Monday , May 23 2022

Oh Good, Another Scary Movie Poll

This one from UK’s Channel 4: The 100 Scariest Moments on TV and film. The BBC lists the top 10:

    The show’s producer Mark Murray said: “The top 10 is full of images which have now entered pop culture history.

    “Anyone who has seen Jaws will never feel the same way again about dipping their toe into the ocean.

    “And the winning ‘Here’s Johnny’ scene from The Shining has become one of the most iconic screen images of all time, spoofed by other films and countless TV shows over the years.”

    The 10 top scary moments are:

    1. The Shining (1980) – Jack Nicholson chops through the door and shouts “Here’s Johnny!”
    2. The Exorcist (1973) – Possessed girl’s rotating head and projectile vomit
    3. Jaws (1975) – Severed head falls from boat
    4. Alien (1979) – Alien bursts out of John Hurt’s chest
    5. The Blair Witch Project (1999) – Heather Donahue in tears in the woods
    6. Ring (1998) – Sadako crawls through the television
    7. Halloween (1978) – Serial killer Michael’s face appears behind Jamie Lee Curtis in a house full of dead bodies
    8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – Leatherface’s general reign of terror
    9. The Omen (1976) – Oscar-winning eerie music score
    10. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) – First appearance of horror icon Freddy Krueger

More Halloween debate fodder.

next poll: Top 10 Scariest Dumps Ever Left in the Downstairs Bathroom.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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