Horror 365, Movie(s) 66: 50 Favorite Horror Moments

No, this is not an original idea. I started this list literally 5 minutes after reading Patton Oswalt’s list in the “Collected Writings On Film” chapter of Silver Screen Fiend. It’s good. You should read it even if you’re not a big ol’ movie nerd.

Originally I was going to list my 100 Favorite Movie Moments. Some time maybe I will, but given the kind of blog this happens to be, I felt it was only fair to list my favorite Horror Moments.

A few other points:
1) My goal was 100. A bit overly ambitious, so I settled for 50
2) Horror moments aren’t limited to horror movies
3) “Favorite” means many things- well composed, stunning, disturbing, silly, beautifully shot, gorgeous color, or just makes me happy
4) Alphabetized for your safety and protection and so I don’t have to rank anything on any kind of scale.
Here. We. Go.

  1. Addams Family– Mamushka
  2. American Psycho– Huey Lewis analysis
  3. Audition– What’s in the bag
  4. Brain That Wouldn’t Die– Arm rip
  5. Children Of The Corn (1984)- “Outlander!”
  6. Clockwork Orange– Drunk in the underpass
  7. Darkman– Finger break
  8. The Devil’s Advocate– God speech
  9. Evil Dead (1981)- Tape recorder scene
  10. Fear No Evil– Death by dodgeball
  11. The Fly (1958)- “Help me!”
  12. Freaks– Attack of the freaks
  13. From Dusk Til Dawn– Satanico’s dance
  14. Galaxy Of Terror– Giant maggot
  15. Get Out– “Oh, no. No. No! No, no. No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no”
  16. Halloween– Michael Myers’s head tilt
  17. Häxan– Demon holding a baby
  18. Homicidal– Fright Break
  19. House On Haunted Hill– Acid pool
  20. Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte– Death from above
  21. Interview With The Vampire– “Have you heard enough? I’ve had to listen to that. For centuries”
  22. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)- Final scream
  23. Kiss Of The Tarantula– Volkswagen Death Trap
  24. Marathon Man– “Is it safe?”
  25. Near Dark– Bar scene
  26. Night Of The Demon– The demon
  27. Night Of The Living Dead (1968)- Trowel
  28. Nosferatu– Count Orlok rises from his coffin
  29. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest– “You know, Billy, what worries me is how your mother’s going to take this”
  30. Psycho– Arbogasts’s death
  31. Psycho II– “You sure you won’t have a sandwich?”
  32. Requiem For A Dream– Last 10 minutes
  33. Rollerball– Last 2 minutes
  34. Scanners– First head explosion
  35. Scrooge (1951)- “Business! Mankind was my business!”
  36. Seconds– The last 8 minutes
  37. The Shining– “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
  38. Shaun Of The Dead– “Don’t Stop Me Now”
  39. Shock Waves– Underwater Nazis
  40. Sleepaway Camp– Last 2 minutes
  41. Sun Choke– Janie slits Irma’s throat
  42. Sunset Boulevard– “Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”
  43. Suspiria– First 3 minutes 40 seconds
  44. Trilogy Of Terror– Last 2 minutes
  45. Troll II– Nilbog
  46. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil– Wood chipper
  47. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?– Rat dinner
  48. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?– “When I’m Very Good”
  49. The Wicker Man (1973)- Edward Woodward loses his shit
  50. Zombie– The ultimate eye gouge

And that’s the list. Many things are missing, but I just couldn’t commit to 100. Maybe another 50 another time.

5 thoughts on “Horror 365, Movie(s) 66: 50 Favorite Horror Moments

  1. I see there are two different moments from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and couldn’t agree more: that movie is incredibly creepy! But now you need to explain Mamushka to me (I guess that is one of the funny ones…)

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