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Halloween is coming up; in your opinion, what is the scariest movie scene?

Asked by Jude (32112points) October 8th, 2010

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JilltheTooth's avatar

The one in The Birds where the crows are massing on wires behind Tppi Hedron, before she sees them.

chels's avatar

Pretty much any scene in Wolf Creek.. But this one is pretty bad. P.S. It’s kind of graphic.

poofandmook's avatar

I can’t post a scene. But the one that creeped me out the most was in Devil. I know, that’s lame.. most horror movies these days aren’t scary. But the eyes.. oh the eyes. They haunted me for days. lol

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The shower scene from Psycho. Sorry I can’t post, not a youtuber. It’s subtle, but still visceral.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe hey, i vote for that one also…creepy…

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@BoBo1946 I don’t what it is about it. Now we have the most graphic stuff on screen, but that one captures everything in such a vivid way it’s spooky.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The Psycho Shower Scene An excellent call!

It probably creeps us out, even those who have been exposed to creepier and gorier scenes in today’s movies for this reason. There is nothing more vulnerable as an adult than being naked in a shower and a stranger walks in with a weapon in hand. Alfred Hitchcock was brilliantly strategic and would story board how scenes would play out.

Austinlad's avatar

Several scenes from SHUTTER, one of the scariest movies I’ve seen in a long time. I won’t give away any of the details—see it.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The movie Jaws instilled a fear that led to exquisite balancing skills when using the toilet!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I’m not sure which is scarier. The movie or the image of you balancing on the toilet, or even scarier, why are you balancing?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe There was no way I was going to sit down.Be prepared is my motto XD

Jude's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe you’re almost at 10K!

Aster's avatar

In the orginal Psycho, the detective walked up the stairs of the very old, scary house where tony perkins lived looking for tony. He was stabbed in the chest near the top and it showed him falling backwards down those stairs with this horrible look on his face.

ucme's avatar

Certain scenes from the following, Creep, The Ring & The Grudge. Check em out, or don’t!

poofandmook's avatar

@Austinlad: Yes! Excellent movie. You mean the Thai version, right?

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

It’s the scene in Event Horizon when Dr. Weir sees his dead wife sitting in the command chair, facing away from him and speaking to him. He turns her around in the chair and her eyes are missing leaaving only bloody sockets and she says, “I have such wonderful sights to show you.” At that point, if you look at the computer monitor in front of her, there are a pair of creepy demonic eyes looking out of the monitor.

ipso's avatar

To me Kirk’s death in the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is the scariest scene ever captured on film.

And these draw helpings of displeasure and ire.

Seek's avatar

@Rufus_T_Firefly Good call. Event Horizon is definitely one of the most unsettling movies I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen a lot of scary movies.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

This scene from The Shining.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Not the scariest, but this Bambi movie was shocking.

Jude's avatar

@Austinlad That looks good. Although, I heard that the Thai version was the best.

free_fallin's avatar

@mama_cakes The new Shutter is crap. Definitely go with the Thai version.

Frenchfry's avatar

Well I guess Thirteen Ghosts. There are many .

Smashley's avatar

A lot of people have pointed to the shower scene in Psycho, but that was never for me, mainly because I was aware enough of pop culture to know it was coming, even the first time I saw the film. However, I very much liked the later scene when a fellow (cop? detective? something like that), was slowly coming up the stairs of the Bates House, and there is this creepy overhead shot where you can see both him on the stairs and the upper landing he is approaching. When the killer strikes, it isn’t a sudden, violent, stab, coming out of nowhere, like in most other horror films. You see the killer run across the landing, knife in hand, and you’re aware of the coming attack just before the victim has any idea of what’s coming. There’s a breif second where you just want to shout “look out!” but the moment passes too quickly for him to hear you and react, and the deed is done.

Also: big ups for the tension in the scene from “Rear Window” when Jimmy Stuart is watching his lady friend snooping around the killer’s apartment, and you see him come home through a different window. Hitchcock was the master alright.

zen_'s avatar

The rape scene in A Clockwork Orange.

emeraldisles's avatar

probably the scene from 1408 where I thought the guy had gotten out of the room when he never even left.

Seek's avatar

we’ve only just begun…


emeraldisles's avatar

I know ! That movie just played on my subconscious. I really thought he had gotten out and reunited with his wife. That room was evil using his his daughter who died of cancer to make him vulnerable.That song by Karen Carpenter freaked me out because the radio would start playing it by itself.

Seek's avatar

I love horror movies in general, but the ones that don’t necessarily have a “bad guy” are the freakiest. Event Horizon, which I mentioned earlier, 1408, The Shining (well, the book did a better job of “The Hotel is Evil” than the movie did…), things like that.

Great British movie I just happened to see: Eden Lake. No bad guy, just a few kids with attitudes and things get really out of hand.

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