10 Scariest Horror Movie Scenes, According To Reddit

There are some horror movie scenes that are impossible to forget about. Watching Tatum Riley passing through garage in scream made an impression, and so did the creepy clown villain in Poltergeist. When checking out a new release, fans want to know if the characters are strong and if the story make sense, but most of all, audiences are looking for memorable and terrifying scenes. The Black Phone is currently sending a chill down moviegoers’ spines and providing plenty of unforgettable moments featuring The Grabber.

Reddit fans reflected on some of the most horrifying movies they have seen and shared the scenes that still make them shiver, even just thinking about them.


10 The Blair Witch Project’s Conclusion

Still from the found footage horror movie The Blair Witch Project.

The Blair Witch Project is a movie people thought was a true story when it was released in 1999, and it had a terrifying ending. When Heather and Mike hear Josh yelling, they find a building that seems to belong to Rustin Parr, but since it was lost in a fire, that doesn’t make sense to them. Both Mike and Heather lose their grip on their cameras, suggesting that The Blair Witch murdered them.

Redditor mcloofus shared that this conclusion scared them, writing, “It might seem quaint now, but as an avid backpacker and found footage newbie at the time…” The final scene is definitely effective.

9 The Video In The Ring

Samara Morgan from the 2002 horror movie The Ring.

When thinking about the most horrifying scenes, Redditor PainStorm14 shared that for them, it was the “Videotape footage from The Ring. It’s just subconsciously disturbing and it stays with you for days.” The tape itself is full of gross and terrible images, from “the ring” of a well to a bloody sea, a nail, Anna brushing her hair, a chair, and a fly, which might just be the creepiest part.

For many fans of The Ringthe end of the videotape is the most haunting, as Samara leaves the well and emerges from the TV.

8 Ashlyn And Ashley Die Via Tanning Bed In Final Destination 3

Ashlyn in the tanning bed scene Final Destination 3

the Final Destination franchise has some deaths that are hard to forget about since death finds the characters in a distinct way. In Final Destination 3, Ashlyn Halperin and Ashley Freund spend time at a tanning salon, and something goes really, really wrong.

Redditor AlwaysAdam569 called this “Easily the most disturbing and horrific scene I have ever seen in a movie.” When Ashlyn makes the tanning beds hotter, the VAC system messes up and the beds start heating up to a temperature that is deadly and dangerous. It’s terrible to watch and one of the most emotionally affecting deaths in the franchise.

7 When Leatherface First Shows Up In The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

There are many hidden details in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that make the 1974 film feel even more alarming, and for many horror fans, Leatherface is one of the most haunting villains. He made an impression from his initial introduction.

Redditor Crapolyn noted that a scene from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre scared them: “Leatherface’s first appearance in the original TCM. Even just seeing a picture of the scene before he enters it creeps me out to my core.”

6 Arthur Sees The Ghost In The Woman In Black

Some of the most visually arresting scenes in horror movies feature ghosts, since they have business that they’re still dealing with and they figure out exactly who they want to haunt. Arthur Kipps begins seeing a ghost in The Woman In Black and learn more about her.

Redditor AA005555 mentioned the scene in The Woman In Black “when he’s looking out the window and sees the ghost sludging about in the mud.” Arthur realizes that the ghost is Jennet Humfrye, a woman who lost her son and who is in mourning and scaring the residents of the town.

5 The Masked Intruder Is In The House In The Strangers

In the 2008 movie The Strangers, Kristen McKay and James Hoyt are staying at the house where he spent summers when he was growing up. They’re about to split up and think that it’s going to be an awkward evening, but the night becomes horrifying when strangers in masks show up.

Redditor minos157 mentioned the scene when “the intruder is in the house behind the main actress unknownst to her.” The Strangers is full of eerie moments like this one, as Kristen and James are truly stuck.

4 Kyra Is Poisoned In The Sixth Sense

Cole looks in fear as a ghost girl comes out from under the bed in The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense is memorable for so many reasons and for many horror fans, this was a movie that they watched when they were younger and they still recall jumping at various points. One Redditor said “the poisoned little girl when she first appears absolutely scared” them as a child.

While Cole Sears speaks to many ghosts throughout the movie, his scene with Kyra Collins sticks out the most to audiences. Cole finds out that Kyra died because her mom gave her poison, which is so heartbreaking that it’s hard to forget about.

3 Ellison Sees Bughuul In Sinister

Bughuul from the movie Sinister standing in shadows

Horror fans agree that the 2012 movie Sinister has always stayed with them as the movie’s villain is so memorable. Redditor always3805 posted that it’s scary “when Ethan Hawke’s character begins to see Bagul in the tapes.”

Ellison Oswalt begins watching tapes of families being murdered, fascinated by the connection to the house where he and his family have begun living. Ellison then sees Bughuul, which shocks him to his core and makes him realize that he’s involved in something dangerous. Even the most seasoned horror lovers shudder when watching Bughuul.

2 Annie’s Big Hereditary Scene

horror fans love hereditary and there’s no denying that it’s one of the most disturbing movies of the past few years, as the Graham family deals with death, grief, trauma, and King Paimon.

Redditor U83r-J05h mentioned the scene in hereditary “where the mom is sawing off her head. Immediately afterwards, it cuts to the son’s point of view. And it’s completely quiet except for the sawing noise.” King Paimon possesses Annie and she removes her head in a slow, careful manner, an image that has stayed with fans. Since much of the film is dark and unforgettable, it says something that audiences can still picture this particular scene.

1 Jack Sees The Corpse In The Shining

Split image of Lorraine Massey's corpse and the bathroom in The Shining

There are many visually arresting moments in The Shining, from the Overlook Hotel itself to the twins wearing blue dresses and staring at Jack Torrance. There is another scene that has terrified audiences.


Redditor theduud mentioned “the rotten corpse lady laughing at Jack Torrance in The Shining.” When Jack sees Lorraine Massey taking a bath, she kisses him, and then she becomes a corpse, which understandably freaks him out. This scene scares audiences as much as Jack, who wasn’t expecting this at all and who is realizing what he doesn’t know about the hotel.

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