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Memorable Scary Movie Moments

Updated on February 21, 2016

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Movies have the ability to provoke the senses. They can make you cry. They can make you laugh. And some movies can provide such a scare that you actually scream out loud and try to hide under your seat. And there are those scenes in some scary movies that are so memorable that they cause nightmares for weeks after seeing them. And then you want to watch them again and again. The following is a short list of memorable scary movie moments.


Beware Of The Clown

Poltergeist - The Clown Scene

Poltergeist was released in 1982 and was produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg. The movie tells the story of a ordinary American family who moves into a suburban family home that turns out to be haunted. The Poltergeist movie and its progeny is said to be itself cursed because of the unusual deaths of several people associated with the movies.

Poltergeist was ranked 80th on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. The memorable scary movie moment oddly involves a clown. Enjoy or turn your head. What is it about clowns that make them both so loveable and so scary at the same time? .



Psycho was released in 1960 and was directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. Psycho tells the story of a corporate secretary who runs from her employer after stealing money and ends up at the Bates Hotel. The hotel is run by Norman Bates who is an obviously lonely man who lives with his mother, so the audience is led to believe.

Psycho was scary in its time with its combination of music and photography and fifty years since its release it holds up well. It is one of the classic horror movies even though it barely shows any gore. It messes with the senses using artful movie making ability. The memorable scary movie moment is of course the Shower Scene.


Pig's Blood

Carrie - Pig's Blood

Carrie was released in 1976.  Directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek, Carrie tells the story of a social outcast who discovers that she has telekinetic powers.  After being endlessly harassed by her classmates, Carrie then uses her new found powers to get even.

Sissy Spacek is very eerie in this movie and plays the part really well.  The scary movie moment comes at the end when Carrie has finally had enough of her classmates abuse.

The Shining
The Shining

The Shining - Here's Johnny

The Shining was released in 1980 and was directed Stanley Kubrick.  Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, The Shining tells the story of a struggling writer who accepts a job as a winter caretaker of a hotel that gets snowed in during the winter.  The writer moves his wife and son to the hotel and then slowly starts to lose his mind.  The hotel, of course, is also haunted.

The Shining is one horror movie that lives today in public lore.  The memorable scary movie moment is the scene known as Here's Johnny.

Here's Johnny


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    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Thanks Movie

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations for posts I liked are interesting.I will visit you anymore.

    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Sacramento, California

      The Ring is good, but I found no real defining moment. The whole movie scary.

      Thanks for the comment.

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      9 years ago

      Great picks. I find "The Ring" to be a hard one to watch. Recently saw "Carrie" again and forgot how creepy her mom was. I enjoy watching "The Shining" because it was filmed at Timberline Lodge here in Oregon, where I got married. Great hub.


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