hotdog’s top 5 scariest movie moments

5. Hellraiser (1987).

Scene: Kirsty Cotton’s first encounter with the Cenobites and their leader, Pinhead.  The first time I saw this movie I felt sick I was so scared.

4. Alien (1979).

Scene: Everyone knows this – the epic Chestburst sequence . John Hurt is cracking as the “about-to-explode” Kane.

3. The Beyond (1981).

Scene: The whole of Fulci’s film  is aching with chronic dread but the final scenes where our heroes discover the  emptiness of hell itself are pure terror. The pre-credits sequence in which a ‘warlock’ painter is melted with quicklime by an angry mob deserves attention too.

2. Halloween (1978).

Scene: The entire movie is an exercise in fright. Warrants inclusion here  for the classic eerie score if nothing else.  however the scariest shots are those just before the closing credits – and Michael “I have just been shot six times, even in the heart” Myers is nowhere to be seen!

1. The Changeling (1981).

Scene: The attic scene, in particular, when the hand-built wheelchair starts to move in George C Scott’s direction……

I have just realised that 4 out of the 5 were all made between 1978 and 1981…..obviously the era for my kind of horror.


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Posted on September 20, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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