PDA

View Full Version : Favorite scary movie/scariest movie scene



Matt700wlw
10-31-2006, 04:20 PM
It's Halloween!!

I love horror movies....but there's only one that really scared the crap out of me....Most have the suspense and the edge-of-your-seat stuff, but the ultimate is....

THE EXORCIST

dabvu2498
10-31-2006, 04:22 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bb/The_shining_heres_johnny.jpg/150px-The_shining_heres_johnny.jpg

Puffy
10-31-2006, 04:27 PM
Carrie - - when her hand comes up through the rocks/grave

Puffy
10-31-2006, 04:27 PM
Oh, and Brokeback Mountain when those two dudes kiss.

S. C. A. R. Y.

Brutus_the_Red
10-31-2006, 04:29 PM
I'll be watching the Evil Dead trilogy tonight. My favorites.

SeeinRed
10-31-2006, 04:29 PM
For some reason I really liked Darkness Falls. Its not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination. I don't even know how to begin to explain why I like it.

I really think the Silent Hill series has a chance to become solid, mostly because their games are so great. If you like horror movies, try playing a Silent Hill game. You get so wrapped up in the story line and the sounds and visuals are so great. It will scare the crap out of you.

As far as Zombie movies go, Shaun of the Dead is my all time favorite Horror- Comedy. Its not a movie everyone likes, but I love it.

Matt700wlw
10-31-2006, 04:38 PM
I'll probably watch Halloween and possibly Halloween II tonight...

I watched Dawn of the Dead last night....it was on USA, but the gore was still there :D

Dom Heffner
10-31-2006, 04:41 PM
Friday the 13th Part III in 3-D when Jason first wears the hockey mask and shoots a girl in the eye with a harpoon. That thing flies straight at you.

There were lots of great scenes in that movie simply because of the 3-D.

If you watch it without the 3-D, you start tto wonder why everybody is pointing things at the camera. :)

RFS62
10-31-2006, 04:46 PM
The Exorcist scared the holy crap out of myself and the first Mrs. '62 when we saw it back in the day.

The next morning we were still freaked out. She put a glass down on the formica countertop and it must have had some water on it, because it actually slid sideways about six inches by itself. We both freaked completely out and ran out of that apartment yelling like idiots.

That movie was so far ahead of its time for special effects never before dreamed of, that now would be no big deal after "Saw" and movies like that.

WMR
10-31-2006, 05:07 PM
A movie I saw recently that is easily one of the best horror/suspense films I've ever seen.

http://www.affichescinema.com/insc_d/descent.jpg

and

http://thecia.com.au/reviews/s/images/silence-of-the-lambs-0.jpg

Maybe the best horror film ever made.

Redsland
10-31-2006, 05:11 PM
The scariest movie I ever saw was that one where the person heard something and went looking around in the darkened house to see what it was, and the music got really creepy, but then the cat jumped out. They really got me!

Why don't more movies copy that one?

BRM
10-31-2006, 05:36 PM
Oh, and Brokeback Mountain when those two dudes kiss.

S. C. A. R. Y.

:laugh:

Sean_CaseyRules
10-31-2006, 07:27 PM
As far as Zombie movies go, Shaun of the Dead is my all time favorite Horror- Comedy. Its not a movie everyone likes, but I love it.


Also one of my favorite movies EVER!!!! That movie was so awesome cause it used a lot of classic lines from other horror movies. I like it when movies do that!

OldRightHander
10-31-2006, 07:30 PM
I have never been much of a horror movie fan, but one scene that scared the daylights out of me the first time I saw it, back when it first came out and I was a wee one, was the part in Jaws where the severed head becomes visible through the hole in the sunken boat. That scene really got me then.

dougdirt
10-31-2006, 08:02 PM
I have to agree that Shaun of the Dead rules. It has been on Comedy Central the past few weeks, it actually just went off. I love that movie. As for scary movies.... I dont really get scared so much over gory things, but I dont do well with ghosts and demons, that type of stuff. Never seen the Exorcist, but the Exorcism of Emily Rose is a movie that I have seen once, but its also a movie I will only see once.

RedsBaron
10-31-2006, 09:13 PM
I have never been much of a horror movie fan, but one scene that scared the daylights out of me the first time I saw it, back when it first came out and I was a wee one, was the part in Jaws where the severed head becomes visible through the hole in the sunken boat. That scene really got me then.

I was thinking of the same scene. I went to the movies with some buddies. We all yelled when the head popped up.

Falls City Beer
10-31-2006, 09:20 PM
Jaws is definitely one of my favorites.

IowaRed
10-31-2006, 09:30 PM
I have never been much of a horror movie fan, but one scene that scared the daylights out of me the first time I saw it, back when it first came out and I was a wee one, was the part in Jaws where the severed head becomes visible through the hole in the sunken boat. That scene really got me then.

Totally agree on this one. That was probably the most scared I have ever been in a movie theatre and I was 12

Falls City Beer
10-31-2006, 09:40 PM
You know, when I think back on Jaws, I lament that big Hollywood blockbusters nowadays somehow can't express the incredible subtleties that they once did. There are so many scenes in Jaws that were so finely shaded and detailed, rich and expansive.

Subtlety now is how well they can mask the CGI--no nuance of character, mood, or mise en scene.

And I don't mean movies in general, just contemporary blockbusters.

(Man, I'm starting to sound like a codger.)

GAC
10-31-2006, 10:01 PM
Being, I guess, of the "older generation" (I guess I made it), I like older horror movies. I'm talking about the older Universal and Hammer "creature features". Frankenstein and the Wolfman scared the crap out of me. Yet so did Margaret Hamilton in Wizard of Oz! Gave me nightmares. :lol:

http://thewizardofoz.warnerbros.com/movie/img/photos/photo5.jpg

The very first Night Of The Living Dead (1968) was good.

Later on, it was the Exorcist.

I have no desire to ever watch slasher films, or any of the current movies that are, IMO, sadistic and very graphic with gore. Movies like Saw, etc. I personally have a hard time with people that find enjoyment with watching these types of movies. But that is just me.

The creature in The Unnameable scared me pretty good....

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/aries_53185/unnamable7a.jpg

H.P Lovecraft came up with some pretty wild concepts.

RedsBaron
10-31-2006, 10:01 PM
"Jaws" was actually scarier before we got to see the "shark". I've always thought that the shark, when it attacked Robert Shaw, looked a bit fake (of course it was fake;) ). "Jaws" was scarier when we could only imagine the dread unseen threat beneath the surface.
I find most of the "slasher" horror movies to be stupid. One recent movie that I did like that was scary was "What Lies Beneath" made by Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford a few years ago.

GAC
10-31-2006, 10:11 PM
One recent movie that I did like that was scary was "What Lies Beneath" made by Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford a few years ago.

That was a good movie. Quite different for Harrison.

And I liked Hitchcock. Keeping you in suspense, and guessing, and not having to show you everything, which leaves stuff to the imagination.

The shower scene in Psycho with Janet Lee. It doesn't get any better then that.

OnBaseMachine
10-31-2006, 10:12 PM
Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 3. All very good movies and favorites of mine.

Tom Servo
10-31-2006, 10:27 PM
Friday the 13th Part III in 3-D when Jason first wears the hockey mask and shoots a girl in the eye with a harpoon. That thing flies straight at you.

There were lots of great scenes in that movie simply because of the 3-D.

If you watch it without the 3-D, you start tto wonder why everybody is pointing things at the camera. :)
I particularly like the whole yo-yo scene, which is the most pointless scene ever without 3-D.

I'm a big Friday the 13th fan as my above comments may note. I'm also a fan of the Halloween movies. III is hilarious. Happy Happy Halloween, Silver Shamrock! :roll:

I rewatched Psycho a few days ago too, I had forgotten how much I liked it.

bucksfan
11-01-2006, 12:46 AM
We saw the 1st Jeepers Creepers for the 1st time last night and it did a heckuva job creeping me out. It proabably "got me"more than any scary movie has in a while and I'm not sure why.

The 2nd one was on tonight, but it did not seem to be as good as the first one - so much so tha we did not watch much of it. However I must say we came in late on #2 since we were out doing the candy thing.

OldRightHander
11-01-2006, 01:05 AM
You know, when I think back on Jaws, I lament that big Hollywood blockbusters nowadays somehow can't express the incredible subtleties that they once did. There are so many scenes in Jaws that were so finely shaded and detailed, rich and expansive.

Subtlety now is how well they can mask the CGI--no nuance of character, mood, or mise en scene.

And I don't mean movies in general, just contemporary blockbusters.

(Man, I'm starting to sound like a codger.)

I think you're right on that one, especially with that movie. It was on tv the other day and I watched it again. It had been several years since I saw it and what struck me was not only that it was a pretty good movie, but that the pacing was really different than a lot of movies today that seem geared toward an audience with ADD.

KronoRed
11-01-2006, 04:30 AM
Threads or The Day After

919191
11-01-2006, 09:28 AM
The scene in "The Body Snatcher" near the end when Dr MacFarlane is driving the coach in the rain and he thinks Karloff's character's dead body is the one flopping against him as he drives the coach through the stormy weather before it flips.

BuckWoody
11-01-2006, 10:02 AM
A couple of my favorites that I haven't seen mentioned are Creepshow and Sleepy Hollow.

"I want my cake! Bedelia! Where's my Father's Day cake?" I also like the part with the creature in the crate from a turn of the century Antarctic expedition where Adrienne Barbeau gets what's coming to her.

I'm a big Tim Burton fan and I really like Johnny Depp as well so Sleepy Hollow is an all-time favorite. The lighting and cinematography really create a great mood for the film.

GAC
11-01-2006, 10:06 AM
The very last scene in the first Friday The 13th where the girl survives, is laying in the boat in a very surreal scene, and looks up to give one of those nice, friendly end of movie waves at her friends standing on the shore as if everything is OK. I thought it was over. Then Jason comes roaring up out of the water and snatches her. I thought I was going to die from a heart attack in my mid 20's right there at the drive-in. :lol:

RedsBaron
11-01-2006, 11:04 AM
That was a good movie. Quite different for Harrison.

And I liked Hitchcock. Keeping you in suspense, and guessing, and not having to show you everything, which leaves stuff to the imagination.

The shower scene in Psycho with Janet Lee. It doesn't get any better then that.

I can remeber the first time I saw Hitchcock's "The Birds". I was just a kid. It scared me silly.

westofyou
11-01-2006, 11:07 AM
It's not really my favorite... but it is scary.

The scene in Working Girl when Melanie Griffith cleans and vaccums to a montage, highlighted by motown music, in her underwear... downright frightening

zombie-a-go-go
11-01-2006, 11:36 AM
Favorite horror film has got to be, hands-down, Re-Animator. Get the Anchor Bay 2003 release if you want to see the film in its entirety.

Runner-up is Dellamore Dellamorte, released in the states as Cemetary Man - which just got a Region 1 DVD release this summer, also on Anchor Bay.

The only film that's every made my stomach turn is Cannibal Holocaust.

And the freakiest thing i've ever seen is midget porn. *shrug*

zombie-a-go-go
11-01-2006, 11:39 AM
A movie I saw recently that is easily one of the best horror/suspense films I've ever seen.

http://www.affichescinema.com/insc_d/descent.jpg



I really want to see this. I'm kicking myself for not catching it when it came through the theaters.

savafan
11-01-2006, 11:51 AM
The only film that's every made my stomach turn is Cannibal Holocaust.


True life graphic animal slaughter can do that. ;)

oneupper
11-01-2006, 12:23 PM
Scary movies scare me...

Amelia, the third part of of the 1975 TV movie "Trilogy of Terror" with Karen Black...

messed me up for life.

minus5
11-01-2006, 12:37 PM
[QUOTE=oneupper;1187020]Scary movies scare me...

Amelia, the third part of of the 1975 TV movie "Trilogy of Terror" with Karen Black...

messed me up for life.[/QUOTE



http://www.figures.com/databases/news/actionfigures/172/13.jpg

That was a good one

And Zombie, I loved Re-Animator!! What a classic.

Red Leader
11-01-2006, 12:40 PM
I liked "Saturday the 14th." They showed it on HBO in October back in the 80's all the time. Anyone remember that movie?

savafan
11-01-2006, 12:47 PM
I liked "Saturday the 14th." They showed it on HBO in October back in the 80's all the time. Anyone remember that movie?

I recall it...it was pretty funny. I used to rent it at the video store quite often. Also liked Transylvania 65000 with Jeff Goldblum and Sherman Helmsley.

Johnny Footstool
11-01-2006, 01:26 PM
Threads or The Day After

Growing up in Kansas, "The Day After" gave me nightmares and nuclear paranoia for years. YEARS!

savafan
11-01-2006, 01:41 PM
This scene! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RryZV8NK9-Q)

Sean_CaseyRules
11-01-2006, 08:51 PM
This scene! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RryZV8NK9-Q)

Best...scene....EVER....

GAC
11-02-2006, 08:24 AM
I can remeber the first time I saw Hitchcock's "The Birds". I was just a kid. It scared me silly.

I was talking in the breakroom at work last night about this thread topic, and that was the movie this one lady immediately mentioned.

It was a darn good movie.

And she also brought up the point that the older movies, which didn't have all the gore, had better scripts and left things open to the viewers imagination.

I've tried to watch movies like Frankenstein and the Wolfman with my kids, and they walk away bored because they are so use to the sensationalism and vivid gore.

I actually liked the very first Halloween movie. They should have stopped there though.

GAC
11-02-2006, 08:28 AM
I really want to see this. I'm kicking myself for not catching it when it came through the theaters.

The Descent will be released on DVD in late Decemeber.

MrCinatit
11-02-2006, 08:45 AM
Threads or The Day After

I think Threads made The Day After look like a walk in the candy story. Threads was just a brutal, brutal movie.
I don't scare easily, either. But I would have loved to have been at the opening of Psycho, when Norman's "mother" pushes Det. Milton down the stairs, or when Lila first finds her.
The scene in Re-animator where Dr. Hill expresses his...uh...affection for Megan is simply priceless.
One scene which did freak me out was when the little girl came out of the television set in Ring.
Finally, a movie which freaked me out in so many ways: Manos, the Hands of Fate. Simply...wow.

bucksfan
11-02-2006, 10:21 AM
I...And she also brought up the point that the older movies, which didn't have all the gore, had better scripts and left things open to the viewers imagination.

I've tried to watch movies like Frankenstein and the Wolfman with my kids, and they walk away bored because they are so use to the sensationalism and vivid gore.

I actually liked the very first Halloween movie. They should have stopped there though.


I tend to agree. I know lots of people hated it, but for me the Blair Witch Project really did the trick without really showing much of anything- just creating a sense of terror in me.

GAC
11-02-2006, 10:40 AM
I tend to agree. I know lots of people hated it, but for me the Blair Witch Project really did the trick without really showing much of anything- just creating a sense of terror in me.

I think that is what makes M. Night Shyamalan so successful. I haven't seen his latest, and really didn't really care much for The Village; but he does create that atmosphere of suspense and fear with some of his scenes.

In Signs, when you get that quick shot of the shadowy image of the alien standing on the roof, and the one where it quickly walks by via that alley shot.

In The Village, when that teen is in the guard tower and opens up the trap door and then suddenly the red capped creature walks by.

That stuff sent shills up my spine! :lol:

Sean_CaseyRules
11-05-2006, 01:47 PM
I jumped when the little girl at the begining of the newer version Dawn Of The Dead jumped on the guy and bit his neck. And then when he busted through the bathroom door after he turned was awesome!

919191
11-06-2006, 09:41 AM
:) Noone mentioned the killer bunny in The Holy Grail. Frightening.

RFS62
11-06-2006, 12:26 PM
:) Noone mentioned the killer bunny in The Holy Grail. Frightening.


Run away.... run away!!!!

http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_pictures/grail/large/HolyGrail181.jpg