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Hello horror fans, it's time to explore "5 Of The Most Shocking Scenes In Horror Movie History: Part 1." Horror is a fun genre, especially when our favorite filmmakers take the leap and show us something we've never seen before. This series will highlight all those classic "WTF just happened moments" that left horror hounds with their jaws on the ground. Heads up, there will be absolutely no video segments dedicated to A Serbian Film, not here at least.
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't seen the films below, be aware this article could lessen their first time viewing fun.
5. 'Irreversible' (2002) - Fire Extinguisher To The Face
Irréversible is a 2002 French art thriller film written and directed by Gaspar Noé, starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, and Albert Dupontel. The film employs a non-linear narrative and follows two men as they try to avenge a brutally raped girlfriend.
Irreversible is a nightmare you just can't stop watching, played out in reverse. Despite not being a purebred horror film it contains two of the most violent scenes ever filmed, including one of the longest, most excruciating rape depictions of all time. Monica Bellucci's character Alex is walking home when she sees a pimp called Le Tenia, beating a transsexual prostitute named Concha in a pedestrian underpass. Once the man sees Alex, he releases Concha and menacingly turns his attention toward her, who attempts to flee. Unfortunately, Le Tenia catches her and threatens her with a knife. Le Tenia pins Alex to the ground and horrifically rapes her for several minutes on screen, after which he brutally beats her unconscious. (Breath, folks, this isn't the scene we're watching here).
This hard to watch scene sets up the another insane moment as Marcus and Pierre discover the man who brutally raped Alex is now partying inside a local nightclub. What ensues can only be described as ultra-violent. Take a look for yourself:
4. 'Audition' (1999) - What's In The Bag?
Audition is a 1999 Japanese horror film directed by Takashi Miike. The film stars Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina and is based on Ryu Murakami's novel of the same title from a screenplay by Daisuke Tengan.
The film is about recent widower Shigharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) whose son advises him to find a new wife. Aoyama agrees, and with a friend of his he takes advantage of his position at his film company where they stage an audition as potential to meet a new partner in life. After interviewing several women, Aoyama becomes interested in Asami (Eihi Shiina) who responds well to him, although Asami is not exactly as she first appears to be.
As Asami waits alone in her dank and dark apartment, we're shown a simple telephone sitting on the floor. Asami begins to act increasingly strange as she eerily awaits a phone call. In the background we see a large burlap sack. Suddenly, in shocking style, the true depths of Asami's psychosis is revealed.
3. 'The Woman' (2011) - Those Aren't Dogs
The Woman is a 2011 American horror film directed by Lucky McKee, adapted by McKee and Jack Ketchum from Ketchum's novel of the same name. This movie is a sequel to the film Offspring. The film stars Pollyanna McIntosh, Angela Bettis, Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Carlee Baker, Alexa Marcigliano, and introduces actors Zach Rand and Shyla Molhusen.
The Woman follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to civilize the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades. As his true intentions are slowly revealed, the lives of his family are thrown into intense jeopardy.
Here we find a H.S. teacher discovering just how messed up things are at the Cleek family home. After questioning student Peggy's father about her pregnancy, Miss Hindle is violently knocked unconscious by Mr. Cleek. She awakens in the family barn near the film's end. There are several things happening in this frightening montage where we all get more than one big surprise before the credits role.
2. 'Antichrist' (2009) - Genital Displeasure
Antichrist is a 2009 Danish experimental horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. After premiering at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where Gainsbourg won the festival's award for Best Actress, the film immediately caused controversy, with critics generally praising the film's artistic execution but strongly divided regarding its substantive merit.
A very good film loaded with symbolism and a heavy dose of creepy atmosphere. After an accident causes them to lose their son, an ailing couple attempt to heal each other. After retreating to the woods, they quickly descend into total madness and become victims of their own evil nature.
After their love-hate relationship spirals into something much darker, the character known only as "She" decides to rid herself of a few things that seem to be bothering her. Chillingly, Willem Dafoe's penis (as well as her own sex organs later in the film) become her main targets. Guess which one of those agonizing scenes we won't be seeing here.
1. 'Martyrs' (2008) - Ding Dong You're Dead
Martyrs is a 2008 French-Canadian drama horror film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It was first screened during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival at the Marché du Film, and the film's French release was on September 3, 2008. The American rights for the film were purchased by the Weinstein Company and the company was responsible for the release of the DVD in April 2009.
Martyrs revolves around a young woman named Anna's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child. This dark mission leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
In this scene a typical family is hashing out their morning conversation over breakfast when suddenly someone appears at the door. Let's watch and see what happens when they answer it.
That's all for now terror fans, I'll be back soon with five more of the most shocking scenes ever put on film. Didn't see your favorite, well have no fear my fiendish friends, this is only the first installment. Give us a few of your favorite disturbing scenes in the comment below and maybe we can get them into our next entry in this series.
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