Yeah, this thread is all about the times you dipped into something and got seriously disturbed for some time afterwards.
The last movie I saw that I thought was seriously disturbing was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but the single most disturbing move I ever watched is Salo - The 120 Days of Sodom. The final scenes in that film gave me nightmares for weeks after I finished watching it for the first time, and I was 21 at that time.
The first film that gave me nightmares was The Killing Fields - and I was four, and I happened to walk in on my parents watching it right about the scene where the guy is stumbling through the field that is littered with rotting human corpses. Yikes!
I used to be very disturbed when I read Stephen King books, but I probably should not have been reading those when I was 9. About that same age, I was also disturbed by a Beatles song, of all things. Actually, a couple - Run For Your Life and Happiness is a Warm Gun. Perhaps then I should have been happy my mother did not let me purchase those Venom LPs I wanted at the time if that was all it took to disturb me, but ah, well. :-)
The only video games that made me go "whoa!" with disturbance have been Limbo and Resident Evil - Code Veronica - and with the latter, it was only with one moment when the heroine got her head crushed like a melon in an infected's fist, and I thought that was particuarly icky. Heh.
Most of the stuff that disturbed me years ago no longer disturbs me nearly as much these days. That must mean I am getting jaded. Or maybe it just means I know recognize that songs and special effects did not hurt anybody that was involved in them.
Was anybody else here ever seriously disturbed by things in pop culture at some point in his or her life?
Silly and frivilous thread, I know.