Cinema’s most shocking moments

50 years ago, it took Alfred Hitchcock 6 days, 77 camera setups and one very wet Janet Leigh to create the most iconic moment in horror cinema. The shower scene in 'Psycho' scandalised the filmgoing world: a fusion of sexual titillation and extreme violence which would irrevocably alter the boundaries of what's acceptable on screen. For better or worse,  filmmakers have since attempted to outdo one another in graphic depictions of sex and horror: in this article, we discover what – if anything – cinema's foremost artists and experts find most disturbing.


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