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What are some things in horror movies that scared you the most?

Asked by Austinlad (16298points) July 28th, 2010

One of the things for me was the scene in “Sixth Sense” toward the end when Bruce Willis realizes he’s dead.

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ucme's avatar

When the girl climbs out of the TV in The Ring. Get the fuck outta here!!!!!

Nullo's avatar

The Birds, especially the scene with the guy who’d had his eyes pecked out.
Powerlessness in general bugs me, when the malicious bad guy is going to ruin life for the protagonist and there’s nothing that he can do about it. If there’s no comeuppance for the villain, then I don’t watch the movie ever again.
Which is why I liked Manon de Sources. The comeuppance took its time getting there, but it hit like a freight train.

mrentropy's avatar

When I was a kid, the TV version of Salem’s Lot scared me so much I couldn’t sleep. Since then, nothing is that scary.

Seek's avatar

1408 scared the hell out of me. The whole thing. Mostly because it wasn’t a guy, it wasn’t a monster, it was the effin’ ROOM that was evil. There was no escape!

And I still get the heebie-jeebies when I watch Event Horizon. The alternate universe scenes, sure, but the part where Baby Bear decompresses is utterly horrifying to me.

I’m definitely more frightened of scary environments more than scary events.

Cruiser's avatar

The music…without the music/soundeffects any door opening scene would just be ‘whatever’!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Cruiser agreed totally! The soundeffects is the key!

Frenchfry's avatar

The last scary movie I watched was Thirteen Ghosts..The music and not knowing what the bad guy was going to do next and when he was going to pop out. The suspense. I don’t watch them too often.. I have trouble sleeping as it is.

DominicX's avatar

In The Amityville Horror (1979) when those red demon pig-eyes appear outside the window and they play “Psycho” music. My grandmother and my mom both thought that was the scariest part. Here you can see a still of the scene: http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/amityville/jodyeyes.jpg

Another scene in that movie that scared the shit out of me is when George goes outside at night during a lightning storm and actually sees a full image of the demon-pig in the daughter’s bedroom. Here is that scene: http://www.shadowlocked.com/images/stories/topten/distanthorror/distant_horror_amityville_horror_pigs_eyes.jpg

I’ll be havin’ nightmares tonight… :P

NaturallyMe's avatar

Things like the icky faces in The Ring. Or when you see the face of The Grudge staring at you from the attic. :0 Demon/scary ghost type movies are scary for me, i love those. :)

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

I’m pretty desensitized to horror movies now, but I saw Forbidden Planet, in a theater, when I was a kid, and parts of it scared the hell out of me. There’s the scene where all you see are the giant sloth’s footprints, then the ladder bending, then the screams from inside the spaceship. Later on, when you see the outline of the monster in the particle beams, it scared me too.

The finale, where the monster is burning its way through the blast doors, did me in. It’s the only movie that ever gave me nightmares. Watching the movie now, I still get a chill. And I marvel at how good the SFX were, considering when this movie was made.

Austinlad's avatar

@IchtheosaurusRex, right you are. I was scared by that, too.

I also jump out of my seat a little every time I watch the original—and I stress original—“The Thing.” It a sci-fi movie but has lots of horror elements.

perspicacious's avatar

When it’s children. Poltergeist tramatized me because of the little blonde girl disappearing. I left the theater—couldn’t take it.

Nullo's avatar

@IchtheosaurusRex Forbidden Planet FTW.
Reminds me of how I freaked out about the AT-AT walkers when we went to see the Special Edition The Empire Strikes Back in the theater.

Berserker's avatar

Michael Myer’s physical demeanor in Halloween II. He’s so robotic, calm and…it just freaks me out how he ’‘walks’’ after people.

When Laurie tricks him by putting pillows under the sheets and making it seem like someone was under there and she leaves and he comes later and stabs through the blankets at first, falling for the trick?
Man, the idea that hiding under my sheets at night would totally protect me from it all was completely shattered.

That, and that nasty therapeutic bathtub death. Oh gods.

Jabe73's avatar

Christine, part where the car squeezes itself through the narrow crevice to crush the one kid to death. In “The Shining” at the end where Johnny chases his kid through the maze. This is a tough one, there were quite a few I liked. GQ

flutherother's avatar

A scene showing an Egyptian mummy racing across an English field in broad daylight comes to mind. It was from a dramatisation of Lot 249 by Arthur Conan Doyle. Quite unsettling to a sensitive youngster.

Only138's avatar

When I was younger, I used to be terrified of that little Danny Glick Bastard from Salem’s Lot. I just knew he would be scratching on my windows at night. LOL

Berserker's avatar

…maybe he still is. :D

Only138's avatar

Hey, don’t say that! Lol

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