Aug 10, 2004 · If we are to believe some members of Congress, however, exposure to such violent images should have turned me into a madman. But even though I went on to watch more violent movies …
The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it. Director: Costa-Gavras Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer. Votes: 25,355 Gross: $0.08M8.8/10(381.1K)
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The gore and violence in this movie is so over-the-top and gruesome that it’s physically tough to get through many of the scenes, and that is exactly what director Eli Roth seemed to be aiming for. The story itself deals with a group of young who get captured and tortured by a mysterious, and psychotic, businessman in an Eastern European hostel.
Another group, however, openly embraces the idea of Uncle Sam playing the role of surrogate parent in our homes. Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit. Saw R min Horror, Mystery, Thriller 7. Another chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. Not Rated 9 min Short, Horror, Thriller. The academic literature is all over the place on this question and debates still rage about correlation versus causation when it comes to violent programming and aggressive behavior. Votes: 38, Enemy of the State R min Action, Thriller 7. Votes: 8, In addition to this, Antichrist includes ejaculation of blood, drilling through legs, and psychological horrors. Surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world, based on a classical Czech novel of the same title. Popular Latest. R 98 min Crime, Horror. Von Trier was praised for his gutsy choices in filmmaking and the film went on to receive multiple awards. The thrill of watching gladiators torn apart in battle was once a popular form of recreation. Banned in multiple countries and surrounded with controversy, the horror film really takes the cake when it comes to disturbing films. Live theater had taken a backseat to the incredible, booming popularity of the big screen. According to an interview with one of the smaller actors, the party scenes were unscripted, allowing the kids to get drunk and have fun while the cameras just kept rolling. Hostel R 94 min Horror 5. R 90 min Action, Crime, Drama. It probably unintentionally makes a statement about people's value not being defined by their profession but that alone doesn't make it worthwhile. Our methods for pandering to it may have changed, but our repressed, savage desires have not. It's not much better than the first film but it's really quite gruesome in places. PG min Action, Crime, Drama. That distrust has long been reflected in cinema. This film is the second in Alan J. R min Crime, Horror, Mystery. Passed min Comedy, Drama. Votes: 16, They offer 26 short films all revolving around death, and they are always varied and wild, with a little something for everyone. PG min Biography, Drama, History. Sin City R min Crime, Thriller 8. The Atlantic Crossword. Thierer Former Director of Telecommunications Studies. Not Rated min Horror. Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger. I can't actually remember. PG 90 min Action, Crime, Thriller. One of my earliest memories involves watching a monster movie on TV. R 90 min Crime, Horror, Mystery. What separates Deliverance's infamous rape scene from the pack of similarly intrusive moments is how far director John Boorman and his team went with it. Page Contents. A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. R min Action, Thriller. With skinning, of course. R min Drama, Mystery, Thriller. In response, the movie-going public turned the other cheek, and Hollywood studios continued to play it safe. A uniformed cop is recruited by a drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring looking to expand its operation. IMDb user rating average 1 1. A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. If we are to believe some members of Congress, however, exposure to such violent images should have turned me into a madman.
One of my earliest memories involves watching a monster movie on TV. I seem to recall it involved zombies hiding in a closet and grabbing people as they entered the room. Pretty creepy stuff and, quite honestly, I probably should not have been watching it. If we are to believe some members of Congress, however, exposure to such violent images should have turned me into a madman. Are there some unstable kids out there who are negatively influenced by violent images on TV? But one wonders how big that population really is and whether the root cause of their problems lies elsewhere bad homes, bad neighborhoods, or even serious mental conditions. The academic literature is all over the place on this question and debates still rage about correlation versus causation when it comes to violent programming and aggressive behavior. Apparently, if you have the best interests of children in mind, you can dispense with the First Amendment and let the government censor whatever it pleases. The responses I get generally fall into one of two camps. Another group, however, openly embraces the idea of Uncle Sam playing the role of surrogate parent in our homes. And 39 members of the House Commerce Committee recently wrote to the FCC requesting that the agency study what it could do about violence on television. The FCC quickly responded by announcing a new inquiry into the issue. Meanwhile, there are still lurking threats of regulation of supposedly overly violent video games at both the federal and state levels. But while the censorship bandwagon is really rolling this year in the wake of the Janet Jackson incident, I would hope there are a few brave souls left out there willing to fight attempts by Beltway bureaucrats to dictate what our families can see or hear. Choices that we should be making voluntarily for ourselves and our children are suddenly choices made through the political process, with its coercive ability to silence any views or content it finds unacceptable. For decades, cartoons have offered a buffet of violent acts, and slapstick comedy of the Three Stooges variety features a lot of unforgivingly violent moments presented as humor. How about gruesome war scenes from actual combat that any child can see on the nightly news? I could go on and on, but you get the point. This is not to say society must celebrate or even defend violence in the media; there are plenty of movies, shows and games that do contain what many parents would regard as a troubling amount of violent content for young children to witness. Have you ever met anyone who uses them? Neither have I, but many lawmakers will use that fact as yet another reason to censor more directly. Live Now. About the Author. Adam D. Thierer Former Director of Telecommunications Studies. Page Contents.
R 84 min Action, Crime, Sci-Fi. An exploration of the dark and miserable Basin City and three of its residents, all of whom are caught up in violent corruption. While I think the sequel improved on its predecessor in every way, there was one particular segment that stood out to me: V is for Vacation. In the film, Bill drugs an year-old boy during his a sleepover party and proceeds to sodomize him. In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. Klaus, an ex-Nazi psycho, who used to brutally torture young boys both physically and sexually, is left paralyzed in an iron lung after attempting suicide via a roof dive. A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him. Votes: 9, R min Action, Crime, Thriller. The excessive sexual violence was met with less than positive reviews, while some feel it should be locked up and hidden away for nobody else to watch. The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. When the film had its first showing at the SXSW, the audience was given one last chance to leave the theater due to the graphic nature they were about to witness. R min Drama, History, Thriller. In s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. Serial killer Jigsaw once again forces his carefully chosen victims to mutilate themselves in order to survive. We slowly watch as these hookers come to after a night of being tossed around, and they are not happy with how they have been treated. Saw R min Horror, Mystery, Thriller 7. R 98 min Crime, Mystery, Thriller. Later on, we discover that inside the sack lives her ex-lover, who is missing both feet, his tongue, one ear, and several fingers. Sign In. A cannibal caterer kills various young women in preparation for a ritual feast for a long-dormant Egyptian goddess that has him under its control. Martyrs R 99 min Horror 7. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge. Animal Farm Approved 72 min Animation, Drama 7. In addition to this, Antichrist includes ejaculation of blood, drilling through legs, and psychological horrors. I could go on and on, but you get the point. Sign In Subscribe. Three friends set out to disprove cannibalism on a trip to the Amazonian jungle, where they meet two men trying to escape a vicious cannibal tribe. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. Unwanted sodomy is an uncomfortable subject no matter its context—any movie scene in which someone gets sexually violated is cause for repulsion. Votes: 8, Filmed at a maniac pace, the level of violence may generate some controversy, but it is thankfully offset by gallons of humour. Not Rated 77 min Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Some of the best paranoid thrillers and conspiratorial dramas of the past 50 years were initially dismissed as fantastical genre pieces by critics, seen as little more than popcorn entertainment. While snooping on the pair on a date at the zoo, the old bat — Vera — gets bitten by the rat monkey and turns into a zombie. PG min Comedy, Romance. There is also a violent impalement scene, which made people to believe the actors were actually murdered in the film. X 81 min Comedy, Crime, Horror. Watch it on: Criterion Channel. R min Crime, Mystery, Thriller. A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. R 84 min Crime, Horror, Thriller. The legacy these iconic films carried with them would set the standard for things to come thereafter. The original focused on a set of victims fleeing the bad guy "ChromeSkull" whereas this one focuses on a police hunt for ChromeSkull which makes it a bit more of an action-oriented thriller than its predecessor. The opening scene shows a year-old boy pressuring a year-old girl to lose her virginity to him. Akira R min Animation, Action, Drama 8.
The thrill of watching gladiators torn apart in battle was once a popular form of recreation. Indeed, during the times of barbarism and cavemen, the law of the land was kill or be killed. Our methods for pandering to it may have changed, but our repressed, savage desires have not. So, how is one to satisfy their twisted cravings? What outlets exist? The answer: simulation. Before the rise of disturbing artistry in film, audiences got their fix in the form of live theater. One such theater, the Grand Guignol, was among the first of its kind to depict acts of rape, torture and dismemberment before a voyeuristic live audience. The Grand Guignol shocked and horrified a generation of Europeans in the heart of Paris, from until its closing in By then, the advent of cinema was in full swing. Live theater had taken a backseat to the incredible, booming popularity of the big screen. In response, the movie-going public turned the other cheek, and Hollywood studios continued to play it safe. By the early s, the envelope was pushed much further. The enormous gap between Hollywood studios and underground filmmakers was bridged by the controversial works of directors like Stanley Kubrick. During this time, the public eye began to shift from disgust to marginal acceptance. Fearing the economic threat posed by taboo subject matter, the industry resisted. The legacy these iconic films carried with them would set the standard for things to come thereafter. Given the context of its history, the world of disturbing film has come a long way. Throughout its evolution, a small handful of works have pushed boundaries to such an extent and in so unique a fashion that they occupy a class all their own. Each picture has been selected based on culture impact, lasting appeal and shock factor, relative to the context of its time of release. NC min Horror, Mystery, Thriller. An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film. Votes: 60, Banned in multiple countries and surrounded with controversy, the horror film really takes the cake when it comes to disturbing films. It centers on a male porn star who becomes entangled in an appalling snuff film, which features rape, incest, pedophilia, and necrophilia. One revolting scene shows a mother giving birth to a newborn baby, which is immediately raped by a man. When the film had its first showing at the SXSW, the audience was given one last chance to leave the theater due to the graphic nature they were about to witness. The excessive sexual violence was met with less than positive reviews, while some feel it should be locked up and hidden away for nobody else to watch. Unrated 83 min Biography, Crime, Drama. Arriving in Chicago, Henry moves in with ex-con acquaintance Otis and starts schooling him in the ways of the serial killer. His travails are loosely based on the life of Henry Lee Lucas, one of America's most prolific serial killers. The very first shot of the film gives us a taste of the violence we're about to encounter — a dead woman lies naked in a field. From there on in, it's all screaming, sweaty deeds filmed in a gritty handheld fashion that only serves to deepen the disturbing nature of the film. Not Rated 9 min Short, Horror, Thriller. David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival. Votes: 10, R min Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, and soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. R 93 min Horror, Mystery. A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw. Serial killer Jigsaw once again forces his carefully chosen victims to mutilate themselves in order to survive. The Saw films became increasingly complicated and lost a little something in the process, but Saw II is perhaps the best. And the pit of hypodermic needles is not easily forgotten. R min Crime, Horror, Mystery. Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test. R 93 min Crime, Horror, Mystery. Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit. R 92 min Crime, Horror, Mystery. Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past.