I was talking to a friend yesterday about movies we've seen and he said he wished he'd never watched :insert name of crappy movie here:. His statement immediately brought to mind a bunch of movies that I wish I could now scrub out of my head. Movies with such horrible images and/or themes, that even years later haunt my brain.
Just for kicks, I thought I'd share my list of Brain-Scrubber worthy films:
Se7en - I saw this back when it first came out on video in like 1996 or '97. I thought, 'hey, suspense movie, cool.' I'm sorry I ever watched it. I can't get the image of the fat guy or the junkie out of my head. Even after all these years. And the ending? How depressing was that? The other day, this film was on AMC. Hubs was channel surfing and stopped on it because he saw Morgan Freeman, and his movies are usually worth a watch. I saw five seconds of them about to find the fat guy and was all like "Turn it off! Turn if off!" He looked at me like I was nuts (which I probably was) and I told him it was about to get really really gross. Thankfully, he changed channels. If he hadn't I would've left the room.
Sybil - a bunch of my college buddies and I watched this one afternoon in the dorm. Twenty years later, there are certain items in the drugstore I can't pass without shuddering.
Leaving Las Vegas - an alcoholic trying to die and a hooker who falls in love with him and watches him die - what could be right with that? I wanted to die after I watched this movie.
Hellraiser 2 - part of the reason I stopped majoring in Psychology. 'Nuff said. I'm having flashbacks even as I type this. :shudder:
Pay It Forward - After investing my heart in the little boy, and rooting for him to succeed, he dies??? And then, everyone rallies around his mission? He was a cool kid doing neat things to help people, and they KILLED HIM OFF?? No reasoning, no nothing. Just dead. The feel bad movie of that year, lemme tell ya. I knew there was a reason I don't watch Kevin Spacey movies. (Except Outbreak, where he gets African Mutaba and dies before Dustin Hoffman finds a cure.)
ETA: Event Horizon - As Ardsgaine put it in the comments - WTF.
Okay, now it's your turn. Any movies that you wish you could scrub out of your head?