody blatent rip off of "Intensity" by Dean Koontz.
Actually Pet Semetary is actually much scarier and more disturbing than the shining, the film/book totally gives me the willies.
Quite a lot of "disturbing" films I have just found tedious, like SAW, human centipede etc.
I actually quite liked the first 2 Hostel films and seven. My sisters walked out of Wolf Creek, I found it moderately disturbing.
Funny Games though eurgh, I hate that film, so claustrophobic and horrid, I hate any kind of home invasion type thing. I don't do rape very well either, Irreversible was awful, I think I actually watched it on ff, with my hands over my eyes for most of it.
Lilya4eva is brutal, as is Breaking the waves and Antichrist, I just don't really know what to make of Von Triers if I'm honest.
The ring (Japanese version) shit me up good and proper, especially because I watched it on my own, then went to go to bed and the dvd player decided to switch itself back on with a screen of static, brown trouser time .
Life is Beautiful is pretty disturbing, I generally steer clear of those type of movies.
The Orphanage was pretty heartbreaking, Mum and Dad was bizarre. Tony:Serial Killer was brilliant.
I was gutted that the tv dramatisations of The Crimson Petal and the White and South Riding were both shown when I was in the depths of bad PND. Both were superb dramas that I couldn't help myself from watching, but both feature 'female madness' quite heavily.
Made me go all weird, and I got no pleasure from either of them.
I'd love to watch them both now though.
Just recently watched Flowers Of War.
It's about the Massacre of Nanjing and is a chinese film but peculiarly also has Christian Bale in playing an American.
Has similarities to Schindler's List but also deals with the very horrible subject of the abuse and murder of women in the war. Very disturbing to think about what happened.
Oh dear, some of my favourite films, books and even TV are being mentioned here.
I wish I'd never watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The ending is devastating.
Never Let Me Go.
'Boys Don't Cry' partly because it was based on a true story and featured a graphic rape scene. And partly because the main character reminded me of one of my best friends (also a trans* man) and it really brought home to me how much he was at risk just on a day to day basis...
I read the Wikipedia blurb about a Serbian film and I wish I had not!
Films that upset me that I have seen: Mum and Dad (awful), The Ring (Terrifying), Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (upsetting), Sophie's Choice (fucking watched it in hospital the day after I gave birth to my DS!!!), Rosemary's baby (Still scares me).
I also DETEST The Cat In The Hat. HATE it. Very creepy.
Read the blurb of The Human Centipede and I wish I had not.
American History X is a superb film but the biting the kerb scene is etched on my mind forever and is really horrific.
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Magnolia. I was ill once and my friends came over with a film, not knowing at all what it was about, I can't remember a single thing about it now but I just remember it was so depressing.
I have also never recovered from "Alive", which I saw in the cinema as a teen.
And "Trainspotting", when I became a mum I kept thinking of the baby scene even though it was years after seeing it.
I've been wanting to watch the Shining but wondering now if that's wise!
lucyellen "I used to like horror films, now im just about them." That'll be down to seeing Saw & Texas Chainsaw Massacre , torture porn =not good, comedy horror=fun (if you like that sort of thing, I don't generally). Have you seen Cabin in the Woods? If you have, you'll know why I'm asking. If you haven't - go see it! It's a great film. I'm a Whedonite though. I won't say too much more, but it's not what you think it is.-avoid all spoilers!!
Another vote for Sophie's Choice. I had no idea what that film was about until it was way too late and it is seared in my memory. It was an acting masterclass though.
Another one for Nil by mouth here - such a depressing, grim, bleak film.
I remember watching a film with my friend alone in the house when we were about 15 called Black Christmas. We had to turn it off in the end and i had to stand in the garden and watch her run home she was so scared - we lived on the same street! All i remember about it is the actress Margot Kidder from the Superman films was in it and there was something living in the attic who breathed heavily!
oh god, reading through this thread "wolf creek" FFS that film was EVIL! DP and i turned it on half way through and i as hoping for the ending where one or both survive, errr no, i was then at the end realised it was based on a true story - its making me anxious just thinking about it
The original "Texas chain saw massacre" horrible horrible horrible.
Saw, i had to turn it off
I used to like horror films, now im just about them. Saying that, DP is watching nighmare on elm street and im hiding behind the lap top!! No, scrub that, ive made him turn it off
I presume nobody has seen Kill List then?
Sold to me as a thriller but actually a very disturbing Satanic horror. Really, really unpleasant and almost gave me a panic attack.
Some great films in this list, Seven is great.
I would agree with The Road to a degree, relentlessly grim and I could not stop thinking about it, but it's a fantastically well made film.
Loads of these films are just torture porn, why would you watch Saw/Hostel etc if that's not your sort of thing?
The saw wins hands down. I don't know why I've seen much worse but something about the saw unsettled me and has left me unable to watch anything remotely horror like !!!! Also a recent film with vinnie jones where they are all on an island with bombs round their legs and they have to kill each other or die themselves. Was violence and rape galore for no good reason other than shock value. Utterly stupid and horrid !!
Antichrist. Left me feeling depressed, unclean and confused.
Erm. Just read original OP. Sorry - the War Horse was just crap, not at all scary.
The War Horse. Just saw (half of) it on the plane to USA. Really cheesy plot but I was tolerating it, then an actress with a really atrocious French accent appeared - couldn't stand another minute so switched it off.
I love A Clockwork Orange, could watch it over and over. It takes a lot for a film to shock me.
However I found I Spit On Your Grave horrific. Past experiences made half of me cheer for the girl, the other half of me wanted to bleach my eyeballs. Could not stop thinking about it for weeks.
And The Human Centipede - Well. I was pregnant with my DD when I watched that, and had morning sickness all day long. One scene in particular made me actually throw up in my mouth a little. It was silly, but utterly vile.
And when I was 6 I kicked and screamed until my teenaged sister and her friends let me in to watch Nightmare on Elm Street with them. [spoiled brat emoticon] I ended up having nightmares about Freddy Kreuger every night for a year, and I still can't watch anything with Freddy Kreuger in. He scares the life out of me. I can't even watch Robert Englund on anything, sans Freddy gear
Ray Winstone film 'Nil by Mouth'.
I didn't get past the first scene of 'A Clockwork Orange' years ago.I just knew it was a film I would NEVER want to watch.
I watched 'my murder' I think it was called on iplayer last week. My god, I sobbed and sobbed, sobbed some more. I am crying now recalling it. Wish I hadn't seen it, it is about a young lad growing up in south London and you know he will be murdered the whole way through. Just too close to home, I can't bear it.
Oh and I watched requiem for a dream alone in my student days on a nasty druggy comedown of some sorts with a takeaway pizza. I was in a real mess after that, I tell you!
Watching Tyrannosaur on DVD at the moment and think I may regret it.
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