Movie: Django Unchained (2012)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's slave revenge epic, most of the atrocities committed against the slaves come at the hands of their white owners. And yet, perhaps the worst moment comes from when two slaves are forced to fight one another.
We're first introduced to twisted plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio, reveling in his first villainous role) during a mandingo fight between two slaves. They fight for his wicked amusement. As much as the scene is hard to watch, the sound effects are even worse. Screams, the cracking sound of a breaking arm, and the splattering as eyes are gouged out. All of that before Candie throws his slave a mallet to finish off his opponent. —JR