Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

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Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Quaco » 24 May 2018, 20:14

I was recently reminded of the scene in The Omen where the nanny gleefully hangs herself publicly. That's got to be one. What are some others?

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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Positive Passion » 24 May 2018, 20:18

Horse's head in the Godfather?

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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Quaco » 24 May 2018, 21:11

My friends and I saw Freaks and Night of the Living Dead in a double feature back in in 197? and they were both more scared by NOTLD but I was more scared by Freaks. Maybe disturbed is a better word.

I agree, it's not that the freaks are bad, but when the expected order of things changes, it scares us. When children rise up or have unexpected power (see my OP), when insects revolt (Phase IV), and so on.
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Quaco » 24 May 2018, 21:11

Positive Passion wrote:Horse's head in the Godfather?

Definitely shocking!
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Belle Lettre » 24 May 2018, 21:52

One of them might be Rutger Hauer saying "Disneyland "
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 May 2018, 21:57

Might not work out of the context of the film, but as creepy child actors go, this is remarkable performance. Really eerie.

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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 May 2018, 23:56

The end of Carrie was pretty scary.
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Snarfyguy » 25 May 2018, 03:35

Pansy Puff wrote:How about the utterly chilling scene in Frankenstein (1931) when he picks up the girl and throws her into the river? It's unforgiving.

... and unforgettable! Great choice.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 25 May 2018, 05:34

Darkness_Fish wrote:Might not work out of the context of the film, but as creepy child actors go, this is remarkable performance. Really eerie.



That's a film with many chilling scenes but as you say, they may not work out of context of the movie.


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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby trans-chigley express » 25 May 2018, 05:38

The original of The Haunting from 1963 had some chilling scenes too

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Postby Loki » 25 May 2018, 08:29



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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Goat Boy » 25 May 2018, 15:18

trans-chigley express wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Might not work out of the context of the film, but as creepy child actors go, this is remarkable performance. Really eerie.



That's a film with many chilling scenes but as you say, they may not work out of context of the movie.



Yes! Wonderful. Wyngarde's face appearing out of the darkness! The eerie glide, the heavy breathing!

Beautiful stuff.

Some personal favourites:

Donald Sutherland's scream at the end of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
The end of Seconds
The end of The Vanishing.
Donald Sutherland's daughter drowning in Don't Look Now.
The ending of Kill List
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Samoan » 25 May 2018, 15:57

I'm not a horror movie fan, they don't do aught for me, never have, so I'm going on another slant at most chilling and scary from Cabaret.

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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Goat Boy » 25 May 2018, 16:24

Great choice!
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 25 May 2018, 18:04

That bit where Hodgson’s head pops out of the hole in Ben Gardner’s boat :o :o
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Sneelock » 25 May 2018, 18:20

I saw Mario Bava's "Black Sabbath" when I was milk & cookie aged. the first of the three segments is called "a drop of water".
I can't find the scene that sticks with me -- when the nurse first takes the dead woman's ring. I've posted the only scene I can find -- her final comeuppance.

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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby PENK » 25 May 2018, 19:18

One scene I remember getting me in the shrink-to-the-corner-of-the-sofa, edge-around-the-walls-when-leaving-the-room-after, hands-to-teeth-and-wibbling way was in Ringu when the girl climbs out the fucking TV
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 25 May 2018, 20:51

This really bugged me as a kid...

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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 25 May 2018, 23:48

Goat Boy wrote:The ending of Kill List

I've seen lots of silly horrors with rubbish endings, but that is in the top 10 silly endings for me.
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Re: Scariest or most chilling scene in a movie?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 25 May 2018, 23:48

Double post stupidity.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.