These movies leave a gaping hole inside you when they end, and you’re unsure about what you just watched. They may be deeply unsettling and disturbing. But they are also brilliant in their own right.
This Takashi Miike movie is so cringe-inducing that many horror directors like Eli Roth have claimed it to be un-watchable. It had a lot of audience walk-outs at the time of its release due to its explicit violence. This movie boasts of some of the most unbearable torture scenes in movie history. Despite all the above facts, this movie has garnered a cult following and is now considered one of the best in the pshychological horror genre.
This 2004 classic has everything thrown in: brutal gut wrenching violence and gore, protagonist at unease, a shady antagonist, and incest. Watching this movie for the first time will certainly blow your minds, and you’d probably feel disgusted for sometime. I did. But its cult status can’t be denied. It is horrifying, yet mesmerizing, and inspire two remakes. One, an entirely forgettable Bollywood movie starring Sanjay Dutt, and another a lackluster Hollywood attempt by Spike Lee.