ByAmy Martin, writer at Creators.co
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Amy Martin

What makes a movie scene classic? When everybody has either seen it, or at least heard of it when they haven't even seen the film. So here is my list of the Top 5 classic horror movie moments, and I have thrown in a few honorable mentions too.

JAWS 1975
JAWS 1975

5: SHARK ATTACK ( Jaws )

For nearly 40 years now, Jaws has made people think twice before entering the water. Starting the movie with a heart racing shark attack, the unseen killer drags the young woman into the heart of the ocean, whilst her drunken boyfriend lies passed out on the sand.

The Shining 1980
The Shining 1980

4: The Shining

There are several scenes in The Shining considered classic, so it's hard to choose just one. From Redrum, to 'Here's Johnny' to the twin hallway scene, The Shining remains one of the scariest movies ever made.

Alien 1979
Alien 1979

3: CHESTBURSTER!

Alien is well know for being the best Sci - Fi horror movie ever made, as it was well ahead of it's time. This scene, known as one of the scariest scenes in cinematic history is truly brilliant, due to it's use of real animal guts, and the actors weren't even aware that this was going to happen, which made the scene so original! *sigh. They just don't make em like they used to.

The Exorcist 1973
The Exorcist 1973

2: The Exorcist

Again, a film with too many classic scenes to name just one! Named the scariest film ever made, it is an absolute must watch for all horror fans! Proving that old school horror will always be better than 21st century garbage, The Exorcist is a horror masterpiece! The most well known scenes from this horrifying movie include The Spiderwalk ( pictured above ), the exorcism, head spinning, pea soup puking, playing mind tricks on father Karras and several others!

Before I rush to number 1, here are some honorable mentions. :)

- An American Werewolf in London transformation scene

- The Ring ( The Tape )

- The Prank ( Carrie )

Meeting Leatherface: ( The Texas Chainsaw Massacre )

And now for the #1 classic horror movie scene of all time!

Psycho 1960
Psycho 1960

1: A DEADLY SHOWER...

I'm sure you knew this one was coming! The scene which everyone has seen at least once, a film that started the slasher genre - PSYCHO is a horror classic.

Now of course I could not list every famous scene, but what are some of your favourite classic horror scenes?

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