Best and/or Scariest and/or Creepiest Scenes Ever (from horror films or TV shows or whatever, I don't care)

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the scene in "Aliens" where Ripley and Newt fall asleep underneath the cot in the medical lab; then Ripley wakes up, spots the empty stasis tubes where the facehuggers were, gently wakes Newt and just says, "We're in trouble."

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:09 (four months ago) link

2.58 is probably the most unsettling thing to appear in the entirety of classic Dr Who. Ironically the footage only survives due to being snipped out by the Aussie censors at the time, everything else was junked.

https://youtu.be/88svfiAJ0C8?t=178

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:17 (four months ago) link

Excellent use of British teeth there.

One of my favorite films. There's no way Lynch got the mystery man from Lost Highway without the guy at the end of this scene from Carnival of Souls. Also *great* use of music in a film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS-PRypBdIM

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:12 (four months ago) link

This scene from Kairo/Pulse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYs87-kDXwg

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:31 (four months ago) link

The cursed videotape from Ringu is next-level unease:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mbo5vHy8dw

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Monday, 13 May 2019 00:22 (four months ago) link

yep

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:29 (four months ago) link

The stabbing scene from Side Effects was genuinely disturbing to me. Sometimes I’ll be using a knife in the kitchen and remember it and my stomach will do a little flip-flop

https://youtu.be/GRzA8KaskyY

One Eye Open, Monday, 13 May 2019 01:53 (four months ago) link

i can't find the sequence on youtube but the scene in a.i. where david is walking through the cybertronics building and finds all those other models of himself, and looks through the empty eyesockets of a copy of his face? belongs here

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 May 2019 02:01 (four months ago) link

Sinister was a mostly bad-good B-horror movie, but the snuff films within the movie are very effectively creepy. Soundless, crappily-edited 8mm home movies that quickly change from picnics and pool parties to horrific murders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSOvTa38w24

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:35 (four months ago) link

Another kind of pool party.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Li5dLDfmY

Jazzbo, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:47 (four months ago) link

That bit in The Broken with Lena Headey, where you see a POV from _inside_ a mirror, and it's this vast dark world with a tiny little window of light.

I like that scene from Let the Right One In

Dan S, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:40 (four months ago) link

haha i came here to post mr oak and mr quill, that's the one bit of australian censorship where my reaction is "well good on you for cutting _that_"

haven't seen it in decades but i remember being absolutely terrified by the electroshock at the beginning of "return to oz" (which may be anachronistic? i can't remember when it's set but wouldn't insulin shock be more likely?)

basic upshot is nothing can be scary like "children's entertainment"

Burt Bacharach's Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:28 (four months ago) link

Case in point:

Punky Brewster's Halloween two-parter 'The Perils of Punky' (1985) sent the show veering from mawkish sitcom into full-on kiddie horror. pic.twitter.com/kd8uPFNrnD

— Scarred for Life (@ScarredForLife2) March 12, 2018

Freeze frame of the broken bottle on the beach as the foot is coming down on it.

So many of these from PIFs. Dark Water, Apaches, The Finishing Line. Electrocuted rescuing a frisbee. The little girl with her fingers melted by a firework.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:25 (four months ago) link

Being a kid in a 70s public information film was like being a Redshirt in Star Trek. pic.twitter.com/SYcWhdbWRv

— Scarred for Life (@ScarredForLife2) May 21, 2018

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:48 (four months ago) link

I don't watch much Horror per se but the Ringu scene was the first properly unsettling scary thing I'd seen.
plus the obvious Lynch stuff

kinder, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:10 (four months ago) link

Oh yes Return to Oz machine, also the Wheelers

kinder, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:11 (four months ago) link

can't remember the specific scene but House of Wax had something horrifying. also the first time we see the truck in Jeepers Creepers.

kinder, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:13 (four months ago) link

I know I keep banging on about this show but Bodies *spoilers*
has a scene I couldn't shake with a woman trying to cause herself to miscarriage and the foetus is born just alive

the whole show is prolonged horror pretty much

kinder, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:18 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS-PRypBdIM

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:41 (four months ago) link

the last ten minutes of BBC's Ghostwatch are the scariest ten minutes recorded anywhere ever imo

imago, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:42 (four months ago) link

Otm. This is a good read about the making of and reaction afterwards. (How nice it was to be able to make this in a world without social media tbh)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:46 (four months ago) link

Ha, was literally just coming to post that it was effective seeing Ghostwatch for the first time as an American adult. I cannot even imagine what it would've been like to see it as a kid and in its proper context.

I watched it knowing everything about it and it was still some eye-boggling throat-cracking shit, can't even imagine what it was like to see it at the time

xp!! haha

imago, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:49 (four months ago) link

The trailer for The Shining more than any moment in the film itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANKdpe4J2h0

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:54 (four months ago) link

yeah I bumped it like yesterday :)

imago, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:09 (four months ago) link

(with penda's fen. which isn't so much scary as lyrical, beautiful and inspiring. the edward elgar scene especially is one of the BEST if not scariest i've seen)

imago, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:10 (four months ago) link

Ha, didn't even notice! I've had that thing bookmarked since its inception.

oh god i love ghostwatch. another scene of a door slamming that absolutely ruins my ability to sleep

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:35 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJXvdTIBQMU

spoiler for the end of prince of darkness but: this is the scariest scene john carpenter ever filmed

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:38 (four months ago) link

this is not a dream

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:39 (four months ago) link

one particularly sadistic sequence I think of from time to time: JJL's demise in The Hitcher

Simon H., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:39 (four months ago) link

Ghostwatch is significantly enhanced once you know to keep an eye out for the many 'blink and you'll miss it' appearances of Pipes throughout (a trope I was glad to see Hell House adopt). The split-second glimpse in the room beneath the staircase is my favorite.


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