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**That one death** Spoiler


The baseball kid getting murdered was very unsettling ... I watch tons of horror films and I do not mind kids getting killed in horror films but this particular scene for me was a little hard to watch..

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Me too, I found it very disturbing. I think it's because the killers set out to torture the poor boy as well as kill him, to extract every last bit of "shining energy" from his painful agonies, so those bastards could feast on it. In a way, it's like Pennywise in IT feeding on fear, except there's a whole bunch of them.

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Yeah it's the torture aspect that was really hard on me. Also I think the fact they got Jacob Tremblay to play the kid did not help as he is an excellent child actor and he REALLY was convincing playing out that little boy suffering, making the all thing even harder to watch. On the plus side, after that scene I REALLY hated these people, making their death incredibly satisfying to watch!

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VERY nicely said!
I hate seeing kids in peril. Jacob is my favorite child actor. It emotionally ripped me apart to see what happens to him. And you are right, he plays it perfectly.
Like yourself, I hated those who caused this.
I hear actors say that they consider it an honor in many cases to die in a movie. I think Jacob felt it an honor to be a part of this movie. He is growing and expanding his horizons.

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Oh GOD I agree! I had absolutely glee watching Rose the Hat get her hand mutilated and watching all her friends get taken out by Danny. And the way they tied him up, it made my blood boil...ughhhh, really fucked up and disturbing.

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What I want to know is, how did Danny and the girl relay the location of the body, which they found by using the Shining, to the authorities, so that the parents could give him a funeral? Was it an anonymous phone call?

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In the book they decided to rebury the body and wait like 6 months so they couldn't be traced to having dug him up in the first place. But *spoiler* more characters who knew where the body was burried were still alive at the Novel's conclusion.

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I can take pretty much anything and did indeed enjoy the movie but almost walked out on this scene.

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Oh please, it is a movie. I have seen so much worse and even though I didn't like seeing the boy suffer, all of the pain was significant to the plot. It wasn't exploitative or overly cruel.

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Yeah....did these people think they were going in to see "Love Story" or what????

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I know. Some people just shouldn't go to movies if they are going to be so upset over it. Like I said, I have seen much worse, but isn't real life much worse too.

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Guys! Saying a scene was unsettling does not mean I couldn't take it nor that I did not enjoy the film because I did. The scene was hard but it served it's purpose to give us hatred towards the antagonists. A lot of amazing films have scenes that are hard to watch because they feel real. The Boy in the stripped pajama, The Green Mile etc... I think it's good to point out scenes that are unsettling, it's actually a compliment towards the actors,directors etc..

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Oh MAN, the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas ending...!!! I felt weird for WEEKS after seeing THAT horror.

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Yeah me too, It stayed with me quite a few days afterwards

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I get that it was real and upsetting. I suppose the only thing about your post that was an overreaction was that you almost walked out. The only reason I would ever walk out of a movie was if I felt that there was an unsettling scene that was there just to shock the audience. It would have to be really over the top though. Recently there was a movie I saw called The Nightingale where there is incredible brutality in the beginning of the movie. It goes far beyond whatever was in Doctor Sleep. Again, with The Nightingale the two acts of brutality propel the story and gives the story its reason for being. Now on the other end I remember a movie called Fat Girl that I liked all the way up until the ending. The ending has a scene that still leaves me scratching my head. It is incredibly brutal and just horrible. If that scene came earlier in the movie and provided the viewers with a reason for being there, I would possibly be OK with it, but to have it come out of nowhere and for no reason was strange. Maybe the director just wanted to shock us or maybe she just felt the characters deserved the ending they got. Not sure.

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Silly thread. Don't see why feeling the urge to leave (not acted upon) and not watch a child be tortured in such manner solicits such reaction. The movie was solid nevertheless and certainly a worthy squeal in a very different direction from the original.

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Even though I don't completely understand the urge to walk out of a movie due to a particular scene, I do understand how unsettling that scene is. The young actor was incredible in that scene, so you can say that his performance was probably part of the reason for your reaction.

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The ending to Boy In The Striped Pajamas left me feeling smug and satisfied.....I loved that the nazi scum realized what happened to his son.

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I knew it was coming from reading the book and I so I walked out and waited for the screaming to stop. Then I came back and still was able to enjoy the villains getting what was coming to them.

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Intense but well done and felt true to the book. The kid was a good actor in that scene and believable. They did not really show the gore(except a little blood splatter) of him being tortured so it was not too bad.

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There needed a scene to get the bad guys over as ruthless and evil so you would enjoy the payoff of the sniper war.

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I thought it was funny that finding the body of that kid with some vague mystic mumbo jumbo was all it took to turn the two of them into ruthless assassins. That's a pretty big step.

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Well one of them was a seasoned hunter and knowing what they are shooting not being humans certainly helps dealing with the guilt trip. You know in the army they specifically train you to be desensitized because most people would unconscionably miss shooting at other humans?

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Incredible scene that felt very real, since there's actual cults that do child sacrifices like this in the world. Super disturbing.

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According to director Mike Flanagan, the performance of Jacob Tremblay during the first take of his death scene was so intense that it surprised and scared the other actors, including Rebecca Ferguson, who was so horrified she was stammering and "couldn't get her lines out". When the scene was over, a grinning Tremblay jumped up, covered in fake blood, high-fived his father and walked over to the craft service to get a snack, leaving Ferguson and the rest of the cast "shell-shocked and traumatized.

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Damn, that kid really sold it. I could barely sit through that scene.

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