I’m a believer that, at the end of the day, we all love horror for the same basic reason: the potential for fear intrigues us. The human mind thrives on stimulation, and if we can find that in film, it’s a wonderful experience. It just so happens, that horror pushes so many boundaries, that it makes for a far more scintillating experience than most other cinematic niches. The potential for terror lives in horror, the potential for repulsion lies in terror… sexuality, awe, empathy, sympathy, pure disbelief; no other branch of the filmic tree delivers such prospects.
While I could analyze the unique angles explored throughout the history of horror, I don’t believe that would make for the most exciting (shall we say) read. I value every single one of you who chooses to invest time skimming my material; I mean that. And in order to back up that statement, I aim to make my articles interesting. Sometimes funny, sometimes harsh, and sometimes too damn friendly for placement on a site like Horror Freak News; one way or another, I want you to get a kick out of my efforts. So I won’t leap into a horror history lesson today, rather, I’ll try to sprinkle (I conjure an image of Dave Chappelle and his crack sprinkle routine every time I type that word) you with a little knowledge while hopefully summoning a few laughs, a little nostalgia, and maybe the desire to revisit some wicked films filled with kick ass quotes!
A note to readers: There are plenty of obscenities contained in this piece of the 101 best horror movie quotes. While I may indeed be a potty-mouth, keep in mind, these are film quotes. So, if you’re the sensitive type, well, you’ve been warned!
Top 100 Horror Movie Quotes
100. 30 Days of Night (2007):
Doug Hertz: They don’t fall down when they’re shot.
Beau Brower: Hell, neither do I.
99. 30 Days of Night (2007)
(Stranger): “That cold ain’t the weather. That’s death approaching.”
98. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
(Dr. Anton Phibes): “Love means never having to say you’re ugly.”
97. Aliens (1986)
(Ripley): “Get away from her, you bitch.”
96: Army of Darkness (1992)
(Ash): “Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and shit… and Jack left town.”
95: Army of Darkness (1992)
(Ash): “Good Ash, bad Ash. I’m the guy with the Gun.”
93: The Black Cat (1934)
(Bela Lugosi): “Supernatural, perhaps; baloney, perhaps not.”
92. The Body Snatcher (1945)
(Donald Fettes): “We medicals have a better way than that. When we dislike a friend of ours, we dissect him.”
91. Botched (2007)
(Boris): “I am, what psychiatrists call, alpha male.”
90. Carrie (1976)
(Margaret White): “They’re all gonna laugh at you.”
89. Carrie (1976):
Margaret White: These are godless times, Mrs. Snell.
Mrs. Snell: I’ll drink to that.
88. Childs Play (1988)
(Chucky): “Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?”
87. Child’s Play 3 (1991)
(Chucky): “Don’t fuck with the Chuck.”
86. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
(Roger): “One-stop shopping: everything you need, right at your fingertips.”
85. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
(Peter): “When there is no room left in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”
84. Day of the Dead (1985)
(Rhodes): “You want me to salute that walking pile of puss?”
83. Dead Alive (1992)
(Lionel): “That’s my mother you’re pissing on.”
82. Death Proof (2007)
(Stuntman Mike): “Hey Pam! Remember when I said this car was death proof? Well, that wasn’t a lie. This car is 100% death proof. Only to get the benefit of it honey, you really gotta be sitting in my seat.”
81. Death Proof (2007)
(Stuntman Mike): “Well, since you’ll be leaving in the next couple of days, that rain check will be worthless. But that’s okay. I understand if I make you uncomfortable. You’re still a nice girl, and I still like you. But I must warn you of something – you know how people say ‘You’re okay in my book’ or ‘In my book, that’s no good?’ Well, I actually have a book. And everybody I ever meet goes in this book. And, now I’ve met you, and you’re going in the book! Except, I’m afraid I must file you… under… chicken shit.”
80. The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
(Otis B. Driftwood): “Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant fuckin’ Mark Twain shit. ‘Cause it’s definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.”
79. Evil Dead II (1987)
78. Evil Dead II (1987)
(Ash): “We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound ‘fine’?”
77. The Exorcist (1973)
(Demon):” What an excellent day for an exorcism.”
76: Feast (2005)
(Hero): “I’m the guy that’s gonna save your ass.”
75: Feast (2005)
(Coach): “Whoa. Monster cock.”
74: Fido (2006)
(Bill Robinson): “I’d say I’m a pretty darn good father. My father tried to eat me, I don’t remember trying to eat Timmy.”
73: Fido (2006)
(Mr. Bottoms): “Is that blood on your zombie?”
72: Fido (2006)
(Helen Robinson): “Why aren’t you eating me?”
71. The Fly (1986) (Ronnie): “Be afraid… Be very afraid.”
70. The Fog (1980)
(Stevie Wayne): “Something came out of the fog and tried to destroy us. In one moment, it vanished. But if this has been anything but a nightmare, and if we don’t wake up to find ourselves safe in our beds, it could come again. To the ships at sea who can hear my voice: look across the water, into the darkness. Look for the fog.”
69. Frankenstein (1931)
(Henry Frankenstein): “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!”
68. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
(Freddy Krueger): “I should warn you, princess – the first time tends to get a little messy.”
67. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
(Freddy Krueger): “Every town has an Elm Street.”
66. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
(Elizabeth): “I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.”
65. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996):
Seth: So, what’s the deal with you two, you a couple of fags?
Jacob: He’s my son.
Seth: Yeah, how’s that happen? You don’t look Japanese.
Jacob: Neither does he. He looks Chinese.
64. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
(Chet Pussy): “All right, pussy, pussy, pussy! Come on in pussy lovers! Here at the Titty Twister we’re slashing pussy in half! Give us an offer on our vast selection of pussy, this is a pussy blow out! All right, we got white pussy, black pussy, Spanish pussy, yellow pussy, we got hot pussy, cold pussy, we got wet pussy, we got [sniffs] smelly pussy, we got hairy pussy, bloody pussy, we got snappin’ pussy, we got silk pussy, velvet pussy, Naugahyde pussy, we even got horse pussy, dog pussy, chicken pussy! Come on, you want pussy, come on in, pussy lovers! If we don’t got it, you don’t want it! Come on in, pussy lovers!”
63. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
(Seth): “No, thanks. I’ve already had a wife.”
62. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
(Seth): “Do they look like psychos? Is that what they look like? They were vampires! Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don’t give a fuck how crazy they are!”
61. Ghostbusters (1984)
(Dr. Peter Venkman): “We’ve been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft’s okay! He’s a sailor, he’s in New York; we get this guy laid, we won’t have any trouble!”
60. Ghostbusters (1984)
(Dr. Peter Venkman): “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”
59. Ghostbusters (1984):
Dana Barrett: That’s the bedroom, but nothing ever happened in there.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What a crime.
58. Ginger Snaps (2000) (Ginger): “I get this ache… And I, I thought it was for sex, but it’s to tear everything to fucking pieces.”
57. Gremlins (1984)
(Murry Futterman): “Goddamn foreign TV. I told ya we should’ve got a Zenith.”
56. Gremlins (1984):
Deputy Brent: Let me drive.
Sheriff Frank: No, you’re drunk.
Deputy Brent: You always get to drive.
Sheriff Frank: That’s cause I’m the sheriff, asshole.
55. Hatchet (2006) (Misty): “Yeah? Well, your nipples are dumb.”
54. Hatchet II (2010):
Avery: You like this better than Jesus?
Layton: That’s just, that’s not appropriate.
Avery: You like this better than baby Jesus?
Layton: Uh, bout a equal amount.
53. Halloween (1978)
(Sheriff Leigh Brackett): “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”
52. The Haunting (1963)
(Mrs. Sanderson): “The dead are not quiet in Hill House.”
51. Hellraiser (1987)
(Pinhead): “No tears please, it’s a waste of good suffering.”
50. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
(Captain Spaulding): “If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I’d fart.”
49. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
(Barry Cox): “Oh? You got a letter? I got ran over, Helen gets her hair chopped off and Julie gets a body in her trunk and you get a letter? That’s balanced.”
48. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
(Lestat): “Drink from me. And live forever.”
47. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007):
Jack Brooks: So he… he ate your hand? How did you dig the hole?
Howard: Well goddammit, it wasn’t easy!
46. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)
(Jack Brooks): “I don’t even fucking speak Chinese!!”
45. Jaws (1975)
(Brody): “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
44. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
(Trish): “You know that part in scary movies when somebody does something really stupid and everyone hates them for it? This is it.”
43. The Lost Boys (1987)
(Grandpa): “One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.”
42. Misery (1990)
(Annie Wilkes): “I’m your number one fan.”
41. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)
(The Killer): “Well, you just pissed me off.”
40. Night of the Creeps (1986):
Detective Cameron: I got good news and bad news girls. The good news is your dates are here.
Sorority Sister: What’s the bad news?
Detective Cameron: They’re dead.
39. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
(Johnny): “They’re coming to get you, Barbara!”
38. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
(Freddy Krueger): “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy!”
37. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
(Ambulance crew member): “We don’t need a stretcher in there. We need a mop!”
36. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
(Nancy): “Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.”
35. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
(Freddy Krueger): “Welcome to prime time, bitch.”
34. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) (Freddy Krueger): “You’ve got the body, I’ve got the brain.”
33. Pet Sematary (1989)
(Jud): “Sometimes dead is better.”
32. Pet Sematary (1989)
(Louis Creed): “Today is thanksgiving day for cats. But only if they came back from the dead.”
31. Planet Terror (2007)
(Dr. Dakota Block): “No more dead bodies for Daddy tonight.”
30. Planet Terror (2007)
(Sheriff Hague): ”Don’t shoot yourself. Don’t shoot each other. And especially… don’t shoot me.”
29. Poltergeist (1982)
(Carol Anne): “They’re here!”
28. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990)
(Sarah Monroe): “I don’t get mad. I bake.”
27. The Prophecy II (1998)
(Izzy): “You’re keeping me alive because you don’t know DOS?!”
26. Psycho (1960)
(Norman Bates): “A boy’s best friend is his mother.”
25. Psycho (1960)
(Norman Bates): “We all go a little mad sometimes.”
24. Re-Animator (1985)
(Herbert West): “You’ll never get credit for my research. Who’s going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.”
23. Re-Animator (1985):
West: I had to kill him!
Cain: He’s dead?
West: Not anymore.
22. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
(Freddy): “I know you’re there Tina. Because I can smell your brains.”
21. The Ring (2002)
(Noah): “That was very student film.”
20. Saw (2004)
(Jigsaw): “I wanna play a game.”
19. Scream (1996):
Casey: What do you want?
Phone Voice: To see what your insides look like.
18. Scream (1996):
Phone Voice: Do you like scary movies?
Sidney Prescott: What’s the point they’re all the same, some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door, it’s insulting.
17. Scream (1996)
(Tatum): “No, please don’t kill me, Mr. Ghostface, I wanna be in the sequel!”
16. Scream (1996):
Casey: Who’s there?
Phone Voice: Never say who’s there? Don’t you watch scary movies? It’s a death wish. You might as well come out to investigate a strange noise or something.
15. Scream (1996):
Sidney Prescott: Fuck you.
Billy: We’ve already played that game, remember? You lost.
14. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
(Barbara): “It’s been a funny sort of day, hasn’t it?”
13. The Shining (1980)
(Jack Torrance): “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
12. The Shining (1980) (Jack Torrance): “Darling. Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just gonna bash your brains in.”
11. The Shining (1980) (Jack Torrance): “Heeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!”
10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
(Miggs): “I can smell your cunt.”
09. The Silence of the Lambs (1991):
Clarice Starling: If you didn’t kill him, then who did, sir?
Hannibal Lecter: Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.
08. The Sixth Sense (1999)
(Cole Sear): “I see dead people.”
07. Slither (2006)
(Jack MacReady): “If I weren’t about to shit in my pants right now, I’d be fuckin’ fascinated.”
06. Slither (2006):
Jack MacReady: He’s a goddamn Martian?
Bill Pardy: Martians is from Mars, Jack.
Jack MacReady: Or it’s a general term meaning ‘outer-space fucker’.
Bill Pardy: No it isn’t!
Jack MacReady: Look it up, cocksucker!
05. The Thing (1982)
(MacReady): “Trust is a tough thing to come by these days.”
04. The Thing (1982)
(Garry): “I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!”
03. The Thing (1982) (Palmer): “You gotta be fucking kidding.”
02. Tremors (1990) (Valentine McKee): “GET OUT OF YOUR PANTS!”
01. Tremors (1990) (Valentine McKee): “Hey – check this out! I found the ass end!”
And, just to ensure we top anyone’s Top 100 list, here’s one for good measure and bragging rights:
When a Stranger Calls (1979):
Jill Johnson: You really scared me, if that’s what you wanted. Is that what you wanted?
Curt Duncan: No.
Jill Johnson: What do you want?
Curt Duncan: Your blood all over me.