Some people go to the cinema to escape the daily routine, some to enjoy the 7th art form, and some go just for the sheer excitement and thrill only movies can give you. But there’s another kind of cinema, one that combines art, escapism and thrills, and does it with no holds barred. While some of those films are considered to be masterpieces, they are extremely shocking, and definitely not for the weak of heart, so continue at your own risk.
American History X
Edward Norton’s Tour De Force might be one of the most popular films on this list. Derek Vinyard (Norton) is an american Neo-Nazi with a very strong vendetta, and does it so well, it’s hard to seperate the actor from the racsit character he portrays. The scene on the curb won’t leave your mind for a long time.
This film is hard to watch for three main reasons: it starts at the end and goes backwards in time, every scene is made up of one long shot, and most of those shots feature extremely graphic and realistic violence including a rape scene which leaves no room for imagination. French Director Gasper Noe has been called many names because of this film, ranging from genius to madman, but there’s no argument that this film challenged and influenced modern film making.
House Of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects
Musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie first two films depict the exploits of a very twisted and bizarre family of serial killers. The House Of 1000 Corpses can be called a homage to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films while The Devil’s Reject takes Zombie’s storytelling talent to a new level. You can watch both films as one unit, or each one by itself, but make sure you don’t do it by yourself.