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The Batlord 10-15-2018 05:47 PM

What Is the Best Horror Scene?
 
Not just good ones. What's the best? For me it's the chest burster scene from Alien.

A. It's the gnarliest thing a horror villain could ever do to you. It didn't just cut you up, eat you like a zombie, or do something really scary to make you scurred. The chest burster grows inside you and uses your body as a weapon against you before slowly eviscerating you from the inside out.

B. It's so ****ing visceral that it defies the concept of horror to just be real like a National Geographic special. We've all heard of wasps that inject their eggs into tarantulas that then devour the tarantula while it's still alive, except this is about people. That's not horror. That's biology.

C. No matter what you think in horror movies embodies Lovecraft there is absolutely nothing that embodies him more than xenomorphs and nothing that embodies the horror of xenomorphs more than chest bursters. Xenomorphs are a space anomaly beyond our comprehension that murder us simply because it is their nature and not because they don't like us. And the chest burster is the ultimate embodiment of an ultra-Earth entity that uses us because we are there to be used in whatever way is the most efficient.

All other horror is self-indulgent and innocuous by comparison.


Oriphiel 10-15-2018 05:48 PM


The Batlord 10-15-2018 05:54 PM

You're the enemy of this thread to be perfectly honest.

OccultHawk 10-15-2018 05:57 PM

Young Jason jumping out of the water at the end of the original Fri 13.

Frownland 10-15-2018 06:03 PM



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Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 2005331)
Young Jason jumping out of the water at the end of the original Fri 13.

It has not aged well imo. Feels like a cheesy ending to a pilot episode of a horror show. Maybe its overbearing clichedness is simply a mark of its influence though, sort of like The Beatles where it's genuinely difficult for a modern ear to pinpoint their innovation.

Mondo Bungle 10-15-2018 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mondo Bungle (Post 2004730)
Some Favorite/Scariest etc scenes

The Thing

Spoiler for dog:
Of course it's the dog scene. Legitimately perhaps the most horrifying thing you could ever see. Every time it just rocks my world.



Also more shoutouts to John Carpenter to show us the uncanny creepiness of stillness, as in there, Prince of Darkness, and Halloween. Something can be so unsettling without making a slightest movement.


The Fly

Spoiler for not the vomiting:
Not a great video but at least the specific scene is there and intact. The transformation is god damn gnarly, but the scene at around 53:10 where Geena Davis births a giant writhing maggot is absolutely pulverizing. I had to pause it the first time after that to gather my composure.



The Shining

Spoiler for ice cream:
It was quite possibly this scene so long ago that ignited the craving for horror. This was off the wall shiver inducing, the fading in of deafness/static to the line delivered while he was still talking out loud , it's like he's addressing you directly.



Under the Skin

Spoiler for skin removal:
Already a visually tantalizing and tense movie, this moment damn near gave me a stroke. The sudden impact followed immediately by the deskeletonizing of this guy, ****ing god.



The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Spoiler for eyes:
18:14 classic



Audition

Spoiler for not torture:
This movie was already really gripping for a while but was just launched so deep into sudden horror territory when that bag spazzed


Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Spoiler for immediate brutality:
The very first scene of this movie, where this guy is shoving the metal rod into a wide gash in his leg made me feel defiled. The combination of splattering blood, labored breathing, and worst of all the horribly trembling hands make it a cringer. But we should also add maggots.

And of course the subway chase. This movie has so much hard to swallow imagery.



The Howling

Spoiler for transformation:
the werewolves are pretty god damn terrifying so it's no surprise the transformation process is also not quite beautiful



Possession

Spoiler for creature:
this is just a fan video with the Joy Division song, but the scene in the movie revealing the full on creature got the pulse racing. You can see it after a minute or so.



Black Swan

Spoiler for mirrors:
0 to 100 instantaneously


The Batlord 10-15-2018 06:46 PM

@Frown

That movie was Resolution, right? Cause I'm about to watch it and I think that's what it was but it's now in my external hard drive with five million things and I can't be sure.

Frownland 10-15-2018 06:48 PM

Yup, Resolution and The Endless were the two films.

The Batlord 10-15-2018 07:00 PM

I thought there were three movies.

Frownland 10-15-2018 07:07 PM

1. You spoiler ass clicking bitch.
2. There are, but I haven't seen Spring and that didn't dwindle my appreciation of the endless, but **** it, watch Spring as well.


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