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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Jan 2, 2003.
Got a fave?
Definitely the blood test scene in THE THING! Nearly made me jump out of my skin the first time I saw it.
I picked others. The last time I got really freaked out was by "The Ring" remake when Samara vanished and reappeared in front of Noah.
i voted others as well
when the main character of Audition opended the bag in that chicks house, holy shit i almost lost it!
Yup, good scene there Jeff.
Another cool scare scene: MISERY - The pissed off Kathy Bates' closeup, standing by James Caan's bed during the thunderstorm. Made me jump!
I voted for Carol Kane's bed surprise in "When A Stranger Calls." There are several moments in that movie that really make me jump each time I see it. Runner up was the ending of Mother's Day.
That's another fave of mine there, onebyone. Kane's bed surprise: First you hear the moaning, then the closet door opens, and then ... ARGH! Good stuff!
I started to go with Jason coming out of the lake as it scared the shit out of my brother at the drive in first time we saw it and he didn't move for about 5 minutes hahaha. I went with Carrie though because that scene really scared the hell out of me when I was younger and gave me nightmares. Yea I was a wuss but hey:banana:
BEYOND THE DARKNESS: When the girl bursts out of the coffin at the very end. That startled the crap out of me.
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: When Camille Keaton crawls back to her house and goes for the phone, and the rapist kicks the phone out of her hands. Another great "jump" scare.
The hands coming out of the wall in the beginning of Day Of The Dead. :eek1:
Also, the penis scene in I Spit On Your Grave. I still cringe when I watch that shit! :nervous: :cry:
There were a lot of classic scenes you listed there Helly, but in the end I had to go with FRIDAY THE 13TH. The ending works so good because you KNOW that something is going to happen, you KNOW that all is not well, but it still makes ya jump even after 20 years! The blood test scene in THE THING is a close second! Nice poll Hellmasta.
I voted other. For me it has to be the bathtub scene in "I Spit On Your Grave". I cannot recall anything else that has ever made me "jump" in the past 15 or 20 years (been watching horror since I was so young, I think I've become very desensitized).
The "screaming/jumping" blood (test) in THE THING:banana: :banana:
I voted for others because I can't decide.
The blood test in "The Thing"
I freaked right out when I saw that years ago..
*mental note: no more "other" option at the next poll*
Good poll. You really gathered some of the absolute best scare scenes in horror history. Cudos!
I voted for Leatherface jumping out the record vault in TCM2 because it still gets to me to this day. It's just perfectly filmed and staged.
Runner-up: The ghost on the couch scene in Stir of Echoes.
2nd Runner-up: The nurse scene in Exorcist 3. Brilliant.
Exorcist 3 - Night nurse scene.
Scares the shit out of me every time. And it's not just a cheap scare either - that imagery is some truly freaky shit!!
the thing scene, altho the facehugger thing in alien is a close second, to this day i cant watch that scene wtih BOTH eyes open!
Man - there are so many! One cracker was in The Fog - where the sword comes bursting through the guy's chest, and also the scene on the moors during American Werewolf. My absolute favorite jump scene ever - is when Nathan's hand comes bursting from the ground in Creepshow! Awesome stuff.:evil: