To feel quite traumatised after watching Black Swan?

(151 Posts)
lougle Fri 28-Jun-13 21:05:51

I don't use the word lightly, either. I don't do well with psychological thriller type movies and that sort of thing.

I thought I was going to be watching dancing with a power struggle. Not blood, hallucinations and the rest.

Jossysgiants Fri 28-Jun-13 21:14:24

Yanbu. It was terrifying. Natalie Portman's character's mother was scary as hell. Was she even real? I chose to put it on when my parents in law were visiting. Lordy I didn't know where to put myself. I'll be going for something a little blander next time....and perhaps lighter on the imaginary lesbian sex scenes..

littlewhitebag Fri 28-Jun-13 21:29:09

We bought it ages ago and have not got round to watching it for that very reason.

lougle Fri 28-Jun-13 21:30:37

Honestly, I think it's the most terrifying film I've ever seen. I'd watch Arlington Road 10 times back to back before I watch that film again. Arlington Road gave me nightmares for weeks hmm

cumfy Fri 28-Jun-13 21:35:59

I loved it. grin

Precisely because I was expecting dancing politics.

It totally freaked us out as well!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Fri 28-Jun-13 21:44:21

I thought it was quite good in a disturbing OMG kind of way... have I missed the plot somewhere? blush

lougle Fri 28-Jun-13 21:47:30

I had to watch it in two sittings and only watched the 2nd half because the dog promised to lie on my lap the whole time (we had serious words).

I also had to fastforward through some of the scenes.

CoteDAzur Fri 28-Jun-13 21:53:58

You didn't know that it was a psychological thriller?

It is a great film - rightly won the Oscar for Best Film that year. Natalie Portman won the Oscar for Best Actress. Plus Best Director, Best Cinematography etc.

If you like, I can tell you about some other traumatising brilliant films like Black Swan smile

RiffyWammal Fri 28-Jun-13 21:56:41

I expected this to be about how the film stirred latent lesbian feelings and that was what traumatised you (just me then? oh). I don't remember it being scary and I watched it alone!

wigglesrock Fri 28-Jun-13 21:56:59

It's a great film but the only Oscar of the "big 5" that it won was best Actress for Natalie Portman.

I don't remember it being scary. Just very strange.

I'm not sure I really understood it. blush

bootsycollins Fri 28-Jun-13 21:58:58

I love that film, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were brilliant. Come on then Cote recommend me some decent films.

Triumphoveradversity Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:23

Not seen it but how I love Arlington Road. Got DH to watch it a few weeks ago, it is one of the most intense, twisty, shocking films I have ever seen.

FreudiansSlipper Fri 28-Jun-13 22:03:27

I thought it was a great film did play on my mind

I found The Ring disturbed me the most could not get it out of my head but other films have scared me more when watching them

I don't like the ending of The Ring but I think the most traumatising film for me was The Shining.

I don't really watch scary films any more.grin

Viviennemary Fri 28-Jun-13 22:06:55

I did think it was quite frigtening at the time I watched it. But I am pretty feeble about scary films. But it wasn't one of those that continued to scare me and play on my mind like some others have.

flipchart Fri 28-Jun-13 22:11:15

It was the most rubbish film I had see when it came out.
It was truly terrible and I wish I had walked out.
My mate who likes most things hated it as well and when we were out with mates recently we were telling them how bad it is.

manicinsomniac Fri 28-Jun-13 22:25:40

Strange. I absolutely adored it and I'm too scared to watch the mildest of horror films. Black Swan was fascinating to me rather than disturbing.

Donnadoon Fri 28-Jun-13 22:29:59

CoteDAzur Yes please tell me...

Jossysgiants Fri 28-Jun-13 22:31:04

Oh god The Ring was horrific < creepily brushes hair>

EleanorFarjeon Fri 28-Jun-13 22:37:25

I watched Black Swan on a plane. They had chopped it about so much it made no sense. I need to try again.

Last night I watched Hard Candy on Netflix. I hated it. It was so dark and disturbing I couldn't watch it to the end.

I liked The Ring, although the end bits nearly scared me half to death!

GreyWhites Fri 28-Jun-13 22:38:36

YABU. I laughed all the way through it, totally absurd. When she started sprouting feathers my friend and I gave up all pretence of not finding it ridiculous and laughed out loud in the cinema.

flipchart Fri 28-Jun-13 22:42:37

Ha. the feathers!
My mate just sighed 'Oh for Christ sake!!' and that set me off with the giggles!!
Rubbish, rubbish rubbish!

Alconleigh Fri 28-Jun-13 22:46:00

what films do you class as good Flipchart, out of interest?

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