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what films to this day make you shudder (spoilers)

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Samcro Wed 17-Feb-16 23:24:04

for me looper
I can not take the scene where the man starts to disappear (how do you spell that?) then later you see the man in another time.

Lightbulbon Wed 17-Feb-16 23:32:08

I don't really like horror as a genre.

Loads of films I've no desire so see again:

The descent
The shining

Samcro Wed 17-Feb-16 23:36:03

is Saw as bad as its write ups?

SerafinaScoresby Wed 17-Feb-16 23:39:08

Scum. Watched it once in my life when about 17, freaked out and switched it off during the greenhouse scene. Still makes me shudder and feel ill just to think of it.

MoonlightandMusic Wed 17-Feb-16 23:43:36

Serafina - you and me both. That was a truly horrible scene.

ijustwannadance Wed 17-Feb-16 23:45:54

For me it's casino. Where they kill joe pesci and his bro. Would never watch it again.

The road too as it shows what desperate people are capable of.

SleepyForest Wed 17-Feb-16 23:47:45

Generation x for reasons I refuse to go into. I wish I had never seen it. Also pans labyrinth.

expatinscotland Wed 17-Feb-16 23:55:17


TrionicLettuce Wed 17-Feb-16 23:56:10

10 Rillington Place with Richard Attenborough and an episode of the early 70s BBC horror series, Dead of Night, called A Woman Sobbing.

The first remains the only film that has ever given me nightmares (and I've seen endless supposedly terrifying horror films) and the latter messed me up mentally for days.

PittedOlive Wed 17-Feb-16 23:58:19

Pretty Woman makes me shudder, but that's probably not what you meant.

Lightbulbon Wed 17-Feb-16 23:59:11

Yes things that are true stories I find quite upsetting.

I can't remember which saw I saw but it was grotesque. I don't know how that can be classed as entertainment.

CharleyDavidson Thu 18-Feb-16 00:00:45

Pan's Labyrinth. The bit with the face stabbing. I hate the whole film because of that scene. I just can't watch it.

It's DH's favourite film.

I dislike horror as a genre too, so have missed a lot of films that would have upset me just on general principle.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 18-Feb-16 00:02:05

Mrs Doubtfire. Only film to truly freak me out. Shows how sneaky and underhand people can be, even towards people they claim to love. Excellent portrayal of manipulative behaviour.

Fucker reminded me of my ex.

madamginger Thu 18-Feb-16 00:09:11

Horror films in general, they freak me out and I just can't cope with being scared. I've seen a few over the years and my DH has had to talk me into watching them.
I make him go with his best mate to watch them now.
I much prefer a proper girly movie or a comedy that makes me laugh out loud

emotionsecho Thu 18-Feb-16 00:22:45

I'm not a watcher of horror or anything excessively violent, certainly have no desire to watch Saw or anything of that ilk, but the films that I've no desire to watch ever again and really wish I hadn't seen are Reservoir Dogs, Scarface and Salem's Lot.

Strangely, even though I found the original Wicker Man chilling I would watch it again.

MamOfTwo Thu 18-Feb-16 00:26:38

Picnic at Hanging Rock. Just eerie and creepy and won't get of your head.

MamOfTwo Thu 18-Feb-16 00:27:10

*out of your head

bialystockandbloom Thu 18-Feb-16 00:28:01

The Servant (dirk Bogarde, james fox) - so disturbing.

And possibly Play Misty for Me - brilliant but again so disturbing, don't think I could sit through it again knowing how it lulls you in.

Yikes, shouldn't have opened this thread just before bed!

Baconyum Thu 18-Feb-16 01:47:15

American history x the pavement/jaw scene.

Eye for an eye the assault.

Very disturbing but I still think American history x is an important film.

AnnieOnnieMouse Thu 18-Feb-16 02:03:15

Clockwork Orange. I saw it as a teenager, when it first came out, and the thought of it still upsets me. At the time, I had no idea such awful things existed. (too sheltered) I was horrified when it started to be shown again. I don't watch anything 18 now at all.

MrsJamin Thu 18-Feb-16 02:06:00

Jude the obscure, when they enter the bedroom to find their boys sad so so shocking

Eminybob Thu 18-Feb-16 02:53:31

ones I can think of that have really stuck with me:

The prestige. Although not scary or anything the whole concept of it really disturbs me. Especially the bit where he kept drowning himself night after night.

The impossible. I just found it so distressing I cried for days after (on and off obvs!)

The hills have eyes. Couldn't get past the rape scene, had to switch off.

And one that the name escapes me, but it's set in the London Underground and there's a bit where a woman is strapped into a gynaecologist type chair with legs in stirrups. I won't go on as its freaking me out thinking about it.

n0ne Fri 26-Feb-16 08:41:48

I wish I could unsee Oldboy (incest horror, anyone?) and Requiem for a Dream. I have a very strong stomach when it comes to gore or violence but these two films were so psychologically f-ed up they traumatised me for life!

samlewis2007 Fri 26-Feb-16 11:53:51

One film that really went through me was wrong turn 6. It was disgusting and weird sexual scenes which really made my skin crawl. I've only ever watched wrong turn 1 which wasn't as bad. But overall that's one film that's stuck in my head as being so wrong the producer must be a very twisted strange man/woman!!!!!!

shadesofwinter Fri 26-Feb-16 16:15:13

American History X for me, same scene as Bacon. It makes me feel sick just typing this.

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