I know it's very different from a horror shock film but I feel like John Waters could shock me more than any horror director at the moment- and he was doing it back in the 70s. Please note that both the nominations post and the full schedule can also be found in the red banner links at the top of the page. It has the graphic-ness of the Guinea Pig movies, but pairs it with an interesting story and trippy style. I guess I want too much from these films. I liked it, but it was so stylized and silly I don't see how it be taken as truly disturbing. I couldn't sit through all of them not due to disgust but pure boredom.
Well if you can find yourself caring enough by the time it shows up on screen it's so poorly shot you can't get that clear of a picture anyway. There are lots more movies to consider and I'm sure I'm overlooking some great ones but I'll leave it at that for now. I saw these ~5 years ago so I forget a bit but I do remember watching ~20 minutes in each film then just skipping through to see what everyone was talking about. I just have this weird hope that there will be a movie that is violent without being cartoonish and has super creepy characters as well. Found footage can be good Grave Encounters rocked my socks - but not here.
As before, nominations are still being accepted, so keep them coming. This film is very bleak. The first two are the one's that mostly make the reputation of the series: Devil's Experiment and Flower of Flesh and Blood. Cannibal Holocaust and Irreversible are good picks as well. Re: The most disturbing movie list!!!!! Of course, these movies aren't really about much of that stuff anyway so what about the torture and crazy shit? I have yet to see most of the movies you recommended, but I had problems with Excision too. August Underground I think has lost it's luster.
This film has super overt pedophilia. The only pick that baffles me is Repo. And like Salo, it's actually a well-made movie which builds up slowly to the really nasty stuff. I always wished that Fred Vogel took the Tom Savini approach and worked on other people's movies. Visitor Q is a great example of a movie being way fucked up but recognizing that it isn't realistic. I agree with Men Behind the Sun too.
I have a lot to say about this topic though. But some did for me - like Inside and Martyrs. And there's the issue of what makes something disturbing - is it the graphic-ness of the content or the psychological impact which requires a level of skill in the filmmaking? I deleted that movie actually. . He's a very talented effects artist but a very poor filmmaker and storyteller. Oh yeah, and it's dedicated to one of the Manson Family members.
The Murder Collection Volume 1, Murder Set Pieces. If more people saw it maybe it'd get bumped up a bit. To see the full schedule of upcoming discussions. I found a lot of them to not live up to the hype like Hostel and Human Centipede. Philosophy of a Knife was pretty bad also because it was based on Unit 731 I think.
Anyway, if you read all of this thanks. Not a fan of the Toetag movies. No arguments about 1 - Salo would be my top pick as well. Two deranged friends bring along another guy to go on a random murder rampage. I'll go with his 1st feature though. Nekromantik 1987 - Jorg Buttgereit has made a few movies that could make these lists. Though I think it hurt itself by going a little too over-the-top, it's disturbing-ness is jaw-dropping.
By that point in the films it still wasn't clear what was even happening or where any of this was going. But at least the gory stuff in there did succeed in making me uncomfortable, and it attempted an interesting character study with an emotional center, when most movies of this ilk don't even try. There must be something wrong with me. Some of the other Toetag Pictures films are good though. His movies have kind of an art-house vibe to them, despite the awful content. It comes across more as a special effects reel than an actual movie. A rare combination of unwatchably horrific content put together by a truly skilled filmmaker.
Here are a few additions I can throw out there: A Serbian Film 2010 - As this gets more widely seen with more time, I think it will become of mainstay of these lists. Hisayasu Sato is a fascinating underground Japanese director, and this is probably his most notorious movie. Makes it hard to follow what's going on. I'm gonna have to agree with you on the Salo being number one. They kidnapped lesbian lovers, couples and they torture them. The contrast with the typical American family is great.