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People Are Sharing Films So Disturbing They Can't Ever Re-Watch Them

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People Are Sharing Films So Disturbing They Can't Ever Re-Watch Them

The people of Reddit have been gathering around the virtual campfire to have a lovely chat about films so desperately upsetting and utterly disturbing they've never been able to watch them again after the first viewing.

We've all got a few films like that, haven't we?

Some of them are just downright terrifying, or violent, but others are strange, and tough to explain why you find them so disconcerting.

I'm looking at you An American Tail.

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However, there appears to be some sort of consensus emerging from the discussion about a few of the films people say they can't bring themselves to watch again.

One outside choice - perhaps - is The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. Credit: Palace Pictures/Miramax
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. Credit: Palace Pictures/Miramax

This crime drama starring Helen Mirren and Michael Gambon - among others - doesn't immediately sound like the stuff of nightmares, but those who've seen it say the graphic violence therein, as well as some of the subject matter, has put them off for good.

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One wrote: "I thought I was the only one who had seen this movie and was so disturbed by it. I will never, ever watch it again."

Another said: "When I saw it, a bunch of the audience fled the theater during the [spoiler alert maybe?] truck-filled-with-rotting-meat scene."

It came out in the 80s - if you haven't seen it by now, tough luck.

Then, there's Deadgirl.

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Already it sounds like a more regular candidate, but it isn't the terror that is keeping people away.

This 2008 comedy - yes, it's a black comedy, apparently - has some serious necrophilia going on in it, and the main plot surrounds two teenage friends who discover a naked female zombie and - well - you can guess what happens.

Of that particular masterpiece, one person commented: "So it actually exists. I thought it was all a fever dream."

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Everything about Deadgirl sounds horrible. Credit: Dark Sky Films
Everything about Deadgirl sounds horrible. Credit: Dark Sky Films

Of course, this list would be incomplete without mention of Lars von Trier's epic Antichrist.

Sure, it's shot really beautifully, and contains some genuine moments of haunting brilliance, but that is all thrown by the wayside on account of a few incredibly tough to watch moments, including one piece of genital mutilation that will be engraved onto the retinas of any viewer forever more.

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Also, it's just... really weird.

One person wrote: "Antichrist is probably the only movie I've ever turned off in discomfort.

"I have a strong stomach. Apparently genital mutilation closeups are my limit."

Antichrist. Credit: Nordisk Film Distribution
Antichrist. Credit: Nordisk Film Distribution

So, there's just a few contenders on the list, but there's a whole world of films out there that can leave you scarred after just one viewing.

Why not check some of them out during what remains of the lockdown?

Or you could just watch a lovely show about trains or canals, or whatever.

Featured Image Credit: Nordisk Film Distribution

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Reddit, US Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood
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