People Are Sharing The Movie Scenes That “Disturbed Them The Most” (20 Scenes)

Everyone has that one film scene they can’t shake for their entire lives. Many times it’s a result of a too-intense choice for too-young eyes, however, there are plenty of films traumatizing grown adults all. the. time. 

Redditor Shreks_on_the_beach wanted to know the movies that really messed up their fellow Reddit users. After posting “Which scene in a film disturbed you the most?” in r/AskReddit, a slew of comments came in with some pretty disturbing content. Plus, people bonded over shared trauma. Adorable! 

1. The Fly

“The fly, When the lady is having a baby and a giant maggot is born. Turns my stomach.” – DrovilThePirate

2. Silent Hill

“That one scene in Silent Hill where Pyramid head basically skinned the lady in his grasp.

That was fun for 7-year-old me.” – ThunderboltKaiju

3. Mirrors

“There’s a scene in a horror/thriller(?) film called ‘Mirrors’ (the plot is basically there’s another dimension in anything reflective, and they’re evil for the most part, it’s been over a decade since I’ve seen it I’m sure) where a woman looks at her reflection in the mirror before getting in the bath, as she leaves the mirror, her reflection remains there.

A couple of minutes later, she’s chilling in the bath and the mirror version of her just starts ripping it’s own jaw open, which in turn forces the woman’s jaw open in the bath, and she cannot do anything about it to stop it and just has to let her jaw get torn to shreds as the bathtub fills with blood, it is brutal.” – dothefanDango92

4. Saw 2

“This still haunts me. The movie is Saw 2 and it’s the part where the big guy doesn’t want to do his challenge so he throws that girl into a pit of dirty needles. Can’t think of many things that could be worse!” – Aethermask

5. Slumdog Millionaire

“The bit when that guy blinds a kid by pouring burning oil into his eyes in Slumdog Millionaire” – ggaymerboy

6. Zodiac

“Zodiac. When he’s stabbing the couple at Lake Berryessa. The lack of any music while hearing their screams is disturbing.” – mooncolours

7. Return To Oz

“In Return to Oz where the girl is strapped to the table and when you see all those freestanding heads lining the walls. That movie is one of the most trippy and fucked up movies and it boggles my mind that it was marketed to children” – adhdandwingingit

8. We Were Soldiers

“We Were Soldiers when they carpet-bombed too close and several soldiers caught on fire. Then when they lifted up the guy and his legs peeled” – mcstevied

9. The Road

“There’s a scene from the movie The Road where the father and his son discover a room full of chained, naked people waiting to be eaten by the cannibals living in the house and then they run away and they get chased by the cannibals. That scene really traumatized me when I was young. I remember crying so hard when I watched that movie” – dudedonteatmycat

10. Hannibal

“Oh probably the scene in Hannibal where Antony Hopkins cooks the guy’s brain and feeds it to him.” – LordFrob

11. The Mummy

“The scene in The Mummy where the scarabs crawled under the one guy’s skin. I saw it when I was about 8 and it traumatized me, I still have nightmares once in a while about it 20 years later.” – Alubanee

12. Pinocchio

“That scene in Pinocchio where the boy turns into a donkey” – _Mehdi_haned

13. Trainspotting

“The baby scene in Trainspotting.” – unchozenone

14. The Mist

“Final scene of  ‘The Mist’ with Thomas Jane. All for nothing.” – TheKingHomer

15. The Green Mile

“The purposely botched electrocution in The Green Mile. To this day I can’t watch even a second of that movie.” – LittleBear_54

16. Hotel Rwanda

“The scene in Hotel Rwanda where someone is driving over a bumpy road. The person looks down and realizes the bumps are human bodies. It’s horrible to know such things happened.” – koukla_1234

17. Pet Semetary

“The scene in the original Pet Sematary where the old guy gets his Achilles tendon cut from the little kid under the bed I always checked under the bed after that” – jbidtah

18. Saving Private Ryan

“The D-Day landing scenes in Saving Private Ryan, especially when they give you some context to the characters in the boat before the landing itself and as soon as the platform drops they all get shot up to pieces. And then the scene showing the soldier walking around with his blown-off arm and all the other soldiers in the other boats blown up and getting caught on fire. It’s just a super sad movie man and just knowing that people went through horrible experiences like this.” – IneedatwitchUsername

19. American History X

“American History X – ‘put your mouth on the curb’

I’ve never actually managed to watch this scene. I’ll watch near enough anything, but I can’t stomach this scene.” – ClaustrophobicSting

20. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

“Large Marge scene in Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure” – AstroCowpuncher


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