What Movie Scenes Are Too Gross for You to Watch?
I wouldn't consider myself a squeamish viewer. Just a week before suffering the visual torture of the arm slicing scene in 127 Hours, I was giggling away at Jackass 3D when Steve-O was trapped in a flying Port-a-Potty full of piss and crap. The obviously disgusting scenarioâ€”compounded by the fact it made Steve-O and the rest of the crew vomit everywhereâ€”wasn't at all unpleasant to watch. It was pretty awesome, in fact.
But there is something about blood and gore in movies that I just can't stand to watch. If there's a character that has suffered some sort of injury, is undergoing surgery, or has had his/her skin pierced in any way, I hide my eyes like a scared tween trying to get her boyfriend to hold her tighter. Stupid horror movie gore, like the scenes in Saw, don't do it though. It has to be an incident that could conceivably happen in real life to really set me on edge.
In their quest to bring us the terror and sadness of the human condition, filmmakers (and to a lesser extent, television producers) barrage us with images that are too painful for people to bear. The funny thing is, they all hit people in different ways. So what's your weak spot? Is it bugs? Aliens? Rape? Dead children? Drug overdoses? Car crashes? Clowns? What's the grossest thing you've ever sat through? Has there ever been a movie so disgusting that you left the theater (like four people did during 127 Hours last night)? Let's have some group therapy in the comments.