The thing about Top 10 lists many people don’t realize is that they’re designed to promote conversations. It’s literally impossible to come up with definitive Top 10’s when we’re talking about movies because everyone has unique tastes and preferences. When your favorite film doesn’t make the list, it’s an invitation to engage and share; when you see something new on a list you otherwise agree with, you know it’s something worth investigating.
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Mark Bishop, our favorite comedic film critic from Down Under, put together a list of what he considers the 10 scariest horror movie moments ever. You might not agree with his choices, but I bet it gets you thinking about the scenes you consider most terrifying. So, have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section! What are some other extremely terrifying and/or iconic scenes in horror movies? Let’s discuss!
If you can’t stream, the 10 super scary moments are listed below the video, along with the scenes themselves. Enjoy!
Glen’s (Johnny Depp) Death in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Directed by Wes Craven)
Willy Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) Tunnel of Doom in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Directed by Mel Stuart)
The Toy Clown Scene in Poltergeist (1982, Directed by Tobe Hooper)
Quint’s (Robert Shaw) Death in Jaws (1975, Directed by Steven Spielberg)
“Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?” In The Twilight Zone (1983, Various Directors)
The Closet Scene in Halloween (1978, Directed by John Carpenter)
Zuul Attacks Dana (Sigourney Weaver) in Ghostbusters (1984, Directed by Ivan Reitman)
David’s (David Naughton) Nightmare in the Woods in An American Werewolf in London (1981, Directed by John Landis)
Danny (Danny Lloyd) Meets the Twins in The Shining (1980, Directed by Stanley Kubrick)
Jason’s (Ari Lehman) Reveal in Friday the 13th (1980, Directed by Sean S. Cunningham)
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