Posts for Disturbing

Dead Girl

Star Rating: 4

Description:
After skipping school, Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and JT (Noah Segan) break into the boiler room of a deserted mental hospital,  then make a shocking discovery: the plastic-covered naked body of a woman lying on a gurney. When they realize that the woman may be alive, JT shocks Rickie by suggesting they take advantage of her. But all is not as it seems in this dark thriller: The door to the boiler room had been rusted shut for years.

Rated R, 1 hr. 41 min., 2008

Our Opinion:
Yep, they went over the line and get to be placed in our “Disturbing” category. You will probably want to take a shower after seeing this one. The characters are rich and will have you screaming “Don’t Go There…” While a bit low budget, generally this film is well put together and will keep your attention. The trailer is mild compared to the actual movie. I’d like to say more but I don’t want to spoil it for you. There are some interesting developments in the last half of the film. See Trailer

Funny Games

Star Rating: 3

Description:
Anna (Naomi Watts) and George (Tim Roth) are enjoying a vacation with their son when two sadistic young men (Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet) break into their cabin and hold the family hostage. The psychotic duo plays twisted games with their prisoners, forcing them to comply to stay alive. Director Michael Haneke remakes his chilling 1997 German-language film as an indictment of the media’s fascination with violence.

Rated R, 1 hr. 51 min., 2007

Our Opinion:
This is psychological horror at its best. What would you do if placed in this situation? Naomi is always great,  but this is probably not her best film. Not because of her its just not mainstream like her other films. You will feel something watching this movie.

The Girl Next Door

Star Rating: 3

Description:
After losing their parents in an accident two adolescent girls (Blythe Auffarth, Madeline Taylor), are sent to live with their Aunt Ruth (Blanche Baker), a sadistic psychopath. Unbeknown to the residents of the small New Jersey suburb, the girls endure unthinkable punishment at the hands of their aunt and three cousins. Inspired by true events, this thriller set in 1958

Rated R, 1 hr. 37 min., 2007

Our Opinion:
This is the is the one based on the writings of author Jack Ketchum and based on real events. At times horror reaches the edge and this is one of them. You most likely will not be comfortable watching this movie in mixed company. The cinematography and the attention to detail with this period piece set in the late 50s is well done.

I Spit on Your Grave

Star Rating: 3

movie-i-spit-on-your-graveDescription:
Director Meir Zarchi’s revenge movie has the dubious honor of containing one of the longest and most violent gang-rape scenes on film. When writer Jenny Hill (Camille Keaton) rents a remote cabin, she’s surprised to find that the local townsfolk are friendly — too friendly, in fact. What follows is decidedly unpleasant: After being brutalized, violated and left for dead, Jenny goes on her own spree of killing, mutilation and castration.

Rated R, 1 hr. 40 min., 1978

Our Opinion:
This is a golden oldie but still very shocking even for today’s audience. It is typical of 70’s type films with long scenes and campy dialog. The audio was pretty bad even though the version I watched was remastered in digital dolby. Perhaps they had to. This is a graphic film which had a hard time keeping an R rating when it was released. The mainstream movie critics didn’t like it. Horror fans loved it because it goes to the edge and maybe beyond. That is why it deserves cult status. I had to see it because I was curious what other horror fans were talking about.