Generally, the people I know will ask my advice on the more fucked up films. Even though I pretty much watch everything (except for musicals and most rom-coms), I have sort of pigeon-holed myself as this ‘horror film” guy. And with articles like this and this and this, I can understand that, and I don’t mind. But the funny thing is, because I watch SO MUCH horror, I have honestly become a bit desensitized to it. And for that very reason, the scenes that stick in my mind as being the most disturbing to me are often not from horror movies at all, as is the case with all the examples on this list. The idea is, when you see someone get disemboweled in a horror movie, that is its place. It belongs in a horror movie. It is at home in a horror movie, therefore, not very shocking. But it is those dark moments in films that are NOT horror that really resonate with the viewer. Here are five movie scenes from movies that were not horror, that I found horrifying regardless. Be forewarned, I will make sure the movies are fairly old, but there may be some spoilers ahead.
The world needs to understand that writing and doing drugs go hand-in-hand. It is a lonely, solitary lifestyle that can sometimes leave holes in the soul, and you know what people often use to fill holes in their souls, don’t you? Drugs. While drugs themselves often only make more holes over time, it is still a short-term fix for some of that aching. And the most honest authors in existence do not shy away from that, or fear it as a taboo. Rather, they embrace it as being a part of who, or what, they are. That does not mean that every writer you ever read is on, or has taken, drugs. What it does mean, though, is that there is a good deal of fiction ABOUT drugs, that was also conceived while the writer was on drugs. That is like drugception: When drugs take drugs. Here are six books about or inspired by drugs, and all the magic and madness they cause. And remember kids, don’t do drugs….that aren’t yours. Unless someone offers. Then it’s okay.
Drugs are bad for you, OK? Can we get that out of the way immediately? Often, even the most minor drug usage will lead to you killing people and doing jail time. And the jail time often hints that you may be raped. So ultimately, if you do drugs, you will get raped. I came to that conclusion through what scientists often call deductive reasoning. So don’t do drugs. Instead, let movies do drugs FOR you. These eight sequences just happen to portray drug use in a very realistic, and oft terrifying way. Remember kids, drug use doesn’t always end with bright orange Cheetos fingers and a good night’s sleep. Some drugs end in ass to ass dildo play.