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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 16:56:41

Just seen a post on FB where people are talking about a scene from a film/TV series that has stuck in their minds.....seeing some of them has brought back some pretty scary memories.
Mine is the scene from Salems Lot where the vampire floats up to the window, taps on it and rasps "let me in".
Took me years after that to look out the window in the dark hmm
Does anyone else have "fond" memories??

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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 16:59:04

This is the scene I'm on about

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LIZS Wed 13-Jan-21 17:00:33

That scared me too. I saw it aged about 12.

oneglassandpuzzled Wed 13-Jan-21 17:01:07

That is a scary film!

Even now, after special effects and other additions to the genre.

LIZS Wed 13-Jan-21 17:01:33

And The Omen

Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:02:01

Me and my sister were about the same age. Scared the living crap out of us. We actually shared a bed for weeks we were so scared lol

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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:03:44

And The Exorcist.....

I remember years later on an anniversary of thr film they showed some scenes that didn't make thr final cut. One was thr little girl doing a crab walk thing down the stairs - the stairs in my then house were open plan like the ones in the film. For months after I was scared to look at the stairs in the dark grin

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praepondero Wed 13-Jan-21 17:06:55

OP. ever read 'Wuthering Heights'? hmm

Corridors on film. There's something that screams 'horror' about these, the creepiest of liminal spaces going. My favourites:

The Shining. Danny. The trike. Stops outside room 237. Then those twins. Yikes.

Poltergeist 3, the one with the tower block. Couple walks down mirrored corridor laughing. Suddenly they're walking on the other side of the mirror (not least the other side of the physical realm). Scary.

The Silence of the Lambs. Baltimore basement prison cells and ... Hannibal Lecter.

A Nightmare on Elm Street. 'Nancy, no running in the halls!'

There's something very threatening about a long, enclosed space with many doors, or distant corners behind which could be anything.

Or corridors changing dimension and doors not leading where they should ...

Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:09:24

@praepondero nope

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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:10:18

@MarieIVanArkleStinks yes to corridors! Gives me the shivers just thinking of it!

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TheSilly Wed 13-Jan-21 17:10:51

The way Sadako moves when she's climbing out of the tv.

Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:12:32

@TheSilly that was very creepy.

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ThreeKneeRepeater Wed 13-Jan-21 17:12:32

Whattodoffs that scene was what I came on to post.
Also, it may have been the same film, when a grave is opened and a child inside opens its eyes.
Also the scene from An American Werewolf in London, in the hospital.

cricketmum84 Wed 13-Jan-21 17:12:38

Can't for the life of me remember what this film was called.... me and DH went to see it at the cinema about 10 years ago. It was an end of the world type thing with a super virus that had swept through the UK (bit apt I know).

There were cannibals in it and at one point they got hold of Sean Pertwee and burnt him at the stake while ripping off bits of his flesh and eating it while he was still alive.

I've not been allowed to pick a film since and those images will never ever leave me!

Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:13:26

@ThreeKneeRepeater that's the exact one. They open the grave and he just pops up! Nearly shat myself. Why I carried on watching it I don't know lol

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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:14:15

@cricketmum84 ooooh can't think of that one?!

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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:15:41

Anything with mirrors does me in as well.

I think its Candy man or Sandman or something like that where a girls says this guy's name 3 times into a mirror and he pops out looking proper scary!

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Clymene Wed 13-Jan-21 17:16:21

'Have you checked the children?' From When A Stranger Calls - a horror film about a babysitter being terrorised and that's the moment she realises he's in the house. I used to do a lot of babysitting and that terrified me

cricketmum84 Wed 13-Jan-21 17:16:26

Just googled - it's called Doomsday

Tier10 Wed 13-Jan-21 17:19:15

Carrie scene with the blood everywhere
Silence of the lambs, Anthony Hopkins in the mask cage thing.

Tal45 Wed 13-Jan-21 17:20:07

The wolves on the train from the BBC's Box of Delights. Obviously I was very young but gave me nightmares for quite a while.

Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:20:55

@Tier10 totally forgot about the Carrie film. That was horrible.
Silence of the Lambs still creeps me out. A huge testament to Anthony Hopkins' acting I think

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Whattodoffs Wed 13-Jan-21 17:21:46

@cricketmum84 not seen that. Maybe one day when I got my big girl pants on and I'm feeling brave.....

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kwiksavenofrillsusername Wed 13-Jan-21 17:22:16

My childhood was ruined by Return to Oz and the wheelers. It was on TV on a Sunday afternoon too.

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