BestHorrorScenes

An ever growing collection featuring some of the best scenes in horror.

“Best Horror Scenes” is a collection of scenes I feel are some of the most affecting in horror. Some may be simple black cat scares, others may be more subdued or nuanced. Many come from films that aren't necessarily “horror” but have elements or threads of horror, and all have the same general effect: unease, dread, fear, shock, disgust.

36. Still of the Night (1982)

Directed by Robert Benson

35. Don’t Look Now (1973)

Directed by Nicolas Roeg

34. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Directed by Jonathan Demme

33. Marathon Man (1976)

Directed by John Schlesinger

32. Hellraiser (1987)

Directed by Clive Barker

31. The Witch (2015)

Directed by Robert Eggers

30. Deliverance (1972)

Directed by John Boorman

29. Signs (2002)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

28. Se7en (1995)

Directed by David Fincher

27. The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter

26. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Directed by S. Craig Zahler

25. Annihilation (2018)

Directed by Alex Garland

24. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Directed by Wes Craven

23. Inside (2007)

Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury

22. It Follows (2014)

Directed by David Robert Mitchell

21. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Directed by Adrian Lyne

20. Zodiac (2007)

Directed by David Fincher

19. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

Directed by John Erick Dowdle

18. [REC] (2007)

Directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza

17. The Orphanage (2007)

Directed by J.A. Bayona

16. Lake Mungo (2008)

Directed by Joel Anderson

15. Under the Skin (2013)

Directed by Jonathan Glazer

14. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Directed by David Lynch

13. The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

Directed by Dario Argento

12. The Signalman (1976)

Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark

11. The Fog (1980)

Directed by John Carpenter

10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1989)

Directed by John McNaughton

9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1979)

Directed by Philip Kaufman

8. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

Directed by Fred Walton

7. Audition (1999)

Directed by Takashi Miike

6. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Directed by Terence Young

5. Exorcist III (1990)

Directed by William Peter Blatty

4. The Eclipse (2009)

Directed by Conor McPherson

3. Insidious (2011)

Directed by James Wan

2. The Tenant (1976)

Directed by Roman Polanski

1. Black Christmas (1974)

Directed by Bob Clark