Greatest Scariest
Movie Moments and Scenes


Greatest and Scariest Film Scenes
Movie Title/Year and Brief Scene Description

Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)

The scene of the live burial of the revenge-seeking Bride (Uma Thurman), by Bill's (David Carradine) degenerate brother Budd (Michael Madsen); after being shot in the chest with rock salt, and also sedated, the bound Bride was tied by her wrists and feet, and put into a pine-coffin/box - and then the wooden cover was nailed into place (nails were seen in close-up) and as the seal was made, everything went dark - shot from the point-of-view of the encased Bride with her hurried, desperate breaths within the casket; the coffin was then dragged along the ground and lowered into a deep grave (marked with headstone Paula Schultz), after which she could hear dirt thrown onto the coffin to completely bury her. During part of the burial, the Bride was able to switch on a flashlight, although much of the horror of the scene was in the dark, as she realized she was about to die. However, she positioned the flashlight so she could see, released the tight bindings, and punched her way through the side of the coffin - recalling her training by martial arts master Pai Mei (Gordon Liu), and crawled through the dirt to the surface, where she gasped for air. In the next scene, the Bride's next target, Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) congratulated Budd on 'killing' the Bride: "That's a pretty f--ked up way to die."

King Kong (1933)

A few of the scenes in the original film were considered too horrific so they were censored from early prints (but later restored) - they included the sights of Skull Island natives being killed by the awesome and enraged beast Kong, who had broken through from behind an enormous wall: first, one hapless spear-throwing native was grabbed and chewed, and then two others were stomped to death in the mud; one of the film's most thrilling and scary sequences was the climax on the top of the Empire State Building, where Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) was held in the giant hand of the Beast while dangling in mid-air, as he was shot at by biplanes

Land of the Dead (2005)

George A. Romero's comeback zombie film included the scene of the smartly-evolved, more advanced and well-organized horde of hundreds of zombies, led by zombified gas station attendant "Big Daddy" (Eugene Clark), who demonstrated to his fellow zombies that they could cross the river into the city without drowning, by walking on the riverbed bottom under the water, followed by the scene of their crashing through the front doors of the insular, high-rise Fiddler's Green skyscraper of the wealthy, and invading the walled and fortified mall area, while opportunistic supercapitalist and scheming coward Paul Kaufman (Dennis Hopper) attempted to escape with his money

The Last House on the Left (1972)


This taboo-breaking and often revolting 'snuff'-type film featured the long ordeal of two teenaged girls:

  • Mari Collingwood (Sandra Cassell)
  • Phyllis Stone (Lucy Grantham)

They were searching for pot when kidnapped by a sadistic group of escaped convicts led by Krug (David Hess).

In one disturbing scene after they were taken to a woodsy area, blue-wearing Phyllis was forced to urinate with her clothes on ("Piss (in) your pants...Do it!"). The camera panned down, showing her wettened blue-jeans. Then, they was stripped naked and forced to have oral sex with each other ("Make them make it with each other!"). The girls went ahead, rationalizing: "lt's just you and me here. Nobody else. Just you and me, okay?"

Phyllis made a run for it, but was cornered, stabbed in the back by Fred "Weasel" Podowski (Fred Lincoln) and then dis-emboweled (after repeated stabbings) and butchered, after which psychopathic, sadistic gang member Sadie (Jeramie Rain) reached in and pulled out her gooey intestines to examine them. Phyllis' hand and half of her forearm were amputated.

Red-wearing Mari was next - she had Krug's name carved into her upper chest and was then brutally raped (as he drooled onto her face). She vomited and then walked dazedly into a nearby pond to half-submerge and cleanse herself. Krug shot and killed her there, and she floated on the water's surface.

Later in an act of vengeful oral castration, Mrs. Collingwood (Cynthia Carr) - one of the girls' mothers - fellated gang member "Weasel" (who had his hands tied behind his back), and then viciously bit off his penis as he was climaxing.

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

The awful scene in which Scottish physician Dr. Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) was punished (for an attempted poisoning) by being dangled from the ceiling by ropes and left to die - hanging by two meat hooks pierced through his chest's nipples - one of the brutal actions of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker)

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

In this Technicolored noir, neurotically-possessive, insanely-jealous, and darkly alluring femme fatale Ellen Berent/Harland (Gene Tierney) deliberately let her husband's younger paraplegic brother Danny (Darryl Hickman) tire and drown in the lake as she sat in a rowboat nearby, in one of the film's most chilling scenes

Lethal Weapon (1987)

The shower electrocution scene in which hostage Sgt. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) was tortured (strung up half-naked, doused in water, and prodded with an electric sponge attached to a car battery) by albino villain Mr. Joshua (Gary Busey) and his Chinese henchman Endo (Al Leong) - demanding to know what the cops knew about a heroin "shipment"

Lost Highway (1997)

A creepy David Lynch film about a hip LA couple: jazz musician Fred Madison and his girlfriend/wife Alice Wakefield/Renee (Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette), enhanced with an Angelo Badalamenti-Trent Reznor soundtrack, who discovered - to their horror - that they were being videotaped while they slept; in the scariest scene, Robert Blake (as a no-eyebrowed evil Mystery Man with white makeup and a puffy face) introduced himself to Madison at a party and announced that he was also standing miles away in Fred's house at that very moment

Greatest Scariest Movie Moments and Scenes
(alphabetical by film title, illustrated)
Intro | #s-A | B | C-1 | C-2 | D-1 | D-2 | E | F | G | H
I-J | K-L | M | N-O | P | Q-R | S-1 | S-2 | S-3 | T | U-Z

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