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Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: movie scenes you just can’t watch

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I wouldn’t say I’m overly squeamish, I can handle a fair amount of violence and gore in films. Except for the time I fainted during the self-caesarean-section bit in Prometheus, but that’s beside the point. Sometimes movies really like to push boundaries when it comes to having gory scenes. Whether a gruesome scene is included to drive home a vicious point, or purely for the shock value, sometimes you just can’t bear to look.

One scene that sticks out for me as a good example of this was from Django Unchained. There was a lot of violence in that movie, some senseless, some not, and most of it was totally over the top. But I had to close my eyes and ears for the scene where Candie lets his dogs loose on a slave. I sincerely hope I’ve linked the right video there, because honestly I couldn’t watch the whole thing to check!

Maybe it was the curb-stomping scene in American History X, or the arm-cutting scene in 127 Hours. Fess up, which scene has made you completely look away from a movie?

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Last Updated: September 16, 2015


  1. The Sten

    September 16, 2015 at 11:22

    In horror movies like the Grudge when you can see the jump scares coming. If im watching it with someone, I dont physically turn my head or anything…I just focus on something under the screen, so as to hide my shame. 🙁

    Also, in the last act of typical romantic comedies where the “truth” comes out why they’re together and they inevitably break up. I look away because Im scared i might cringe myself into a coma.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 16, 2015 at 12:41

    When the dog dies!


  3. RinceThis

    September 16, 2015 at 14:06

    How about the elevator scene in Driver. Eish!


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