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What are some of the more menacing lines said in movies, in your opinion that is?

Asked by ucme (45349points) November 16th, 2010

Primarily thrillers & in the horror genre i’d have thought, but not exclusively so. Loads to choose from I know, Lecter…..Vader…...Joker & countless assorted “bad guys.” Something which to you sounded chilling or hit a nerve. Maybe it just sounded cool which made it memorable, I dunno. So yeah, menacing quotes from films please, I thank you.

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J0E's avatar

“You wanna know how I got these scars?” – The Joker

chyna's avatar

“Make my day, punk.”

ucme's avatar

@J0E Yeah, he pretty much nailed it.
@chyna Okay my question wasn’t to your taste, no need to bite my head off :¬)

Blueroses's avatar

“Heeere’s Johnny!”—-Jack Torrance, The Shining—

erichw1504's avatar

“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” – Col. Nathan R. Jessep, A Few Good Men

ucme's avatar

@Blueroses A classic, but when he says the three little pigs verse…....dat scares me :¬(

chyna's avatar

@Blueroses And only the version with Jack Nicholson. Scary dude.

Coloma's avatar

My own line in my life movie when divorcing my ex.

“I’m more woman than you can handle and more man than you’ll ever be!’ lol


Next scene! hahaha

ucme's avatar

@Coloma Were they suitably “menaced” by this or left cold?

Blueroses's avatar

@chyna Yes Nicholson is menacing even in his “friendly” roles.

Coloma's avatar


Oh yes, he was duly menaced, waaay under estimated my power. lol

ucme's avatar

@Coloma Yeah us guys tend to do that. I have the Tom & Jerry bumps on my head from the wife to prove it :¬(

erichw1504's avatar

Walt Kowalski: “Get off my lawn!”

Fairylover78's avatar

“Say “what” again! Say “what” again! I dare you, I double dare you, mother-fu**er! Say “what” one more Goddamn time!” Samual L Jackson PULP FICTION right before he goes into the qoute below and blows Bret away:
Ezekiel 25:17: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the Valley of Darkness; for he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost children. And, I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers! And, you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!

Fairylover78's avatar

Oh and can’t forget Marsellas in Pulp Fiction too, I’d be scared to be Zed!
Marsellas to Butch: Yeah, we cool. Two things. Don’t tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and Mr. Soon-To-Be-Living-The-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-In-Agonizing-Pain Rapist here. It ain’t nobody else’s business. Two: you leave town tonight, right now. And when you’re gone, you stay gone, or you be gone. You lost all your L.A. privileges. Deal?

erichw1504's avatar

@Fairylover78 Hah, can’t believe I didn’t think of that while my avatar is from that movie!

Pandora's avatar

When I read this question, this was the first line I thought of. But actually it was the whole set up.
You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death,while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives… You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ‘em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!
Kind of hard to pick one line out of that.
But it I had to narrow it down, It was, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.
I loved him on a Few Good Men. Jack was awesome.

Fairylover78's avatar

@erichw1504 Hahaha, that’s what brought it to mind, thanks for that! I’m sure I’ll come up with a few more

gailcalled's avatar

“Make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Soft-spoken, subtle, and menacing.

Coloma's avatar

Oooh, Pulp Fiction..I want a Royal with cheese now! lol

Trillian's avatar

“Ok, who’s next? Who wants some? Who wants to have a little?” Army of Darkness.

erichw1504's avatar

Chucky: “Playtime’s over!”

Coloma's avatar

2nd best line in Coloma’s life movie, spoken yet again to immature ex who refused to turn the radio station off of dirty jokes when driving with our 7 yr. old daughter in the back seat.

Ex:” What’s the big deal? You act like a 70 yr. old woman.”

Colomas line: ” Well, maybe if you were 35 I could be 35 and I wouldn’t have to be 70 for the both of us!” lol

It’s hard to one up me with the snappy comebacks. hehe

poisonedantidote's avatar

“Hello Clarice” has to be in there some place.

Some of my other faves are:

“Murdock, I’m coming to get you” – Rambo
“Remember Sully when I promissed to kill you last… I lied” – Commando
“Spartans! What is your profession?!” – 300
“Funny how?” – Goodfellas
“Say hello to my little friend” – Scarface

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

“Who the fuck said that? Who’s the slimy communist twinkle-toed cocksucker that just signed his own death warrant?”

Or, really, anything that came out of his mouth throughout that entire movie. He was pretty intimidating. haha.

@poisonedantidote Hello Clarice is a good one.

Fairylover78's avatar

Speaking of Hello Clarice, the hair on the back of my neck prickled when Hannibal said:
“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
and then made the slurping/sucking noise! Ick, gives me the willies even now!

poisonedantidote's avatar

I just remembered..

“Torture you… Thats a good, thats a good idea” – Reservoir Dogs

chyna's avatar

@fairylover78 Thanks for the sound effects.

TexasDude's avatar

They’re coming to get you, Barbara

Coloma's avatar

Ooh yes, the sucking sounds of Hannibal when talking about Fava beans and a good Chianti served with liver. C-r-e-e-p-y!

poisonedantidote's avatar

“There here” – Poltergeist

last one

erichw1504's avatar

“Red rum, red rum.”, The Shining

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I dno’t know if you can call it a “line” but I hate the:
“Uhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh” noise from The Grudge.

My girlfriend and I watched this one night and freaked out every time that noise was playing LOL. Now we take turns calling and leaving “uhuhuhuhuhuhuh” messages on each other’s voicemail.

ucme's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Yeah a good one, although if that nerdy dweeb said it to me in that way, I may be tempted to shove his glasses up his arse. Annoying little git that he surely is.

Cruiser's avatar


Toothless Man: [grinning] He got a real pretty mouth ain’t he?
Mountain Man: That’s the truth
Toothless Man: [to Ed] You gonna do some prayin’ for me, boy. And you better pray good.

ucme's avatar

@Cruiser Jesus those two fucktards needed frying in their own fat.

TexasDude's avatar

@ucme, well, he did get his in the end anyway, you know!

chyna's avatar

@Cruiser “Squeal like a pig.”

ucme's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard He did & yes, it did appease me.

Christian95's avatar

Why so serious- The Joker again,but I think it’s actually his dad who should get the credit.

Cruiser's avatar


Gosh that was a dreadful scene

Coloma's avatar

I just watched ‘Misery’ last night after about 15 years.

THAT movie is sooo good!

“I’m your number one fan.” Eeeeeeee

And that scene where Kathy Bates hobbles him..OMG!

I can’t imagine what kind of pain that must feel like to have a sledge hammer taken to your ankles! :-0

cubozoa's avatar

“The Horror…..The Horror…..”
Apocalypse Now

GladysMensch's avatar

“Are you gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?”
Mr Blond

Fairylover78's avatar

“I visited your home this morning after you’d left. I tried to play husband. I tried to taste the life of a simple man. It didn’t work out, so I took a souvenir… her pretty head.”—John Doe SE7EN

“First I played with Judd, then I played with Mommy, now I want to play with yewwwwww” Gabe from Pet Semetary

“it puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again” Buffalo Bill

“Come out, come out where ever you are” from Cape Fear

filmfann's avatar

I am begining to doubt your commitment to SparkleMotion.
I find your lack of faith disturbing…

I think they were both by Darth Vader.

Cruiser's avatar

Travis Bickle of Taxi Driver was another memorable moment….

“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? [He turns around to look behind him] Well, who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talkin’ to? Oh yeah? Huh? OK. [He whips out his gun again] Huh? ..”

Heck just about anything DeNiro uttered was menacing…

In Cape Fear he “oozed” menace…Max Cady: Counselor! Come out, come out, wherever you are!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Cruiser Oh goodness, DeNiro in Cape Fear freaked me the hell out. Especially when he gets that lady to go back to his hotel room and he starts beating her and bites part of her face off.

Rosethorn's avatar

Hannibal Lecter: [on telephone] I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.

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