In this series, I will take you through some of the controversial & disturbing films that you can find on the free streaming service, Tubi TV.
1) S&Man (2006)
This film is a pseudo-documentary about underground extreme cinema. It has prominent figures like Fred Vogel of the August Underground trilogy and even Carol Clover, author of the influential book Men, Women and Chainsaws, herself! I liked the premise, but the execution wasn’t entirely interesting. I wish it was a real documentary but folks might find something out of this, if anything it would be an educational experience.
2) Eat (2014)
This was another surprise Tubi special! It’s full of great practical effects, gore and blood. A woman chock full of stress and anxiety turns to self cannibalism, starting with a - cringe - hangnail. The acting is a little questionable at times, but it’s a bright, fun and stomach churning movie. Warning: This is not for the faint of heart, or for those with a sensitivity to blood and guts.
3) Deadgirl (2008)
I revisited this film for a Taboo Terrors piece even though I never wanted to watch it again. I didn’t like it then, and I don’t like it now, even though it’s themes are intriguing. It’s utterly disgusting and It’s full of deplorable, misogynistic men. In my opinion, it has no redeeming qualities. I don’t recommend this film unless you want to be physically and mentally disturbed. Viewers Beware!
4) American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon (2017)
This is a film that I showed to Jess for the premiere episode of Disturbing Films for a Curious Mind! I enjoyed this one. It’s somewhat a part of the infamous Guinea Pig series, but the Americanized version from Unearthed Films. It’s a refreshing possession film as it’s quite blasphemous and very graphic. It’s more how I think possession and exorcism films should be: blood, guts and mayhem! The seven minute vomiting guts scene is a *cough* feast for the eyes! This is a must watch.
5) Atroz (2015)
I decided to give this one a watch as I kept seeing people talk about it in extreme horror groups. It’s pretty relentless and I liked it a lot. It plays with a variety of taboos like incest and necrophilia, and definitely shows a lot of graphic scenes of violence and depravity. But, there are also instances where the violence is off screen or implied, which helps when you need moments of levity in an overall very unsettling film. As always, viewers discretion is advised!