1. Man Bites Dog. Done in a documentry style, we have an alarmingly realistic insight into the mind of a serial killer. For it's type, this is a cracker.
2. Crash. This David Kronenburg number can be disturbing at first, the main story is about a bunch of 'average people' who get off being invloved in near fatal accidents and love intimicy with the wounds they cause. Hmm, tasty, or not as the case may be. It's actually a bit shit.
3. A Clockwork Orange. Made by one of the best directors the world has ever seen, the wonderful Stanley Kubrick, this film is a rare gem. We see Alex and his droogs, rob, rape, listen to Beethoven and generally go a bit ape. There are many things on the surface that could lead you to label it as being disturbing but the main - and often overlooked - one for me is the fact that you don't want Alex to die, despite the fact he is one of the most contemptuous characters of the silver screen.
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original). Tobe Hoopers offering is one that has actually given me nightmares. What starts out as a gay summer trip, ends in death and unimaginable horror. Based, very loosely on a true story, the grainy picture makes this seem all the more real and therefore far more un-nerving.
5. It. This film adaptation of the fairly shite Stephen King novel IT, has to make the top ten, for the simple reason that it's about a clown who get's his kicks by killing children. For those of us who have always known that clowns are fundamentally evil, I don't think we will end up being quite as disturbed as the ones still in the dark.
6. Alfie (Jude Law). I'm distubed enough by even the concept of Jude Law as Alfie, that I am too scared in fact to actually bring myself to see it, I fear I may wet the bed or finally succome to insanity as being the more comforting option. I'm told the film is not all that bad but please bear in mind that I was only told this by someone who happened to have a knife held to their throwt by someone calling themselves J. Law.
7. The Wizard of Oz. Ah no not the flying monkeys anything but them, anyone got an air rifle? This film although enchanting, magical and beautiful has sinsiter undertones that even the youngest children don't miss. It may not disturb us so much these days but remember the first time you saw the wicked witch or those strange chanting men with the large hats. Totally awesome film!!
8. The Lost Highway. This totally excellent David Lynch film is mainly disturbing because it comsumes your thoughts as soon as you have seen it and until the day you have worked out for sure what the hell is going on, which by the way is never. There is one character in this film who really truly frightens me, if you have seen it you will know who I mean, if not then you will know who I mean soon enough because he's in your house right now... go on, call him! Superb but thought provoking film, one to watch.
9. Carrie. Another movie based upon a Stephan King novel, which quite easily be summed up by the phrase, life is a bitch then you die.
10. Titanic. Yes I do mean the one with Leonardo Dicaprio and the lovely Kate Winslet and if you've seen it I really don't need to tell you why it's so disturbing. It's terrible enough to tempt even the most outgoing of souls into the peaceful life of a hermit.
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