Being a avid horror fan, I can appreciate a scary movie scene when it deprives me of sleep for the next few nights after having watched it. Here is my selection of scariest movie scenes of all time. Feel free to add any scenes that you think deserves to be on this list in the comments.
The Exorcist – Face of Evil
Best jump scare ever put to film. No blasting sounds. A jump scare that is so visceral that it burns that face in your head.
The Blair Witch Project – The House
The traumatizing screams and image of Mike standing ultra-still in the corner are scary enough – add in the fact that none of it is explained
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Dinner Table Scene
According to the actor who played the hitchhiker (nubbins sawyer) filming this scene was worse than his time serving vietnam and that he would rather relive Vietnam than relive this scene.
The Sixth Sense – Kitchen Scene
This scene is just so brillant in the buildup. First the thermometer going down, seeing his cold breath, the narrow glimpse into the kitchen and the mistaken identity and the reveal.
The Shining – Hallway Scene
There are a few other scenes in The Shining that could make this list, but this scene has been seared into back of my brain since I was a kid and it hasn’t healed since.
The Ring: The Cursed Video
It like watching a bad dream—video static, an image of a lone chair, someone’s intestines coming from their throat, a solar eclipse with maggots, among other effigies is just disturbing and works on so many levels.
It – Georgie
The whole child screaming in pain without an arm thing is just the icing on the fucked up cake.
The Conjuring – Hide and Clap
I remember watching this scene in the theather and being like holy fuck!
Rosemary’s Baby – The Conception
The whole film is filled with tension-inducing paranoia, but the particularly scene in which Rosemary is unsure whether she is dreaming or actually experiencing impregnation at the hands of a her occult neighbors and an unseen demon really takes the cake.
The Exorcist – Jesus Scene
I’ve seen this scene many times over and it still shocks me to the bone today. My conception of what devils and demons are like are based on this scene.