5 Positively Shocking Moments in Vintage Film

Spoiled by gratuitous sex and nudity, graphic bloody violence and the computer–aided mayhem that flows freely through the multiplexes, many modern movie-goers tend to be bored and disappointed with the general “tameness” of vintage films. Indeed, while you may never find anything as visceral and depraved as the worst to be seen in the “Saw” films in the celluloid of yesteryear, there are still a few great, immortal moments pre-1980 that retain their power to make one gasp through sheer inventiveness, audacity and morbidity. Five such moments are:
5 Positively Shocking Moments in Vintage Film

4Little Girl Shooting, “Assault On Precinct 13” (1976)

In John Carpenter’s bleak tale of a town besieged by a particularly ruthless gang of toughs, a very, very dark line is crossed when a heartless scumbag piloting an ice cream truck callously executes one of his small customers with a very large revolver. It’s hard to accept or forget this case of above and beyond villainy, and we kind of hate Carpenter for showing it to us.

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