There are some movies that just leave you speechless. No, not because they’re awesome or anything but because of the sheer volume of their absurdity. They make you question why would anyone in the right state of mind create such a movie and why would anyone sign up for a role in them! Perhaps, that’s the thing, they weren’t in the right state of mind.
Yes, artists are usually perceived as crazy but there’s a certain degree of acceptability to the abstractness of art. Some filmmakers, while on their journey to pursue creativity, lost themselves and created these obscure films that are so disturbing that they’ll fuck you pretty bad.
If you’re familiar with this film, you probably know why it’s here and also, why it’s the first one on the list too. The film revolves around the lives of a couple post the tragic loss of their son. The film dances over the line of lunacy and features some extremely dark, sadistic and explicit sex scenes, some of which are unsimulated. Directed by Lars Von Trier, the film stars actors like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe.
A Serbian Film (2010)
The story revolves around a retired male pornographic actor who ends up making an “art film” to get out of a messy financial situation. He is then further manipulated and forced into doing the film which is later revealed to feature child sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, necrophilia and brutal murders.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
120 Days of Sodom is not an English film but that’s okay because you probably won’t understand it anyway. The Italian-French horror film was released in 1975 and has been the nightmare of all of humanity ever since. Salò focuses on four libertines who kidnap and torture teenagers after the death of Benito Mussolini. The film covers the themes of sadism, violence, fascism, perversion and sexuality. What’s interesting is that the director, Pier Paolo Pasolini, was murdered before the release of the film, allegedly because of film although, some have connected his death to the mafia. To this day, the film continues to be banned in several countries.
Martrys is a horror film directed by Pascal Laugier. It focuses on the life of Lucie Jurin, a young girl who is haunted by a dark presence as a child. In the future, she leads an apparently unprovoked attack on a family as she bolts into their house and shoots the entire family. The events that follow will certainly just swoosh right over your head.
I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
I Spit On Your Grave is the story of a female writer who travels to an isolated location to find the peace to write her book but, ends up getting brutally gang raped. After surviving the traumatic experience, she vows to make life hell for the rapists and trumps them in the game of gore.
Aftermath is a short horror film that simply jumps into the plot. Although the film has no dialogue, it is disgusting AF. The film centres around necrophilia in a hospital morgue room and features explicit sex scenes with corpses.
The Human Centipede (2010)
As absurd as it sounds, The Human Centipede is about a deranged German surgeon who aims to make a human centipede. To fulfill his dreams, he kidnaps three unsuspecting tourists and joins them surgically, mouth-to-anus. Forget about the haunting visuals, even the sheer idea of the plot makes us cringe and ask, “why?”
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Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
The film outlines the story of a documentary film crew, shooting cannibalistic tribes, that goes missing somewhere in the Amazon forests. A rescue mission is launched to recover the crew but all they find are the documentary tapes left behind. When they check out what the tapes hold, they are in a state of absolute horror.
This movie seems to have no logic behind it at all and the one resonating thought while watching the film is “dafuq?” In the film, a couple keeps their children fenced inside their house, never letting them see the outside world. The deal is, that they can leave the house only when their dogtooth falls out. The children, who are adults, struggle to keep their lives limited inside the boundaries of the house. What’s worse is that the film explores the themes of child abuse, violence, and incest.
This film takes crazy to another level and it is not just because it is centred around the concept of necrophilia. The film handles it so distastefully that even the bravehearts would chicken out of watching the entire movie.