The 5: Halloween Edition


THIS WEEK ON THE FIVE:  ALL TIME SCARIEST MOVIE MOMENTS

It’s that time of year again where we watch horror film  marathons, put on zombie makeup, watch out for scary ghost monsters……and eat a few butterfingers forthe hell of it.  Here are our five scariest moments in horror movie history: 

  • From 1973 and Director William Friedkin: The Exorcist:  The scary crab walk down the stairs, added in the re-release was paralyzingly scary.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out this year.
  • From 2007 and Director OrenPeli:  Paranormal Activity:  The sheer terror of the moment when the sheets get blown off Katie and she gets dragged off the bed and into the hall, on a single camera shot.  Blair Witch type terror at its best.
  • From 1999 and Director M. Night Shyamalan:  The Sixth Sense:  This film is is best known for its smaller moments:  the quick, jerky momentary scares. Best moment?  When we first see the poisoned dead girl under the bed.
  • From 2001 and Director Alejandro Amenabar:   The Others:  Every halloween film list should have at least one great ghost story, and thats what The Others brings:  amazing ghost stories.  Best moments here actually happen in the background.
  • From 2002 and Director Gore Verbinski:  The Ring:  Most memorable moment?  When a ghoulish  and dripping wet Samara comes crawling out of the tv– literally bonechilling. 

                         

57 comments
memememememe
memememememe

There's also the scene in IT when Pennywise the clown pokes his head out of the shower drain...the only movie that has ever genuinely terrified me. I still sometimes get chills when I'm in the shower and think of that scene.

A Nerst of Hernets
A Nerst of Hernets

I really feel that Exorcist III should also be doubled in with Exorcist I (The only two based on William Peter Blatty's novels) The sheer terror and awesomeness of George C Scott denouncing his atheism while pinned to the wall by the devil who was played by the great Brad Dourif is a cringe worthy sequence if I ever saw one.

Maybrick
Maybrick

Exorcist 3


The scene with the nurse coming out of the patients room. Beats any scene on this list.

Zona
Zona

I really liked paranormal activity. Not blood splattered or any of that crap, just scary shit.

Oh and lets not forget Jaws. Is that a scary movie? Dont know, but it scared me.

Rikyoldm
Rikyoldm

The tunnel scene in 28 days later scared the crap out of me....Friggin Rage Zombies suck!!

Ronny
Ronny

Not really a horror movie, but Jack Ketchum's: The Girl Next Door creeped me out

Lintpit1
Lintpit1

scAred me into submission when Cujo jumped up into sight on the door of the car.

I am no one.
I am no one.

Xtro is the greatest horror film of all time.

Gazure
Gazure

The original Alien, the chest buster scene.

Cheeseman
Cheeseman

For me, the scene in the George C Scott version of "The Changeling", when the ball bounces down the stairs raised the hair on the back of my neck, and caused many nightmares.

Kevin From Conn
Kevin From Conn

Newlyweds witness a roadside cop killing in Brainerd and are subsequently chased by the killer. They crash on the icy road and are killed. Put yourself in that situation. One of the most chilling scenes ever shot. Bravo Cohen Brothers.

Christine1974x
Christine1974x

Salem's Lot... vampire hiding at the foot of the bed and then popping up... gave me huge nightmares...

TheBMD1
TheBMD1

* The Ring - I agree with this pick above. After the first time I saw it, I went home to a dark house knowing that if the tv came on to static for no reason I would have died from a heart attack or similar.
* Jacob's Ladder - so many choices here, but I'll pick the scene where his wife is dancing at the party.
*John Carpenter's The Thing - when they are testing everyones blood one by one.
*Evil Dead - Queen of spades, four of hearts, eight of spades....
*House of 1,000 Corpes - when Rainn Wilson is being chopped up while Sherri Moon Zombie laughs and dances. So disturbing.

Matthew Gottlieb
Matthew Gottlieb

I know you only get 5, but there are so many others that could be included:
- The closed circuit cam footage scene in the Grudge, a scary as hell movie, that scene really gets you
- Poltergeist clown scene
- Baby zombie birth scene in the new Dawn of the Dead
- Dr. Satan in the House of 1000 Corpses
- most of 1408 once the room starts fucking with John Cusac

Those are just off the top off my head, and while I enjoyed PA and the Others, any of these could have replaced those.

Bmqq316
Bmqq316

Scariest moment for me is when Ron turned the Interrobang over to that douche Zito.

Kyle
Kyle

"Why are you doing this to us?"

"Because you were home."

Spider
Spider

When I was a kid, there was a TV movie called Trilogy of Terror, and a little warrior doll was running around stabbing people... Scary as a kid, probably stupid if I watched it now...

Whitejesus
Whitejesus

major league 2 where they cast omar epps instead of wesley snipes.

Chris Straw
Chris Straw

The scene with Zelda, the sister w the twisted spine makes me forget to breathe. Chilling.

Mentalitymagazine.com
Mentalitymagazine.com

The scene in "Se7en" where the dead guy wakes up in the creepy air freshner room...

Mike J
Mike J

That kitchen scene in Jurassic Park was so insanely tense and scary. Still gets my heart racing every goddamn time.

Wesleyshears
Wesleyshears

Scariest moment for me is when Blowhard called in an said "... top moment.." I thought he was going to give another Yankee moment..

bunnykickbutt
bunnykickbutt

Blair Witch Project scared the pee, wine, and stew out of me! The last scene with the guy standing in the corner.

Dan
Dan

the remake of the Hills have Eyes creeped me out.

Bob
Bob

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) Scared the shit out of me as a kid.

bunnykickbutt
bunnykickbutt

When I was a kid the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers spooked me real good.

bunnykickbutt
bunnykickbutt

Pet Semetary when the kid slices the ankle of Herman Munster. I hate ankle stuff! When I was a kid I always hopped quickly into bed and covered my legs.

Brooklyn Guy
Brooklyn Guy

The very end of Sleepaway Camp - when the shy lead actress reveals herself as not only the killer but also a guy!

mistawag
mistawag

killer clowns from outer space.. maybe too funny to be scary.

Holly
Holly

The clown from House of a Thousand Corpses!

Slizzap
Slizzap

The scene from Jeepers Creepers where he looks throught he kids enpty skull and through his eyeholes.

Pigford Stuyvesant
Pigford Stuyvesant

One of the creepiest scenes ever is in "Strangers on a Train", where you see an entire crowd at a tennis match moving their heads back and forth, but the creepy stalker is looking right the fuck on.

Eric H
Eric H

the entire movie stygmata, just because it has happened

Jj
Jj

Paranormal activity at the end when she stands at the edge of the bed for hours before she kills Micah.

Pigford Stuyvesant
Pigford Stuyvesant

"E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Mills." When you find out she only has one leg, it FREAKS you OUT.

Vincent Kaprat
Vincent Kaprat

Pet Sematary - The wife's flashback of her sister Zelda dying in the bedroom.

Loganfield
Loganfield

The scene in Damien Omen II where the reporter gets her eyes pecked out by the raven and then walks in front of a semi truck and gets hit and flies into the air.

Ron Thomas
Ron Thomas

The scene that start's "You sure got a purty mouth..."

mistawag
mistawag

pet cemetary when that little kid came back from the dead and was laughing and running around with a razor blade.. creepy as hell..

TheBMD1
TheBMD1

Aaah, the good ol' days when vampires were still scary.

Lintpit1
Lintpit1

house of 1000 corpses had sooo many disturbing nightmare inducing moments.

Jkopp
Jkopp

Damn Straight that dude freaked me out too.

Disneyspy
Disneyspy

i remember that and hope to never see it again or any little wooden doll with a knife,too scary