Your favorite scene/sequence in a horror film.

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  1. spawningblue

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    Yeah that shot is awesome!
     
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    I am torn between the opening scene in Carpenter's Halloween or the chest burster scene in Alien.

    Honorable mention to any skinny dipping scene and Willa Ford's demise in the Friday the 13th. :banana:
     
  3. 2D4EVER

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    The blood test scene from The Thing is up there near the top for me also.
     
  4. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    oh yea and the stair stabbing from Alice, Sweet Alice...it makes me squirm just thinking about it when she get stabbed in the foot and the knee cap...*shivers*

    yea me too!!!!


    lol thanks! :D
     
  5. Amazonagent

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    Wow some good choices in this thread. Some of mine:

    -the defibrillator scene and the spider-head crab in 'The Thing'

    -Creepshow 2, 'The Raft' the very end when he's on the shore...just awesome!

    -the soup poisoning scene in 'Battle Royale'....watching the paranoia escalate in such a short period of time is amazing. There are a ton of great scenes in that movie but that one just stood out in my mind

    -"Wolfman's got nards!" , The Monster Squad :D
     
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    The scene where Wendy is looking through what Jack has typed in the Shining and then he approaches her from behind and the entire sequence that follows until she hits him with the baseball bat. Outstanding.
     
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    Wow you're all pointing out some really awesome scenes that I missed in my post. See? There's just too many of them to list lol. God I love horror. No other genre of film has such a long list of "scenes-that-get-me" for me.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    YES. That part is fucking brilliant. The more I see this film, the more I want to say, "Carrie is my favorite horror film of all-time." Fuck, I'll just say it, simply because it's true. Carrie IS my favorite horror film of all-time. Everything about that movie is perfect. The way De Palma builds tension right before the rope is pulled, the scene with the candles, the ending, the opening...and especially the fact that no matter how many times I watch this movie, by the time you get around to the prom, you care about the characters so much that you NEVER want the film to end the way it does. (After Carrie dances with Tommy I always hope that MAYBE this time, everything will turn out okay.) But then it turns on you and everything goes to hell. Fucking amazing.

    My second favorite probably comes from Black Christmas, and it's precisely the scene vampyr789 mentioned. Where Barb is killed with the glass unicorn. Bob Clark's use of juxtaposition there is simply amazing. Such a clever (and classy) way of offing a character. Pure brilliance.

    There are so many others...MANY scenes in The Shining come to mind (the bathroom scene with Jack axing down the door, Danny writing REDRUM on the door, the Gold Ballroom sequence...perfect).

    Also the scene where Mari is killed in The Last House on the Left. The way it's shot and again, just the use of juxtaposition in that scene make it so powerful.

    ~Matt
     
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    I totally agree with all of what you said. And I totally forgot about Last House, that movie has me in tears during the rape scenes and when Mari is killed. Just such a brutal, brutal movie.
     
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    Just a few faves:

    Plane crash aftermath in Sole Survivor
    Campfire scene in The Prey :D
    Spooky car chase in The Sender
    Hole in the wall in The Tenant
    Stabbing daddy in The Sentinel
    Frank telling the based-on-true-story story in The Return Of The Living Dead
    Camilla's return in The Guardian
     
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    its simply an amazing scene. it is beautiful....god i love Black Christmas
     
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    Maybe even....IN LOVE????..........;)
     
  16. Matt89

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    yeahhhhhhhhh yo and it was made in Canada! Makes us Canucks proud! :D

    ~Matt
     
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    Sigh, I wish I was Candian. :(
     
  18. Matt89

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    Hahaha. First time I've heard an American say that. :lol:

    ~Matt
     
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    Well...theres a first time for everything I guess. Canada seemes like the place to live right now, can stand it down here!!
     
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    Staying with the Canadian theme, there's this shot in JUST BEFORE DAWN that gets me every time. I haven't seen it in a few years, but it's either at the very beginning with the drunk guy in the church or later on when Jamie Rose and the guy with the camera find the church. Anyway, there's this moment where you see a face peering into the church from a hole in the ceiling and geez, just thinking about that creeps me right out.

    Now back to America and sticking with the watching theme, in HALLOWEEN the scenes with Nancy Loomis being stalked when she's on the phone in the kitchen and later on in the laundry room. Both scenes have Michael pulling the now-you-see-him-now-you-don't routine, and they're both just . . . sublime is the only word I can think of - they're absolutely terrifying and yet beautiful at the same time.
     

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