Thrillers and action movies are meant to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Without the shocking plot twists, they’d just be a bland drama. The frequent reliance on bizarre twists and jump scares should have turned us resilient by now. Instead, these shocking moments always manage to shake the ground beneath us. No one was expecting this turn of events in the following films. They stayed stuck in our heads for days. Here are the 10 most disturbing scenes in movies that came out of nowhere.
The handsome Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio betraying us and fooling a gullible Spidey was fine by us. But MCU crossed its boundaries by throwing a zombie Iron Man on our faces. We were still licking our wounds from Tony Stark’s death in “Avengers: Endgame” and not prepared to see this kind of Iron Man cameo.
Ominous scenes are the part and parcel of psychological thrillers. Danger awaits almost every character as they try to walk on eggshells around the antagonist. Who knew that even adorable bunnies would get roped in this affair? The story was descending to further darkness as Alex’ obsession with Dan grew more powerful and dangerous. Her wrath against Dan’s family influenced her to boil the bunny that belonged to Dan’s daughter.
“Snowpiercer” centred on the revolt of the oppressed class against the privileged and wealthy passengers on a train. Chris Evans’ Curtis was naturally the hero who fought for the betterment of his people. But we were thrown off the edge on learning how Curtis dealt with starvation during his younger days. He and the fellow poor passengers were forced to resort to cannibalism. Can’t say which one rocked our minds, the fact that it was Curtis or that it was Chris Evans.
This classic mafia-thriller left us jaw-dropped with pretty amazing political twists and games, especially orchestrated by young Michael Corleone. But before we were treated by the junior Corleone, something else left us speechless. In order to parade the power and abilities of the Corleones, Francis Ford Coppola added a pretty gross moment in the beginning. After a producer turned down the offer to star Vito Corleone’s godson in a movie, he had to pay the price with his favourite horse’s head on his bed.
The adventures of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz made the original movie an irreplaceable classic. Every moment was intense, dramatic, and impactful. But the most disturbing scene that made it impossible to sleep for a month was the one with scarab. When the scarab was running under Jonathan’s skin, it felt like someone grabbed our guts.
The 2003 movie was a gripping story of vengeance. Its pace, action stunts, cinematography, and plot was truly marvellous. Even the critics from across the world couldn’t stop marvelling at the brilliant crafting. No matter how much you were used to thrillers, no one could have imagined this plot twist in their wildest dreams.
SPOILER Alert! It follows a man who was separated from his daughter and confined in one room for over a decade. When he was mysteriously released after years, he promised himself to find his kidnapper. Meanwhile, he meets a young woman and gets romantically involved with her. On finally tracking down the kidnapper, he learnt that his current girlfriend was his daughter.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It’s hard to say if “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was created to entertain kids or to scare both parents and children. Willy Wonka’s colourful factory brimming with chocolates and candies was just a façade concealing the horrors underneath. Willy Wonka was a creepy dude who lured children and threw the naughty ones into trash chute or molten chocolate river.
“Don’t Breathe” gave a whole new light to crime and suspense. The film started with a gang of young thieves breaking into an old man’s house. Before you begin to curse the thieves and sympathize with the visually-challenged old man, the movie takes a sharp twist. This man was a war veteran and more than capable of protecting himself. In fact, the thieves ended up becoming his victims as a series of terror befall them. We were shocked and repulsed by the scene where the man hung the female thief upside down and tried to impregnate her with a dropper of his semen.
Natalie Portman’s critically-acclaimed “Black Swan” knocked everyone off their feet. No cinema lover should miss this powerful film. It indeed deserves to be watched at least once but some viewers couldn’t watch it more than that. The scene where Natalie Portman peeled off her skin while assuming they were black feathers made it too hard to get ahead.
This crime-based movie followed the mystery of a serial killer who set his/her targets based on the seven deadly sins. We couldn’t help but be hooked on the screen to find out who would be the next victim. No one saw what mind-blowing twist was awaiting us as we were engrossed in the feisty chase. It was hard to tell what was on the killer John Doe’s mind when he surrendered and sent the detectives to a remote field. Everything went fizzy in our mind when David Mill opened a box mailed to him by Doe only find his wife’s severed head in it. John Doe sinned envy to evoke the sin of wrath out of detective Mill.