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We all have seen movies with scenes that just make us cringe, make us hurl, or give us nightmares. I decided to start a thread where we all can discuss such scenes and how we reacted. JKust tell us which movie you saw, describe the scene as well as you can, and how it affected you. I'll start:

 

I remember a scene from Kill Bill: Volume 2.

The fight scene between Uma and Elle Driver. The part where Uma yanks out Elle's eye, and then later drops it to the floor and steps on it with her bare feet. OMG I had nightmares about it for days, it gave me such the willies! The funny part was that I saw Kill Bill: Volume 1, that massive fight scene where everyone basically got hacked and killed, it didn't bother me and I even laughed.

 

 

Also it may be a good idea to use Spoiler shades so not to ruin the plot for those who don't wanna know who haven't seen it.

 

(reason for edit: inserted spoilers)

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Good thread idea!

 

My first one is from the first Phantasm movie:

 

The final scene where the whole ordeal seemed to have been a dream, but the kid wakes up and when he looks in the mirror the tall man is right behind him. He turns around and a hand breaks through the mirror and pulls him inside. Jesus God damned fucking christ I was only like 11 when I saw that! And the tall man is just so fucking scary looking! I was afraid of mirrors for a long time after that.

 

 

A couple scenes from ghost busters actually left an impression on me too.

 

The scene where sigourney weaver sits on a her love seat, only to have two gargoyle hands come out from behind her and pull her into oblivion. (I think I have a general fear of hands bursting out form behind me.)

 

And the scene where Gozer appears in the refrigerator was pretty fucking terrifying as well.

 

 

And if you really needed the spoiler tags for ghost busters, shame on you!

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Resident horror fan here *cracks knuckles* this may take a bit.

 

Re-Animator:

The part where Dr. Hill kidnaps Megan and gives her cunnilingus with his severed head.

 

 

Castle Freak:

The part where the freak captures the prostitute and bites off her nipple is bad, but after that gives a new meaning to the term "eating pussy" as he tears into her.

 

 

Black Christmas (remake):

Mother-on-son action, eating baby sister's eyeballs, making Christmas cookies out of Mom. This movie was so disturbingly fucked up that it was ridiculous.

 

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Total Recall:

The final fight between Quaid (Schwarzenegger) and Richter, when Quaid holds Richter over the elevator edge and then Richter's arms get chopped off and he falls to his death. Then Quaid, still holding Richter's severed arms, throws them over the edge.

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I'm usually pretty good about not letting movies get to me, but there are always those scenes that I'll never forget that still bother me to this day:

 

 

 

The death of the "baby" in Eraserhead... at least I think it died... it's been years since I've seen it.

 

That screaming weird-looking thing just freaked me the fuck out.

 

 

 

The Devil's Rejects can be difficult to watch because it's so graphic and disturbing, but it's pretty fucked up when they cut that guy's face off and make his wife wear it like a mask, then she runs out into the road and gets hit by a semi.

 

 

 

One of the first movies that really disturbed rather than scared me is the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I think it's so effective because it's shot like a documentary, and it's about this crazy family, who, unlike Jason or Freddy, could actually exist.

 

 

I'll never forget the look on the face of that girl who pops up out of the freezer. It's not so much that she unexpectedly shows up on screen, it's the expression on his face when she appears.

 

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I'm not a big fan of graphic movie violence, but I usually have a pretty strong stomach for it. But the most disturbing bit of violence I can remember watching is actually a scene from the tv show Deadwood.

 

 

In season 1 there's an episode called "Suffer the Little Children". In it, Kristin Bell plays a teenage con artist. She gets caught by Powers Booth and his thugs beat her and her brother severely. Booth then takes her up to his room and taunts her for a while before shooting her in the head. The gore itself is pretty minimal, but the scene is extremely disturbing because Kristin Bell plays it as having a smashed skull and some pretty major brain damage from her beating. The way her head sways and her jaw sags and her eyes are unable to focus anything...it literally makes me pretty light-headed watching it, or just thinking about it. It's one of the few scenes I just can't watch anymore.

 

 

When I was a kid I saw The Godfather and got really disturbed by Sonny's death scene. The sheer amount of violence and the way you never really see the killers, it gave me nightmares. Even now, in context of the rest of the movie, the scene is still very disturbing. The gunshot through the eyeglasses at the end also deeply disturbed me as a kid.

 

There's also a scene from Pan's Labyrinth that makes me wince and cringe everytime (but I love the scene anyway).

After Captain Vidal gets his cheek slashed open and he's standing in front of the mirror, sewing it back together. (shudder)

 

 

Also, Un Chien Andalou - Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel's collaboration film. Most people haven't had the, uh...the priviledge...of seeing it (unless you've gone to film or art school, I imagine) but if you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. :bananaman:

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The following scene is not so much gorey, but it still made me wince big time!

 

Casino Royale:

The torture scene with Bond and Le Chiffre, where Bond is sitting naked on the seatless chair and Le Chiffre continuously whips Bond in the balls with a weighted rope. God I felt each hit! :D

 

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When I was a kid the whole final persecution of Terminator (1), impressed me a lot. I remember that, that night I couldn't sleep. I was thinking that in any moment Terminator (in the robot-eskeleton form with those terrible two eyes) would open a hole in the wall and come to kill me...

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Cant remember the movie but it was pretty nasty. Some random horror movie.

 

But some girl gets her eyeball slowly but surely pushed on to a big splinter of wood.

 

Sounds like Lucio Fulci's "Zombie" to me. And yeah. Sick.

 

Also, Sig reminded me of another scene that I just can't watch anymore - the torture scene from Syriana. You know, the one that I will now not-so-affectionately refer to as the "Middle Eastern Manicure".

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Also, Sig reminded me of another scene that I just can't watch anymore - the torture scene from Syriana. You know, the one that I will now not-so-affectionately refer to as the "Middle Eastern Manicure".

 

Theres a similar scene in The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Not so much for the torture itself but the injustice of the whole situation in the greater context of the movie just affects me.

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This isn't technically a movie but at the end of Act 1 of Lonesome Dove

when the Irish kid is afraid to cross the water and finally gets up the courage and falls off of his horse into the ball of water moccasins. And you see him jumping out of the water, covered in snakes as they bite at him. And in that last moment before the credits roll you see a closeup of his face as one of the snakes launches as him and plants its fangs right in the his cheek just below his eye. I get a chill down my spine every fucking time I see that, I first saw that when I was six, and now almost 13 years later it still effects me like it did back then.

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War Of The Roses:

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner (I forget their character's names), he tackles her to the floor in the attic and tries to rape her, then she submits and starts to give him head, only to bite down on him really HARD, and while he's cradling his bruised manhood, she pushes him off down to the floor below. Believe me I felt that bite myself, and it made me wince! But there was a funny scene following that, where he gently lowers himself onto a bidet fountain.

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Starship Troopers had a lot of disturbing scenes, but one I remember in particular:

The soldiers are running from this giant bug who is spewing flames everywhere, and one of those flame streams engulfs the arm of this black soldier, and he's just standing there in pain while the fire burns his arm and it eventually just falls right off his body.

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines:

The scene where T-X, disguised as Katherine Brewster's husband, is riding in the backseat of an unmarked police car with two detectives, then all of a sudden he thrusts his hand through the front seat and out the driving cop's chest. The other cop freaks out and tries to shoot T-X, but gets knocked out. The first cop is actually still alive for a few seconds and looks down at T-X's arm portruding through his chest before he eventually dies. Then T-X casually proceeds to drive the car with the arm still inside the chest.

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