Everyone has had one of those insane nights that you couldn’t have possibly planned for in a million years. It usually ends with you walking home barefooted or, at the worst, discreetly burying a camelback trunk filled with human remains. Point is, it’s harder to appreciate when this happens in film, so now I present to you 14 surprise movie nights that – for better or for worse – definitely had to suck for the characters involved.

14. Nick And Honey Learn The Meaning Of Insanity in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?


In some ways, this might have been a relief for the young married couple who unwittingly found themselves in one of the most uncomfortable domestic affairs of movie history. What I mean is, dinner parties can be tense and overly formal – so the moment the host takes out an umbrella gun it’s pretty much shoes off at that point. By the end, one can’t even imagine the conversation these two have over breakfast.


13. Lesly Looses A Fiancée in House Of Yes


Here’s another sign your dinner party didn’t go well: if the guest of honor runs out of the house screaming. Also, this is probably the most blindsided someone has ever left a loved one – as the film follows a Thanksgiving with a fiancée who fails to mention that his home life tends to involve incestual presidential assassination recreations, which for most ladies is probably a deal breaker.


12. Gerardo Takes The Wrong Person Home in Death And The Maiden


This is what you get for trying to help someone out. A lawyer takes home Ben Kingsley in a rainstorm only to find out that – by amazing chance – he once committed unthinkable sexual war crimes on his wife, who isn’t very happy with that. What I mean is, she ties him up and holds the house hostage, which you can’t exactly blame her for doing. What could have been a cozy rainy night instead turns into, well… a Roman Polanski film.


11. Sally Attends The Worst Dinner Party Ever in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Driving through backwoods of Texas, for some, might be a stark reminder of our own mortality. Still, one doesn’t think they will be the main course of a monster redneck family supper just because of one creepy hitchhiker. At least not without seeing this movie first, which I’m pretty sure would make Sally’s universe collapse on itself. Then again, that’s still better than what she goes through.


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