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    24 Movie Scenes So Unspeakably Messed Up, People Wish They'd Never Even Watched Them

    Yes, hello, excuse me. I'd like to delete this memory from my brain, thank you.

    We recently asked our BuzzFeed Community, "What's a movie scene that's so disturbing, you actually wish you could wipe it clean out of your brain?" and they DID NOT disappoint. So, without further adieu, here's just a few of the disturbing movie scenes people would very much like to forget they ever saw:

    *Also, WARNING: Given the nature of this post and the question being answered, there is DISTURBING CONTENT ahead. We have opted to include screenshots from the scenes and link out to the full scenes in the titles should you wish to view them. Please proceed with caution and take care of yourself!

    1. The reveal scene, The Witches (1990)

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    "The grand high witch's face reveal was (and still is) bloody terrifying! I had nightmares for seven consecutive years after watching it and I still refuse to rewatch it to this day!"

    xcherrybombx

    2. The disappearing body parts scene, Looper (2012)

    TriStar Pictures

    "There's a guy losing parts of his body in the present as they are chopped off in the past. I could barely make it through that scene and I didn't take in the rest of the movie. It unlocked a new, very specific fear in me."

    lizjh

    3. The curb stomping scene, American History X (1998)

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    "It haunts me to this day. The movie itself is so disturbing and sad, but that scene...man."

    beccafaye25

    4. The death scene, Bone Tomahawk (2015)

    RLJ Entertainment

    "I can handle gore, but that was too much!"

    yvonneb87

    5. The needle stack scene, Saw II (2005)

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    "A man pushes a woman into a pit of used syringes and she has to wade through them to find a key while being stuck by needles. All the while she’s screaming and crying. It was horrifying."

    britneypeedonaladybug

    6. The opening scene, Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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    "I watched that movie when I was 12 and I felt like I was going to vomit. It was so awful and intense. The part where the man is lying on the beach, trying to hold in his intestines in while screaming for his mother especially fucked me up."

    catherines3120

    7. The ritual scene, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    Paramount Pictures

    "When the one guy has his heart ripped out of his chest by the leader of the group. It scared me as a kid, and — to this day — I skip over that part when I watch the movie."

    cdncowgirl

    8. The hobbling scene, Misery (1990)

    Columbia Pictures / ©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It’s not even especially gory. I just hate hearing him scream."

    loulabelson

    9. The Pleasure Island scene, Pinocchio (1940)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "When all of the boys turn into donkeys and the one boy calls out for his mother in the donkey voice. I can never watch that movie again!"

    nattyiscool

    10. The resurrection scene, Pet Sematary (1989)

    Paramount / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "When Church, the cat, comes back from the dead. I had to kick my own cat out of my room at night for the next week!"

    kaitihadj05

    11. The first torture scene, Hostel (2005)

    Screen Gems / Screen Gems/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "That first full torture scene especially gets to me because I know a guy who resembles the guy in the chair!"

    noodle192000

    12. The piano wire scene, Hereditary (2018)

    A24

    "When Toni Collette's character severs her own neck with a piano wire while she's — MIND YOU — hanging from the ceiling like a goddamn psycho. Also, how hasn't this woman won an Oscar?!"

    okokimono

    13. The "degloving" scene, Gerald's Game (2017)

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    "I watch a lot of horror movies and I'm not really all that squeamish. That said, I could have gone without seeing the degloving scene in this movie for the rest of my life."

    billyzeebub

    14. The electric chair scene, The Green Mile (1999)

    Warner Bros / ©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The execution that goes wrong, you know the one. It makes my heart and stomach sick just thinking about it."

    delorienaz

    15. The assault scene, Don't Breathe (2016)

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    "When the blind man catches the main girl, takes her downstairs to the basement, and is about to...you know...with the turkey baster."

    bucketofchicken744

    16. The disemboweling scene, Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    Rogue Pictures / Rogue Pictures/Everett Collection

    "A character is disemboweled and torn limb from limb by zombies. I can deal with the rest of the over-the-top gore in that movie but I have a thing about guts. I still can’t watch it."

    hailcthulhu

    17. The "get in my car" scene, Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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    "I can't bring myself to watch that movie for a second time yet the memory of that scene is still with me years later, especially when I’m in a car at night. Just thinking about it makes my heart beat really fast."

    cliffordswift

    18. The baby scene, Mother! (2017)

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    "If you’ve seen it, I think you know which scene I’m taking about. If you haven’t seen it...a baby gets murdered and eaten."

    cruelsummer89

    19. The boat scene, Dante's Peak (1997)

    Universal Studios

    "It scarred 13-year-old me for a good month and I still remember it over a decade later."

    khill97

    20. The “Jesus wept” scene, Hellraiser (1987)

    New World Releasing / ©New World Releasing/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The realistic gore is terrifying."

    sinisterrouge420

    21. The vivisection scene, Event Horizon (1997)

    Paramount / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "There's a horrible scene (of many horrible scenes in this movie) where Jason Isaacs' character is hung up and vivisected. It's been years and I still wish I could unsee it — and worse, the only reason I watched the movie in the first place was because he's one of my favorite actors!"

    c49a679543

    22. The face smashing scene, Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

    Picturehouse / ©Picturehouse/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The captain smashes in the face of a suspected rebel. I thought after one or two hits, it would stop, but then it just kept going. I didn't know a lot about the movie so I thought it would just be, like, a gothic fairy tale. That scene felt like it came out of nowhere and really set the tone for the rest of the film for me."

    monikap6

    23. The cliff scene, Midsommar (2019)

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    "This whole movie was disturbing, but, in particular, the scene when the elderly couple jumped off the cliff at the end of their 'life cycle.' The man doesn't immediately die so a member of the group has to bash his head in with a giant hammer! Are you kidding me?! And to make it worse, there was cut scene depicting the physical damage to his body. That imagery haunted me for days."

    gabriellac461b937d8

    24. And finally: any of the crime scene scenes, Se7en (1995)

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    "That movie crossed a line for me. My husband and I could barely speak to each other the week after we saw it. We were both so upset."

    loaflover

    Now it's your turn! What's a movie scene that's so disturbing, you actually wish you could wipe it clean out of your brain? Share your pick in the comments below!

    Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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