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Top 50 Scariest Scenes in Horror Movies

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    1The Chestburster - Aliens
    Love the fact that supposedly it was a secret to the cast and their reactions were real.
    The Chestburster scene is from Alien, not Aliens! WHY ARE PEOPLE GETTING CONFUSED!?!?!?!?!?!
    I do hope that this is talking about the first chestbuster scene in Alien, not Aliens!
    Simply classic
    My all-time favorite sci-fi horror

  • 2Georgie - It (2017) suggested byliam_schell
    The scene with the kid at the begging is the only actuall scary part of the movie...
    The garage scene scared the Bejesus out of me.

  • 3Come and Play With Us - The Shining

  • 4TV Scene -The Ring
    Nightmares
    I didnt find anything scary in this movie. It was too slow to be atmospheric
    Scariest part? When Samaria first walks through the young girl's house after emerging from the television.

  • 5Michael Myers Chases Laurie - Halloween (1978)
    Classic
    Definitely scary

  • 6Chest Scene - The Thing
    Seriously...who expected that?
    Brilliant use of practical effects - the likes of which we'll never see again.
    I remember the first time I saw this, it freaked me out!

  • 7Shower Scene - Psycho suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    The shower scene from the original Psycho is the best!
    It's so cliche to the point where it's a bit tainted. The ending is way more genuinely unsettling
    No.1
    classic

  • 8Room 237 - The Shining suggested byjackhammer
    Not nearly as terrifying as Wendy discovering the pages and realizing how completely insane Jack was.
    The most scariest part was the scene outside in the snow when Jack was chasing his son around.
    This should be lower on the list or not on it I didn't find that scene scary to me
    What about the scene with the bear suit

  • 9The Dinner Table - Insidious
    Unexpected moment

  • 10Ending - Carrie suggested byliam_schell
    I would have to say that the ending was really scary because you didn't expect her hand to come out of the ground, but the scariest part to me was when her mother tried to kill her.

  • 11The Basement - Blair Witch Project
    Heather's unsettling monologue towards the camera in the dark is scarier
    What a shitty horror movie
    Blair witch sucked!!!!
    well some people love some people hated it that basement first time I saw it I thought it was real
    People underrate this film. It is one of the scariest of all time.

  • 12Hobbling - Misery suggested byliam_schell
    The hobbling was the scariest because of the way the author woke up to see Kathy Bates standing at the end of his bed
    I don't think the hobbling would be this high, I would put it lower on the list like at 15

  • 13Attic - Hereditary suggested byliam_schell
    Charlie's Decapitation is more unsettling
    Great scene, but I found the shots of Toni Collette in the corner of her sons room much more unsettling

  • 14Bed scene - The Exorcist suggested byCole Esposito
    The spiderwalk on the stairs was more chilling
    [Continued] ...purposes", spin her head all the way around and use the C-word as an adjective (i.e. "Do you know what she did %u2013 your c***ing daughter?)!? That Pazuzu is one bad mother!
    Come on, people! It's the freakin Exorcist! People were fainting, throwing up, and peeing themselves in the theaters! The makeup is brilliantly horrific, the voice over work sounds positively demonic, and Linda Blair totally gave it her all! I mean, where else are you going to see a possessed 12-year-old use a bloody crucifix for "unsavory

  • 15The Clown - Poltergeist
    Nope, the scariest part in Poltergeist was the guy with tearing his face off in the mirror.
    Honestly, why does everybody think poltergeist is so scary.....it's a really cheesy movie! And the effects are super dated!

  • 16Opening Phone Call - Scream suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    All of the Scream movies are poking fun of all horror movies, in general. Parodies of horror movies and parodies of horror scenes shouldn't be included on this list.

  • 17Sloth - Se7en
    Not really a Horror
    This scene is just so disturbing even if it isn't a typical horror movie.

  • 18Pitch Black Basement - The Silence of the Lambs suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 19Possessed Lady Giggling - The Evil Dead

  • 20First Victim - Jaws suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 21Birthing - The Fly suggested byliam_schell

  • 22The Hospital Jumpscare - The Exorcist III suggested byCharleyTheBro
    Awesome scene

  • 23Valak Painting - The Conjuring 2 (2016)

  • 24Basement Flooding - A Quiet Place suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 25Cutting off his leg - Saw suggested byAndrew Mason

  • 26Looking for Michael in the house - Halloween (2018) suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 27Tina's Terrifying Dream - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

  • 28The Blood Test- The Thing suggested byJohn Manning Moore

  • 29Jason Jumpscare in the Lake - Friday the 13th (1980)
    Somewhere in top 15,one of best jumpscares
    This is one of the best jump scares ever.
    the atmosphere was amazing

  • 30Attic Scene - REC suggested byZach Cockerill

  • 31The Nail Scene - A Quiet Place (2018)

  • 32I see dead people - sixth sense suggested byCole Esposito

  • 33The Ending to Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)-Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) suggested byJohn Manning Moore

  • 34Exorcism Scene - The Conjuring (2013)
    The scariest scene from the conjuring, the bedroom scene with the sisters when the witch appears on top of the wardrobe closet

  • 35Kayako Crawling Down The Stairs - The Grudge (2004)
    Hell yeah, it was scary as shit

  • 36Night Chase - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

  • 37Seeing The Wicker Man - The Wicker Man suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    I'm pretty sure they're referring to the original (which is a legitimately creepy film) and not the Nic Cage remake.
    Why is this even on here??
    Really?

  • 38The Crawlers Attack - The Descent (2005)

  • 39The Basement - Annabelle (2014)

  • 40Dumpster Man - Mulholland Drive suggested byliam_schell

  • 41Creepy Baby - Eraserhead suggested byliam_schell
    The veiwer is too confused to be scared.

  • 42Final Preformance - Black Swan suggested byJeremy DeForrest

  • 43Lawn mower scene - Sinister suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 44Dies in bed- Nightmare on Elm Street suggested byJoewillard80@gmail.c

  • 45Nanny's Death Scene - The Omen (1976)

  • 46Dark Corners - The Babadook (2014)

  • 47Birthday Party - Signs (2002)

  • 48Werewolf attack - An American Werewolf in London suggested byRazorRex

  • 49Nora's Gruesome Elevator Decapitation - Final Destination 2 (2003)
    This scene is so embedded in my brain that I always am reminded of it every time I step out of an elevator.

  • 50Naked Chainsaw Chase - American Psycho (2000)
    I love christian bale as patrick baitman.

  • 51Arrival of the Tall Man - It Follows (2014)

  • 52What have you done to its eyes? - Rosemary's Baby (1968)

  • 53Table scene - The TExas CHainsaw Massacre suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 54Ghostly Man With The Distorted Mouth - Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

  • 55Paul's Death Scene (Intro) - Lights Out (2016)

  • 56School Bus Massacre - Trick 'r Treat (2007)

  • 57Bed Sheet Scene - Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

  • 58Opening Scene - Ghost Ship (2002)

  • 59First Encounter Of Group Of Human Victims With Aliens Inside Them-Aliens suggested byJohn Manning Moore

  • 60Leatherface attacks wheelchair - Texas Chainsaw Massacre suggested byJoewillard80@gmail.c

  • 61Christine Finally Gets Dragged to Hell - Drag Me To Hell (2009)

  • 62Running into the woods from their tents - The Blair Witch Project suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 63The Babadook's First Appearance - The Babadook (2014) suggested byRazorRex

  • 64Michael Myers Kills Judith - Halloween (1978) suggested byRazorRex

  • 65Billy's Unexpected Decapitation - Final Destination (2000)

  • 66Amanda's Reverse Bear Trap - Saw (2004)

  • 67A megalodon rapidly swims after Jonas Taylor in the water after he injects a tracker - The Meg (2018)

  • 68The Closet Scare - The Ring suggested byJedimperial96

  • 69Ending Plot Twist - Black Christmas (1974)

  • 70Gleen's Death- Nightmare On Elm's Street suggested byJulian Hall

  • 71Attic Scene - Sinister (2012)

  • 72Esther Kills Sister Abigail - Orphan (2009)

  • 73Lights Out Scene - Don't Breathe (2016)

  • 74Brutal Group Vampire Attack - 30 Days of Night (2007)

  • 75Natalie's Got a Nail Gun - Evil Dead (2013)

  • 76Michael's Venus Fly Trap - Saw II (2005)

  • 77Changing The Tire - 28 Days Later (2002)

  • 78Charles Transfers Into Chucky - Child's Play (1988)

  • 79*SPOILERS* Charlie%u2019s death - Hereditary suggested byJosh Trew

  • 80Basement Scene - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

  • 81The Seance - The Others (2001)

  • 82David Warner Gets Decapitated - The Omen suggested byTheWorldIsSpinningSo

  • 83Helena Markos' Terrifyingly Hysterical Laugh - Suspiria (1977)

  • 84The Xenomorph Queen Reveal - Aliens (1986) suggested byRazorRex

  • 85The Infected Chase After Don (Intro) - 28 Weeks Later (2007)

  • 86Countdown - Alien suggested byAngela Aina

  • 87Lady in the radiator - eraserhead suggested byi eat toast

  • 88Der Klown, Eater of Children Scene - Krampus (2015)

  • 89Henry's Death Scene - Dead Silence (2007)

  • 90Judd%u2019s House - Pet Sematary (1989) suggested byTheOfficialNetherBoy

  • 91Slumber Party Abduction - V/H/S/2 (2013)

  • 92Revealing the Centipede - The Human Centipede (2010)

  • 93Hospital chase scene- Halloween 2 suggested byJoewillard80@gmail.c
    definitely scary hands down

  • 94''Don't Look at Her'' - Mama (2013)

  • 95Arrow to the Head During Dinner - You're Next (2011)

  • 96Underwater Corpse - Jaws suggested byJedimperial96

  • 97Head Explosions - The Belko Experiment (2016)

  • 98Zombie Scene - Cabin in the Woods (2012)

  • 99Housekeeping Scene - The Devil's Rejects (2005)

  • 100Hiding Covered in Mud - Predator (1987)

  • 101Alien in the Vent Jumpscare - Alien suggested byTheWorldIsSpinningSo

  • 102Skype Scene - V/H/S suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 103Trailer Gets Ransacked - The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

  • 104Death By Chainsaw - Hostel (2005)

  • 105Awake at Dawn - Dawn of the Dead (2004)

  • 106Hide & Clap- The Conjuring (2013) suggested byAndrew Hrip

  • 107Henry Bowers Kills His Father - It (2017) suggested bySatanscurse 35
    Diner Slaughter - Children of the Corn
    Rest Of the Movie was Tame Until I watched This Scene For the first time

  • 108Be My Victim Parking Lot Scene - Candyman (1992)

  • 109Pizza shop scene - Terrifier suggested bywmr955

  • 110Do You Hear What I Hear Scene - Gremlins (1984)

  • 111Slice and Dice Scene - Cube (1997)

  • 112Ghost Collection Scene - Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

  • 113Intro Scene - House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

  • 114First Death Scene - Hatchet (2006)

  • 115Nosferatu just standing there-nosferatu(1922) suggested byEmile Brutin

  • 116The ending from psycho (1960) suggested byEmile Brutin

  • 117The Tent Scene - The Sixth Sense (1999) suggested byJean Eugene Guan

  • 118The Nail - A Quiet Place suggested byTheOfficialNetherBoy

  • 119Quint's Demise - Jaws suggested byJedimperial96

  • 120The whole cult tape - V/H/S 2 suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 121Art the Clown dacing with the skin of a victim - Terrifier suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 122Chilling Pool Scene - Let The Right One In (2008)

  • 123Bathroom Jumpscare - The Amityville Horror (2005)

  • 124Drag Me To Hell - The Gumming Scene suggested byjselinger

  • 125Watching Parents Get Murdered By Santa Claus - Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

  • 126The Creeper Shows His Face Scene - Jeepers Creepers (2001)

  • 127First Death Scene - The Blob (1988)

  • 128First Death Scene - My Bloody Valentine (1981)

  • 129The ending of the shining suggested byEmile Brutin

  • 130The painting-it (2017) suggested byEmile Brutin

  • 131Grandmother crawling on the ground-the visit (2015) suggested byEmile Brutin

  • 132Get in your closet and pray! - Carrie (1976) suggested byJean Eugene Guan

  • 133Scary Phone Scene - One Missed Call (2007)

  • 134First Victim Death Scene - The Fog (1980)

  • 135Cat and Mouse Chase Scene - I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

  • 136Victim interview - The Poughkeepsie Tapes suggested byOriginalfenix8

  • 137Hanging Woman Scene - Woman in Black (2012)

  • 138Ceiling Walking - Shutter (2004)

  • 139We'll Tear Your Soul Apart - Hellraiser (1987)

  • 140The ending. The strangers suggested byphin p

  • 141Benigna Grabs Laura - The Orphanage (2007)

  • 142Michael Myers' 1963 Mask Reveal- Halloween (1978) suggested byAndrew Hrip

  • 143the strangers suggested byKubra Denizci

  • 144The Fiery Fury Scene - Christine (1983)

  • 145Ending Witchcraft Scene - The Witch (2015)

  • 146Car Wash Scene - The Crazies (2010)

  • 147Demonic Old Lady Scene - Legion (2010)

  • 148BOB Crawls through Laura Palmer's window - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me suggested byMandy Judge

  • 149Dinner Table Scene - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre suggested byMandy Judge

  • 150Kitchen Stabbing - Scream suggested byMandy Judge

  • 151Death of kevin bacon-friday the 13th (1980) suggested byEmile Brutin

  • 152Conjuring 2 - Tent Jumpscare suggested byHarrison Taylor

  • 153Zelda - Pet Sematary (1988) suggested byJean Eugene Guan

  • 154Crying Woman in the study - The Innocents (1961) suggested byJean Eugene Guan

  • 155Demon's First Appearance - Veronica (2017)

  • 156Thomasin joins the coven - The VVitch suggested byOriginalfenix8
    Such an underrated movie! Nothin' creepier than colonial era New England puritan fanaticism!

  • 157Damien's Demonic Dream- The Exorcist (1973) suggested byAndrew Hrip

  • 158Allen gets his Arm Ripped off and tossed into the swamp - Rogue (2007) suggested byRazorRex

  • 159Pete in the Croc's Lair - Rogue (2007) suggested byRazorRex

  • 160Lee vs. The Croc - Black Water (2008) suggested byRazorRex

  • 161The Croc Reveals itself to Lee and Grace - Black Water (2008) suggested byRazorRex

  • 162Adam Becomes Croc Food - Black Water (2008) suggested byRazorRex

  • 163Katie Dragged Out of Bed- Paranormal Activity (2007) suggested byAndrew Hrip

  • 164Wolf Pack Attack - Frozen (2010)

  • 165Cell Phone Footage Reveal - Lake Mungo (2009) suggested byMandy Judge

  • 166The Smiling Face - INLAND EMPIRE suggested byMandy Judge

  • 167The Ending - Living Dead Girl suggested byMandy Judge

  • 168They're Creeping Up on You - Creepshow (1982) suggested byJean Eugene Guan

  • 169Sarah's Death Scene - Hush (2016)

  • 170Running From the Tent at Night - The Blair Witch Project suggested byMandy Judge

  • 171The Ending - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer suggested byMandy Judge

  • 172Heather's Unsettling Monologue - The Blair Witch Project (1999)

  • 173No Escape - Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

  • 174Ending of paranormal activity suggested bykimig_992

  • 175Diner Slaughter - Children of the Corn suggested byArielle Shimoni

  • 176Carrie%u2019s Revenge - Carrie suggested byArielle Shimoni

  • 177The Priest%u2019s Death - The Omen suggested byArielle Shimoni

Top ten scariest scenes in movies

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    1'head spin' the exorcist

  • 2'clap clap' the conjuring

top 10 scariest scenes from horror movies

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    1videotape the ring

  • 2chestburster alien

  • 3abondend asylum one missed call

  • 4breakfest time the hills have eyes

  • 5mary shaws doll collection dead silence

  • 6granny legion

  • 7meat locker the texas chainsaw masscre

  • 8slither silence of the lambs

  • 9transformation the fly

  • 10redrum the shinning

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