9 violent movies that will leave you emotionally scarred, disturbed
First published on Aug 2, 2021, 5:41 p.m. IST
Let’s take a look at 9 painful and gory movies that are unbearably insane and it’s in your best interests to avoid watching them.
Some films shock you; some movies leave you depressed, and then there are movies that leave you psychologically disturbed. Violence, incest, crime and bloodshed are what these films have to offer. Let’s take a look at 9 of those movies that are intolerably crazy, and it’s in your best interests to avoid watching them.
Queen of Bandits: This stark and gory description of what happened to Phoolan Devi in real life is shocking and deeply disturbing. And to imagine that Phoolan must have been through a lot more in real life shakes you up from the inside.
Ugly: Nothing prepares you for the gore and violence that the film offers. The film is unabashedly brutal in content and staging. But the fear of the unknown is what keeps us glued to the screen.
Gangaajal: The movie’s biggest climax and weakness is its harsh and disturbing plot. It’s one thing to know about the blinding Bhagalpur incident and totally different from actually seeing it happen on screen. Violence, incest, bloodshed stays in your mind for a very long time.
Talvar: Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is based on the 2008 Noida double murder case where a teenage girl was brutally murdered with domestic help and her parents were convicted of murder. The idea that the two people (parents), who are behind bars and could in fact be innocent, trembles and is quite disturbing. The floating theories of incest, wife swapping, honor killings in the film are quite scary. And, the sheer helplessness of two people who fail to prove their innocence and the vulnerability of our justice system is alarming to say the least.
Gulaal: This twisted story of love, politics and relationships is something you don’t often see in Bollywood movies. The movie is everything you wouldn’t expect it to be. The film brilliantly deals with the complexity of relationships; the different layers of power, love and politics. The end is not something everyone can handle. It leaves you shocked and confused.
Hostel: Inspired by ‘Saw’, the film revolves around the concept of torture and physical agony. Certainly not for the faint of heart.
Saw: The thriller, which swings between a thriller and a horror film, has garnered mixed reactions for its gruesome content and bloodshed. This twisted and intriguing plotline keeps you glued to the screen even if you despise the movie in every passing moment.
Antichrist: There is no way to watch the movie until the end. And somehow, even if you pull it off, the movie will leave you emotionally drained and mentally broken. The plot is based on the life of a couple who lose their only child at a very young age. The grisly chaos that begins shortly after the couple lose their child is something creeping through your skin. Its gory content and violent sex scenes can actually leave you feeling depressed and upset for a very long time.
Requiem for a dream: Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly, the film reflects the brutal and harsh reality of drug addicts. The illusion and despair that each character in the film goes through leaves you shaken. The heartbreaking and sinister reality of drug abuse is something that stays with you long after you’ve watched the movie.