View Full Version : Top Scareist Movies of all time!

J.R. Hudson
07-17-2004, 11:48 PM
We have been discussing our favorite fight scenes/duels and westerns and now its time for:

The Scariest Scenes of All Time!

Not particular movie but CLASSIC SCARY SCENES. *One that comes to mind for me; Jamie Lee Curtis is crouched down in the threshold between the bedroom and hallway after moments earlier putting a hanger in Michael Myers eyeball. *Is he dead? *NO! *He sits up in the background and I am 8 years old and losing my mind.

HALLOWEEN has many moments like this for me from the opening of the Mental Hospital and the patients running around in the rain to the scene when Jamie Lee is trying to get out of the Greenhouse (but the garden tool is propped to prevent unlocking the doors). *

Great great great Horror Classic.


07-18-2004, 04:45 AM
Halloween... good stuff.

How 'bout...

Aliens... plenty of scares, but one of the great scenes is when the colonial marines have sealed themselves in the command center and their motion sensor begins beeping and they can't figure out where the hell the aliens could have gotten in... Michael Biehn ("Hicks") pops a ceiling panel, sticks his head up through the gap... and sees an army of aliens racing at him.

Carpenter's The Thing... The blood test. And the dog cage scene.

The Terminator... every time the Terminator comes back to life, but especially the first time, after the shoot-out at the Tech Noir nightclub, and Reese tells Sarah, "Come with me if you want to live" as the Terminator sits up outside.

The Exorcist... take your pick.

Rosemary's Baby... Rosemary's nightmare.

The Conversation... the murder scene and the blood spilling out of the toilet.

A Nightmare on Elm Street... all the cool, nightmarish surreality (long-armed Freddy, the hall monitor with the finger-knives, etc.)

Day of the Dead... the hands and arms bursting through the walls in the opening scene (and the zombies rushing into the elevator in "Dawn of the Dead").

The Twilight Zone tv series... plenty of creepiness, but one of the scariest episodes was "The Howling Man," in which some monks have imprisoned a man claiming to be the devil. Classic climax where a guy releases the prince of darkness, who transforms into his true demonic visage as he walks purposefully past a series of columns (transforming further into Satan as he passes each column).

Though I hated most of the "Dawn of the Dead" remake, the scene in which Sarah Polley and her boyfriend are attacked by their zombified neighbor child and Sarah's subsequent escape by car was a nail-biting sequence.

The opening of the Ark in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Those angels of death scared the shit out of me when I first saw the movie (at age 12).

The Road Warrior... Wez popping up from the front of the oil tanker near the end of the climactic chase.

And perhaps the scariest moment in any movie ever... American Idol's Justin and Kelly trying to act in "From Justin to Kelly." Terrifying.

Will post again if I remember any others...

07-18-2004, 06:44 AM
Man I love Halloween. If John Carpenter keeps up his crappy movies it will not matter to me. He will forever be in my opinion one of the greatest directors for Halloween and The Thing (aswell as many others).

07-18-2004, 06:45 AM
Oh and as far as a scary scene goes.

Alien when Dallas turns around in the vent system and the alien is there. Classic.

J.R. Hudson
07-18-2004, 10:50 AM
Nice ones! *:D *Especially JC's The Thing and the blood test. *That was so damn cool.

Garry: I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!

And yes, the opening 15 minutes of the new Dawn of the Dead is one of the cooler openings in recent memory.

Silence of the Lambs - When Jodie goes down to see Lector for the first time.

An American Werewolf in London -


Jack Goodman: Stick to the road.
David Kessler: Beware of the moors.
Jack Goodman: Ooops.

Pyscho - Shower scene!


David Jimerson
07-18-2004, 11:05 AM
Harvey Keitel, naked. The Piano . . .

J.R. Hudson
07-18-2004, 11:22 AM

Yeah, thats pretty scary.

David Jimerson
07-18-2004, 11:37 AM
Seriously, though, scenes which scared the bejeezus out of me at the time:

The long T. Rex scene in "Jurassic Park"

The ice truck scene in "Joy Ride"

The clown popping out from under the bed in "Poltergeist"

The first Alien ripping its way out of John Hurt . . .

07-18-2004, 11:38 AM
Harvey Keitel, naked. *The Piano . . .

Nice! Keitel has another scary one in the Bad Lieutenent. It's like if you offer full frontal in your movie he's in.

Not sure if you'd consider this a scene per say, but in "The Ring", when the mother is talking to Naomi Watts after the funeral and says something like "you should have seen her." Then we see a quick flash of the dead girl propped up in the closet all fucked up... that scared the beejeezes out of me and set up the fear inside me for the rest of the film.

Pretty well any scene in "The Shining". Freakiest of all is when we see the people in the one room and one guy is in the pig suit.

In "28 Days Later" when he walks into the church and there's the piles of dead bodies. He shouts out "Hello" and 2 heads turn from amidst the pile.

J.R. Hudson
07-18-2004, 11:43 AM
Yes! That scene in 28 Days Later is classic. And then the FATHER comes out of the door. Freaky stuff and The Shining just has some scary visuals (Blood pouring out of the elevators).

How about:

The Hand coming out of the Grave in CARRIE at the end? Scared the hell out of me.

07-18-2004, 12:03 PM

The shots from the Ring and 28 days later are are some of my favorite!!!

I was always freaked out by the scene in The Mothman Prophecies...I don't know if it was because I was a little drunk...but:

When Richard Gere talks to the woman who saw "it" outside her window...she starts to explain...but then says "it had glowing eyes and was all black...and judging from the size of that tree...It was over 8 feet tall..."

I thought SHIT! If I saw that in real life, I'd flip the fuck out!!! Now at night, I look out my window and always kind of expect a pair of glowing eyes looking back...

J.R. Hudson
07-18-2004, 12:07 PM
That film was actually pretty cool and the ending was a nice surprise.

SCREAM opening scene with Drew Barrymore. I wasn't exactly scared per se but I found this scene a thrilling opener. You knew you were in for a fun movie.

Rich Lee
07-18-2004, 12:53 PM
Ghost Busters, the old lady ghost in the library!

Se7en, when they bust in to the guys apartment who has been strapped to a bed for a year. when the cop gets just inches away from his face, and the he lurks awake...fuckin hell! i damn near pissed my self!

J.R. Hudson
07-18-2004, 12:55 PM
Ghostbusters was a great film.

How about:

The Fog - Classic Carpenter.

David Jimerson
07-18-2004, 01:02 PM
Yes -- Ghostbusters is my all-time favorite.

Had a little viewing party on the night of its 20th anniversary (did I say 20th? :o) ). Was hoping for a 20th Anniversary DVD spectacular (with a DTS soundtrack), but this did not happen.

07-18-2004, 01:13 PM
Three friends and I dressed up as the Ghostbusters a couple years ago at Halloween - we made our own outfits, and they looked great! Man was that fun...

David Jimerson
07-18-2004, 01:15 PM
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07-18-2004, 07:25 PM
Good call on the 28 Days Later scene. Also love the scene where they were fleeing the infected up the stairwell of the apartment building. Very nightmarish.

As for the The Fog, my favorite bit was always the very end, when the ghost lepers return and the captain raises his sword and swings it down on the priest, cut to black, cue the cool Carpenter score.

For me, the scariest moments in "The Ring" are the increasingly longer shots of the well, showing a little more each time, particularly the one that cuts out just as you see the girl's arm reaching out, and the one where she fully climbs out just before crawling out of the tv...

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface's first appearance in the movie, when he slides open that metal door and bonks the guy with the mallet, then drags him back into the room and shuts the door.

07-18-2004, 09:46 PM
If only I had a picture of me and my buds in the garb on my computer... ;D

07-19-2004, 04:53 PM
Yes! That scene in TCM scared the doo-doo out of me!

Another scene that made jump was in Signs, when Mel Gibson had the knife and was looking under the pantry door and the alien hand comes out. Made me pounce of my seat like a leapard on a lame critter.

Another good jump scare is in Frailty(one of my favorite movies) when that Paxton's son runs towards the screen with the axe.

But the movie that had me wishing for my teddy bear through the entire movie was The Exorcist. Holy. Crap. That spider walk down the stairs seemed to stick out.

Another terrifying moment in the Shining was the bathroom scene. One minute I'm like an old man on viagra and then the next I'm tossing my cookies because of what that women turns into. :o

J.R. Hudson
07-19-2004, 05:14 PM
Reading that post made me like a monkey in a mango grove.

07-19-2004, 07:37 PM
Scariest scenes in order of my memory.
Jacob's Ladder(by Adrian lyne) --Evil eye in the ceiling, i write about it and get spooked out.
Mirror--(by Tarkovsky) dream sequence of a young boy.
Eyes Wide Shot (by the man)-- Cult scene with strange praises that still ramble around my head.
I do not remember much about this movie nor do i remember if it was a good movie at all but Session 9--when a man goes back for the money at night scene spooked me out as i recall.
I hate to do so but The Cell spooked me out alright. I do not say it was a great piece of cinema but the imagery was woogie boogie.
Enough for now...

07-19-2004, 07:47 PM
I have found a few 30 second movies of some of the movies we have been talking about. But wait, surprise! They are all starring bunnies!


The Shining:


07-19-2004, 10:33 PM
How glad i am that you posted those. I wanted to all the long but lost the links! Guys definitely check those out in my opinion the Shining is top notch. Redrum!

07-19-2004, 10:47 PM
hmmm, this is hard because i most of the scares ive gotten from movies were when i was really young, but here are some i can remember

Shining was really scary, but the whole climax was terrifing and then when Jack's been out in the snow all night froze to death, how it just cuts to his Fuckin' scary ass frozen face and hit those dissanent piano notes! FUCK! man the most terrified Ive been watching a movie, i couldnt look at his face, I keep turning away. UGH! jeeze

hmm Man Seven scared me. I cant think of a certain scene but to me thats why its so great, nothing pops out at you, u never jump, but FUCK i was some how terrified therought the whole thing, like waiting for something to make me jump. eek, that was rough, but its also one of my all time favs! AND IT STILL freaks me out, i dont know why!

damnit, i cant think of any more right now

07-19-2004, 10:52 PM
Seven is a great film...

J.R. Hudson
07-19-2004, 11:19 PM
hmmm, this is hard because i most of the scares ive gotten from movies were when i was really young, but here are some i can remember

Shining *was really scary, but the whole climax was terrifing and then when Jack's been out in the snow all night froze to death, how it just cuts to his Fuckin' scary ass frozen face and hit those dissanent piano notes! FUCK! man the most terrified Ive been watching a movie, i couldnt look at his face, I keep turning away. UGH! jeeze

hmm Man Seven scared me. I cant think of a certain scene but to me thats why its so great, nothing pops out at you, u never jump, but FUCK i was some how terrified therought the whole thing, like waiting for something to make me jump. eek, that was rough, but its also one of my all time favs! AND IT STILL freaks me out, i dont know why!

damnit, i cant think of any more right now

A great rant! :D

07-20-2004, 01:37 PM
That funky bunny in Donnie Darko gave me the heebies. Before I saw the movie, I was reading the back of the box and it said Donnie was suffering from visions of a demonic rabbit. I was thinking to myself, what the fuck? How can Peter fricken Cotton-Tail be scary. Boy was I trippin the first time I saw that thing. Spooky-ooky.

Oh, and anything that has anything to do with spiders freaks me out. I have a little thing you might call arachnaphobia.

07-20-2004, 03:49 PM
I needed a cigarette after uma thurman got buried alive in Kill Bill 2... that scene was very well done.

07-21-2004, 03:48 PM
although the movie as a whole wasnt that great, Event Horizon had some very good "holy sh*t!" moments(Sam Neill's dead wife, the footage of the crew having a satanic orgy, etc). Still, I think playing Resident Evil(gamecube remake version, at night w/all the lights off and good surround system) is probably the last and best "holy sh*t!" scared I've been in a while.

07-21-2004, 09:27 PM
Still, I think playing Resident Evil(gamecube remake version, at night w/all the lights off and good surround system) is probably the last and best "holy sh*t!" scared I've been in a while.

Dude, thats so true, if that counts, GC Resident Evil is right up there on my list. In the last 5 months I've watched multiple versions of all the "of the Dead" movies, 28 days Later, The Dawn remake, the RE movie (fuck Anderson to hell! oh... oh sry... :-[ )

anyway none of those, not one, comes close to my experience with that game. If anyone likes zombies and hasn't played it, go get it now. Its probably my main "zombie" influence on my zombie movie im making now, imagine it, a zombie movie thats actually scary and contains no camp or one liners! WOW lol sry ;D

07-21-2004, 09:36 PM
Maybe I am a wimp because I stay away from the really scary movies, but I always thought Sixth Sense was pretty scary. Like when the little kid goes the bathroom and somebody walks across the screen. I knew that was coming and I still jumped. Or when he was in the tent and the little girl opens it. Or going up the stairs and some person is talking from the attic. Woh. Let me go turn all the lights on in my house...

J.R. Hudson
07-21-2004, 09:37 PM
I remember the first time I turned on and played RESIDENT EVIL The Directors Cut and I was blown away. I had never experienced a game like that in my life; yes it scares the hell out of you! My favorite is when you step outside and you can hear the wind and the dead moaning in the distance.

07-22-2004, 08:55 PM
Glad to see someone mention Frank the rabbit from "Donnie Darko". Scary character, brilliantly scary scene on the golf course when he's intro'd. It's great how effective it all is, and how his purpose isn't really to scare.

More great rabbit scariness in "Sexy Beast," though not really related to anything in the plot, exactly, just kind of there.

I wonder how many of these fall in to the "scare" category, like, "boo", and you jump out of your seat, and how many fall into the "horror" category, like, it'll hit you in the gut.

In, "Se7en", mentioning the guy tied to the bed (sloth?), when he moves, yeah, it's "scary," but what's really _scary_ is realizing that this horrible ghoul thing is a human being, and he's alive. The scariest moment of that, or maybe the most horrifying, for me, was when the doctor said something about how the guy was in so much shock that he'd die if you just shined too bright a light in his eyes. Thinking about what he's been through, and still going through, _that's_ what scares the hell out of me.

More viscerally, "28 Days Later" has come up, but I don't think I saw anyone mention where Selena destroys her infected comrade with the machete. The attack was unnerving and scary, edge of your seat stuff. But to then follow it up with her unflinching brutality. Wow.

Anybody else a Miike fan? One of the scariest things I've ever seen is the scene in "Audition" when you start to realize that not everything is as it seems, as the laundy bag in the girl's apartment starts to move. I don't really think of the ending of the film as scary, exactly, it's more excruciating than anything. Sort of like "I Spit On Your Grave," or "Cannibal Ferrox."

I quite liked Frank's "becoming" scene in "Hellraiser," in the attic. Not exactly scary, just more "wow, what the hell is this?" kind of a moment. Same deal with the scene in the sequel when the asylum inmate, of the "bugs under my skin" variety, is loosed from his straight jacket and given a straight razor.

The Donald Sutherland starring remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Again, not really "scary" exactly, but he points his finger and lets out that inhuman howl... Man... Chills.

"Ginger Snaps 2," the ending. Fairly recent, so I don't want to spoil it for anyone that hasn't seen it, but thinking of Brigitte's fate with Ghost, and everything that led to that point, is horrifying. Makes me smile, too.

"May". All of it. Angela Bettis is outstanding. May is just so off, so not-right-in-the-head. After she watches "Six Feet Under" guy's film. Biting him. I was just nervous the whole way through the film. Very uncomfortable. And the end, oh my god. "SEE ME!!! SEE ME!!!" Ouch...

Somebody mentioned "Frailty" already. That's another whole film scare that works for me. The idea of what the older boy had to live through, watching his family unravel like that, powerless to do anything about it. It doesn't really need a specific scene, the concept in and of itself if a punch in the gut.

Here's a divisive and possibly too obvious one. "Blair Witch Project". You either get it (and really understand horror, and how to suspend your own disbelief, and the film was made for you to see, and you would have sought it out whether the genius viral marketing had worked or not) or you don't (no comment). In the tent. In pitch black. Dead of night. And they hear The Voice. Scary. As. Fuck. Some kind of old crone whine saying something unintelligible off in the middle distance of the woods. Your adrenaline spikes way, way up, and that's when they start running madly off into the woods. Blind terror at its finest. I get amped up just thinking about it.

Alright, I've been typing too long, I'll stop now. But I could go on and on and on.

Ok, one more. "1984". In Room 101, with the Worst Thing In The World. O'Brian pulls the cover off the cage of rats, big, nasty, stinking, hungry sewer rats. And the next thing you know it's strapped to Smith's head. That's scary. And then the punchline "Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Don't do it to me!" And O'Brian and the Party win, and that's the kick to the gut. Re-used beautifully in "The Salton Sea", too.

07-22-2004, 10:08 PM
oh dude i got another one!

In Brazil, at the end where Michael Palin is ready to "interegate" Sam, and he's got that baby mask on. DUDE! that was unnerving lol :D

Chris Messineo
07-23-2004, 07:22 AM
I can remember seeing Jaws when it first came out.

There is a scene, without the shark, when Dreyfus was in the water inspecting a row boat and suddenly a human head falls out.

The audience screamed like a bunch of schoolgirls.

07-24-2004, 11:07 AM
A movie that had me chewing on my nails the entire way through(also one of my fav. horor movies) was Suspiria, directed by the master, Dario Argento.

If you want to see a movie that will have you at your freak out meter, or just want to see some great directing, watch Suspiria. Just the lighting in that movie will blow your ass off. I highly recomend it. As well as any of Argento's earlier work. I also might mention that it is quite gory, but it's an Italian horror movie so what can you expect.

07-24-2004, 09:38 PM
Harvey Keitel, naked. *The Piano . . .

Harvey Keitel doing the five knuckle shuffle in "Bad Lieutenet" which I probably spelled wrong. I was suprised to see him acting after that. It is hard to get that image out of my mind whenever I see him. :o

07-26-2004, 06:56 AM
Someone mentioned Hell Raiser. Back in the day, I remember being trully effected by the "hammer" scene. There's something about someone being beaten to death by a hammer while begging for their life that was fuqt.

Check this out <explanation mysteriously left out *:P> (this may have already been posted before but check it out. Make sure your sound is on, the music is cool *;D)...


07-26-2004, 07:51 AM
Not so much scary, but certainly the most disturbing scene I've ever seen was in 'Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer'. Its the part where they break into a home and attack a family while one of the killers records the murders on a home video camera. The attack is shown fron the POV of the video camera.


07-28-2004, 07:15 PM
One of the "Umpteen" Friday the 13th's. Where Jason is in the house and one of the young teens tries to flee the house after they thought they've killed him and when they open the door to run from the house, Jason is standing in the doorway! LOL!

07-31-2004, 12:27 AM
28 Days later : The soldier has the Selena and the girl up in the attic area, and when he turns to look out the window, the infected solder is looking through at him...

Damn, in the trailers that made me heart pump like it's never pumped before....

08-02-2004, 12:28 PM
Jaws had to be the first movie that scared the crap out of me. Someone earlier mentioned the scene where the fisherman's head popped up to the port hole. Yeah, I almost jumped backwards through my seat into the person's lap behind. Except, they were also heading into the lap behind their's and so on.

You have to admire a movie that makes people scared to take baths! ;)

08-02-2004, 07:15 PM
YES! The Exorcist was by far the most scary movie I've ever seen. Oh my god...that whole movie made me shit my pants...I mean I wouldn't even watch it when I was little. The spider walk and when the girl is throwing her around her room (or bed) bouncing up and down screaming. AH I'm creeped just thinking about it

08-03-2004, 12:06 AM
Scariest movies for me have been the opening scene of the first Scream, that's just damn freaky. Showed for sure that Wes Craven knew exactly how to work the audience into a suspenseful fright.

Another super scary scene for me was in signs when they're showing the home video of the alien coming out from behind the bushes... it's the first time you actually see one. I jumped completely out of my seat it scared me so much.

I also remember playing resident evil when it first came out in a dark basement, everytime you went through a door it had that cut scene of the door opening, scared the crap out of us every time. Not to mention the dogs jumping through the windows... wow, what a scary game...

The first ginger snaps was good for the majority of the movie up until you could see the monster.

Jaws was definitely the scariest movie for me though when I was a kid. Jurassic park as well. I had nightmares that raptors were going to come after me for the longest time...

08-03-2004, 05:02 PM
At the time the hand popping out of the grave in Carrie. Anything to do with eyeball mutilation or eyeballs popping out of people's head gives me the heebie jeebies.

08-04-2004, 07:01 AM
Night of the Hunter, Shelley Winters in the car...in the lake...her hair streaming out around her.

08-04-2004, 08:52 AM
Some personal favorites:

"Ghost Story" the opening scene when the girl rolls over to reveal she's a rotting corpse.

The creepy twins from "The Shining" who just walk into the room and stand there-freaky. Also Skatman Cruthers [sp?] when he's talking to the mom and has a psychic conversation with the boy.

The head in the jar in "Silence of the Lambs"

08-06-2004, 10:20 AM
The underwater shot in Night of the Hunter is one of the most brilliant and surealy beautiful shots ever!! Good call.

Someone mentioned that one scene in the Ring when see the girl in the closet for just a second and her head kinda lolls forwards. Don't ask me why but that shot freaked the shit out of me! I don't scare really, but i don't know if it's because it's unexpected or what, but it creeped me out for the rest of the movie. That one little shot still creeps me out when I see it on cable!

As for what really scared me when i first saw it as a scene:
Dallas in the air duct... outstretched alien hands...

The most ever?
The long drawn out scene in Funny Games after you hear the gunshot, but aren't sure at first who was shot, and hoping to hell it wasn't who you knew it must be... heart was in my throat the whole time

08-06-2004, 01:50 PM
The underwater shot in Night of the Hunter is one of the most brilliant and surealy beautiful shots ever!! *Good call.

There are a handful of films that have stuck in my head since I was a wee lad. That is one of them. But I can't seem to find a connecting thread in them.

The others? Lord Love A Duck, Zotz!, Heaven Can Wait (Ameche, not Beatty), and Soldier In The Rain. Not another scare in the bunch. :D


09-24-2005, 01:36 AM
speaking of scary scenes, i'm reviving some threads from the dead.

sixth sense: the sequence when he's going to the bathroom and the woman passes by in the hall. then he follows her into the kitchen. i HATE when scary movies have people who are looking away and you know there's going to be something freaky going on with their face and you get closer... and closer... and closer. it gets me EVERY TIME.

maybe the scariest i've seen in a while is THE OTHERS when she walks in on "her daughter" wearing the wedding dress playing in the middle of the empty room. oh god was that freaky.

the WICKER MAN -- what a great great film. i saw this for the first time 6 months ago and if you haven't seen it, go rent it now. it's one of the most bizarre movies you'll ever see. the scene where he's dressed up in the costume and must go through the 'chopping' ritual. woo, scary.

the ring is a good call - personally i was freaked out when she came out of the TV
resident evil - when the dogs break through the windows - good call
the eye (korean film?) when she's standing in the elevator and there's the old man moaning in the corner who looks like a bowling ball hit his head. freeeeaky.

09-26-2005, 07:43 AM
Pet Semetery was scary as hell. Specially that little boy, his hair was done all well with his little outfit. But the scariest part is when he had that little puppy eye before he killed his dad. Classic.

Jarred Land
09-26-2005, 07:56 AM
Children of the Corn did it for me.. The whole damn movie. When I was a kid back in the 80s when that movie came out let me tell you.. scared the hell out of me.

09-26-2005, 08:06 AM
The bleep...bleep of the motion detector in Aliens.

David Jimerson
09-26-2005, 08:10 AM
Children of the Corn did it for me.. The whole damn movie. When I was a kid back in the 80s when that movie came out let me tell you.. scared the hell out of me.

Me, too. I lived in the middle of a corn field.

Jarred Land
09-26-2005, 08:26 AM
Me, too. I lived in the middle of a corn field.

yeah.. me too, well it was wheat and i didnt really live in the middle of it, but it did it for me..

09-26-2005, 08:34 AM
The weird looking beast/bum behind Winky's diner in Mulholland Drive. I almost had a heart attack the first time I saw that scene.

09-26-2005, 09:58 AM
I wouldn't consider this a feature as much as a short musical film. Ever since i was 5 years old Michael Jackson's THRILLER scared the crap out of me. The part where they push in on his face with his big old eyes. He looked freaking scary. Let me see if I can find a pic of it.


09-26-2005, 09:58 AM
I'm so glad to hear that, the Mulholland Dr guy freaked me out, too. (REALLY freaked me out) and I thought no one else felt that way... David Lynch just has a way with images.

09-26-2005, 10:06 AM
I'm actually going to catch Lynch speak next weekend at Emerson University. Should be interesting. Lynch also has a way with soundwork. The sound in Mulholland Drive and especially the Winky's scene is pretty terrifying.

09-26-2005, 03:55 PM
When's he speaking at Emerson? I'm down in CT now and upset that I'm going to miss him speak in Hartford because I'm up in Boston for the weekend...

But if he's in Boston, well, then how can I resist? Also, do you know how you can get in? I think Lynch is a brilliant guy, and that he has abilities really no one else does. Sound is DEFINITELY one of his unique talents, too. Virtually all of Eraserhead is testament to that. He's also a big fan of minidv, which is cool.

09-26-2005, 04:47 PM
He's speaking this Saturday. Not sure of the time, my buddy got tickets. Pretty sure that the tickets are free. Just googled information.


09-26-2005, 04:56 PM
Mine would have to be "the scene" in Jaws when the lady gets eaten. I have lived around beaches all my life, and to this day, I dont like getting in the water. I almost had a stroke when I went for my open water dive for certification in the Keys. Just gives me the heebie jeebies!

09-26-2005, 05:24 PM
Isaac, thanks a ton. My cousin/best friend (I know, how sad is that? My best friend is in my family....) goes to Tufts and I'll harass him about getting tickets. Should be wicked cool. No screening, though? That's kinda lame.

Zack Birlew
09-26-2005, 08:23 PM
Not exactly a horror movie, but what about when The Lord of Darkness steps out of the mirror in Legend? Pooped'em!

What about the throwing the guy through the window scare in Friday the 13th?

The darkroom scene in Saw when Jigsaw cuts the power out and the guy uses the photo flash to move around every few steps or so to try and get out was probably the most nerve wracking scene I've ever seen.

I don't know what it was but the scene in Scream 2 where they go back and open up the van to find Jamie Kennedy creeped me out.

A smaller film, but Night of the Demons scares me, not because of a particular scene but being trapped and unable to get out or even away from the property while the demons chase after you is a scary thought. I tend to think about movies too much so I get scared a lot more than other people would.

House on Haunted Hill is scary for the same reason as above.

Resident Evil 2 was scary when the licker jumps around in the church, but that could be because they had the sound booming in the theatre I saw it in.

The HBO Shining was terrifying when the bathtub lady sings to Danny after he pulls the shower curtain to the side and then, when he returns to his parents, he looks at his mom and it flashes from her to the bathtub lady and back. I couldn't even look at the cover of the Fangoria issue featuring it.

Final Destination was scary for both concept and the bus hitting the girl unexpectedly.

The scene where the girl gets the shattered wood spike in her eye and you see it in Zombie.

Do I even have to explain why Stephen King's Rose Red was scary?

Darkness Falls had a few good scenes, mostly the beginning where it chases the young kid to the bathroom.

Boogeyman, though a carbon copy of Darkness Falls, had the creepy ghoulish Lucy Lawless scene where she's the guy's mother and she attacks him and opens up his eye to look at her even though he tries to close his eyes.

I could go on and on, but I'll give someone else a chance =).

09-26-2005, 10:18 PM
The Sixth Sense gave me the chills, because of how real it looked.

Texas chainsaw massacre- I love the part where he jumps out with the chainsaw

What lies beneath- Great thriller, I though the tub scene was good.

The Grudge has great special effects, bad script, and bad director.

The others- Great movie, loved it, had some jumpy parts.

Halloween- my favorite 'horror' movie, and i loved it.

I can't think of any more, but when I do, i'll post em up.

Yas Kassana
09-27-2005, 01:48 AM
The scene in the movie - In Cold Blood, where he kills the whole family.

09-27-2005, 02:43 AM
Poltergeist - when the younger male parapsychologist with glasses removes most of his own face with his bare hands.

80s remake of The Fly in general (i was just the right age i think).

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the REAL one) - the oh so insane smile on the father (not grandpa) character's face during the "dinner" scene toward the end, and grandpa in general (the finger sucking scene never fails to make my skin move around in ways it ought not to). IMHO a contender for best horror movie of all time (so far).

Pet Cemetery - Zelda (the mother's spinal meningitis (sp?) afflicted sister)..."NEVER GET OUT OF BED AGAIN!!!" ewwww.

Wizard of Oz - when the witch's feet curl up and vanish beneath the house that crushed her at the beginning (so wrong) and those damned flying monkeys.

Goblin mentioned Miike Takashi (a genius IMHO). When i saw Gozu the first time i was about 4 feet away from the screen on the floor at the beginning and by the end i was on the other side of the room sucking my thumb and wrapped in every blanket and quilt in the house.

Squirm - if you have never seen it, and you have any sort of problem with worms, DON'T.

80s remake of The Blob - just the quick little moment where a guy gets sucked down a work sink drain and you see the pipe beneath the sink bulge out as the blob forces his body down in to it.

i know there's more stuck in my head, but i will have to sleep on it. GREAT thread!


Cpt. Shiner
09-27-2005, 06:09 AM
By far, the scariest scene of all time is the scene in About Schmidt where Kathy Bates gets into the hot tub naked. I've only seen it once and I still have nightmares.

09-27-2005, 07:36 AM
Can't forget The Crying Game...SCARIEST SCENE EVER!!!

Seriously though, what is scary to me has evolved.

As a little alter boy, The Exorcist (forget about it!)

As an adult, The Shining gets my vote (especially the whole "All work and no play..." climax.) For someone who writes: the idea that Jack could be so fucking gone that he would write a thick manuscript-made up of the same sentence in different configurations and parameters...WOW! And to think he spent the entire season writing said manuscript. You know he thought he had written his opus...to have someone that crazy be in a place that is already haunted...scary shit!!

09-27-2005, 08:07 AM
Jacob's Ladder- The dance scene where the reptillian tail wraps around his girlfriend's leg and punches through her mouth. Whoah.
AND- the creepy scenes with whip-head man. Nice effect.

Alien- when the Charactor of Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) is looking for the cat in the lower level and gets his skull caved in by the extendo-mouth. that haddta hurt. Played that scene over and over in frame-mode.

The Thing- when the head pops out a set of legs and takes off across the floor ..."you gotta be F*@#ng kidding me!"

Evil Dead- the vine-rape scene. Okay, it wasn't scarey, just twisted.

I Spit On Your Grave- The scene where the women removes the mans penis with a butcher knife in the bathtub and a shower of blood gushes up.

Silence Of The Lambs- when our hero is in the basement with the lights out, and Buffalo Bill is staulking her with nightvision goggles.

"Submitted for your approval..."

Jeff Patnaude


09-27-2005, 11:00 AM
I Spit On Your Grave- The scene where the women removes the mans penis with a butcher knife in the bathtub and a shower of blood gushes up.

Ok, this just reminded me of a sad moment for me.... my very first car date back when I was a wee teenager, and THIS was the movie he took me to see at the drive-in! doh! :shocked:

09-27-2005, 11:20 AM
wow, I don't know this movie, even with the description of the scene it doesn't ring a bell to me.
well personally I don't remember very scary scenes since I love scary movies there are no scene that really scared me...

09-27-2005, 11:26 AM
How did the date end Terri? :thumbsup:

09-27-2005, 11:44 AM
How did the date end Terri? :thumbsup:

Abruptly. :grin:

09-27-2005, 10:45 PM
The Duel by Spielberg. Saw that when I was a wee bit 6 year old on afternoon tv. Called my dad home from work, and asked him to stay away from trucks for the next month.

Jaws - the final climactic scene where the shark's eating the boat from behind and the captain loses his footing and slides towards the shark's chomping jaws. I still have to close my eyes and imagine pink bunnies getting eaten while the capt'n screams.

The most disturbing thing I ever saw was that scene in Hellraiser when the hooks come piling out of the floor and ripping the guy's skin off. Or did I remember that right? Can't remember, I was on acid at the time. Woops


09-28-2005, 01:57 AM
One of the movies that freaked me out was Carrie, the original version. Remember when at the very ending of the movie her friend sets down some flowers and all of a sudden a hand pops out. I was about 7 at the time and freaked out like a pig that was about to get slaughterd. Man that was scary! I wanted to move back to Cambodia when I saw that movie.

09-28-2005, 01:15 PM
You guys are gonna laugh......13 Ghosts (in the theater). I'm telling you the effects for this movie were absolutely amazing, and the score by Ottman (pretty sure, can't check right now).....just freaked me out.

First seen in IT with Pennywise--I had just read the book when I saw it, and it scared the schizit outta me!!!

Great suspense movies, for myself, Stir of Echoes (majority of it--fingernail), The Thing, and Identity.

One of my favorite movies of all time (I don't care what you say)---The Cell. The horse scene is just demented and the set designs are horrific.

Greatest, IMO, fright and suspense scene of all time would have to be in Jaws. After repeat appearings of the shark, coupled with the music, we see the sheriff throwing fish into the ocean, then outta nowhere......JAWS!!!

Jurassic Park comes in close second for best suspense, IMO.

09-28-2005, 02:32 PM
a few more from me:

- the Savini remake of Night of the Living Dead - the whole thing has a great feel to it, but i specifically have to mention the female zombie toward the end cradling a baby-doll in her arms. usually i just think zombies are cool, but this one (and the whole sequence of her re-kill) gets me every time.

- the Serpent and the Rainbow - the book is better, but to me this movie has a gritty, realistic darkness to it that never lets up (although the last few sequences kind of cheese out as i recall).

- Alien (just agreeing with everyone...to me a flawless and beautiful film) Aliens (same thing) and....Alien 3 (don't hate me) - with 3 what i love has to do mostly with look and tone (the slap in your face beginning...poor newt and hicks...). also, the score is one of my all time favorites (by Elliot Goldenthall, who also did the equally evil score for Pet Cemetery). if you can make it through the whole CD by yourself in a dark room you have one up on me. i get a lot of crap for liking the third one, but it just does something for me (although i HATE the last 10 mins.). David Fincher rocks, and i agree, again, about se7en...amazing. i can't say much for Alien4 (though i love the director(s)), but i think the sequence when the alienhuman hybrid gets disemboweled backwards through a tiny hull-breach by the vacuum of space deserves to be mentioned in this thread...bleh!

while i'm agreeing with everyone, i'll plug in Carpenter's remake of the Thing. IMHO another contender for all time best horror movie. i love it...it never lets up and the creature designs still rival pretty much anything i have ever seen done live action (there are some beasties in anime that come pretty close). when i first saw this one i was possibly too young, and it kicked my ass. it has a permanent place in my top ten. also one of the VERY few exceptions to my personal view that this whole remake fad is disgusting (another being the remake of Dawn of the Dead, which IMHO is close to perfect).
i also have to agree on the first death in Jaws. i don't know if it's the acting or just the simple concept but, much like the chest-burster sequence in Alien, i have seen it many, many times and it always gets me. when Spielburg wants to scare you, he scares you.

wow... :embarasse ...sorry for the long rant. i can talk about horror movies 'till the zombies come home, i guess.


09-28-2005, 04:44 PM
I'll have to agree with John's first post and say that several of the scenes in Halloween scared the crap out of me when I was 5 years old. They still give me a rush today.

I'll add... The Thing is my favorite movie of all time. It's just so fucking perfect. All of it. And when you consider that Rob Bottin was only 22 years old when he did those FX, it blows your damn mind.:shocked:

09-28-2005, 06:10 PM
How bout Childsplay... when the mom holds the doll and Chucky's head swings around 360..."I'm Chucky, wanna play?"

Or when he freaks out when she's about to toss him in the fire! Classic.

Another one that creeps me... I forget what movie... Creepshow2?... when some kids were trapped on a raft and this green evil blob thing was floating around trying to kill them. Anyway.. the girl falls asleep on the raft and the guys with her starts kissing her... and when she wakes up... the blob is on her face, having squeezed between the logs!!!

Part scary/ part "oh SHIT!" moment

10-13-2005, 10:10 AM
twilite zone (stas tagios) yeah the best, funny ,scary make ya think. if i had a choice to have dinner with 12 people serling would be 1st on the list what a mind

10-13-2005, 12:23 PM
I was a kid when I saw Carpenter's Halloween and for the scariest scene was really the end...he's still out there. The look on Donald Pleasance's face and the recognition from Jamie Lee Curtis that he wasn't dead was amazing, followed by the montage with the Shape breathing. Classic.

God, I freakin' love horror movies...


David G. Smith
10-13-2005, 01:38 PM
I think that the scariest scene of all-time isn't in a horror movie. The scene that gets to me is in Saving Private Ryan, when Mellish is killed upstairs by the German they let go. When he pleads for his life, I freak out. I can't watch it to this day.

10-13-2005, 01:43 PM
I don't think that's scary as much as it is disturbing and uncomfortable, for me anyway. Its a great scene but I don't think its scary.


ProjX v2.0
10-13-2005, 03:44 PM
-cuddos to the scene in Raiders where the Ark is opened and the ghosts turn evil and the Nazi's faces melt off.
-two scenes in the original Nightmare On Elm Street, the blood spewing bed after it sucked down some dude and the end scene where Freddy's arm breaks through the door and pulls that woman back into the house.
-the closet shot in The Ring. EWWWWWWWWWWW!

-the end of Wild Things where you see Kevin's Bacon

10-13-2005, 03:49 PM
-the end of Wild Things where you see Kevin's Bacon


J.R. Hudson
10-13-2005, 04:12 PM
LOL - No shit

What about in Sixth Sense when little dude is in his bedroom tent and that creepy chick is coming down the hall? I'm a grown man and I was getting the heebs on that scene

10-13-2005, 04:18 PM
Good one, John. I forgot about that one. That was one of M. Night's better moments. A lot of good and frightening suspense there.


10-13-2005, 04:44 PM
Hmm... it's a pretty uneven film but anyone remember "When A Stranger Calls." - Carol Kane as the classic babysitter doing homework thing.

The opening 15 or so minutes were extremely frightening for its time. In particular, after receiving a series of disturbing "prank" phone calls she says to the perpitraitor, "What do you want!?" He replies, "Your blood... all over me."

She then learns that he has been calling from a phone in the upstairs bedroom.

My gawd - that still gives me the creeps!!


10-13-2005, 04:46 PM
Good scene! I always remembered that being at the END of the movie...but of course its only at the beginning...and then it gets worse...

Should have been a short!!!


Have you checked the children?

10-13-2005, 04:46 PM
audition the pinao wire tourture. no comment i felt sick the whole day the first time isaw it.

10-13-2005, 04:49 PM
Piano wire good scene...rest of movie-eh.


10-13-2005, 04:54 PM
Yeah I agree. I escapes me at the moment but I know that it was responsible for another movie that used the same Urban Legend of the killer calling from an upstairs phone.

Still, pretty scarey shit for 1979(?)


Good scene! I always remembered that being at the END of the movie...but of course its only at the beginning...and then it gets worse...

Should have been a short!!!


Have you checked the children?

10-13-2005, 04:55 PM
Yeah I agree. I escapes me at the moment but I know that it was responsible for another movie that used the same Urban Legend of the killer calling from an upstairs phone.

Still, pretty scarey shit for 1979(?)


Yeah I thought it was in 2 movies. What the hell was the other movie though????



10-14-2005, 12:43 AM
original Nightmare On Elm Street, the blood spewing bed after it sucked down some dude

that was Johnny Depp :grin:

angel michel
09-04-2006, 10:29 AM
Here is a List of all the Scariest Movies That are the best!
Let me know if I am missing one

1.The Excorsist
4. Night OF THE living dead
5 Texas Chainsaw Mass.

09-04-2006, 10:32 AM
Black Christmas scared me a lot. There's one scene where the killer is peeking through the keyhole and another through the crack in the door. And all you see is the maniacal looking eyeball looking around. Oof. Chills, I tell you.

John G.

09-04-2006, 10:34 AM
G.I.Jane....she's mean, she's bald and she can do more push-ups than I could when in the army....

no really....scary is what scary does and I find movies like the argento stuff quite scary, due to crazy sounds/music, a DP that knows not what warmth in color is and sharp objects that ALWAYS find their way into soft flesh.....hmmm I think my soul's been tainted by that movie master dude.....

I would put SUSPIRIA in my top 5

Mark Harris
09-04-2006, 10:35 AM
DUH people! (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=69171)

09-05-2006, 10:12 PM
I'm not sure if this has been said..

The Changeling is scary as hell.

09-05-2006, 10:43 PM
The ring. American version, the scene where naiomi watts picks teh "video" fly off the screen. Creeped me out somehting fierce.

09-06-2006, 12:10 AM
I dont know about the US version, the japanese was scary as hell...generally, new productions with their warm colours and nice designs dont get me in the mood to be frightened...japanese cinema stills has that numb feel to it and the language itself is scary as hell

One movie I found quite scary was The Exorcism of Emily Rose

09-06-2006, 12:15 AM
Well what sfunny about japan is that they prefer their Video to be kinda colorless. I dont knwo why but watch Japanese TV its really desaturated. It carries in to theri films as well. Americans audiences prefer a colorful picture.

09-06-2006, 12:17 AM
I think that the scariest scene of all-time isn't in a horror movie. The scene that gets to me is in Saving Private Ryan, when Mellish is killed upstairs by the German they let go. When he pleads for his life, I freak out. I can't watch it to this day.

That wasnt the german they let go was it? I mea ni dont wanna be that guy and say they all look alike, but that would be really lame if they went as far as have that coincidence in the story. The scene was really powerful though.

Jack Daniel Stanley
09-06-2006, 12:22 AM
Scariest Movie of all time?
The Awakening!!! (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=69290)
cick at your own risk!

Matt Sconce
09-06-2006, 12:53 AM
I think that the scariest scene of all-time isn't in a horror movie. The scene that gets to me is in Saving Private Ryan, when Mellish is killed upstairs by the German they let go. When he pleads for his life, I freak out. I can't watch it to this day.

ABSOLUTELY AGREE! I cannot watch that scene! It is one of the most disturbing sequences I have ever seen. I am getting nauseous just thinking about it.