To help celebrate the release of the new documentary on Shudder titled 'The 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time' which hit the horror streaming channel two weeks ago, we decided to make our own versions of a Top 10 list. Each one of our team will release their own 'Top 10 Scariest Moments' list and will publish it on a day that the new documentary airs.
We've discussed the rules as a team and decided that our Scariest Moments may not necessarily just appear in horror films but across all genres. We thought this might open it up a bit and make our lists distinct, although we do expect there to be some cross-overs.
Once we have completed our individual lists we hope to collate them and TRY to make a collaborative list that we will reveal in a special video on our Youtube channel, which you can subscribe to HERE.
Next up we have Danny Brown giving us his Top 10 list and he reaches back to his childhood for inspiration.
10. Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
This transformation scene was spooky AF when I was a wee boy watching 'The Pagemaster' on Cartoon Network during the Halloween holidays. The chaotic energy and the grotesque, threatening hands that attempt to choke Macauley Culkin's character and of course the red pupils.
9. Meg Mucklebones
Another film from 1985 to make the list is Ridley Scott's fantasy classic 'Legend' starring a very young Tom Cruise and Tim Curry. Whilst Darkness is an impressive and terrifying character, it is Meg Mucklebones (played by Robert Picardo) that is doing me a serious frighten!
8. The Horned King's Entrance
In 1985 Disney released 'The Black Cauldron' and it was considered a huge flop. It did however feature one of Disney's most terrifying villains by far in the Horned King, a skeletal creature with green rotting flesh and gnarled horns and he makes one hell of an entrance.
7. Hiya Laurie Ann
The 'IT' mini-series opens with the death of Laurie Ann and, despite us not seeing much of the actual crime itself, the sound of laughing children and flashes of Pennywise amongst those bellowing sheets before he rushes at his victim was enough to cement my fear of clowns for a lifetime.
6. See Ya Soon Buddy!
Created by friends Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice, the aptly titled 'Creep' has me on edge for every single frame as it all seems a bit too real and could happen to any of us.
5. A Little Slice of the Eye
Anything to do with eyes being touched, poked, prodded or sliced absolutely turns me. This scene from Luis Buñuel's 'Un Chien Andalou' is an absolute nightmare.
4. Ben Gardner's Boat
This classic jump scare is iconic and way scarier than Bruce the shark. I still laugh at the shouts of folk during the screening of 'Jaws' for the Hollywood Cinema module I studied.
3. "One, Two, Freddy's Coming for You"
A recurring theme across 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' series is those creepy children, skipping ropes and singing lullabies. For me, they are even more spooky than Freddy. Are they real? Are they ghosts? Both equally as terrifying!
2. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
'The Muppet Christmas Carol' is an absolute must every December! Funny that Gonzo was originally considered to play this character, with his big blue nose sticking out from the hood, but he was then made Charles Dickens. His replacement is this terrifying hooded void-head that doesn't utter a single word.
1. "Come For Me, G'mork"
G'mork's twitching and snarling from 'The Neverending Story' (1984) followed by his sudden pounce at Atreyu still makes me jump a little till this day.
Thanks for reading. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for another list of 'Top 10 Scariest Moments' from one of our writers.