All movie lovers, at one point or the other have come across movies that are so disturbing that are too difficult to finish and we have curated a list of 11 such movies.
Even though some thrill-seekers and movie lovers watch scary or bizarre movies so that they can feel discomfort deep down within themselves, at the end of the day, most films aren’t all that traumatizing. More often than not, the viewers are able to go on with their lives and they have satiated their desires to add that little bit of thrill and fear in their lives. But, there are some movies that take things a little too far and sometimes, they are so over-the-top that watching the entire movie is nothing short of a daunting task. We have curated a list of 11 such movies that are too creepy and too disturbing to finish.
The 2009 Dutch horror movie took the world by storm when it first released and the shock factor was very high. When the sequel of the movie came out in 2011, what was even more shocking is that director Tom Six wanted to make something even worse for his audience. The movie focuses on a parking lot attendant who is obsessed with the idea of 'The Human Centipede'. This time, he used 12 people and he doesn’t have any sort of medical training. What happens next is nothing but a gore-filled horror show and only a very few can sit through the entire movie.
This movie is based loosely on the events that took place in 1991 when Estefanía Gutiérrez Lázaro died mysteriously after she used an Ouija board. When it was released on Netflix in 2018, it was described by the critics as “the scariest horror film ever,” with countless individuals unable to watch it in its entirety.
This 2017 horror movie follows the story of a woman who was assaulted and left to die in the desert by her lover and his friends. But, as fate would have it, she survives miraculously and sets off to seek revenge and her quest for revenge ends in a violent and brutal spree. The movie is extremely gory, disturbing, and it was enough disturbing to make an audience member in Toronto Film Festival suffer a seizure during its premiere. The lead actress of the movie, Matilda Lutz, claimed that many of the scenes in the film made her uncomfortable even though she was the one acting.
Eli Roth is a horror veteran and that is very clearly established by his first two Hostel films. If you are not familiar with Roth's work, there is a chance that you won't be able to stand watching this movie. It follows the story of a group of college activists who are in the Amazon and things take a very different turn when they encounter a group of cannibals. The director himself commented on the movie saying, "You don’t want people walking out of a movie; you want them running out of the theater screaming.” The portrayal of horror and torture is so convincing that most of the people don't stand a chance of finishing the entire movie.
The 2010 horror-action thriller and the work of the director Srđan Spasojević are widely noted as THE most disturbing movies of all time. It follows the story of Miloš, a struggling adult performer who agrees to be part of a movie because he is in desperate need of money. What he fails to realize is that without his knowledge, he has agreed to participate in a movie that forces him to commit horrific violent and abusive acts that are so depraved that most of the viewers cannot even speak about it. In fact, the movie is so disturbing, that it is banned in Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Norway,
This movie comes from Peter Jackson, who has also directed movies like 'The Lord of the Rings' franchise, 'Meet the Feebles' is a Black Comedy musical where the Feebles are animal puppets that are despicable characters involved in narcotics and deplorable acts. Even though the movie is a comedy, the characters in the movie are disgusting and the scenes are graphic, obscenely offbeat, and caustically funny. This movie is meant for people who have a strong stomach and a warped sense of humor.
This French-Belgian horror drama follows a young girl named Justine who’s a vegetarian attending her first year at veterinarian school. She has the first taste of meat for the first time in med school and develops a taste for flesh that goes beyond just animals. When the movie came out in 2017, it had mixed reviews, but many people complained about the graphic content. At the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, some viewers required medical attention after fainting from the film’s graphic scenes.
The 2018 horror movie directed by Ari Aster and was actually a hit among the audience as it made $79 million against its $9 million budget and it managed to shock the critics and the audience alike. Regarding the movie, The A.V. Club commented, saying, "In its seriousness and hair-raising craftsmanship, Hereditary belongs to a proud genre lineage, a legacy that stretches back to the towering touchstones of American horror…”
This movie by Darren Aronofsky is a psychological horror movie that follows the story of Mother and Him, a couple living together in a secluded country home. Him is a poet whose fans come and visit his home and become so violent towards Mother that after a while, fans are bound to look away from their screens. The main controversy created by the movie was the movie's biblical allusions and acts of violence. While some people viewed the movie as a work of art, others found it to be downright disturbing with its acts of cannibalism, infanticide, and violence against women.
This movie was released back in 1979 is an erotic historical drama based on the life of Caligula, the ruler of the Roman Empire. It has also been mentioned in history that his reign is noted for brutality, perversions, and desire for complete power and the movie goes to great lengths to show the kind of horrible person Caligula was, with no shortage of depravity, violence, and lust. Just to give an idea of how disturbing the movie actually was, renowned critic Roger Ebert couldn’t sit through it and it’s been banned in numerous countries.
The 2008 French movie was again made in 2015 in the United States, but that version was much tamer. The original movie features child abuse and extremely graphic and violent deaths, and the story is centered around a group of girls who are locked up and tortured in a slaughterhouse. People left in masses from the Cannes Film Festival and producer Bob Weinstein couldn’t finish watching it, despite his company buying the movie rights.