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scruffziller
04-17-2005, 08:28 AM
As a kid when I would see movies there were always things that would disturb you to the bone. I can handle them better now that I am an adult but when I had first seen them they would haunt my every waking moment.

1. Seeing Owen and Beru fried to a crisp.
2. Watching Toth in Lost Ark melt.
3. The part in Superman 2 when his powers are being removed and it shows for
a second his face as a skull as it peels away his powers.
4. That ghostly face of Reagan in The Excorsist when the demon manifests itself in her.

Rocketboy
04-17-2005, 01:20 PM
The only part of a movie that has ever really bothered me at any time is Private Mellish's (Adam Goldberg) death in Saving Private Ryan.
Not sure what it is about it, but I just have a very hard time watching it.

Ji'dai
04-17-2005, 01:28 PM
Certain scenes in Star Wars can be pretty intense for a young viewer that isn't desensitized to on-screen violence.

These scenes bothered me when I first saw them:

- Vader strangling and then snapping Captain Antilles neck.
- Vader choking Admiral Motti.
- The allusion to Leia's interrogation/torture. For a few breath-taking moments I thought they were actually going to show it.
- Han's torture at Cloud City. They actually did show that one.

Yeah, the melting Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark were a bit intense too as was Mola Ram's piercing the chest of the sacrifice and removing his beating heart in Temple of Doom. The burning of the sacrificial victim wasn't pleasant to watch either.

I couldn't sit still though Alien and Aliens. Those movies scared the hell out of me.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-17-2005, 06:13 PM
The one that freaks the absolute hell out of me is that creepy-a** white-faced guy that randomly pops up for a split second a few times in the Exorcist. Nothing else about that movie really scares me except for that creepy bastard.

scruffziller
04-17-2005, 06:44 PM
The one that freaks the absolute hell out of me is that creepy-a** white-faced guy that randomly pops up for a split second a few times in the Exorcist. Nothing else about that movie really scares me except for that creepy bastard.

Actually that is what I was talking about, I thought it might have been Reagan but I guess not.

bobafrett
04-17-2005, 06:55 PM
I got scared seeing Brad Pitt's face pop up during several frames in "Fight Club". I'm not talking about his role in the movie, but in several scenes I saw a subliminal "Brad" pop up. Now that's freaky!

General_Grievous
04-17-2005, 09:01 PM
These were all when I was a kid. They don't bother me anymore.

Raiders of the Lost Ark- When Toht melted (like scruff and Ji'dai)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- The heart ripping scene

Jaws- Most of the deaths along with some other scenes, but I'll name what disturbed me:

-When the kid in the water raft died. Just seeing the blood shoot out of the water like a geyser scared the hell out of me as a kid.

-When you see the old rotted severed arm of the girl, both on the beach and in the room with Richard Dreyfuss

-The death of Quint. Just his screams, and what really topped it off was seeing him vomit blood.

James Boba Fettfield
04-17-2005, 09:42 PM
Pet Sematary - Gage being hit by the truck.

Mad Max - Max's family being run down by the bikers.

Scarface (1983) - Tony watching his friend get taken apart with the chainsaw.

Yeah, I watched some radically different stuff compared to other kids.

Rogue II
04-17-2005, 10:46 PM
I have to agree with Pet Cemetary.

American Werewolf in London freaked me out when I saw it as a kid.

Deliverance had a "disturbing" scene as well. Poor Ned Beatty.

darko666
04-17-2005, 10:57 PM
the one thing that always bothered me was in the movie The Fly, when goldblum was arm wreslting this guy in a bar and he broke the guys forearm. you could see his bone and ripped flesh. that always made look away. now i love that scene, it's a classic.

Slicker
04-18-2005, 02:42 AM
From Silence of the Lambs when Lecter strings the guard up on his cage ripped wide open. That was great stuff but still quite nasty. Another party was Buffalo Bill doing his...umm...little dance. Sends a shutter though my body every time.

Also Attack of the Clones. Disturbing from beginning to end.

CaptainSolo1138
04-18-2005, 01:41 PM
I agree with Rocketboy. I think what makes that moment in "SPR" so disturbing is the realism involved. Another one that has been with me as of late is that creepy white mask with the red cheeks from "Saw". That movie totally sucked, but when it's dark in my apartment at nite, I swear I see that thing peeking out at me.



Also Attack of the Clones. Disturbing from beginning to end.
How much did Stillakid pay you to say that? :D

Hellboy
04-18-2005, 04:36 PM
The Shining - Jack relentlessly dragging that axe. Gave me nightmares for months as a kid.

Se7en - That emaciated guy in the room with all the stink trees. :eek:

The Thing - That guy's chest opening up and ripping the other dudes arms off when he's trying to jump start him.

Once Upon a Time in the West - Frank annihilating an entire family and how he tortures two brothers, putting them in an inescapably fatal situation.

and more recently . .

Hannibal - Ray Liotta eating his own brains. HURRRL!!!!

El Chuxter
04-18-2005, 04:39 PM
Kathy Bates in About Schmidt.

Hellboy
04-18-2005, 05:08 PM
Kathy Bates in About Schmidt.

Oh Yeah, definitely. That might even be more disturbing than her scenes in Misery.

jjreason
04-18-2005, 05:17 PM
Reservoir Dogs in 2 spots - the beginning (after the intro) when Tim Roth is bleeding and screaming in the back of Keitel's car, and then the whole "Stuck in the Middle With You" sequence. Michael Madsen was a crazy SOB in that movie - crazy and scary.

Private Ryan was pretty stark and frightening for the first couple of minutes, but it just so overwhelming with the parts getting blown off people that I found myself nearly desensitized after the intial shock.

The kicker though, and one that sticks with me to this day, is watching Ralph Fiennes in "Red Dragon" with Edward Norton's kid held hostage with the broken glass. Norton comes up with a great save, but at what cost to his kid's mental health? An extremely uncomfortable movie moment there to be sure. :(

mabudonicus
04-18-2005, 07:18 PM
This is likely gonna sound funny, but the 2 worst images I can think of were both shown on TV, I saw them on separate occasions when I was home "sick" from school as a wee one...
1= (and it sound dumb) The Great Gatsby- somehow I turned the TV on right at some scene where buddy was driving away and this chick goes psycho and knocks on the window trying to get buddy's attention until she smashes the window and there's blood all running down her wrists... I have been freaked out to this day about my wrists getting cut by glass etc (and then it started happening, but that's another story altogether)

and 2= Scanners- the scene with the guy in the chair where his veins pop out and his head explodes... why that was on TV in the early 80's at one in the afternoon is beyond me, but it freaked me out for years as well, really yeeechhy :beard:

Rocketboy
04-18-2005, 07:29 PM
Kathy Bates in About Schmidt.I just knew that one would come up. :D

Scary indeed.

Though of another one I can't watch:
Jack@ss: The Movie - the papercut scene.
:eek:

Jargo
04-18-2005, 07:41 PM
Soldier blue - The destruction, mutillation and deaths of the native Americans. From the removal of male genitali and female breasts to the gunshot to the head the chief recieves that's played out in slo-mo.

any horror movie schlock.

the dentist chair scene with dustin hoffman and Lord Olivier in marathon man

The head in a vice and eyeballs popping out scene in Casino. (least i think it was Casino. Or am i thinking of Goodfellas?)

The scene in Midnight cowboy where the police ram a nightstick where the sun don't shine on Jon Voight

strangely, the scene in star trek the motion picture where Scottie brings the body of a dead and very burned ensign onto the bridge of the enterprise. very out of keeping with the star trek franchise at the time. very shocking.

another one that freaked me out as a kid was the scene in the movie of Logans run where the carousel starts and the people start rising and there's all these other guys with white masks on their faces and wearing black floating around. I had nightmares about those masked guys for years.

the rape scene in last exit to brooklyn

the butter scene in last tango in paris.

the biting dolls in barbarella (hey i was young when i first saw that. it scared me.)

for the british visitors, oddjob in carry on screaming. when he loses a finger and they regrow the smaller version in the lab. that scared the pants off me as a nipper.

as mentioned the thing when the doctors forearms are snapped off and also the head that grows spider legs.

in the same vein, the facehuggers from the aliens series still scare me.

JediTricks
04-18-2005, 07:59 PM
The head in a vice and eyeballs popping out scene in Casino. (least i think it was Casino. Or am i thinking of Goodfellas?)That was indeed Casino.


strangely, the scene in star trek the motion picture where Scottie brings the body of a dead and very burned ensign onto the bridge of the enterprise. very out of keeping with the star trek franchise at the time. very shocking.That was actually Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. I never understood why Scotty brought his not-yet-dead trainee (who in the director's cut is also his nephew) to the bridge, but it made a heck of an impact, even Saavik winced.

That film contains a moment for me which fits into this thread as well, when the brain bugs are going into and later coming out of Chekov's ear, a very effective scene that still makes most people I know uncomfortable.

trandoshan666
04-18-2005, 10:40 PM
Disturbing scenes the curb-biting and prison shower scenes in American History X really bother me; so did a slew of scenes in Mulholland Drive.

JON9000
04-19-2005, 11:47 AM
The Shining- when Jack looks in the mirror and sees what he has been really making out with! Barf.

Orca- when I was eight years old I saw this Killer Whale abort a bloody fetus all over the deck of Richard Harris' boat.

The Exorcist- getting freaky with the crucifix. It makes me wince even today.

for some reason I think the Beastmaster had something in it that freaked me out, but I can't remember what it was....

The Black Hole- when Durant rips the mask off the humanoid then gets diced by Maximillian (hey, I was 3 or 4.)

Poltergeist- the part where the dude ripped his face off.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-19-2005, 12:16 PM
The Shining- when Jack looks in the mirror and sees what he has been really making out with! Barf.

Orca- when I was eight years old I saw this Killer Whale abort a bloody fetus all over the deck of Richard Harris' boat.

The Exorcist- getting freaky with the crucifix. It makes me wince even today.

for some reason I think the Beastmaster had something in it that freaked me out, but I can't remember what it was....

The Black Hole- when Durant rips the mask off the humanoid then gets diced by Maximillian (hey, I was 3 or 4.)

Poltergeist- the part where the dude ripped his face off.
God, I totally forgot about that face-ripping part! I don't remember the crucifix scene from the Exorcist . . . then again, it was the TV version . . .

Scruff, when you said "the ghostly face of Reagan when the demon manifests itself in her," I thought you were talking about her actual face, with the scars and whatnot.

vader121
04-19-2005, 03:38 PM
Dr. Who = that shows was freaky with the weird music and all

I don't know the movie but there was an advertisement for one I saw on TV once where a woman is sleeping in a bed and two arms reach through the barred headboard and open her mouth. Then a spider falls from the ceiling and I guess falls in. That freaked me out for years. Wouldn't sleep on my back for years after seeing that.

Wizard of OZ = the scene from the crystal ball when they show her cackling up close scared the cheerios out of me as a kid. The monkeys who scared a lot of people were way cool to me.

Conan the Barbarian = the weird orgy scene and the sex scene with the witch stuck with me for a while after I saw it.

Star Trek 'Wrath of Kahn' = when they put those bugs in the ears it freaked me right out

Rocketboy
04-19-2005, 05:11 PM
I don't remember the crucifix scene from the Exorcist . . . then again, it was the TV version . . .And that is the reason you don't remember it.

They wouldn't show that part on tv even today.

gsr-jedi
04-19-2005, 08:39 PM
One of the most disturbing things I've seen in a movie wasn't really in a movie. In the special features for Hotel Rwanda, at one point, they go to a memorial site where something like 45,000 people had been killed. The bodies had been put in a mass grave and for some reason lime was in the soil or something and it basically prevented the bodies from fully decomposing. Well the memorial site has these bodies in rooms you can see for yourself and they aren't fakes. It looks like the skin had been shrink-wrapped around the bones and was like albino white. But the disturbing part, was seeing the dead children's bodies and you could see where the skulls had been sliced open with a machete. I don't find most stuff in movies disturbing, because I know they're fake, but I was quite sick at the sight of this.


Oh yeah, in the first Fast & the Furious when they wreck the Charger and in Bad Boys when they wreck the Cobra. Horrific moments as well.

General_Grievous
04-19-2005, 10:07 PM
One more I might add...

in Black Hawk Down, when that guy got blown in half and you see his intestines spilling out around him. That was pretty gruesome.

JON9000
04-20-2005, 09:15 AM
Wizard of OZ = the scene from the crystal ball when they show her cackling up close scared the cheerios out of me as a kid.

Star Trek 'Wrath of Kahn' = when they put those bugs in the ears it freaked me right out
Good call on both! Does anybody remember creepshow ? The part at the end with the cockroaches really freaked me out when I was 8 or so.

Kidhuman
04-20-2005, 09:28 AM
Pet Cemetray, Gage getting hit

Poltergiest - The Clown attacking the kid, had a clown that lookedexactly like that one when I was a kid. Dont bother me so much now.

Misery - The Ankle breaking scene

Pulp Fiction - injecting the Adreniline into Uma Thurman...gross

Poltergeist 2 - That freaky old man ghost when he is singing that song.

scruffziller
04-20-2005, 11:13 AM
Pulp Fiction - injecting the Adreniline into Uma Thurman...gross


Actually, more horrorifying scene in Pulp Fiction....the basement of the gunshop scene....*shudders*

JetsAndHeels
04-20-2005, 12:05 PM
Disturbing scenes the curb-biting and prison shower scenes in American History X really bother me; so did a slew of scenes in Mulholland Drive.

I am totally with you on that. The curb-biting was the worse for me though....having that guy place his teeth on the curb while Ed Norton kicked his head in....geez that still freaks me out.

tagmac
04-20-2005, 12:06 PM
As a child, these scenes were quite disturbing, although not so anymore, obviously:

Poltergeist: The clown attack; the tree coming into the kids room. I had a tree outside my window, and I was freaked out for a couple nights after seeing the movie.

ROTJ: Seeing Jabba the Hutt scared me the first time.

ET: I kept thinking he was gonna walk out of my closet, and couldn't sleep all night the first time I saw it.

Scenes that disturb me today:

Air Force One: When they kill the second hostage, even though you never see it. I usually skip that part on the DVD. It also disturbs me just how slow and what poor shots the Secret Service are in this one - no way should they have taken over the plane that easily.

Pearl Harbor-Directors Cut: When a group of soldiers get shot by Japanese planes, and one guy's head flies off and rolls across the deck.

Titanic: Every time Leonardo DiCaprio appears on screen and tries to act.

Mandalorian Candidat
04-20-2005, 02:28 PM
Pet Sematary - Gage being hit by the truck.


Man, I totally forgot about that movie. That part really made me feel ill. I'd say just about any scene where there is physical or great emotional trauma to a kid makes me sick.

Empire Strikes Back - I was 10 when this came out, and was pretty sheltered, so when the lightsaber duel came up it really scared me. It took me several years to the point where I was desensitized to that.

Monster - Where Charlize Theron shoots the "last john" who was actually just a nice old man trying to get her out of the rain. He's on his knees begging for his innocent life.

Robocop - Murphy's death scene. This is the most cold-blooded scene of murder I've ever seen. I believe it was even heavily edited to keep the movie at an R rating. What is really disturbing is that those killers (Kurtwood Smith-Red from That 70's Show and Ray Wise-Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks) were making the whole thing into a big laugh. I wouldn't buy that for a dollar.

mabudonicus
04-20-2005, 05:16 PM
Robocop - Murphy's death scene.
Oh yeah, how could I forget that?!?!? I was totally freaked out the first time I saw it. too, on a really basic level- I couldn't get it out of my head for months and still have a hard time sitting through that part, good call :beard:

scruffziller
04-20-2005, 07:35 PM
Monster - Where Charlize Theron shoots the "last john" who was actually just a nice old man trying to get her out of the rain. He's on his knees begging for his innocent life..

Yea I just watched that movie here a few days ago, that scene was pretty heart wrenching.:zzz:



Robocop - Murphy's death scene. This is the most cold-blooded scene of murder I've ever seen. I believe it was even heavily edited to keep the movie at an R rating. What is really disturbing is that those killers (Kurtwood Smith-Red from That 70's Show and Ray Wise-Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks) were making the whole thing into a big laugh. I wouldn't buy that for a dollar.
Is that the part where they start cutting the guy open on the table and say "Doesn't he look scared....?"

Hellboy
04-20-2005, 08:10 PM
I can't believe I forgot this one.

The Last House on the Left -Those two girls being dragged out into the woods to be tortured, rapped, stabbed and shot is still one of the most unsettling images I've ever seen on film, pure horror.

Kidhuman
04-21-2005, 01:02 AM
One more:

Castaway: When he puts the ice skate up to his tooth and then hits it with a coconut.

OUCHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

vader121
04-21-2005, 08:51 AM
Battlestar Galactica = when the Ovions put the humans in those cells with thos creatures. I thought as a kid that they were eating them. Well, maybe they were but that was gruesome to me.

Does anyone remember watching a cartoon as a kid about good and bad rabbits. It based on a book I think. they fight and in the cartoon there is a lot of red coloring used (blood). That was unsettling for me as a child. Even a cartoon.

Black Hole = when they show at the end the evil scientist dude floating in space and his hair flairing. I thought that hair was shreds of skin when I was a kid. I made that into a horror film.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory = when they are in the tunnell and they see random images on the walls. The one when they show a snake crawling over a person mouth was scary to me. That whole movie is whacked. Simply unwatchable now.

Starship Troopers = Didn't see it as a kid but I thought the gory stuff in it were unnecessary. Especially since that movie cannot be taken seriously.

Sentinel18725
04-21-2005, 08:52 AM
American History X The curb bitting scene. I am a paramedic and when I showed that to my partner she just screamed and was freaked. As am I

Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn When they put the little bugs in the ears....yuck!

Saving Private Ryan Initial scene was completely disturbing

Downfall This is a german film about the last days of Hitler in the bunker. Watch as the officers kill each other and children are killed by being poisoned by their mother, who is the Chancellor's wife.

Mandalorian Candidat
04-21-2005, 02:15 PM
Is that the part where they start cutting the guy open on the table and say "Doesn't he look scared....?"


I believe that scene is from Robocop 2. The Nuke dealers get the cop that they bought off who squealed on them to OCP. OUCH! Definitely worse than a paper cut.


Does anyone remember watching a cartoon as a kid about good and bad rabbits. It based on a book I think. they fight and in the cartoon there is a lot of red coloring used (blood). That was unsettling for me as a child. Even a cartoon.

Maybe "Watership Down" ?

I'd throw in another Ray Wise movie: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me. All those David Lynch movies are just whacked and disturbed but have a comical edge to them. This one is just intense in three scenes: 1)The red room in the bar when Laura Palmer and Donna Hayward are dancing with those nasty looking dudes topless (the girls, not the dudes), 2) the incest scene, and 3) the murder scene on the train car at the end.

James Boba Fettfield
04-27-2005, 01:11 AM
Once Upon a Time in the West - Frank annihilating an entire family and how he tortures two brothers, putting them in an inescapably fatal situation.

The more you talk about the movies you watch, the more I realize how much alike our taste in movies are. That film is a classic. Love it. Can't say I was much disturbed, but Frank was a cold son of a *****.

JON9000
04-27-2005, 09:41 AM
Maybe "Watership Down"
I totally forgot about that. When I was 5, the part where Holly recounts the destruction of the warren bugged me straight out. I had a hard time falling asleep after that one!!

Hellboy
04-27-2005, 03:16 PM
The more you talk about the movies you watch, the more I realize how much alike our taste in movies are. That film is a classic. Love it. Can't say I was much disturbed, but Frank was a cold son of a *****.

Yeah our taste in movies does seem to be quite similar doesn't it. I don't find those scenes disturbing now that I'm an adult but I did when I first saw them as a young boy. The only westerns I had been exposed to up until that point were of the John Wayne variety so I was shocked at just how real and tragic this movie felt, it really stuck with me. It is a great film, one of my all time favorites.

2-1B
02-01-2009, 03:13 PM
Burn After Reading -

*************Spoilers***********

Brad Pitt's smile...as he gets shot in the face.

Qui-Long Gone
02-03-2009, 09:04 PM
The squirrel attack in the new (creepy) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory seemed to freak out my 5 year old....in fact, that entire movie was too much for her....


The boat scene in the original freaked me out when I was a kid, so I guess Burton kept with tradition....:D

vader121
02-12-2009, 01:30 PM
The whole Watership down movie scared the bejesus out of me as a kid. I would sit there and just cry.

Elephant man made me cry too but not because I was scared. Have a soft heart I guess.

The witch from Wizard of Oz scared me. I had nightmares of that seen where they focused in on her face in the crystal ball. Just scared me as a little kid.

I saw Clockwork Orange as a kid once on tv and it totally freaked me out. A lot of psychotic stuff in that movie.

Dr. Who shows used to scare me. Just an odd show with that freaky music and weird British scifi stuff.

Piranha scared me as a kid. That scene in the pond when they atacked the kids was freaky because I used to do swimming in ponds during camping trips. It took me a bit before I would swim in a pond again.