Top Ten Scariest Movie Scenes

The Top Ten

1 The Subliminal Face - The Exorcist

If this is not scary nothing is. It should be number 1 not 2. The chest burs is so fake. Its like cartoon

This always freaks me out every time I watch it. This entire movie was scary and f'ed up!

Who did they get to play the face?

Nothing compares

2 Chest Burst Scene - Alien

Only uneducated people could call this scene a fake! It became classic because of realism. Yes, it's a SCI-FI movie but Ridley Scott made it look so truthful. The whole film was creepy. The Chest Burst Scene is probably its highlight

You know that during this scene they used real blood and guts from a butcher shop and the people who made the film didn't tell the actors what was going to happen, so the actors were genuinely scared. they just don't make em like they used to.

This scene hurts my stomach while watching.

My mom told me about this one day.

3 The Shower Scene - Psycho

Fun Fact: the actor of the victim was scared of taking a shower, for like ever. She will take baths instead and leave the curtains open...felt the same way...from that one scene from the Friday the 13th films Spoiler) Jason latterly smashes that guys face with his palm... :-:

Creepy as heck, someone is taking a shower and then a dude comes in with a knife and then the popular scary music plays.

The most iconic scene in cinema
Tell any scene this iconic

It's not really scary

4 Final Scene - Paranormal Activity

Really scary and well done

5 Jason Grabs Alice From the Boat - Friday the 13th

I thought the movie was over but it wasn’t! when jason pops out of the water. so scary I was only 11 when I had watched it! crazy right?!

I read Stephen King all the time, and this scared the crap out of me!

So that where Jason been hiding

A pure classic. So underrated...

6 Pennywise In the Shower Drain - It

Sometimes I fear to go in the shower. Scary, scary stuff to get in your mind oh my

I don't think pennywise is scary one but. Just funy.

If this means storm drain, them I voted for the right one, if it means the shower scene from the mini series then whys it even here, that scene is not scary at all, but anyway, this scene is not scary but it's so iconic to the horror genre, especially for Stephen King fans

makes me NOT want to take a shower

7 Hannibal's Escape From Jail - Silence of the Lambs

Buffalo Bill was much more creepy.

Just plain scary folks

8 Room 237 - The Shining

That SLOW approach of Jack Nicholson towards the bath - we can see there's something there-but what? I still have to watch this through my fingers!

My parents make me close my eyes at nudity but the second time I watched this movie and watched this scene I was horrified.

The eye candy was good but then it turn into a laughing scary and oh god I'm skipping this scene!

9 The Toy Clown - Poltergeist

No more clowns, to this day I can't even look at a toy clown without out.

10 The Blood Testing Scene - The Thing

I think the CPR scene is scarier - this is still scary and shocking

The Contenders

11 The Skinny Dip Scene - Jaws
12 Dinner Scene - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

So traumatizing! It feels like you're in it! It's was traumatizing for both the audience and actors! Also that's Marlyln Burns REAL blood when Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface) cuts her ding so John Dugan (Granpa) can drink it

Fun fact:this scene was supposed to be funny

13 Birthday Party Scene - Signs

Ohhhhh, nightmares. It's so scary because it's the last thing (for me anyways) to expect to see. I was expecting it to be seen watching the group but then it panned over and BAM(! ) it bolts from the bushes.

Um um I don't like birthday parties anymore

14 Large Marge - Peewee's Big Adventure

The scariest moment of my life because I was only 7 years old. My dad goes to the bathroom. So I am left in the dark basement alone. One minute later the old hags face explodes into a gore fest. Her eyes pop out of her skull and become huge. Her jaw drops in to a bloody mess. And she makes a hellbound sound that still traumatizes me to this day.

I remember when my younger brother and I were little and we watched this movie at a hotel. My parents were in the bed with us and the scene was about to come on. As Large Marge was saying, "It looked like..." I could see my brother shaking his head no with a terrified expression on his face.

I remember that scene not scariest scene but scared me the most since I was a kid that pervert should be ashamed laugh out loud

15 Ending - The Descent

Gave me a heart attack

16 The Subway Scene - Cloverfield

This was the scene that scared me the most, their walking through the dark subway tunnels and without warning they get attacked by these little parasite creatures adding to the fact the whole movie is shot on a video camera makes the scene even more terrifying especially.

17 The Tree - Poltergiest
18 Man In The Bear Suit - The Shining
19 Carrie's Hand - Carrie

I'm rarely ever scared by anything, and I gasped when her hand popped out...

So scary and came out of left field.

you can't forget that hand

20 Ending - Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
21 Twin Girls - The Shining

That was actually the only scene that scared me

22 Opening Scene - 28 Weeks Later
23 Samara Kills Noah - The Ring
24 The Stranger Is Right Behind You - The Strangers

It's the first scare of the movie. The woman is just standing there when a man with a bag over HUD head comes behind her and stands there for a whole minute. The camera shot changes but then moves back and he's gone... Amazing movie.

This scene is so well-shot and so scary! This didn't have to rely on a loud sound effect or in-your-face violence for this. It is just good old-fashioned tension/suspense/terror.

25 Highway Crash - Final Destination 2
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