Ever get exhausted of watching twenty minutes of a film on Netflix, just to be bored out of your mind or disappointed with the story and turn it off? Never fear, well maybe fear a little, Truly Disturbing is here to help. Welcome to Truly Disturbing’s Weekly Netflix Fix, a place where you can find assistance with what’s worth watching and what’s worth scrolling past. Both obscure and mainstream titles alike await your ever-hopeful viewing pleasure…
Synopsis: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years — and no one to hold accountable for his suffering — a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors, relying on assistance from a friendly waitress.
Why It Disturbs: Directed by Park Chan-wook. This is a film riddled with wit, hammers, squid eating contests, and a surprise ending that will literally leave you breathless. See it before seeing the lesser Spike Lee reimagining and you’ll be happier that you listened to Truly Disturbing.
Synopsis: Seeking revenge on the city teens who inadvertently killed his only child, small-town shopkeeper Ed Harley asks a witch to unleash the titular demon on the adolescents. But when Pumpkinhead’s otherworldly rage goes too far, Ed has a change of heart.
Why It Disturbs: Stan Winston has done the SFX on so many franchises it’s not even funny, Terminator, Jurassic Park, Aliens, Predator, Edward Scissorhands. Pumpkinhead is his directorial debut. Plus there’s Lance Henriksen and fog so…
Synopsis: After their child dies, a therapist and his wife flee to their cabin in the woods, where they hope to mend their emotional wounds. But the grief-stricken couple watches their troubles multiply when very strange things begin to happen.
Why It Disturbs: Lars Von Trier can make any situation tense and unsettling. Antichrist is the culmination of everything evil he has learned in his career and decidedly crafted into one film. Broken bones, voices in the night, the devil, psychological torture, genital mutilation… There’s nothing left to say.
Synopsis: Adolescence means changes, and for nerdy basketballer Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox), that includes transforming into a werewolf. What would seem like a setback proves to be a great asset as Scott finds himself unstoppable on the court and a hit with the ladies. Susan Ursitti co-stars as Boof, Scott’s best friend and confidante, and Jerry Levine plays the snarky “van surfing” buddy who tries to turn Scott’s lycanthropy into a windfall.
Why It Disturbs: It is disturbing that after all these years, we still want to watch Michael J. Fox dancing and car surfing. Admit it.
Synopsis: While cheating on his wife with a hooker, a sleazy LAPD detective opens up the dreaded puzzle box, which sends him into his own personal hell consisting of gruesome murders, frightening monsters and agonizing memories of his countless misdeeds.
Why It Disturbs: Quite a few people have voiced their opinion through the years over how this iteration was an atrocity to the franchise, and with Pinhead only appearing for a few moments, it’s hard to disagree. Yet in our opinion, if you look past this one misdeed, you will find a completely demented fucking film worth every minute. Starring Craig Sheffer of the Nightbreed and One Tree Hill fame. Yes, I just mentioned that show.
Synopsis: In this high-gloss update of a 1980 slasher flick, Elijah Wood stars as Frank, a mannequin storeowner who develops an insatiable lust for blood when he becomes obsessed with a young artist who turns to him for help with her latest exhibit.
Why It Disturbs: This movie takes Norman Bates mommy issues to an entire new level. It’s one of the better remakes I’ve seen in a long time and that some would argue is better than the original. Hold onto your hair, because this is one blood-ridden ride.
Synopsis: After moving into her deceased father’s country house, Molly and her new husband Tim face eerie disturbances — and things get worse as Molly faces them alone while Tim’s away. Soon the evil presence threatens both her sanity and her life.
Why It Disturbs: Helmed by Eduardo Sanchez, this is an utter depraved venture into spiraling madness. Ever-stomping hooves, rotting deer, pastor seducing, and masturbating at the workplace, listing anything else would ruin this truly disturbing film.
TV TO FILL THE SPACES:
Synopsis: Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling incarnation of TV’s most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face.
Why It Disturbs: Oh you know why it disturbs… And if you don’t, why not catch yourself up while AHS: Coven is on hiatus.
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