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    I watch A LOT of horror. The only film/show that has had the distinction of giving me nightmares as an adult was the White Bear episode of Black Mirror. That show, generally speaking, ranks pretty high as "shit that will fuck with you if you make the distinction of thinking about it too much".

    Second on this list, Bad Boy Bubby, was one inflicted on me shared with me by @Nicodemus. Premise of the film is this guy basically spends his entire life imprisoned in a one-room apartment with his mom, until he eventually ends up murdering his parents (his creepy, nasty, drunk dad just shows up one day), and then experiences life on the outside. The first ten minutes of that movie will literally break your soul.

    Speaking of soul breaking! That would bring us to number three on my list of horrible things that should probably be watched by no one: A Serbian Film. Yes, that is, in fact, the name of the movie. Described by this random dude on Complex as having the dubious honor of managing to "[walk] the fine line between vile exploitation and psychologically devastating horror", while still making "The Human Centipede seems like a lighthearted comedy", A Serbian Film is pretty much the worst thing ever. I mean, I'm sure actual snuff would probably be worse, but only because the suffering is actual as opposed to vicarious. This movie is the kind of experience that will make you say, "You know what? What was I trying to prove and to whom? Fuck it. I will watch adorable cat videos until faith in humanity no longer seems like a insidious form of mass delusion!"

    In addition to these films, other cinematic experiences that Rex is Similarly Not Down With? Glad you asked!

    1. Irreversible
    2. Eraserhead
    3. The Goonies (I have never and will never watch this movie because I don't like that cave thing. Fuck that noise.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Up Rex View Post
    That would bring us to number three on my list of horrible things that should probably be watched by no one: A Serbian Film. Yes, that is, in fact, the name of the movie. Described by this random dude on Complex as having the dubious honor of managing to "[walk] the fine line between vile exploitation and psychologically devastating horror", while still making "The Human Centipede seems like a lighthearted comedy", A Serbian Film is pretty much the worst thing ever. I mean, I'm sure actual snuff would probably be worse, but only because the suffering is actual as opposed to vicarious. This movie is the kind of experience that will make you say, "You know what? What was I trying to prove and to whom? Fuck it. I will watch adorable cat videos until faith in humanity no longer seems like a insidious form of mass delusion!"
    Sounds like the perfect choice for a movie evening with friends.

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    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015), and I only saw the trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Sounds like the perfect choice for a movie evening with friends.
    Coincidentally, the first time I saw that movie was with a group of friends who are also pretty big horror buffs. We'd all heard about it before (and seem to recall the host may have actually seen it already and was just trolling the rest of us), but hadn't watched it yet. Hyperbole aside for a minute, it's a smart movie from the respect that there are definite moments of pitch black humor where the film takes just long enough of a pause to wink at you before plummeting into some other act of extreme depravity. It definitely achieves a degree of high-concept, metacommentary that gives you a sense of what someone like von Trier might have been going for with all those gratuitous shots of Shia Lebeouf junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015), and I only saw the trailer.
    Ill see your Mall Cop and raise you a Ridiculous 6.
    And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Up Rex View Post
    I watch A LOT of horror. The only film/show that has had the distinction of giving me nightmares as an adult was the White Bear episode of Black Mirror. That show, generally speaking, ranks pretty high as "shit that will fuck with you if you make the distinction of thinking about it too much".
    Out of all of the episodes of BM, "White Bear" is the episode that sticks with me the most. There are some other really provocative episodes (including the Christmas special)... but it's so odd... White Bear started feeling just rather exploitative and then of course spins around to, well, actually being exploitative but in a completely different direction than I had originally perceived. It still eats at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Up Rex View Post
    [*]Eraserhead
    Oh, nope nope nope. Never watching that again. The only good thing I can say about that movie is that it gave me a glimpse of what it might be like to suffer from psychosis.

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    Just the one scene from Running Scared with the pedophiles... Gave me the heebie jeebies


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Out of all of the episodes of BM, "White Bear" is the episode that sticks with me the most. There are some other really provocative episodes (including the Christmas special)... but it's so odd... White Bear started feeling just rather exploitative and then of course spins around to, well, actually being exploitative but in a completely different direction than I had originally perceived. It still eats at me.
    I think it's because I'm someone who has dealt with issues of mental illness at various points in my past, so the idea of inflicting harm on the sanctity of someone's mind like that is just...idk. Even in the worst experiences, you can still be free within your own head, but if you're robbed even of that? I think it would be pretty accurate to describe the episode as a state-sponsored, cottage industry built on the back of repeatedly gang-raping one woman for sport. With selfies!

    On a semi-related note, I have a lot of friends who are veterans, and showed a couple of them Black Mirror. Almost to a man, they tapped out after that first episode. The one that didn't had to take a pause to watch a Bourne Identity film to restore his Freedom-loving inner equilibrium. Something about that episode utterly fucks with their conditioning, and just sends them into this intense helpless, man-rage that would be funny if they weren't so upset by it. It's such a consistent response that I have to imagine that seeing the British Head of Government being forced to fuck a pig is just waaayyyyy too close to the idea of the Commander in Chief having to do the same, which I guess is effectively tantamount to the idea of America itself being defiled or something. Honestly, that's just speculative as none of them have been able to give me a more reasoned response to why it was so upsetting other than, "Don't bring this fucked up shit around here again."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Oh, nope nope nope. Never watching that again. The only good thing I can say about that movie is that it gave me a glimpse of what it might be like to suffer from psychosis.
    Yeah, Eraserhead is definitely a big, ol' bag of cannot even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Up Rex View Post
    I think it's because I'm someone who has dealt with issues of mental illness at various points in my past, so the idea of inflicting harm on the sanctity of someone's mind like that is just...idk. Even in the worst experiences, you can still be free within your own head, but if you're robbed even of that? I think it would be pretty accurate to describe the episode as a state-sponsored, cottage industry built on the back of repeatedly gang-raping one woman for sport. With selfies!
    Yeah, that's a good way to say it.

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