by JeremyHowe171 created 26 Oct 2012 | last updated - 27 Jul 2013
Updated: Added new stills from Mama, Saw, Species, The Cell, and Prometheus. I also added the original bathtub scene from Nightmare on Elm Street. - This list includes what I consider the top 50 most memorable and creepy/scary/haunting scenes from horror movies. The pictures are ranked in order of how "iconic" the scene is in the history of horror films.
The first 10 scenes are ranked in order, while the rest are randomly listed. NOTE: for a couple of pictures, I am counting as part of "one scene," because they are integral parts of a sequence in the film. -- -- -
“ #1 Iconic Horror Film Scene - the head spinning scene in the Exorcist. I don't think any other horror scene comes close to its iconic status in film history. ”
“ #9, part 1: Since IMDB does not have a still of THE iconic scene from Poltergeist, I had to use a screenshot of the movie poster instead. So, consider this picture and the next shot of the "they're here" girl as "one scene." ”