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19 Movie Scenes So Disturbing, People Genuinely Wish They'd Never Seen Them At All

Maybe don't read this post at night. Or during the day. Or at all.

Recently, we asked the members of 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 their terrifically terrifying answers sparked even MORE horrifying responses! So, without further adieu, here are some MORE disturbing movie scenes people would very much like to forget:

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

1. Midsommar (2019), The opening scene


"The family's death at the very opening of this was f'ed up."


2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), The killing scene


"It disturbed me so badly, I almost couldn't finish it."

—Saru K, Facebook

3. The Lovely Bones (2009), The bathroom scene

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"It's so disturbing and sad. The entirety of that movie disturbs me, but it’s still a good movie."


4. Fire in the Sky (1993), The abduction scene

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"I saw it when I was WAY too young, and it has scarred me."

—Erin Fowler, Facebook

5. Dancer in the Dark (2000), The execution scene


"I love Björk, but it was just too real for me."


6. The Witch (2015), The baby scene

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"This scene is within the first 10 minutes of the movie and I wanted to walk out."

—Sarah Myres, Facebook

7. Sophie’s Choice (1982), The choice scene

Universal / ©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

"I will never be over it. It makes me sick just thinking about being put in that position."


8. Annihilation (2018), The bear scene

Paramount Pictures

"Especially when the creature used one of the dead character's voices to lure out the group. It haunts me."

—Laura Gibbs Hicks, Facebook

9. Backcountry (2014), The attack scene

IFC Midnight

"I never see this movie on these types of lists, but the scene where the man gets eaten by the bear has permanently scarred me for life, and I refuse to watch that movie ever again."


10. The Thing (1982), The dog scene

Universal / ©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

"The sounds alone made me uneasy."

—Elijah Roughley, Facebook

11. Red Sparrow (2018), The torture scene

20th Century Fox

"That scene has scarred my mind. I will never watch that movie again."


12. Dumbo (1941), The pink elephants scene

Walt Disney Studios

"When Dumbo drinks the contaminated water and starts seeing things. I hate watching it!"


13. Funny Games (2007), The remote control scene

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"It left the audience with zero hope."


14. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), The child eating scene

Eagle Films

"I can't remember a single second of that movie, other than that damn snake woman!"


15. Les Misérables (2012), The death scene

Universal Pictures

"The way they panned over Gavroche's eyes after his death was absolutely horrible, and I still have to skip over that part whenever I rewatch the movie."


16. Reservoir Dogs (1992), The “Stuck in the Middle with You” scene

Miramax Films

17. Eye for an Eye (1996), The phone call scene

Paramount / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

"Sally Field's character had to listen on the phone while Kiefer Sutherland's character assaulted and murdered her daughter. I’ve never been able to forget that moment. It was horrifying."

—Bethany Belden Smith, Facebook

18. Saw IV (2007), The ice block scene

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"When that character's head was crushed by two blocks of ice. I can still visualize it 10 years after seeing it."


19. And finally: House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The ending scene

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"This was the last horror movie I ever saw. I don't even remember how I got talked into going to see it, but the scene at the end when the girl finally gets out and tries to hitchhike away. She gets picked up by that creepy dude, but she doesn't even realize she's on her way back to that horror house. It traumatized me forever."

—Taryn Graham, Facebook

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! OH, but first, be sure to check out our initial list (if you haven't already) to see if your pick was on there! Happy nightmares!

Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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