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to ask what are the most horrific/traumatising/terrifying films you have seen?

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WillyW8nker Tue 06-Sep-16 18:45:10

Doesn't have to be horror, can be psychological terror etc. Films that stayed with you and made you think.

Mine are Irreversible, the Poughkeepsie Tapes and Spoorloos (the original Dutch version of The Vanishing).

VoyageOfDad Tue 06-Sep-16 18:49:17

Got to be Under the Skin with Scarlet Johanson.

Absolutely super creapy, disturbing and really sticks with you.

Missyaggravation Tue 06-Sep-16 18:49:46

Funny games, lilya-4-ever, cannibal (about the guy that ate the guy from the Internet). Err some odd one called mum and dad?? Antichrist, breaking the Waves, pans labyrinth, naked, I love this shit. Oh and tyrannosaur and precious too smile

Missyaggravation Tue 06-Sep-16 18:51:21

I have also watched a Serbian film drunk and tbh found it daft despite being quite well made. The description of it is worse than the actual watching iyswim.

EssentialHummus Tue 06-Sep-16 18:51:42

Pan's Labyrinth. Also, when I was about four I saw something (Stephen King?) involving a clown and a drain. That's still up there. blush

2cats2many Tue 06-Sep-16 18:52:35

The Changeling. I couldn't stay in the house alone for months afterwards.

NuckyT Tue 06-Sep-16 18:54:37

Wolf Creek and Eden Lake from recent years.

The all-time champion? Jaws.

KP86 Tue 06-Sep-16 18:55:09


Sunshine and Oranges

Missyaggravation Tue 06-Sep-16 18:56:29

another one, dumplings. Ch4 and a to in my bedroom as a kid has a lot to answer for hmm

SlowJinn Tue 06-Sep-16 18:56:42

It Follows. Super creepy and stays with you for ages after the film has ended. I found myself looking over my shoulder for days afterwards.

CaptainCrunch Tue 06-Sep-16 18:58:29

I agree about the original Dutch version of The Vanishing. I saw it in a packed Edinburgh Filmhouse, it was only a 12 certificate!!! The whole audience was traumatised.

More recently I really hated Sinister, it was just horrible, that whole family annihilation thing...urgh.

And The Changeling with Angelina Jolie. So disturbing, particularly as it was based on real events.

WillyW8nker Tue 06-Sep-16 18:58:35

I love It Follows. So clever and creepy without being gory.

justinelibertine Tue 06-Sep-16 18:58:50

Cathy Come Home. Just how it spirals out of control. I'll not say anymore in case I spoil but if you've seen it you'll get me.
One of my fave still.

gemdrop84 Tue 06-Sep-16 18:59:44

The worst I've ever seen was called Megan is Missing. The last 30 minutes terrified me to the point of me having anxiety attacks for nearly a week after. It's about a girl whose friend goes missing after meeting someone off the internet. The director wanted to tell a story about similar cases which were going on at the time.

Polish83 Tue 06-Sep-16 19:00:08

Buried - I only stuck it out because Ryan Reynolds is in it. Made me feel sick. Don't watch it if you are even the slightest bit claustrophobic!

RaspberryOverload Tue 06-Sep-16 19:00:24

I know DP has said that before we had DCs, he could have watched "Boy in the striped pyjamas" without too much emotion.

But now we have DCs, I've caught him with tears at the ending.

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Tue 06-Sep-16 19:00:35

The Human Centipede
Both absolutely gross

ToxicLadybird Tue 06-Sep-16 19:00:50

Jaws - haven't been in the sea since watching it

Schindler's List - cried my heart out for weeks afterwards

Salem's Lot - babysitter let me watch it and I couldn't sleep for months, kept hearing knocking on my bedroom window.

Patsy99 Tue 06-Sep-16 19:01:01

Actually Lilya-4-ever for me too.

About an East European teenager who is trafficked into prostitution/rape.

Also the only rape scene I've ever seen on film which did not glamorise sexual violence and showed it entirely from the victim's perspective.

Really worthwhile film but harrowing.

CaptainCrunch Tue 06-Sep-16 19:01:12

...and how could I forget Sophies Choice....horrible, just horrible.

budgiegirl Tue 06-Sep-16 19:01:26

Deliverance. The most traumatising film I have ever seen.

Missyaggravation Tue 06-Sep-16 19:02:07

I loved it follows too, best giro I have seen for ages.

YolandiFuckinVisser Tue 06-Sep-16 19:03:15

Poseidon adventure. It was horrible, all those upside down rooms and the old lady who used to be a swimming champion but was too old & I'll to swim underwater to escape from that room. Makes me shudder to think about it.

Missyaggravation Tue 06-Sep-16 19:03:25

Irreversible has an awful rape scene, I think the length of It actually fetishises it rather than being realistic sad

Missyaggravation Tue 06-Sep-16 19:04:33

Giro=horror wtf phone grin

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