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Subject: What was the first memorable horror movie scene that scared you senseless?
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 2:09 PM ET
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Because Halloween is approaching, I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane and ask for posts on what you remember as one of the first scenes from a horror show/movie  that scared the pants off of you. 

Since I've started the thread, I'll go first.-

For me it was the original b&w classic, Night of the Living Dead -  There is one particular scene after Barbara runs out of the cemetary and tries to escape from a zombie by getting into her brother's car.  As she slowly rolls down that hill, more zombies appear & are starting to catch up and are banging on the doors & windows. I remember being so caught up into whether or not she'd get away that I found it almost too horrible to watch. There are other scenes from that movie that  turned my stomach & frightened me, but that scene filled me with pure dread.

 

What about you?

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 2:54 PM ET
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Night of the Scarecrow.. I was about 10, and for some reason my parents must not have thought it wasnt a bad idea to let me watch it.  I dont even know if its classified as a horror movie.  I can still see a man getting stabbed in the stomach with a pitchfork held by the Scarecrow and a combine trying to run people over.  It was a sad story too, not just scary (for a 10 yrold anyway).  I slept on floor at the foot of parents bed that night!

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 3:12 PM ET
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The original 1959 House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price.  The scene where the girl's in the basement and this weird old woman with comes out of the shadows at her scared the pants off me.  I loved it!



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Date Posted: 9/26/2008 3:40 PM ET
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The Shining

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 4:43 PM ET
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When I was 4 years old, my parents took me to a drive-in movie thinking that i would fall asleep on the back seat. Nope, instead I peeked through the blanket and watched the movie Terror Train (the one with Telly Savalas in it). I remember his character being bitten on the head and all the blood and the train crashing over a cliff. I've had nightmares about that movie on and off  ever since.

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 2:33 AM ET
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I remember that very clearly. :D It was a scene from King's "Salem's Lot " when the vampire boy floated outside of his brothers window scratching on the glass. Scared the beep out of me. I was around ten when I saw the movie for the first time. I never forgot it and have watched a hundred times since then. :-) Here's a picture. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/39/Bscap0015le1.jpg
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 8:17 AM ET
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Kirsten - Thanks for that link.  That boy is just as creepy now, as he was then. 

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 8:19 AM ET
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Oh. I almost forgot. I really think it was West World.

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 3:35 PM ET
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most definitely poltergiest. i was thirteen and my friend's mom had rented it for us to watch for her birthday cause her birthday's close to halloween. needless to say i was scared shitless.

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 7:48 PM ET
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Oh yes, West World scared the crap out of me. I was quite young when I seen it.  Yul Brenner....Creepy !  They put that man on that medival contraption, where they stretch them...

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 11:16 PM ET
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They put that man on that medival contraption, where they stretch them...

The rack?  ::shudder:: Medieval/Inquisition torture devices give me the creeps, for some reason, way more than modern "torture porn" like the Hostel movies.  I even get the creeps sometimes just from watching Surviving History on the History Channel where they recreate the devices & test them out (with precautions)

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 8:34 AM ET
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Mine is also from teh original Salems Lot.It was when the vampire popped up out of his coffin!! I was also traumatized by Night of the Scarecrow!!LOL

Stacy

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 8:24 PM ET
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When I was a kid, my parents let me stay up(they went to bed) and watch the night of the living dead.  The version where the guy and kid survive the night and in the morning the people are coming to save them.  The people think they are zombies moving in the house and shoot them!  I was devestated.  I have never seen that same version since.

Also I think it might have been the Omen where  someone gets trapped under the ice.  And it just shows the persons hand and face looking up thru the ice.

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 2:02 AM ET
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Anybody see the original "Psycho"? One of the first really Horror movies.  Who could ever forget the "Shower" scene?????

 

 

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 11:42 AM ET
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The Exorcist.   It still scares the crap out of me.

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 3:31 PM ET
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so many different scenes freaked me out , especially  when the girl is running away from the house where the family lives  and you hear Leatherface start up his chain saw. Still hate to hear the sound of a chainsaw.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 8:24 AM ET
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the first really scary movie had to be Carrie - at the end when her hand came up out of the grave - me and my sister clutched each other and screamed a little.

 

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 7:15 PM ET
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I remember getting up really early so I could watch a horror movie on TV before my parents woke up,  I must've been about 8 or 9 then. It was the House that Screamed and I still remember the scene that scared me to death was at the end where the boy shows his mother the perfect woman he made from the body parts of others, and him saying, she's just like you Momma, or something like that. Scared me to death, lol!

Another movie I remember, but not being really scared by was Midnight Offerings with Melissa Sue Anderson and that one girl from the Waltons, I just couldn't believe Mary Ingalls was being so mean, lol!

Anyone remember those two?

 

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Date Posted: 10/2/2008 9:57 AM ET
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The Exorcist. I threw up afterwards and only watched half. I think I was still in Elementary school.

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 7:14 PM ET
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It has to be The Exocrist for me.  That movie really scared me.  I don't do very well with movies involving the devil.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 11:57 AM ET
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OMG - my mom was a drive-in nut and we went just about every Saturday night.   I remember seeiing the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre at a drive-in and by the end of that movie, I was almost as hysterical as the girl in the movie. All I remember was that chain saw sound, the bulging eyes of the girl and her screaming non-stop for almost half of the movie.  I remember when reading the credits, it said it was based on a true incident. - and it was the first time I realized that  monstrous things can happen to anyone in real life.  It just scared the hell out of me..  A little while later I saw another  that was supposed to be based on a true incident - "Last House on the Left" - and that was even worse. It was so bad, that I remember some people starting to leave the drivein early (this NEVER happened) and we left before it ended also.  To this day, Last House is one that I would never consider even renting again.  It left me feeling sick to my stomach.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 8:50 PM ET
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Isnt Last House on the Left, where a girl is tied to a tree and she is disinboweled?   Is disinboweled even a word ?  I think Rob Zombie said this movie made him feel like he was watching a snuff film.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 11:34 PM ET
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Last House on the Left was Wes Craven's second movie, its about 2 girls who get raped & murdered by a bunch of drug dealers who end up unknowingly staying at the girls' parents home, when the parents figure out who they are they kill the drug dealers.  Its way graphic.  Freaked me out horribly and I was 21 when I watched it. 

ETA: Yes, I think one of the girls was disemboweled.



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Date Posted: 10/6/2008 10:50 PM ET
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I have never heard of House on The Left, the scene in the movie The Shinning when all the blood comes rushing down the hallway, like a tidal wave, for some reason that really freaked me out and has always stayed with me.

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 8:27 AM ET
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The movie, I think was called The Hand.  That may have not been the name.  But is scared me  half to death.  I still have nightmares about that movie.  If anyone knows the name of it, please let me know.  It was about a hand that crawled around and killed people.  Thanks.

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