Seven Movies We Want to Un-See

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You know those moments in your life when you wish you could go back in time and relive them, except completely differently? Or rather you could go back and those moments just wouldn't ever happen? Have you ever had that feeling after watching a movie? You know what I'm talking about: When you walk out of the theater with a friend and neither of you can say a word? Sometimes this reaction is out of shock, sometimes disgust and sometimes pure confusion. If you could un-see a movie, what would it be? Here are our Top 7.


7. Un Chien Andalou
Oh, you want to see a woman's eye sliced open? Here.
I like a good art flick as much as the next guy, but Luis Buñuel's ode to surrealism is one that I never want to think about again. If you are unfamiliar with the film, it opens with a woman's eye being sliced with a razor blade. Yes! That's in the first five minutes of the movie. No thanks. Sliced eyeballs are a vision I can never un-see, which almost sounds like an oxymoron... but it's not.

6. Creepshow -- "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill"

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Creepshow
Ahhh!!!
Remember Creepshow? As a complete series, it isn't that scary; it has its moments. As a kid, though, I recall one segment in particular that has haunted me until this day. If I could pay to give this memory back, I would pay about $15. Stephen King plays Jordy Verrill, a downtrodden farmer who spends his time guzzling alcohol. Then one day a meteorite lands on his farm, and Jordy does the worst thing you can do when an alien object burrows itself in your land: He touches it. And that's when it gets gross. Jordy's whole body becomes covered with a green moss-like substance. It spreads slowly, which makes it all the more uncomfortable to watch. Nightmares, I tell you, nightmares for years, I had about grass sprouting out of my body. It's burned in my brain.

5. Cabin FeverUggg...flesh-eating bacteria. I mildly enjoyed this movie except when it got to parts where the characters' skin started shriveling up into a bloody, pussy mess. I would like to un-see this.

4. What to Expect When You Are ExpectingIt's not that this movie, What to Expect When You Are Expecting, which is, oddly, based on a self-help book, is so disgusting to watch that you wish you could go back in time and Redbox something different; it's that it is so terrible. It's not the worst movie ever made, by any means, but it might be the most pointless. It's just a horribly bad, no-reason-to-exist movie and because of that, there is no reason to see it. But many of us did see it, and we should demand the time wasted on this film back. I even wish for the actors in this film that they could go back in time and turn the script down. I am as embarrassed for them as I am about the fact that I have seen this movie at least twice.

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22 comments
Victoria McGee
Victoria McGee

I agree with you on requiem for a dream, not that I want to un see it but it's depiction of drug use would scare anyone straight.

JohAnna Marie Hunter
JohAnna Marie Hunter

I absolutely love Requiem For A Dream. It should not have made this list.

Mj Street
Mj Street

Hell anything one gaspar has done Haha

Christopher Ross Bennett
Christopher Ross Bennett

Right there with you Mr. Masor, kids and requim were the worst, I'd like to add in Twin peeks fire walk with me.

Dave Lippert
Dave Lippert

Meteor shit! I wish I could unsee the roach infestation

Amber Emam
Amber Emam

Honestly, the Stephen King story from Creep Show wasn't traumatizing for me as a 4 year old. But at the same age I watched Creep Show 2 and am still haunted by "The Raft" and the blob in the water that ate the teenagers. Usually if I see a mass of seaweed or a different color on top of water I have flashbacks.

adamkomar
adamkomar

The imagery of Jordy Verrill has always stuck with me, but mostly because I couldn't remember what it was from. Now I know and I can die in peace... Moss-free.

Smedley
Smedley

Yeah, I usually find people more traumatized by "They're Creeping Up on You".

"The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" is just kinda depressing", except where Stephen King exclaims, "METEOR SHIT!". That's a classic line I often find myself stating at work.

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