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What disturbing film is based on a true story?

What disturbing film is based on a true story?

CandyQueen85

Heavenly Creatures (1994) about two teenage girls in New Zealand who plot to murder one of their mothers.


AgentBloodrayne

I still can't get over the fact that one of those girls grew up to be the writer Anne Perry. My mum's book collection was filled with her novels and when I looked up the true story after watching the movie I was so creeped out. Edit: spelling


Optimal_Flounder_151

Came to say this. That film haunts me.


Arkady2009

That murder scene was so brutal. I couldn’t get it out of my mind for weeks afterward.


Primarycolors1

City of God.


Basic-Cat

Amazing movie


appleparkfive

One of the best movies ever made, holds up amazing well. I recommend every last movie buff to watch it. The story is phenomenal. The acting, the script, the movements. I can't think of a major flaw in it. If there's a 10/10 movie for me, it's that. Only thing that might throw some off is that it's foreign language so you read subtitles. But I actually like subtitles in general


guiporto32

The unfortunate part is that the dialogues are so intricate and specific when it comes to slang and expressions that the subtitles do not account for 50% of their full meaning (I’m Brazilian). But indeed, it’s an spectacular film.


this_place_is_whack

I always prefer subtitles to overdubs.


Off-to-a-good-shart

What year did this movie come out? I’m trying to find it. Thank you.


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TheSchlaf

When they have to remind you halfway through the movie that it's still based on actual events, it's fucked.


IslandGrownGamer

I died on all levels when the movie paused with that "This is still based on real events". It's that moment when you can't stop watching but your jaw is on the floor and your hands are half covering your face in horror.


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armsofatree

The first episode of HBO's Chernobyl was scarier than most horror movies.


PerilousPassionFruit

I recently binge watched that show and despite not being a horror series, it was one of the most terrifying piece of visual media I’ve ever seen.


Glass_Varis

I think because it was based on a real (and terrifying) event, it makes it all the more scary


Orneyrocks

This. In every single scary movie, you know subconsciously that uts just fiction and you don't get scared as much. You may during the movie, but a few days later, its just meh. After watching Chernobyl, you know that it really happened, so when you think from the charecters' perspectives later, it becomes even more terrifying knowing that someone has actually experienced this.


nandos-free-wifi

The soundtrack for that show was so good, it was so eerie but fitted perfectly considering some of the soundtrack was filmed in a old nuclear reactor. Look up the "concrete burying" song from it, probably my favourite one


skycabbage

Yea the music creeped me the hell out


ShopGirlNY_152

Hildar did such a good work for both Chernobyl and joker in one year


I_DRINK_ANARCHY

That episode sucked me in, it was bone chilling.


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taurean_

Loved this movie.


Octopus_420

The scariest part of that show was the critical response around it that kept commenting "Wow, look how dysfunctional and stupid the Soviet bureaucracy was at that point. So glad it's not like that over here. We would never do something this stupid lol."


Vagabond21

The Covid special HBO produces will sweep the Emmy’s


Shrewdness575

“Hey, listen to me. I’m a scientist that specializes in this!” “Mmm, no. You’re definitely wrong. Pride is always right!”


TheMadmanAndre

Chernobyl portrayed cosmic horror better than most cosmic horror movies.


asdhdksgvs

Chernobyl was so scary!! I had a pit in my stomach for the entire series!


RedWestern

Wolf Creek It’s based on the Backpacker Murders in the 90s. What happened was that a guy called Ivan Milat (basis for Mick Taylor) would pick up backpackers hitchhiking on the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney. Instead of taking them to where they wanted to go, he’d tie them up, take them out to the Belanglo State Forest and torture them before killing them. He succeeded in killing at least 7 people (that we know of), but failed to abduct another chap, who ended up being the person who identified him.


FormalMango

My dad and brother used to take me hunting in Belanglo when I was a kid, back in the early 90s. Right around the time he was killing people in the forest, and it always creeps me out thinking that we may have passed him on the way in/out, or we may have been in the forest at the same time. After I moved back to the area about 10 years ago, I started going deer shooting there again. The forest has always given me the heebiejeebies - I won’t spend the night there, because fuck that. Also, some joker has changed the Facebook checkin for the campground to “Milat Family Playground”. I always wonder if it’s the same people who put Ivan Milat’s name address at the Supermax into the Goulburn white pages.


Aggressive-Bird-7507

Also (tv show, not a movie) Underbelly, there's like 4 or 5 seasons about different Australian crime stories, the first season is the best though. It's about the Melbourne gangland war. When the football incident happens with one of the Moran brothers I Googled it because I was like no fucking way this shit actually happened.


yourlittlebirdie

Open Water is based on the horrifying true story of Tom and Eileen Lonergan.


JesusDiedForOurChins

The second one pissed me off. They leave an infant on the boat by itself and all just go jump into the water.


VeraciousIdiot

Everyone knows an infant can pilot a boat


JesusDiedForOurChins

If the baby can't pilot a boat you might as well throw it in the trash


Grindelbart

Dude, that kid had ONE job and couldn't even do it. It's a disgrace how lazy kids are these days.


VeraciousIdiot

Who says it wasn't on purpose?


BatmansKhaleesi

Actually the baby's mom was going to stay on the boat because of her fear of water, but her jackass friend grabbed her and jumped overboard with her as a joke. Without making sure the ladder was down first.


truisluv

I am fine with scary movies that I know can't happen. Open Water scared the crap out of me because that can really happen.


MrLuxarina

Compliance


GiantRobotTRex

There are several events in that movie that I would have ridiculed for being completely unbelievable—except that they actually happened. I just... I just don't understand people.


Myalltimehate

I'm just pissed they left out the part where he just gets a slap on the wrist. It makes the whole thing even worse.


JesusDiedForOurChins

Is this the one where two people are being interviewed by the military and they do fucked up stuff to them? Or is this the one about the fast food manager and the guy on the phone?


MrLuxarina

The fast food one. Don't know the other one.


Concerned-Pineapple

I don't know if I could bring myself to watch. I listened to *Casefile* covering this case and I never felt so angry. [Here's a Wikipedia article](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_phone_call_scam), I assume this movie covers the Mount Washington scam. The scammer, claiming to be a police officer, instructed a civilian to sexually assault the victim who was being falsely detained over a fictitious suspicion of theft. Critical thinking skills and basic understanding of how law enforcement works were clearly lacking in that case.


Undertakeress

The Law and Order SVU episode with Robin Williams was based on this. It's a great episode and Robin does such a good job. RIp


PhreedomPhighter

Hotel Rwanda


Swimming-Pin1180

you should watch **sometimes in april 2005**. it's about the same genocide


drewisawesome14

Brilliant movie. And I honestly hold in in much higher regards over Hotel Rwanda. Hotel Rwanda had that, "So horrible, but still a happy ending." Hollywood feel to it, but Sometimes in April is so fucking dark from beginning to end. I cried watching it and I rarely ever get emotional in movies, but that movie hit different. The craziest thing is it was a made for tv movie, too by HBO. If you have HBO Max, go watch it. And if you think you have a tough guy image to keep make sure you watch it alone so no one sees you ball.


gizzie123

When I went to Rwanda we visited the hotel. Our Rwandan friends said they find the movie embarrassing and angering. Apparently it is not very accurate


BigCountry1182

Conspiracy. A group of intelligent, high ranking, sophisticated individuals meet for a conference to catch up, share a laugh, and calmly debate the merits of industrial scale genocide


DumbG01dfish

Not a movie but a Tv show. Band of brothers.


PM_ME_UR_HIP_DIMPLES

David Schwimmer still makes me mad


Clarck_Kent

The real guys story is so fucking depressing. He survived the war and was recalled for Korea. He had a wife and kids. In the 70s he tried to kill himself by shooting him self in the head. The bullet clipped his optic nerves but didn’t damage anything else and her survived but was blind. He lived the rest of his life in a VA facility and died of malnutrition about 15 years after his suicide attempt. He didn’t have a funeral.


Shutinneedout

Oh man


willbeonekenobi

Afaik he did have a funeral, but literally no one attended. Not even a sister of his that was still around at the time. Bill Guarnere was the 1sr member of Easy who found out about his death around 3 years later.


My_Grammar_Stinks

Easy company is running Currahee.


PM_ME_UR_HIP_DIMPLES

After spaghetti dinner night


PrisonWorker12345

I thought he was going to be awful. But he did a good job at being awful...


notmoleliza

Your weekend pass is revoked.


JackieStylist81

But they all said, without Sobel, they would absolutely not have been the soldiers they became. He was awful, but he was responsible for making them elite. Whether it was out of spite or because of their conditioning.


newtizzle

Nobody gives him enough credit for that role. He was *supposed* to be hated.


Spartan-417

That one GI who shot the British Major was absolutely fucked Imagine being in that situation The war’s over, your husband’ll be getting demobbed soon enough. Maybe he’ll stay in the Army (he’s a Major after all, that comes with a fair few privileges) and you’ll get a nice place in the BAoR bases or back home in Blighty if he gets transferred there Then, out of the blue one day, you get a solemn knock on the door, and find out he was shot dead. By an American GI


the_littlehobbit

Army noodles with ketchup


Ripperfish

Spotlight The true story of the newspaper that managed to uncover how far the paedophilia went in the Catholic Church


AnnaBanana1129

Amazing movie. It just horrified me how many people they talked to who were so casual about being abused. The conversations were like “here’s what we had for Thanksgiving”. The way the abuse was just accepted as normal was heartbreaking….


Drakena_Amaterasu

This was so good I never want to see it again, it shook me too deep.


ABronco15

Such a great watch


allboolshite

What struck me about that movie was how you never get numb to the horror of it. You keep thinking, "god, that's awful. I'm sure it can't get worse..." And you're wrong. It does get worse but it doesn't just become statistics. They managed to keep the humanity in it.


Meh1871

Rabbit-Proof Fence. My SO and I had to pause it so we could finish sobbing. That was more than 20 years ago. We haven't watched it again.


NoahIsHere1337

Dang, we had to read and watch this book for English class. I was shocked how the Stolen Generations went on for decades and only stopped in the 70s. It felt even worse when I realised it was my own country’s government that separated Aboriginal children from their parents like that, and how it went relatively unnoticed.


blackday44

Canadian here. Our government/churches were taking kids from their homes and forcing them into residentials schools until the last 'school' was closed in 1996. It's horrific to think about that kind of shit happening in your lifetime. It's something I'd expect from 500 years ago, not 30-50 years ago. It's been in the news here lately because at several former residential school sites, ground-penetrating radar has found unmarked graves. A *lot* of unmarked graves. And survivors are recounting having buried their own classmates in some of those graves.


harleyqueenzel

"A *lot*" doesn't even come close to how many have been found in these mass unmarked burial grounds. An approximate 150,000 indigenous children have gone through the doors of our residential schools, not to mention all of the children involved with the 50s scoop AND all of the children held captive within the child welfare system for decades. At the ready to help round up indigenous children were the RCMP, whose history towards First Nations people has been nothing short of appalling (starlight tours, anyone?) We're disturbingly into the thousands of bodies found and we will continue to find them for decades to come. There's bodies that will never be recovered due to how they died (like the rape babies thrown into furnaces, bodies of children who died from exposure/elements off site who tried to run away). When the paper shortage happened, residential school documents were deemed least important to keep and were recycled first, leaving countless children officially undocumented and forgotten whether or not they got to escape and go home. My grandmother, a devour Catholic until she married my Anglican grandfather, raises me with all of the stories. She knew the horrors of the Church(es) from her own upbringing. She told me that some day it will come to light that they *might* find paperwork showing children dying through the school year who were claimed to have died after school ended for the year so these schools could continue to receive funding for the children instead of risking losing that money if the kids were known to have died during the school years. The paperwork for those children were never treated as important enough to keep, let alone be kept with a modicum of truth. Those children were science experiments, all the way up to 1996.


gonesnake

Makes me think of the [Magdalene Laundries](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_Laundries_in_Ireland) in Ireland. The amount of horrible shit we create when we think we're doing things "for their own good" is appalling.


Squigglepig52

Wait until coroner reports show how recent some of the graves/bodies are. There's no question, in my mind, that many of teh guilty are still out and about today.


princesscatling

It's still tacitly going on depending on who you ask. [Indigenous children are over-represented in receiving child protection services](https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/child-protection/child-protection-australia-2018-19/summary) and are [nearly 10 times more likely to be removed from their families](https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/16/alarming-rate-removal-of-australias-indigenous-children-escalating-report-warns).


lixqj

You might be interested / disgusted to know that there are more Indigenous kids removed from their homes than when the Bringing Them Home report was published, and kids as young as 10 can be put in prison here is Australia. Our government is nuts, and many people still believe that they Stolen Generation never ended. They’re not wrong in thinking that unfortunately 😔


Shayessnkrs

I watched this in 9th grade, it was heavy. The fact that they had to end up enduring the same kidnapping and running home twice and the stubborn sister was never found💔


zemplis

Changeling


Kozmicbunny

Have you read the book based on the murders? It's called " The road out of hell" I couldn't sleep for a week after reading it. I don't think that book will ever leave my mind. It was HORRIFYING


helloiamsilver

I was surprised this wasn’t higher up. This was my first thought. That movie was so horrifying and messed up and it just sickens you when you realize it was based on a true story.


RottenLittleKid

Alive (1993) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alive:_The_Story_of_the_Andes_Survivors


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GiantRobotTRex

> Although the crash victims were stranded in the mountains for over two months, some of the male characters never grew beards. Ethan Hawke's character, in particular, sported the same well-groomed mustache and small goatee throughout the film. While Ethan Hawke refused to grow a beard, for other characters this is actually correct as some of the younger survivors did not grow much facial hair. Photos taken during the actual rescue show a few of the survivors, such as Roy Harley and Moncho Sabella, with little or no facial hair. https://imdb.com/title/tt0106246/goofs/


ADrowningTuna

But you just said he refused to shave...


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0xD153A53

Amazing story...The movie is just fucking awful, tho.


BravesMaedchen

I remember seeing it as a kid and just having some scene where they eat a guy's butt seared into my memory.


DollarShort751

Pass me another chunk of co-pilot


littlebitlink

I am so surprised I haven't seen this yet: An American Crime. I do not recommend


becasaurusrex

Also, Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door. Both based of the extremely disturbing story of Sylvia Likens.


MajorBidenGoodBoy

An American Crime was much more realistic and scarier.


becasaurusrex

I found an American crime more realistic, but The Girl Next Door scarier.


MajorBidenGoodBoy

That true story hit the papers when I was a kid in 1965. I heard my parents discussing it. Now, to be fair, possibly the story they read at the time didn't have many facts. But, believe it or not, my parents thought the mother was probably dealing with a seriously delinquent child. I was 9. I remember saying, "You always take the parents' side." I don't remember any specifics other than i remember feeling bad about how my parents were acting. Like I said, all I knew was that the girl was left in the basement. And, again, I don't know how much detail the article had but it must have been after the child's death so I'm SMH now.


Nice-Huckleberry7025

Gertrude Baniszewski can rot in hell as well has her daughter. Good Lord what they did to that girl. What makes it even worse is that a lot of the kids that were torturing here were either her age a little older or younger. RIP Sylvia


saltyhumor

Came here to say this. A lot of decent answers here. Band of Brothers is an outstanding series, but not really "disturbing". An American Crime ranks really high up there on the "disturbing" scale.


Scoo7er01

127 hours. I had a teacher in middle school who knew the guy as a family friend. He's the one that reccomend the book he wrote to me. It's a super interesting story but really disturbing to think that it could happen to anyone.


ijenvolcano

My dad wanted to make me watch that film as a kid but I started crying when he >!amputated his arm!< and he had to turn it off. edit: spoiler


springbluesky

As a kid? How old are you?


harleyqueenzel

It's an 11 year old movie 😳 He could be 16 lol. Fuck I feel old now.


svetlannaa97

Mommie Dearest


1964GamerBro

Why can't you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street? Because I'm not one of your fans.


EatMe-DrinkMe-LoveMe

NOOOOOO WIRRRRREEEE HANGERSSSSS!!!!!


Njall

Interesting to me, I still think of the movie ad I recall with that quote, every time I put my lowlife shirts on wire hangars.


americasweetheart

Tina, bring me the axe.


yeah_yeah_therabbit

‘30 minutes or less’, some guy really did have a bomb strapped to him and was forced to rob a bank, crazy stuff!


Mormaew

The saddest part of this story is people try to simulate that event and conclude that there is no method to complete that bank robbing in time.


Myalltimehate

It was in really bad taste to make that a screwball comedy and not a serious drama.


sha-sha-shubby

I heard the guy actually died in real life :/ like...the bomb DID go off. I think the movie got some backlash for even being made


WhitestAfrican

Yeah there is a documentary about it, very interesting. Actually felt sorry for the guy, he thought the bomb was fake. He was taken advantage of.


o_mic8

I’m not sure if I’m thinking the same thing but there’s a documentary on Netflix about it called evil genius


zombo_pig

I think that movie really teased out the difference between a high IQ on paper and real intelligence, the title being a complete misnomer because those people where absolute fools.


WhitestAfrican

That's it


TheGoblinFather

Yup. The incident was called Pizza-Gate and happened in my hometown. The bomb did go off and kill the guy and the lady they arrested believed to be involved died on prison not too long ago


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The_Dankinator

[Come and See](https://youtu.be/NJYOg4ORc1w) While not based on any one individual's experiences, Elem Klimov and Ales Adamovich based the movie on the real experiences of the civilians who lived on the Eastern Front during WW2. Klimov drew on his experiences as a refugee surviving the Battle of Stalingrad while Adamovich drew on his experiences as a Belorussian partisan. It gives an unflinching look at the reality of the holocaust by bullets and partisan warfare. The title is a reference to the Book of Revelation: >And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, "Come and see!" And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. **Huge content warnings for depictions of rape, murder, genocide, gore, and violence**


cryptoengineer

Schindler's List


No-Bowl4813

The interesting part is that they actually turned down the movie a bit Compared to reality.


GodTaoistofPatience

The Grave of the Fireflies The film is both dark and traumatic: the slow agony of innocent children left alone in the world by the horrors of war is deeply disturbing. Akiyuki Nosaka, the author of the short story that inspired the film, had himself seen his sister die in the war because of malnutrition.


gonegonegoneaway211

Weird thing about the movie was watching the commentary by Isao Takahata afterwards and having him just casually explain (roughly paraphrased) "Yeah, the weird thing about fire bombings is that right afterwards its actually pretty quiet. The planes are gone but the fires haven't quite spread yet so there's this eerie calm right before the firestorm." Turns out that firebomb scene in the movie was something he lived through which helps explain why it was so damned unnerving to watch.


marxam0d

It was recommended to me as "if you liked Princess Mononoke you'll love this." Sir. Not the same.


BadgersMcGee

22 July


FL1CKFLACK

Searched for this. For everyone wondering, it is a movie about a guy from Norway who did a mass murder on a island where kids/teens were in a youth camp. He killed 77 people on that Island and was a right-oriented extremist. The movie is fcking unreal, because u really get to know what is up in his mind while planning and organizing such a horrible thing. You really see how far someone would go for a higher (in their opinion) meaning.


Crazyboutdogs

This movie was heartbreaking and terrifying.


ijenvolcano

The anniversary of the massacre was a few days ago.


krumplisteszta2004

I don't know what it's called but it's about am English guy in Australia who's being hunted by a serial killer who then captures him and tortures him, the guy manages to escape and when he got back to England he told the police what happened and they didn't believe him, declared him insane/delusional and he's been in a mental institution ever since


omelletepuddin

Wolf Creek. Had the bright idea to watch this with my wife at 1am. We went to bed on edge because that movie was so unnerving.


smooshfuckie

Monster, starring Charlize Theron. Based on the serial killer Aileen Wuornos.


Latter-Bumblebee5436

sooooo good though


Swimming-Pin1180

i know there are people who live with alzheimer's disease but i want to know if **still alice (2014)** is based on a true story


ChildToeEater

Life is beautiful


bethmender

Come and See (Иди и Смотри). It’s about the German invasion of Belarus during ww2. It’s one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen.


the_Cbinator

Changeling, it’s about 1928 Wineville Chicken Coop Murders. And Schindler’s List, super moving but horrifying at the same time


bigtimejohnny

"In Cold Blood" springs to mind. "You left a witness behind, Perry." The witness was his bloody boot print.


guernica322

Capote is also a great movie, although the focus is on the author rather than the murders so it’s not as disturbing, but Phillip Seymour Hoffman gave maybe the best performance of his career. Definitely worth a watch.


OriginalRobdog

Crocodile Tears is his best., especially the bagpipe scene.


kevnmartin

Writing that book pretty much killed Truman Capote.


SparkWellness

Do tell!


Zulias

**Zodiac** isn't on this list yet. It should be.


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There’s one scene in that movie that still creeps me out and the reason I carry a weapon with me anytime I go out. The picnic scene.


smorkoid

That attack is not really gory at all but it's absolutely terrifying.


TheTopOfTheKey

Apparently that's just about exactly how it happened too. The girlfriend survived the attack and that was her recollection. the scene is so well done too. no music. just a nice couple hanging out and then all of the sudden somebody appears from of the distance.


ChE_4life

Girl in The Basement Horrible horrible story about a girl who spends decades imprisoned by her father. I almost couldn’t finish it, bc I knew it really happened to a girl and it’s so heartbreaking. This also isn’t a Hollywood movie that makes it seem worse than it was, they actually left parts of the abuse out bc it was so messed up.


LouiseWalterWinnie

Came here to say this — I first read about the story on a Reddit thread, randomly started watching the movie on Hulu and it rang a bell. Really terrible movie, unfortunately.


ChE_4life

I bawled my eyes out during it and I barely finished it. I can’t understand how someone could be that evil.


nicloe85

Wind River. More so storIES than just one individual. Horrifically tragic & infuriating.


Bopper34

Have family who works on that reservation. It's scary how accurate it is.


smparke2424

That movie still haunts me to this day of how you never really know people you work with. That actress, I think its Elizabeth Olsen, was great in that movie.


Dozinggreen66

Concrete, based on the murder of Junko Furuta


Gubble_Buppie

Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door. I'd advise not watching it.


ItStillIsntLupus

Is that the one about Sylvia Likens? That story breaks my heart every time I think about it. I love true crime but that’s one story that makes me cry. Worst part of the whole story is that all of the kids but one who helped torture and kill her got away with it with a slap on the wrist. One even became a teacher.


Bellagio07

Just read all about this. Spent my last 30 minutes. If any one of those people is still alive, it'd be absolutely worth the charges to go give them a horrific visit. They all should've died in prison.


ItStillIsntLupus

Agreed. Gertrude was the only one who served prison time. I don’t care how old those kids are, they should have been charged.


Bellagio07

The article I read stated the longest term was 20 years by Gertrude. The kid who carved into sylvias skin got like 2 years. Insanity.


ItStillIsntLupus

Shoot, that was my mistake in my first comment. But seriously!!!! These kids did horrific things to this poor girl. Had I been in charge, they’d all be in prison to this day.


Gubble_Buppie

Aye. That's the one.


ItStillIsntLupus

Yikes. I’ve seen both of the movies they made about her and they were so hard to watch. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to do something like that to another person.


CXtinnna

To date it is one of the hardest books to read. Definitely not for the faint of heart. There were a few moments when I had to pause reading to gather my thoughts.


ItStillIsntLupus

The Sacrament. It’s this found footage film based on the story of Jonestown. It’s about this camera crew that travels to Guyana to find one crew member’s sister. They act out the lectures Jim would give, the suicide, the shooting, etc. It’s one thing to read about the massacre or watch documentaries but to actually watch the massacre acted out is another kind of disturbing.


TheNightBench

Snowtown Murders. I couldn't finish it. That bathtub scene.....fuck. I did listen to an interview today with the guy who played the main psycho. He seemed really pleasant and said that, yeah, that scene was brutal to shoot.


ladyships-a-legend

Snowtown the movie based on the events is incredible. The director Justin Kurzel has just released and won an award at Cannes film festival about the shooting massacre at Port Arthur. I’m torn if I want to watch it or not, it’s a bit soon and he’s a magnificent director, but a lot of people I know won’t see it.


MoonAndSunFaeries

What....what happens? I'm too afraid to look!


Aggressive-Bird-7507

They're torturing one of their victims in the bathtub - from memory they cut off some toes? The part that stuck with me was they strangle him, then release, then strangle him some more. Something about that movie left me feeling so dark...


JDM_MoonShibe

I recently watched the Crime Investigations Australia Episode on this just thought how crazy it all is. I feel not only for the people who were murdered, but the people who live/d in the Snowtown community, iirc a resident of the town in the episode said that the murders are a permanent stain of the town.


ClickBang911

A lot of Silence of The Lambs is based on the true story of Ed Gein. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed\_Gein


DesignerRead2198

This is a partially half Indian movie, or entirely Indian, nonetheless, it’s called “A Prayer For Rain” It’s about a pesticide factory in Bhopal India leaking deadly gases killing thousands and disabling others, it was a huge tragedy in real life and my dad, 14 at the time was in the same city seeing people flee outside their house, the movie has a sad ending and there’s no doubt the real incident which happened was even scarier, I’ve personally visited near the site of where the factory once stood, it’s been sealed off and dawned with creepy silence, the workers who went in that day never made it out.


pokemon-gangbang

Union Carbide was the company that ran the factory, if anyone is curious. I feel like it was worse than Chernobyl.


Vagabond21

Elephant (2003) was based off columbine.


Blockwork_Orange

Lake Bodom - this is "inspired by" the actual murders that occurred there.


wrenchinitup1969

A cry in the Dark. A couple camping left their baby in the tent, mother heard something saw a Dingo carrying her baby. This was completely unheard of. When the movie (starring Meryl Streep); came out the mother was on trial she was convicted of infanticide. The movie painted the mother as guilty. There was very little doubt after watching the movie that in their story the mother killed the baby and the father covered it up. It turned out that a dingo ate her baby. She was eventually released from prison.


Zealousideal_Art2159

This year's Girl in the Basement. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzl\_case](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzl_case)


smparke2424

Sleepers. Best casted movie ever. Hells Kitchen area, the D.A went public to deny such a case had ever happened. Writer still sticks to his story.


Gausgovy

Come and See is widely considered to be the most terrifying movie ever made, and is also based on real life events.


Blockwork_Orange

I wouldn't call it terrifying, it's more an inescapable feeling of doom and hopelessness.


MoonAndSunFaeries

Yeesh I did not like the google images that come with that one... nope nope nope. That kid's face is haunting.


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no-recognition-1616

*Das Experiment*, a German film based on the Stanford experiment. *Die Welle*, another German film based on a true experiment by a teacher. Both German films are good examples how easy we humans can be abusive under certain circumstances, and somehow explain the process of ideological homogenisation (Nazification). We all can be a "nazi". And that's terrible. Simply terrible.


Njall

The Stanford Experiment was debunked. It was very very very tainted by the psychologist/author priming the guards' behavior.


Myalltimehate

I met the guy who ran it when he was a teacher once and he talked about it. He said the place was nothing like a prison (they were just dorm rooms) and the doors weren't even locked. And they weren't even shackled, just a symbolic chain around their ankle and still they all fell in line to their roles as prisoner and guard like immediately. Never mentioned that he orchestrated the whole thing. Fuck that guy.


HillaryClintonsclam

Dear Zachary isn't on this list yet? I don't believe it.


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Feralcrumpetart

One of those movies where I was just floored by. All that angry/ugly crying I did.


fiddlenutz

Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Psycho. Pieces. Etc. Etc. Etc. Ed Gein was bad bad man.


IfIKnewThen

"The Interrogation of Michael Crowe" . An absolutely horrifying and heartbreaking true story.


BabyYodaKiller

Flight 93


TrendyGayShark

Conspiracy. It’s about the Nazis ‘final solution’ for the Jews. It’s almost word for word what was said in that meeting


OutlandishnessOk3310

The Girl Next Door (No not that one) It's a film about a girl who is tied up and tortured by all the kids in her neighbourhood, think this actually happened in the 50s


Vodkabears394

why was she tortured? this is giving me such bad vibes Edit: Nevermind I just read about the case, the book and the movie and I won't be sleeping tonight.


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Her parents had an agreement with the caretaker-turned-assailant that they would pay to board her and her sister while they traveled for work. But when the payments stopped coming, the caretaker began torturing her and letting her children use her. Coupled with her sister being untouched but intimidated to staying quiet, it was a huge story in Indianapolis and was a major turning point in the public's treatment of and responsibility to children.


goodvibess2020

Just when you think it doesn’t get worse, it does


LankyUK

The impossible


BirdGuy64

Fire in the Sky (The Travis Walton story)


ilovelucygal

* Dear Zachary (2008), a documentary * The Magdalene Sisters (2002) * Alive (1993) * Schlinder's List (1993) * The Pianist (2002) * Hotel Rwanda (2004) * Spotlight (2015) * Autofocus (2003) * The Last Emperor (1987) * In the Name of the Father (1993) * MASK (1985) * The Impossible (2012) * All the President's Men (1976) * The Killing Fields (1984) * In Cold Blood (1967) * Conspiracy (2001)


adorablenickname33

The Killing Fields, thank you! Never seen it but I've seen it on some "films to make you lose faith in humanity" lists and I was searching for it on this thread.


OldMork

Office Space


Swimming-Pin1180

"corporate accounts payable, nina speaking, just a moment"


philphan89

PC load letter. What the fuck


flipping_birds

Yeah, I'm going to need you to come in on Saturday....