I will woefully admit that I am a bit disappointed in the lack of truly disturbing scenes in cinema this year. While I can also admit that it was a good year for movies, it was not a good year for movies that screwed with your head and made you want to vomit everywhere (which I am a fan of, and you must be, too, seeing as to how you are reading this article right now).
That doesn’t mean 2014 was without its disturbing film moments, as there are still a handful that made me feel like I needed to take a bath, but it just didn’t come close to what we saw in 2013.
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What I am talking about here are the scenes and moments that stay with you and sort of haunt you in their wake. Maybe they show you something you have never seen (or wanted to see) before, maybe they traversed some taboo that most of society would cringe at, or maybe it is just something involving a bodily fluid or organ. Disturbing is a relative word to whoever is experiencing it at the time, and it does mean different things to different people.
For me, it’s necrophilia, anal probing, watching someone rot away with cancer in a documentary and so on. In other words, genuinely disturbing things. If you couldn’t tell already, this is not a list for those with weak stomachs. Also, a quick warning for those blissfully unaware of what they are reading: MASSIVE SPOILERS LIE AHEAD.