When the soldiers picked up the little dog in Tea With Mussolini
It's hard to believe that Joan Crawford was in her 50's when she made that film but then again, you know what they say--"Black don't crack."
It's insane that anyone even at that time thought Joan Crawford blacking up was a good idea.
The slo-mo at the end is great.
When Woody Allen pulls off Bette Midler's pants in "Scenes From A Mall."
The boat ride in the original Willy Wonka movie scared a lot of people. Actually, the Oompa Loompas were pretty horrible, too.
I knew someone who was terrified of E.T. as a child because he was 'all white and crispy' when he seemed to die.
The Wicked Witch is, of course, completely scary in a wonderful way.
Woody Allen's ponytail in Scenes from a Mall sent many moviegoers screaming in horror.
DL icon Kathy Bates revealing her huge, pendulous post-menopausal breasts in a hot tub in that movie with Jack Nickolson (what's the name?)
I know, gross!
Perhaps even more terrifying are Jack Nicholson's moobs revealed in the same scene.
R11- "About Schmidt."
"The Cat In The Hat" where they ride in a rollercoaster car made of a giant frozen Dakota Fanning.
The scene where Lillian Gish's father brutalizes her in Broken Blossoms.
The murder of the young woman in "Oliver"--does anyone remember her name?
consider yourself one of the family
Madonna trying to emote in ANY of the films she's been in.
"Swept Away" was particularly frightening.
I always wonder what out of work, well trained and truly talented actresses think when a famous woman gets a movie role just because she is well known.
It's clear the producer/director thinks their famous name will draw in an audience, it usually does not.
In Madonna's case, she simply cannot act and even her rabid fans don't waste money on her films.
Now that you mention it R17, most of Oliver Reed's scenes in Oliver are also really creepy.
The ending of Looking for Mr Goodbar is hands down one of the scariest things I've ever seen in a film.
The crab robot creatures from The Neverending Story: The Next Chapter attacking the good guys and the city.
The scene in Beethoven where the vet smears himself in blood and gets the dog to jump on him still strikes me as really really dark.
Atreyu's horse dying in the swamp in The Neverending Story.
Those bouncy accordion puppet looking things in the subway from The Wiz
Last 15 minutes or so of "Old Yeller."
The (boat?) ride in the Willy Wonka movie with Gene Wilder's face in a close up with all the spooky colors rushing over his face.
Sorry, completely missed r9's post regarding the boat ride in Willy Wonka.
Beautiful Creatures. The moment where the mom gets her final meal and her daughter tells her that she deserves it without the mom knowing what's going to happen shortly.
The beginning of Idiocracy. Maybe a different terror OP had in mind though.
Nancy, R17. The only character allowed to wear red in the Oliver! play.
R17, the woman in "Oliver" is named Nancy. Female lead. Sings (not long before her death, I believe) "As Long as he Needs Me." (ought to be every battered woman's theme song. NOT.)
That massacre scene in an old western movie where soldiers killed a whole village. There was also a very graphic segment of a man raping a Native American woman.
When they burn down the church filled with people in THE PATRIOT. I hate that part and I'll never watch that film again because of it.
Ripping the beating heart out of the living victim in INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM.
The heroin addicts coming to and finding the dead baby in TRAINSPOTTING.
The torture scene with man in the creepy baby mask in BRAZIL.
Auntie Em flickering out and the Wicked Witch's face appearing in the crystal ball when Dorothy is locked in the witch's tower in THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Lampwick turning into a donkey in PINOCCHIO. One of the scariest scenes ever.
Gene Wilder's song in the tunnel of "Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory".
Julie Andrews exposing her breasts in SOB.
R30, would that be "Soldier Blue?"
The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T.
-- Several scenes
The Child Catcher in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
Another vote for Lampwick's transformation in "Pinocchio." I don't know why it's so creepy, but I've read it horrified thousands of children the same way it horrified me.
The Polaroid scene with the grandparents in "Ordinary People." It really freaked me out as a child because you know either Connie or the mother is going to blow a fuse, and you don't know who will do it first.
Meryl's tit flash in Silkwood.
[quote]That massacre scene in an old western movie where soldiers killed a whole village. There was also a very graphic segment of a man raping a Native American woman.
That would be from LITTLE BIG MAN. They were trying to evoke the My Lai massacre in Viet Nam (which was then very much in the news still).
Bill Cosby in the first fifteen minutes of Disney's The Devil and Max Devlin traumatized the shit of me as an impressionable five-year-old.
I was freaked out in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES by those scenes of the rich people in Gotham City forced to walk on the thin river ice by Ciaran Murphy's Robespierre-like character.
The S&M elevator song in the 5000 Fingers of Dr T.
Some 70s western the bad guys raid a high class Mexican wedding killing several members. Some take the bride away to rape her while one bad guy eats food. Wish I knew the name of movie never watched the whole thing surely the bad guys get whats coming to them ......
The scene in Sometimes A Great Notion where Paul Newman helplessly watches his brother Richard Jaeckal drown. Later, a bumpy truck ride to the hospital has you wondering if Henry Fonda's arm will come off after it's been crushed in a logging accident. It does.
Jane Fonda's little girl in The Dollmaker losing her legs on the train tracks, and subsequently bleeding to death.
Kevin Kline's mentally unstable character all though Sophie's Choice.
These were all harrowing, quite horrifying moments for me in non-horror films..
The scene in the Walt Disney version of Prince and the Pauper where the pauper's abusive father finds him. He actually found the prince disguised as the pauper, but it didn't matter because you knew whoever it was had a shit-kicking coming.
Sean Scully played Tom Canty/The Prince in that version. I had a crush on him. He also played Peter in Almost Angels, the Disney movie that takes place in the Vienna Boy's Choir and was in The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh.
The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh was the opposite of this thread. Tje coming attractions made it look like a great horror movie, yet it turned out to be boring crap about royal taxes.
Gene Teirney calmly watching her little brother-in-law drown in "Leave It To Heaven".
Dick van Dyke's accent Mary Poppins. Truly horrifying
The scene in Mrs. Miniver when Greer Garson are driving on a dark road during an air raid.
The sequence in The Color People that alternates between Celie contemplating slashing her husband's throat while shaving him and an African tribal scarification ceremony
Alex Forrest casually nicking her thigh with the butcher knife while confronting Beth Gallagher in [italic]Fatal Attraction[/italic]
I forgot to say that I totally agree with R47's pick. Very disturbing and creepy.
The Pianist is a about the Warsaw Ghetto in WWII, so it's not a horror film, although horrific things happen. One of the most horrifying parts is when the Nazis invade a family's apartment during dinner and forces the family to stand. The grandfather in a wheelchair cannot stand up. The Nazis roll him to the balcony several stories up and throw him over. I've never wanted to run out of a movie theater as deeply as I wanted to when I saw that.
Still, The Pianist is high on my list of the greatest films ever made.
R45, that scene you cited from "The Dollmaker" really fucked me up as a child. I think I was about 6 years old when I saw it. Nightmares for YEARS.
The mean talking apple tree in "Wizard of Oz" scared me so much that I never watched the film past that point until I was about thirty.
R3--You're probably talking about "Tombstone."
The woman screaming that things are crawling on her in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
OP, the Substitionary Locomotion spell has come in handy more times then not!!!
"Some 70s western the bad guys raid a high class Mexican wedding killing several members. Some take the bride away to rape her while one bad guy eats food. Wish I knew the name of movie never watched the whole thing surely the bad guys get whats coming to them ......"
Yes, that's from "Tombstone", yet another remake of the the story of Wyatt Earp and the shootout at the OK Corral. Val Kilmer was good as Doc Holiday but the movie was basically mediocre. That opening scene was gratuitously awful; unnecessary and as far as I know, untrue.
R53 instantly reminded me of a scene from 'The Good Shepherd.'
Eddie Redmayne, son of a CIA grandee, loves and marries The Wrong Girl, can't recall the details. Said girl later cheerfully takes a trip on a small passenger plane.
At the 'right' moment above the ocean a door is opened and she is swiftly and efficiently thrown out. We see her tiny innocent frame flailing to certain death in the middle of nowhere. Dreadful.
Good if obviously dark film though, with a fine cast, and ably directed by De Niro. I must see it again soon.
The last few scenes of "Wait Until Dark" are wonderfully scary.
I always find the giant baby in space at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey terrifying, just the idea of that huge thing being out there watching us.
Statue of Liberty at the end of "Planet of the Apes". Terrifying and heartbreaking.
OMG, R60, that part terrified me, too. There was nothing that girl could have done. How fucking scary would that be???
As a little kid watching TWOO, I was always horrified during the Wicked Witch scenes.
Thanks r59 but I have never seen Tombstone and it looked like a movie that was made in the 70s. Must be another Wyatt Earp movie...
Melancholia, when you see another planet is in the sky and about to hit the earth, the older sister to Kristen Dunst's character grabs her kid and frantically tries to run away, but there's nowhere to run for safety. It was so pathetic looking and totally without hope or mercy, I cried.
Some Exorcist prequel that I only saw the beginning of where a priest was living somewhere the Nazis invaded during WWII and the Nazis rounded up the villagers and told the priest to pick the one that would die (the only one to be shot) but he couldn't point to anyone, so the Nazi soldiers would shoot a villager each time he couldn't do it. I had to change the channel.
Excuse me....that Exorcist movie was a horror film.
Mommie Dearest. Whenever Fay Dunaway was onscreen.
Vera being turned into a Cyborg at the end of Superman III was truly terrifying! Her scream alone gave me nightmares as a kid!
Aliens wasn't really horror per se, but Newts utterance of "it won't make any difference.." was terrifying.
Any love for "Pink Elephants on Parade" from Dumbo.
White Squall, where Jeff bridges desperately tries to free his wife from the hold as the boat goes down.
Jeff Bridges again - the final full scene of the plane crash in "Fearless" is truly terrifying.
The love scenes between Lily Tomlin and John Travolta in "Moment By Moment."
The giant close-up of SJP's face in the first Sex and the City movie. I saw it in the theater and people were screaming and soiling themselves. I always wondered what SJP did to piss off the cinematographer so much.
The plane crash in "Cast Away" with Tom Hanks on a Fed Ex flight.
r67, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia is loaded with disturbing, eerie imagery & ideas. I actually had a mild anxiety attack when the planet on its first pass through the outer layers of our atmosphere sucks up a little bit of Earth's oxygen, and the characters onscreen momentarily gasp for breath. Really quite terrifying that film, but in a completely subtle way except for the very last shot which was outright horrific and in your face.
Ha ha, r17
That's interesting you say that, R75. When I saw that movie in theaters, and they showed the first close-up of Candace Bergen's face, and how badly she looked, there was a loud audible gasp throughout the audience.
I just saw Tom Cruise in ass-less chaps.
Glenda Jackson crouching over a grate in "The Music Lovers"
R45 beat me to it. Richard Jaeckle trying to smile as he's stuck under log but all will be okay -- and then how it goes -- made me cry as a kid, gives me nightmares if I think about it. REALLY well done (directed by Newman) and Jaeckle was Oscar nominated. Am happy anyone else remembered it.
[quote]except for the very last shot which was outright horrific and in your face
I'm watching Melancholia right now on Showtime and I'm VERY nervous about seeing the final scene now.
[quote]The heroin addicts coming to and finding the dead baby in TRAINSPOTTING.
Trainspotting is my all time favorite movie, but the dead baby scene is always hard to watch, because the poor baby is so cute and adorable in the early scenes.
Two scenes in Once Upon a Time in the West -- the McBain family farm scene and the "keep your loving brother happy" scene.
Little Rascals making fun of Miss Crabtree
The scene in Shawshank Redemption when the young and handsome inmate says he will testify and tell the truth then gets shot..
In Schlinder's List a young woman tells the Nazi they are building a structure wrong. They kill her and do what she says...
Also in Schindler's List: Fiennes decides to shoot an inmate in the head, for no real reason, but the gun jams a few times, and he just shrugs and walks away. It mattered that little.
When Scout and Jim are walking through the woods or whatever and are followed and attacked by that evil racist guy in To Kill A Mockingbird.
The tornado in the Wizard of Oz always scared me when it was twisting and turning out in the fields, getting closer and closer to Dorothy's farm.
The gas station scene in "No Country for Old Men." By then, we now Bardem's character is an evil killer but the way he taunts the man and plays with his life with the flip of a coin i terrifying.
The Rita Moreno episode of The Golden Girls. Sheesh! It was horrifying to watch.
Is Melancholia that good? I had it on in the background the other day, but wasn't really paying attention. It seemed like a lot of dialogue and little action.
The abduction of the little boy in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Pretty terrifying in what's otherwise a non-horror film.
Oh and those damn flying monkeys in "Wizard of Oz" have to be given a Top Ten spot on the list. Still creep me out when they begin to fly past the castle window.
And Jennifer Jones falling from the glass elevator in "Towering Inferno" is up there. It looks like they didn't tell her what was coming, her reaction is so weirdly real (not a typical movie star posey death). And that scream as she hands off the little girl... shudder.
Michael Douglas's bare ass in "fatal Attraction." It was so creepy and flabby. I shudder thinking about that thing.
In the 1952 segment of "If These Walls Could Talk (abortion version)" Demi Moore gets an illegal abortion. A guy comes to her house, tells her to get on the kitchen table, and proceeds to dilate her cervix and scrape out her uterus using unsterilized instruments and no anesthetic. She's in agony during the procedure. After he's done, he tells her she's going to have some bleeding and some cramping and if she starts to hemorrhage call the hospital. The final scene shows her white-faced, in shock, trying and failing to make a phone call for help, and bleeding like a stuck pig. Terrifying. And things like this really happened before Roe vs. Wade.
Yup, r92, that scene made me a nervous wreck!
I thought some of the street scenes in Equilibrium were scary. Masses of people walking to wherever, in silence, dressed in dull gray and blacks like joyless, inanimate worker drones. Eerily reminiscent of some scenes in Metropolis. Scary because I can see this as a very real future for us.
R98 those are the good old days the teapublicans want to bring back.