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brainstrains
10-13-2011, 12:07 AM
I loved reading everyone's favorite horror movies, but I wondered.... which scene from a horror movie made you nearly pee your pants from fear or sleep with the lights on?

Mine is from Exorcist 3... it's the scene with the nurse doing the night shift alone at the hospital. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu_WUzaYOqc

I just think about that scene and get the shivers!

Snowstorm
10-13-2011, 12:11 AM
When the creature pops out of the guy's stomach in "Alien", the only movie where I needed a drink afterwards. I headed straight to the bar.

ChaosTitan
10-13-2011, 12:34 AM
Near the end of Superman 3 when the super computer turns the mean woman into a robot. Freaked me the hell out as a kid, so badly that I ran into the kitchen and covered my ears with my hands until it was over. To this day, I can't watch that segment of the movie. Gah!

Soccer Mom
10-13-2011, 12:44 AM
The first Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver when the thing is stalking her in the cargo bay. That one really got me.

Also the opening sequence of the first Scream movie. I jumped a mile and threw my popcorn when the guy comes through the window

Snowstorm
10-13-2011, 12:52 AM
The first Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver when the thing is stalking her in the cargo bay. That one really got me.


Geez, that was a scary-as-hell movie!

Pterofan
10-13-2011, 12:54 AM
The head scene from Jaws. I worked at a second-run movie theater and used to sneak in and watch the audience during that scene. They'd jump at least a foot out of their seats every damn time.

I'm right with you there on the Superman III robot scene. Same for the part in Pinnochio where the kid gets turned into a donkey. Always scares the crap out of me.

Pterofan
10-13-2011, 12:59 AM
Forgot to add my own fave scene from Jaws: the two guys on the dock. That was scary.

Rhoda Nightingale
10-13-2011, 04:08 AM
The finale of Oldboy, when he cuts out his own tongue. *shudder* I not only shut my eyes, I had to turn the sound off too.

Also, although this isn't a horror movie, but the finale of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? scared the begeebers out of me as a kid. I had nightmares about steamrollers for years. They still freak me out--no lie.

ETA re Jaws: For me, the most frightening moment in that movie isn't any of the directly shark-related stuff. It's when wassisname is telling them story about the ship sinking. It catches you off guard, because it's such a lighthearted scene just before that, and then everything changes. I still think that's one of the most effective monologue scenes in a movie ever.

Xelebes
10-13-2011, 04:43 AM
Either the Tennis Ball Scene or the Decompression Scene in "Man Behind the Sun." Both scary and depressing.

victoriajakes
10-13-2011, 04:44 AM
When she comes down the stairs in Ju-on. Or comes from under the covers. Basically any time that ghost lady is on the screen in that movie, I'm peeing myself.

Diane Amy
10-13-2011, 06:18 AM
My Dad took me to see A Christmas Carol when I was a kid. When the ghost of... can't remember which one now... showed its face and it was a skeleton... *shudder* I buried my face in my Dad's shoulder and had nightmares for days. Dad had such guilt. :( Awwww....

Shadow_Ferret
10-13-2011, 06:43 AM
Yeah, the head scene in Jaws.

And to this 11-year-old, the scene in "Night of the Living Dead" where, if I recall, the car blew up and the zombies were running off with pieces and I think one woman was eating a foot.

Another scene from a late, late, late night movie (and I've never been able to figure out what it was from), a guy is driving late at night in the rain when something scurries in front of his car. He hits the brakes and then goes out to see what it was, but he can't find anything, but as he gets back in the car, this little clawed hand reaches up and punctures a tire. That's all I remember and I had nightmares for weeks.

The scene in Robocop where the cop literally gets his hand blown off with a shotgun. That one bothered me for months. I can take most things, but leave my hands alone.

Scanners when the guy's head blows up. Poltergeist when the guy started ripping his face off. Oh, and another movie I saw as a child, the scene in "The Fly" when the fly with the old man's face is in the spider web going, "Help me! Help me!" That still gives me shivers.

telford
10-13-2011, 06:54 AM
The ending to the origional When a Stranger Calls (late 70's) when the baddie pops out from under the sheets. I love being in a room when that one comes up just to see people jump.

Gravity
10-13-2011, 08:30 AM
The scene where Julie Andrews comes up over the hill, singing The Sound of Music. I knew I was in for a unique horror, made worse by treacle. :evil But I kid smarmy musicals ...

No, seriously, the worst scenes are a tie: the dead old lady's chair getting turned around in Psycho, and her skull leers out, and when Tom Skerrit's character runs smack into the Alien while he's hunting for it deep in the Nostromo's ductwork.

cynusalisa
10-13-2011, 09:06 AM
I have recently watched the Movie Final destination 5 and I think all the scenes are more scary n this film.................But as per you said All The Death Scenes in this movie are more scary and Horrible.................This film has plenty of scenes where you as the viewer can just sit and chill with the characters................................

thorjansen
10-13-2011, 10:53 AM
For me it was "The Thing", the John Carpenter 1982 remake with Kurt Russell as MacReady. I saw it first run in the theater, and watching the old belly mouth open up and take the arms off the doc was pretty cool and shiver-inducing all at the same time. But the overall tone of the whole movie (hunter vs. hunted, or the other way around) was the real screamer.

SirOtter
10-13-2011, 12:50 PM
The scariest scene for me isn't in a horror film, it's in a silent comedy. I'm an acrophobe (I don't even like being 6'1") and Harold Lloyd dangling from that clock face twelve stories above a Los Angeles street in Safety Last freaks me out, especially knowing that there was nothing between him and gruesome death but a plywood platform, and he only had eight fingers. He'd lost the thumb and forefinger of his right hand in a prop bomb accident.

seun
10-13-2011, 04:22 PM
Sadako in Ringu coming towards the TV.

Nurse scene in Exorcist 3.

"That's my chair" in The Eye.

Christopher Lee appearing at the top of the stairs after Harker stakes a lady vampire in the 1958 Dracula scared the shit out of me as a kid. Still gives me the creeps to be honest.

The gradual increase in zombie numbers outside the house in Night of the Living Dead. It's that developing sense of a situation getting worse that does it for me.

The blood test scene and subsequent reveal in The Thing. Imagine being strapped to a chair while all that's going on.

Priene
10-13-2011, 04:26 PM
The poisoned apple in Sleeping Beauty and the Seven Dwarfs.

DavidBrett
10-13-2011, 04:35 PM
Scariest scene for me? I dunno... Maybe the scene in Paranormal Activity 1 where the demonic presence dragged the mother out of ger baby's room and into the cupboard? Just that it was invisible and the homemade-footage look made it so terrifying... Shame the sequel had to rehash most of it. Curious about 3 though...

seun
10-13-2011, 04:47 PM
Scariest scene for me? I dunno... Maybe the scene in Paranormal Activity 1 where the demonic presence dragged the mother out of ger baby's room and into the cupboard? Just that it was invisible and the homemade-footage look made it so terrifying... Shame the sequel had to rehash most of it. Curious about 3 though...

Also known as The Most Boring Film In The World.

Calla Lily
10-13-2011, 04:51 PM
The head scene from Jaws.

Yes. I saw it in HS--my dad took me and a friend. We sat on either side of him and each grabbed his arm and SHRIEKED. He had matching arm bruises afterwards. :)


When she comes down the stairs in Ju-on. Or comes from under the covers. Basically any time that ghost lady is on the screen in that movie, I'm peeing myself.

Not that scene, but the one where she opens her eyes and the lady is hovering over her about 2 inches from her face. And again when she looks to the end of the bed and the ghost kid is just staring at her. Creepiest kid EVER.


The scene where Julie Andrews comes up over the hill, singing The Sound of Music. I knew I was in for a unique horror, made worse by treacle. :evil But I kid smarmy musicals ...


:roll:


Sadako in Ringu coming towards the TV.


For me, it was the end scene where you think everything's okay and she COMES OUT OF THE FREAKING TV all dripping and spiderlike. It takes a lot to make me jump. That did it.


I have two personal freakouts:

First, the climax of the (original) The Wicker Man, where Edward Woodward climbs to the top of the hill and sees the wicker man. The first time I saw that movie, I kept thinking, "They're not going to end the movie the way I think, no way." At that moment, the audience and Woodward knew what was going to happen to him. Scary as hell, and brilliant acting. the theater audience just sat there in silence as the credits rolled, and didn't applaud till the screen went dark. Brilliant.

Second: The very end of The Stepford Wives, where Kate is dressed in the bright sundress and hat, walking slowly through the grocery store, and you know she chose it so she wouldn't lose her kids--and then her husband opens the car door for her with the happiest grin on her face because he has the "perfect wife" now. And then I wonder what will happen to her daughter in the movie when she gets married.

That is the scariest movie ever made.

dolores haze
10-13-2011, 05:26 PM
I saw a matinee show of Jurassic Park in a cinema packed to the gills with kids. In the scene where the T-Rex is chasing the jeep, everyone was screaming their heads off and clutching at the arms of complete strangers. Having seen that scene many times since then I don't really think the scene is that scary. But in that cinema, with those screaming kids and the little girl clutching my hand in terror, I screamed right along with them. One of the best moments I have ever had in a cinema.

Calla Lily
10-13-2011, 05:29 PM
Dolores, I saw the original Poltergeist in a small, packed theater. Everyone was screaming and yelling things to the monsters and the MCs, and there was loud applause at the end. It's not that great a movie, but that group experience was a blast.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-13-2011, 07:17 PM
The poisoned apple in Sleeping Beauty and the Seven Dwarfs.
I actually always used to run and hide during the annual screenings of The Wizard of Oz (yes, I'm that old) when Dorothy sees Aunt Em in the Crystal Ball and then the Wicked Witch appears in the ball instead and the camera closes in on her face...Ack!

seun
10-13-2011, 07:34 PM
I saw a matinee show of Jurassic Park in a cinema packed to the gills with kids. In the scene where the T-Rex is chasing the jeep, everyone was screaming their heads off and clutching at the arms of complete strangers. Having seen that scene many times since then I don't really think the scene is that scary. But in that cinema, with those screaming kids and the little girl clutching my hand in terror, I screamed right along with them. One of the best moments I have ever had in a cinema.

Being an anti-social bastard, I don't go the cinema very often. Even so, I have never watched a film which resulted in that kind of group reaction. Or been at a screening which ended with group applause.

Maybe it's a British reserve sort of thing.

Kaiser-Kun
10-13-2011, 07:40 PM
In second place, a tie between the infamous Singin' in the Rain scene from A Clockwork Orange and the unbearably-long and graphic rape scene from Irreversible.

First place, from the mexican film Canoa: the lynching scene. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d18LbiPBSj8) (viewer discretion very advised)

DavidBrett
10-13-2011, 08:07 PM
Also known as The Most Boring Film In The World.

Paranormal Activity 2? Yeah, pretty much... but from the sound of things 3 will tread new ground rather than cobbling together the same elements again. I hear its a prequel of how the sisters - as children - first experience the entity...


First place, from the mexican film Canoa: the lynching scene. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d18LbiPBSj8) (viewer discretion very advised)

Ehhh... it's ok. But then again this is coming from David 'I Love All Saw Movies' Brett-Andrews :P

Speaking of which, if we're all talking about gruesome and uncomfortable scenes rather than downright scary, I'm surprised none of the Saw movies have been mentioned yet...

Calla Lily
10-13-2011, 09:28 PM
Having watched a total of 2 torture-porn films, I have sworn off them forever. (The first was intentional, to see what the fuss was about, the second blind-sided me. :mad: )

seun
10-13-2011, 09:58 PM
Having watched a total of 2 torture-porn films, I have sworn off them forever. (The first was intentional, to see what the fuss was about, the second blind-sided me. :mad: )

Just out of interest, what were they?

Calla Lily
10-13-2011, 10:00 PM
The first one was a dubbed Spanish movie, whose name escapes me. The blind-sided one was feardotcom. The latter really annoyed me because I like Stephen Dorff and it was NOT what I was expecting. I needed brain bleach.

seun
10-13-2011, 10:22 PM
The first one was a dubbed Spanish movie, whose name escapes me.

REC?

Calla Lily
10-13-2011, 10:33 PM
REC? Nah. The only thing scary about that was the continual shakycam, which nearly made me vomit in my living room. I can't remember the name of the movie, but it involved trapped teenagers (of course), corrupt local police, and a few psychos who tied people up, did disgusting things to them involving genitalia and cutting off large and small pieces of their bodies, and of course made others watch. I think that the older cop was forced to watch the younger cop's death, or vice-versa.

Brain bleach, srsly.

seun
10-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Sounds great. :D

Calla Lily
10-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Give me Asian horror or Hammer films any day.

clockwork
10-14-2011, 01:49 AM
REC? Nah. The only thing scary about that was the continual shakycam, which nearly made me vomit in my living room. I can't remember the name of the movie, but it involved trapped teenagers (of course), corrupt local police, and a few psychos who tied people up, did disgusting things to them involving genitalia and cutting off large and small pieces of their bodies, and of course made others watch. I think that the older cop was forced to watch the younger cop's death, or vice-versa.

Brain bleach, srsly.


Hmm... Secuestrados / Kidnapped, (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1629377/) maybe?

Or Atrocious (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734067/)? Those are two recent ones (past year) that got US releases.

Jcomp
10-14-2011, 01:53 AM
The ghost girl in Kairo with the bizarre walk. That and "the scene" from the original Woman in Black.

Rhoda Nightingale
10-14-2011, 09:05 AM
^I looooove Kairo. I found it more thematically disturbing than scary for any individual scene though. Stuck with me for weeks.

Going back to stuff that scared me as a kid: All the "Pit of Despair" scenes in The Princess Bride. I watched it hundreds of times when I was little, but I had to get up and hide behind the couch EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. And now it kind of blows my mind that all that happened before Cary Elwes met Jigsaw.

nighttimer
10-14-2011, 11:46 AM
The rape and beating of Monica Bellucci in Irreversible is the scariest and most repulsive thing I've ever watched in a movie.

Nothing else comes close.

bettielee
10-14-2011, 11:51 AM
Sadako in Ringu coming towards the TV.

Nurse scene in Exorcist 3.



That movie scared the livin' crap out of me. I saw The Ring (American) first, and I loved it. I also like the original.

It's hard to pick one scene from Ju-On. That movie scared the living hell out of me. The scenes where you hear the ghost coming, the dragging sounds! also the fingers coming out of the hair, and the kid under the sheet, and the ghostie girl thing crawling toward... anyone. Again. Scared the hell out of me. Matter of fact I have to stop thinking about this so I can sleep tonight.

bettielee
10-14-2011, 11:54 AM
oh, and in The Omen, when the girl commits suicide. The remake did it with more panache. but both scenes are so creepy! The way the girl cries out to Damien before she does it.