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Discussion in 'General' started by Ash28M, Jul 11, 2007.
The scene in Black Christmas, with Billy's eye peering out, still scares the shit out of me.
The elevator scene in the original japanese Dark Water... it's just... creepy as all hell... everytime...
Some good ones listed, but my scariest is still the trowel scene in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
While I don't care for the movie all that much the party scene from Signs where they first show the alien really creeps me out. Also second the elevator scene in the original Dark Water. Also the desk scene from The Eye. Also Captain Howdy always creeps the ever loving shit out of me.
TV scene at the end of Ringu.
Since I was 5 years old, the scariest scene in any movie has always been Ralphie Glick scratching at Danny's window in Salem's Lot. I find his first visit at their home to be a little more frightening than the Hospital scene as you can clearly see Ralphie grinning a lot better. Having said that, any scene in SL involving a vampire is scary as all hell.
Apart from SL, my next scariest scene ever would have to be this one from American Werewolf In London, it still scares the shit out of me every time I see it.
very tough call, bewteen exorcist III and Don't look now but I had to go with Blair Witch. To this day it is the most horrific experience of my life. You just had to be lost in the moment...
I voted for the Exorcist 3. Never fails to freak me out.
This is pretty hard ... I'll just mention a few scenes that have seriously creeped me out over the years ... Of course, some of these films had quite an effect because I was pretty young or a child when I saw them, but honestly that doesn't take much of the effectiveness away. I've been scarred for life!
* The opening of the IT tv-movie where the clown is hiding behind white sheets. I hadn't seen Poltergeist at the time, so unlike onebyone, my clown-love of young was ruined by Tim Curry.
* Bob from Twin Peaks + 7 year old child = sleepless nights and nightmares
* The entirety of Event Horizon.
* Everything with the creepy white-faced guy in Lost Highway!
* The dead girls in The Shining.
I could probably go on forever, counting up all the films I saw when I was a kid, but those are probably the scenes that have injured my soul the most.
Recently, films like The Descent and The Mothman Prophecies have really chilled me to the bone. And David Lynch movies usually have a scene or two that make my heart stop.
-The ghost walk in the room with the red tape in Kairo (Pulse).
(Terrifying image + terrifying minimalist female vocal soundtrack= heart failure.)
-Mrs. Jessell across the pond in The Innocents.
-Elevator girl in Nakata's Dark Water.
-Ghost dance (or any scene with The Man for that matter) in Carnival of Souls.
-Wine celler witch in House on Haunted Hill (1958).
-Emily rising out of the water in Let's Scare Jessica To Death.
-The plastic bag staircase crawl in Ju-On.
Give me my phone back.
I know what you mean, and the last time I felt that feeling was
I watched it for the first time about four years ago and that was the last film that actually scared me. I miss that feeling.
I voted for the Exorcist III, btw.
From what I remember--and I'm sure I'm getting at least some of it wrong--either the footage from the original version was lost by the studio, or there was a significant amount of footage that could have been used to create the director's preferred vision and it was lost by the studio. Like I said, I wouldn't place bets on how accurate that info is, but there you go.
Come on you guys! When Leatherface slams the metal door after drilling dumb ass in the head with the hammer in the original TCM is the single most frightening thing I ever saw in a movie. What intensifies the scene is the low droning synthesizer added on the soundtrack. That scene alone got me into horror films.
I think the scene with Leatherface chasing the chick through the woods after killing the guy in the wheelchair was far more terrifying.
Oh... when I was a kid... maybe 5 years old... haha, it's not scary now but back then... in Prophecy... when that policeman guy gets yanked up when everyone is hiding in that tunnell... gets mauled and dropped back down... man... that was scary... ha
Here's a few favorites of mine.
The young son looking for the clown doll under the bed in POLTERGEIST.
The head bobbing down through the hole in the sunken boat in JAWS.
"Come and play with us Danny...forever and ever" from THE SHINING.
The reveal in DON'T LOOK NOW (and the cloaked figures little shaking of the head,letting the hero know he's guessed wrong).
The birthday party scene in SIGNS.
The "detective bending down" reveal near the end of TENEBRAE.
Margot Kidder cuts her birthday cake in SISTERS.
The midnight swim/axe murder scene in DEMENTIA 13.
I will never forget seeing this as a little kid. It terrified the hell out of me.
I voted for Billy's peeping eye. This scene gave me the same chill as an adult, and still creeps me out every time I see it.
To say a film has genuinely scared me is a huge task. Only three films come to mind at the moment. The end sequences to Quatermass and the Pit freaks me the fuck out. Carpenter's "remake", Prince of Darkness, has that scene where they have to break through the wall... Pants-pissing scary.
One movie that made me extremely jittery watching it was The Descent, that is some daunting, truly claustrophobic shit.