Well, what are movies for? Entertainment, right? A story that deeply touches you and takes you places you’ve never been before? That definition is far too narrow when it comes to movies or for that matter, any form of art. We as human beings are capable of feeling various emotions. We can be happy, sad, afraid, angry, and so on. And what we generally want is for a piece of art to touch upon our emotions. But do they always have to be the good emotions which make us feel better about life, ourselves and the world in general? Certainly not.
When it comes to art, we want to enjoy all those emotions which we may or may not have enjoyed in real life. We want to get scared, we want to die, we want to feel sad, afraid and shameful, because art always acts as a medium through which we can healthily experience our entire spectrum of emotions. Everyone enjoys a good scare now and then in a movie. A horror film which genuinely makes us feel afraid is a movie which has served its purpose. There are certain movies which genuinely creep you out because of their subject, tone or the way in which they’ve been shot. These movies f*** with our sense of security and thus impact our hearts and minds in a unique manner. Keeping all this in mind, we’ve managed to compile such movies for you. Here’s the list of the most fucked-up movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
9. Gerald’s Game (2017)
This is one of the creepiest movies produced by Netflix and really pushes the boundary in a lot of ways. Jessie and Gerald are a couple who decide to spend some time at their country house. The house is big, and there is nobody around for quite a few miles. Gerald has a rape fantasy which he wishes to satisfy and though reluctant at first, Jesse agrees to be handcuffed to the bedposts. But with Jesse still handcuffed, the couple have an argument and in an excited state, Gerald suddenly suffers from a heart attack and dies. With Jessie still tied to the bedpost, she has no way to free herself and the key is beyond her reach.
After a while, a dog enters the room and though Jessie tries to shoo it away, the dog bites off a piece of Gerald’s hand. Jesse slowly falls asleep and in a sequence, we realize the trauma she has been through earlier and how it is affecting whatever is happening with her right now. The movie is intense, scary, creepy, and in a flashback scene, it gives us a deep insight into Jessie’s horrific past. We then see all her inner demons manifesting into what happens in the movie in the later parts. ‘Gerard’s game’ has been praised by critics for its bold approach and the powerful performance of Carla Gugino as Jessie.
8. The Bar (2017)
This Spanish thriller has done an amazing job of showing how human beings are basically carnal animals who just need a suitable circumstance to bring out their most basic, animalistic nature. It is the story of a group of people who have suddenly got trapped inside a bar. However, they cannot get out since anybody who steps out of the building is being gunned down by a sniper.