Yes, I know disturbing is a pretty big word to describe books or movies, but some of those works are really just that. They’re too much to handle to the point that they mess with our minds and disturb us.
These pieces of literature were definitely made by geniuses and it takes a critical and a truly prepared mind to really comprehend what these mind boggling reads are all about.
Then, after you read the book, these writers force you to relive the creepiness and horror once more through awesome films! Isn’t that just fabulous?
Requiem for a Dream
It’s no surprise that this one’s on the list because its movie is equally as disturbing. Thank God Jared Leto was there to make our hearts skip a beat amidst all the mind effing. Lol.
Many of you may be unfamiliar with William Burroughs and his work but this one also tackles drug addiction, just like Requiem. Once you’ve started reading the book, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of bizarreness.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Murder, psychosis, school—this book has all the right elements for an absolutely disturbing read.
The movie version stars Perks of Being a Wallflower star, Ezra Miller, renowned actress Tilda Swinton, and famed comedian John C. Reilly.
I’m pretty sure you’re more familiar with the film, and I must admit that I didn’t even know this one came from a book.
Christian Bale’s portrayal in the movie was really excellent and this flick’s one of the best movies of all time.
Oh, and Jared Leto’s also in the movie although he suffers a pretty terrible fate. (Spoiler much! Ha ha!)