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The best horror movie scenes burn in our minds and fuel nightmares Such is the immersive power of cinema that shakes, scares and gruesome visions can cut deeply, especially if they tap into our primary fears about strangers in masks, serial killers, monsters, supernatural presences, or just the unknown darkness

With a story stretching back to Georges Melies’ La Maison du Diable in 1896, few fans, even hardcore ones, have watched the genre enough to be definitive and the movies that scared you and led to sleepless nights in childhood may seem tame or even comical to audiences now

But if you want to watch a movie after a COVID-free version of stuff or treatment on the weekend, there’s bound to be a thrill or two in the scenes that follow

THE CHAINSAW MASSACRE OF TEXAS (1974) Tobe Hooper’s slasher film has been consistently voted the scariest horror photo of all time His faceless killer Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) was a walking nightmare The most terrifying scene shows Leatherface stalking Pam (Teri McMinn), impaling him on a meat hook, and slaughtering Kirk (William Vail) with a GM chainsaw

ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) Despite his overall paranoia, Roman Polanski’s classic about prenatal anxiety, ’60s alienation, and Hollywood careerism reveals his true black madness when it comes to an end, just after Rosemary’s baby (Mia Farrow) comes in and is captured by a depraved cabal of creepy Satanists « He’s got his father’s eyes » is a phrase no new mother wants to hear again RM

THE BABADOOK (2014) Jennifer Kent redefined the horror genre with this captivating Australian film starring Essie Davis and young Noah Wiseman It featured a terrifying monster manifesting in the dark that may or may not be a traumatized screening The scariest scene: late at night, mother and child are in bed when a door creaks and the Babadook emerges GM

PSYCHO (1960) This classic Hitchcock psychological horror film was controversial on release – for its sexuality, violence, and portrayal of transgressive behavior – before hailing and kicking off the slasher genre in a movie Masterfully tense, the bumpiest scene shows a dark figure brutally stabbing Marion (Janet Leigh) to death in the GM shower

THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) Leigh Whannell’s inspired version of the invisible man as an allegory of gaslighting and domestic violence is foiled by a cheap ending, but it has a moment visceral when Harriet Dyer’s character is suddenly killed Shocked onlookers put the blame on main character Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), adding to the suffocating trauma of a victim’s pleas ignored RM

THE CRAWLING HAND (1963) It plays like a cheesy comedy these days, but B movie director Herbert L’s Strock’s Black-and-White Cooler had a disturbing premise: the hand of a dead astronaut, found on a beach, embarks on a killing spree Watching it on late night tv as a child, the disembodied hand gave me nightmares for years at least until « knowing no questions in a math exam « take over Scariest scene with hand crawling up a banister to grab an unsuspecting Paul (Rod Lauren) by the throat GM

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999) M Night Shyamalan’s iconic horror film, which features the famous line « I See the Dead, » has a disturbing scene after a disturbing scene, including one of movie history scariest moment is when, stuck in traffic, a terrified Cole (Haley Joel Osment) tells his mother (Toni Collette) that a woman killed in a car crash is standing near her. window and his late grandmother visits him GM

MIDSOMMAR (2019) There’s no shortage of disturbing scenes in Ari Aster’s portrayal of a college student’s mental descent after his family was murdered, but it’s an early scene that hints at the Swedish hippie madness at coming that’ll bother you first After reluctantly indulging in psychedelic mushrooms, Dani (Florence Pugh) goes through a bad trip where she sees her dead sister. Pugh’s distorted effects and « You’re fine » anxiety will instantly, horribly related to anyone who has ever had to calm down after a moment of mental panic RM

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) The pioneer of found images is still scariest, especially its closing scene.The grainy, shaking traipse of a trio in an abandoned house in the woods ends with piercing moans, some life-ending camera noises and a lingering photo of one of the gang members in silence, creepy face to a wall, oblivious to screams from his friends To this day I’m afraid of dark rooms and hikes in the RM bush

THE SHINING (1980) Stanley Kubrick’s psychological horror classic is full of spooky moments, including the chase through the labyrinth, the reveal of what ‘red rum’ means, the typewriter scene and the creepy twins But the climax has to be the tense scene when, with Wendy (Shelley Duvall) trapped in the bathroom, the malicious Jack (Jack Nicholson) throws an ax through the door, sticks his head through the woods broke and said « this is Johnny » GM

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Jonathan Demme’s famous psychological horror film is always dark and disturbing The most famous scene shows the serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) recounting to Clarice (Jodie Foster), intern FBI, eating a victim’s liver « with beans and a good chianti » But the scariest scene shows Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) stalking a terrified Clarice in the darkness of his dungeon wearing night vision goggles GM

LOST HIGHWAY (1997) Another surreal David Lynch classic that is eternally confusing, Lost Highway – with its jarring ’90s industrial soundtrack and glamorous neo-noir atmospheres – might be his most unsettling, making says long The scariest part? Oh, that’s Robert Blake’s pasty, smiling, non-blinking mystery man, a living nightmare if I’ve ever seen an RM

HALLOWEEN (1978) Has there ever been a more gruesome opening to a horror movie? John Carpenter’s deeply disturbing first-person introduction to his eternal Michael Myers is endlessly chilling in its voyeuristic, suburban violence.As a viewer, we are instantly placed in the mind of a killer – only to find out that the killer is a little blond child in a RM clown costume

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