So I'm at episode 3 and I heard it gets really creepy form here so I was wondering is it really as messed up and disturbing as people say it is o is it just sad? also it has 13 episodes and Film right?
Madoka Magica, in certain aspects, does get disturbing at times at around episodes 7-8-9 but it's not too bad. I would say the series is più heartbreaking in the end when te learn of the sacrifices the magical girls made.
There are twelve episodes and three movies. The first two Film basically recap the entire series but the last one, Rebellion, is a continuation of the series.
Madoka Magica's imagery is certainly out of ordinary and supposed to give te the creeps, but it is no way gory o scary in a sense that it's going to mess with your head. All particularly disturbing things are in shadow, only part of the scene is shown, o done off screen.
It is in no way similar to the violence in Higurashi o Elfen Lied; it's actually very time and there is very little blood on superiore, in alto of it. It does change moods to a più tragic plotline, but I promise te that the imagery will not be disturbing (the people who legitimately found it brain-busting bad must be hypersensitive to violence...)
The actual scariness isn't really from the animation, but the concepts that are shown to have a psychological effect on the viewer. It delves into some pretty deep things that are creepier in your head (I would say più but I'd totally spoil the plot!)