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These Are the 27 Most Disturbing Movies Of The Century So Far
By SLASHFILM STAFF
Content Warning
The following story contains descriptions of gratuitously graphic and disturbing movie scenes depicting sexual assault, self-harm, torture, murder, and literally anything and everything else you may find upsetting. Proceed with caution. 
Under the Skin (2013)
Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” doesn’t have much in common with its source material — Michel Faber’s book about an alien race harvesting humans for meat. The movie gets right to the point, quickly manufacturing a sense of dread as we watch Scarlett Johansson as an unnamed woman abduct male hitchhikers and trap them inside the void within her house.
Antiviral (2012)
In Brandon Cronenberg's "Antiviral," celebrity obsession gets taken to the extreme: Fans can purchase cloned meat of their favorite celebrity to eat, or inject themselves with illnesses taken directly from celebrities. "Antiviral" is shocking because it's not only gross, but the concept itself is innately disturbing, taking parasocial relationships to the extreme.
The Woman (2011)
“The Woman” is a backwoods tale of misogyny mixed with graphic cannibalism. The film is about a feral cannibal imprisoned by an upstanding family who attempts to civilize her as any good Samaritan would. That is, of course, not what happens, and the movie explores the horrifying secrets upstanding citizens and next-door neighbors keep.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream" is a horror movie where the demon eating away at its four core characters is addiction. This unflinchingly bleak portrayal of the different ways in which drug abuse can tear people's lives apart is disturbing not because of any extreme violence or gore, but because it might be one of the most depressing movies ever made.
Climax (2018)
Gaspar Noe — known for his violent imagery and unsettling premises — steps out of his comfort zone for this disturbing psychological horror film. The film zeroes in on a French dance troupe who takes up residency in an abandoned school for an all-night rager that turns into a horrific nightmare when the dancers realize their punch bowl has been spiked with LSD.