I watched the last episode of SVU last night and it gave me the creeps all night and again today. I wish DH hadn't shared the happy news that it was based on a true story. It was the one about the guy who hunted prostitutes with his dog. Ick.
I saw a docu last summer on HBO. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane. It wasn't so much the subject matter as it wad the picture of her laying dead on the grass after the accident
Yes, I saw that! It was disturbing. I mean, I'm pretty sure that these accidents are very gruesome but I didn't think it was necessary to show that. What did we learn from that? (She looked really bad and bloated - it just didn't look right)
For me the movie Darfur has stuck in the back of my mind since I watched it last year. I have a cast iron gut, but this I had trouble watching, it took me a few stops and starts.
With this movie, they researched the heck out of it, and
they they invited a Darfur refugee to come see the film set for himself. On the way, he was shown drawings and compositions of the production. The man lightly touched the pictures with his fingers, said the single word 'Darfur' and began to cry.
Dan Clarke said it would be a hard movie to watch and it was. I can feel tears welling as I write this post.
I can't find myself to watch any gruesome movies such as the "Saw" series, (although I was forced to watch the first two!) "Hostel," "Human Centipede," etc. -- pretty much anything with torture, gore, etc.
Most disturbing for me was The Story of Jim Jones, based on a true story about the People's Temple, a religious cult. At the end he committed suicide and convinced his followers - about 1000 - to do the same. Jim Jones was played by Powers Boothe, I've always remembered his name because of this.
The one that disturbed me is A Clockwork Orange. I saw it probably 15 or so years ago, but I don't remember exactly why it affected me so much. But I do remember walking out of the room, and my brother finished watching it.
I cheated and read the summary on Wikipedia for The Girl Next Door. I'm sure it isn't like watching the movie because reading through it, it sounds weird/disturbing, but I don't understand the strong reaction to it.
Another movie I thought of - Catfish. I won't reveal it but even though the movie is different than the previews, it still disturbed me.
I would suggest reading the movie summary at imdb.com instead. Just click on the plot summary. I think that site gives a better description.