Friday, October 7, 2011

Scariest Horror Movie Scenes - Part I



Scariest Movies Scenes 
| Part I |


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TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of what we believe are 30 of the scariest horror movie scenes, for those who love a little terror in their movie watching diet.





If you have an appetite for horror, and a fetish for things creepy, then look no further!

... But just keep in mind that the term "Scary" is a highly subjective one ... which means that we probably won't always see eye to eye. So if you stumble upon a scene (or two) that you don't think is scary, try not to fret ... because we all know it's impossible to please everybody (and with the internet, you can always start a blog and make a list of your own).
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Disclaimer

There are many great scary scenes not included in this list. And though the title says "Scariest Horror Movie Scenes" ... what it really should say is; Scariest Horror Movie Scenes TO ME, based mostly off of what scared me when I was a kid!

Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers, so if you haven't seen a movie and you do not like spoilers, you may want to stop here!

Thanks and enjoy!
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31. Ghostbusters (1984) - Bonus Scene

I've decided to start this list of 30 scary scenes off with a bonus scene from the movie Ghostbusters, a film obviously not intended to be scary. Even though the movie's not scary, this scene is pretty frightening if you really think about it (just imagine for a second something like this happening to you). it definitely scared me as a kid!




Director: Ivan Reitman
PG
105 mins
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30. Alien (1979)

Coming in at number 30 is the infamous Alien "Stomach Bursting" scene. Alien (directed by Ridley Scott) is really a must see classic and a film that cleverly blurs the line between Science Fiction and Horror. I remember this scene (really the entire film) scaring the heck out of me when I was a kid.





Director: Ridley Scott
R-Rated
117 mins
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With so many scary scenes out there to choose from, how does this one make the list? Well, truth be told, it used to scare the pants off of me when I was a kid. I went through a period where I started being afraid of looking at statues because I thought its eyes would either open, or start glowing ... thanks Carrie ... thanks for traumatizing me!



Director: Brian De Palma
Writer:   Stephen King
R-Rated
98 mins
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The Amityville Horror has many chilling things about it, some capable of making even the seasoned horror fan cringe, but the ominous house itself really takes the cake for me. I know it's just a house, but the house creeps me out ... it creeped me out then, and it still creeps me out now! 




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Director: Stuart Rosenberg
R-Rated
117 mins
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27. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Though I consider "The Silence of the Lambs" to be more of a psychological thriller/drama, I never forgot the gruesome work of one known as Hannibal Lecter, in this daunting chilling image that has stuck with me over the years.






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Director: Jonathan Demme 
R-Rated
118 mins
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26. Se7en (1995) 

Personally, Se7en is one of my all-time favorites. Like "The Silence of the Lambs", I don't really consider Se7en scary, nonetheless, Se7en's infamous "sloth victim scene" was and still is tough to sallow.






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Director: David Fincher
R-Rated
127 mins
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25. The Burning (1981)

One can definitely make a case for The Burning's infamous raft massacre scene being the best slasher murder scene of all-time (or at the very least, top 5). I'll never forgot the night I saw this for the first time (years ago), and though I've seen it many times since then, it never quite seems to get old. 




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Director: Tony Maylem
R-Rated
91 mins
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24. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (as I'm sure it did to so many others) really freaked me out when I was a kid. It was the first zombie movie I'd ever seen. The scene to the left isn't quite the exact scene that disturbed me ... I think it was just the crowds of Zombies in general that did the trick. 








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Director: George A. Romero
Unrated
96 mins
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23. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Blair Witch Project, Really? Just let me explain. (1) I'm scared of being lost in the woods (2) I'm scared of being lost in the woods at night in the dark (3) I'm scared of being lost in the woods at night in the dark, with someone or something trying to fight its way into my tent. When I watched this (Night 6) scene for the first time (not knowing what to expect), it frightened me a bit! 



 
 

Director 1: Daniel Myrick
Director 2: Eduardo Sánchez
R-Rated
81 mins
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22. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Reverend Henry Kane from Poltergeist II (the scary man with the black hat) really, and I mean really frightened me as a child. Though I haven't actually seen this movie "from beginning to end" in years ... his face was one that I never ever forgot.





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Director: Brian Gibson
PG-13
91 mins
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21. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Freddy Krueger's first official kill scene (one of many) makes the cut at number 21. I think it's safe to say that Wes Craven terrorized millions with "A Nightmare on Elm Street" ... but the famous Tina Death Scene (if I had to pick just one part) was the part that got me the most.



91 mins
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20. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In my opinion, the build up to the end (final house sequence), ended up being more scary than the actual ending. I remember it being unnerving, watching this for the first time, not knowing what was going to happen or what to expect ... which in many ways, made it scary. In hindsight, it's not scary ... but in that moment, it was very scary!







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Director 1: Daniel Myrick
Director 2: Eduardo Sánchez
R-Rated
81 mins
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19. Psycho (1960)

Here we have the infamous Psycho shower scene ... one of the first original scary scenes of its kind. When I was a kid, I remember my mother being so terrified of this scene (really the whole movie) that I basically became scared of it by default. Like mother like son.




 
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Director: Alfred Hitchcock
TV14
109 mins
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18. The Fog (1980)

John Carpenter's "The Fog" (a classic in my book) had a few eerie scenes that freaked and creeped me out when I was a kid ... and the scene to the left was definitely one of them! Emotionless red-eyed monsters, plus me as a child, equaled SCARED AS HELL!







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Director: John Carpenter
R-Rated
89 mins
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Right when you think it's all over and you're home sleep in bed! Carrie's final word (the grave scene), as simple as it is, was another one of those scenes that gave me nightmares as a child.






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Director: Brian De Palma
Writer:   Stephen King
R-Rated
98 mins
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16. The Eye (2002)
Gin Gwai (original title)

The Elevator scene from Gin Gwai (the Cantonese/original version of The Eye) makes the list at number 16. These types of scenes creep me out, that's for sure, but they absolutely terrify my wife ... she has trouble just making it through the scene. At some point (usually just seconds in) she wimps out and ends up closing her eyes!

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Director 1: Oxide Pang Chun
Director 2: Danny Pang
R-Rated
99 mins
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Carrie makes the list again at number 15. The daunting, eerie image of Carrie's mom, as she lurks in the shadows behind the door, waiting for Carrie, is one that has always (and I mean always) frightened me.






Director: Brian De Palma
Writer:   Stephen King
R-Rated
98 mins
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14. Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Coming in at number 14 is the famous disturbing hospital scene from "Jacob's Ladder" ... a scene said to be the inspiration for the Silent Hill video game series (I love those games). Its also said to be the inspiration for my phobia of hospitals.






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Director: Adrian Lyne
R-Rated 
113 mins
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13. The Shining (1980)

Going back a decade from Jacob's Ladder, The Shining lands in at the 13th spot. out of all the scenes I could have used (Jack breaking down the door with an axe, the two creepy girls in the hall, the bloody hall murder scene, etc) this was the scene I remember scaring me the most. Thinking you are in the presence of a beautiful woman, and then suddenly realizing that you're wrapped around this thing would be enough to scare just about any man! ... And I'm no exception.




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Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer:   Stephen King
R-Rated
142 mins
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12. The Fourth Kind (2009)

I found some of the supposedly real (yeah, I know it's not real) archive footage in "The Fourth Kind" to be very disturbing. Though I chose to use this one, there were several others that I could have gone with instead (for example, Dr Abbey Tyler's Hypnosis session).








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Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi
PG-13
98 mins
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11. Friday the 13th (1980)

Here we have the final minutes of the original Friday the 13th (boat scene) which has become a bit of a classic itself. This is, has, was, and will always be freaky to me. I think it's ironic that my scariest image of Jason is of the one before he became an adult and wore a mask. 





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Director: Sean S. Cunningham
R-Rated
95 mins
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10. Paranormal Activity (2009)

Paranormal Activity has a few parts that can make a grown man jump ... and Night # 20 (the night Katie's dragged out of bed) is definitely one of them. Trying to capture an image of this wasn't easy, so you may have to look close to see it!





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Director: Oren Peli
R-Rated
86 mins
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9. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Paranormal Activity 2 (just as it's predecessor) has a few different parts that can creep out a full grown man or woman ... and the scene where Kristi is dragged by an entity from the upstairs to the basement is definitely one of them.






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Director: Tod Williams
R-Rated
91 mins
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8. The Grudge (2004)

Coming in at number 8 is the scary Kayako stair crawl scene from The Grudge (American version). If you should "God forbid" ever see something like this crawling down the stairs ... you know it's time to head for the front door!






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Director: Takashi Shimizu
PG-13
92 mins
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7. The Sentinel (1977)

This scene from The Sentinel really messed me up as a kid (I say that a lot) ... it messed me up good! Actually, there are a few scenes in this movie that get under my skin ... but this one really did a number on me.






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Director: Michael Winner
R-Rated
92 mins
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6. Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria, a cult classic from the 70's, takes the 6 spot with it's highly disturbing scene from the ending of the movie. Some of the scary scenes from 70's horror films are just down right eerie, and this is without question one of them. 



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Director: Dario Argento
R-Rated
98 mins
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5. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

"We've traced the call and it's coming from inside the house ... Just get out of that house" ... are words that have haunted me for the past 30 years. This infamous scene from "When a Stranger Calls" made me think twice about answering the phone when I was home alone.





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Director: Fred Walton
R-Rated
97 mins
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4. The Ring (2002) / Ringu (1998)

Shocking the world with their "coming out" television appearances, Samara and Sadako draw a tie at number 5. This scene caught me off guard in that I let myself believe the movie was over after the well scene (NOT!) I saw The Ring before I got a chance to see Ringu ... surprisingly enough, the Sadako scene ended up being a little scarier to me.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH SCENE: The Ring  
CLICK HERE TO WATCH SCENE: Ringu 

Director: Fred Walton
R-Rated
97 mins
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Folks it's official. Carrie is obviously the movie that traumatized me the most ... hence, it appears on the list 4 times. The famous "Prom Scene" takes the number 3 spot. Carrie's eyes ... Carrie's face ... the imagery still sends chills down my spine.




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Director: Brian De Palma
Writer:   Stephen King
R-Rated
98 mins
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2. The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist, taking the number 2 spot, needs very little to no explanation. This movie is arguably the scariest movie of all-time ... and though it has many memorable scary scenes and disturbing images, it doesn't get much scarier than the spider-walk scene, not included in the original version of the film. 




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Director: William Friedkin
R-Rated
122 mins
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Regardless of whether this really belongs in first place or not, this scene absolutely terrified me so much as a kid, that it can never be dethroned from the number 1 spot. In the dark of the night, I was scared to take my head from under the covers ... I was scared to look out the window ... and I owe it all to you Salem's Lot! Thanks Stephen King.

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Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer:   Stephen King
PG
184 mins
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Our Top Ten Scariest Horror Classic Films (Arranged By Year)

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3 comments:

Lil Lina said...

Great scenes...PA 1&2 scared the living crap outta me as well as Carrie the most! Very well done I enjoyed every movie on this list.

Romymarion said...

This is Awesome Reviews.Horror Movies

Bernardo said...

Nice list and very cool site. Albeit a little recent, the final scene from [REC] is pretty damn scary.

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