As Seen In: The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Alexandre Aja and his co-writer, Grégory Levasseur, were in the zone while penning the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes. And by "in the zone," we mean "consistently able to distress the audience."
The film's apex of discomfort is a tightly staged siege upon the family's trailer, set off by the patriarch, "Big" Bob (Ted Levine), who's tied to a tree and set ablaze as his wife and kids watch, helpless and traumatized. The kicker, though, is that Bob's daughter Brenda (Emilie de Ravin) is being raped while he's frying—by that handsome fella you see above.