Big spoilers and extreme graphic content.
(Am I missing a scene? Do you agree with my picks? Let me know in the comments!)
As every horror buff knows, there are several types of terror.
This post began as one of my usual Top 7 lists called “Top 7 Scariest Scenes,” but grew too big to fit into one list. As I compiled my favorite horror films over a two week period, the original list split into four: jump scenes, disturbing scenes, suspense scenes, and psychological horror scenes.
Since I haven’t seen every horror movie in the history of cinema, these lists are not comprehensive! However, I’m proud of the mix of infamous and provocative scenes, and I hope they spur discussion!
Before we begin, I need to apologize for a lack of classic horror films. As much as I love Psycho, The Haunting, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the sad truth is, modern movies often trump the classics when it comes to sheer terror.
Finally, these clips will serve as a fun reminder for those who have already seen the films, but will NOT instill the same level of terror as watching the full movies in the dark. If you haven’t seen a film on this list, I highly recommend watching it the way it was meant to be seen.
For the sake of my readers who don’t want to see 28 horrific images from movies and television, I created separate pages for the lists.
For more Top 7 lists, click here.