Disturbing Images From The Dark Side Of The Entertainment Industry

By Sophia Maddox | December 6, 2023

Doctors with reassuring bedside manner in "Johnny Got His Gun" (1971)

We've got something for every ghoul and boy in this assortment of 60 of the most bone-chilling images from pop culture, sure to whip you into a spooky frenzy -- click on, if you dare. Proceed with caution -- you don't want to be the first dude who goes out to investigate the ruckus in the barn, but you don't want to be the Final Girl either, if you know what we mean. Ready, set -- boo.

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Gosh, don't these doctors look comforting! These are the three military physicians assessing the main character in the opening scene of Johnny Got His Gun, a chilling anti-war film from 1971. Written and directed by Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun tells the story of a young WWI soldier who is hit by an artillery shell and loses his arms, legs, sight, hearing, and ability to speak. He is kept alive in a hospital bed even though he can neither move not communicate, and drifts between reality, memories and dreams. Eventually, through use of Morse code, he is able to get messages to his caretakers. First "help" -- then "kill me." If this all sounds a bit familiar, you may be recalling the 1988 Metallica song "One," which was based on the story. Metallica used clips from the film in the music video.

The sadness of a blank expression in "Eyes Without a Face" (1960)

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Most doctors and medical associations will tell you it's not a good idea for doctors to operate on their own children. Emotion can cloud your judgment. The 1960 French film Eyes Without a Face provides an over-the-top example of a doctor who abandons the hippocratic oath out of love for his disfigured daughter who wears a creepy mask to hide her hideousness. YES, Dr. Génessier, it is a natural desire to fix  your daughter Christiane's disfigurement (which was caused by a car accident) -- but NO, Dr. Génessier,  you should not be slicing the faces off of other young ladies and trying to graft them onto Christiane.