31 scary movie moments – 21) The Power of Christ Compels You in The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is truly one of the most terrifying films of all time, and there's many scenes in this classic horror that will chill you down to the bone - head spinning, spider walking, pea soup vomiting, crucifix...ya know. For us, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow) and Father Karras (Jason Miller) trying to cast the … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 21) The Power of Christ Compels You in The Exorcist (1973)

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31 scary movie moments – 20) The body under the water in Inferno (1980)

Part 2 of Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy, Inferno has some standout, influential scenes and is bathed in the usual colours of red, blue and black that are staple in his seminal films. There's also the trademark 'complex mystery, bathed in blood' as a brother - Mark (Leigh McCloskey) - searches for his sister, Rose … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 20) The body under the water in Inferno (1980)

31 scary movie moments – 19) Nancy’s school dream in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you...Wes Craven's horror tour de force introduced the world to icon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) and also caused a generation of kids to have insomnia. Watching it back now, it's still blinkin' scary and one of the spookiest bits is when our lead Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) falls asleep at school … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 19) Nancy’s school dream in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

31 scary movie moments – 18) The dinner party in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

By the time we reach the infamous dinner party sequence in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we're terrorised already. And then this happens. It's savage, it's horrible, it's OTT and it's bloody, bloody brilliant. Final girl Sally (the best Scream Queen ever, Marilyn Burns - rest in peace) is subjected to the Come Dine With Me … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 18) The dinner party in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

31 scary movie moments – 17) Sgt. Howie’s sacrifice in The Wicker Man (1973)

One of the most disturbing and frightening prolonged ends to a film, Sgt. Howie's (Edward Woodward) demise in The Wicker Man...in a wicker man...is not for the faint-hearted. We spend the duration of the film with him as he explores the mysteries and strange folk of Summerisle and then they go and do that to … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 17) Sgt. Howie’s sacrifice in The Wicker Man (1973)

31 scary movie moments – 16) The bell in The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Thank you to Kylie Klein Nixon for this most excellent spooky suggestion - The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a great contemporary horror flick with loads of jumps and scares. Father and son coroners Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch) are perplexed when a mystery female cadaver is brought into them, and then very … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 16) The bell in The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

31 scary movie moments – 15) Flies attack Father Delaney in The Amityville Horror (1979)

One of the most infamous haunted houses, 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, has many terrors inside in this classic 1979 horror. There's a secret spooky room in the basement, red eyes peeking through a window, blood seeping out of the walls and windows slamming down on their own. One of the scariest scenes is when Father … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 15) Flies attack Father Delaney in The Amityville Horror (1979)

31 scary movie moments – 14) Hell in Event Horizon (1997)

Thanks to Tom Kay and Laurie Thorpe for this suggestion - the whole of Event Horizon is messed up and once again reiterates ¬†why you shouldn't go on rescue missions for missing spaceships. NOT A GOOD MOVE. Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) and his unlucky crew set off to find missing ship Event Horizon which is … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 14) Hell in Event Horizon (1997)

31 scary movie moments – 13) The opening of Maniac (2012)

Franck Khalfoun's remake of the infamous 80s slasher is brutal from the very start, even before we've had the main film title. Elijah Wood's serial killer Frank Zito stalks a woman, and then murders and scalps her. It's all set to a haunting 80s synth score by Rob, leading into a really difficult and uncomfortable … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 13) The opening of Maniac (2012)