ByAmy Surprenant, writer at Creators.co
I Write Therefore I Am...Obsessive and Compulsive
Amy Surprenant

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a poster of the 101 most famous movie lines of all time. The first thought was, “How can you whittle down so many amazing films into 101?” My second thought upon actually reading the poster was, “Who the hell wrote this? These lines suck!”

Half of them were not the most memorable quote from the film. In fact, I had never heard anyone quote them before. Which lead me to wonder what the 101 most memorable horror movie quotes are. I found a website seconds later.

I've scrutinized the list to the best of my abilities. There weren't many revisions, but I did notice some films were left off the list completely. Among the lines that were either inaccurate or plain erroneous were:

97. Aliens (1986)

• Ripley: “Get away from her, you bitch.”

Really? That line? I have a few more for you:

• Hudson: “Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?” Vasquez: “No, have you?”

• Hudson: “Game over, man!”

95. Army of Darkness (1992)

• Ash: “Good Ash, bad Ash. I’m the guy with the Gun.”

That one I get. But there are so many more! Such as:

• Ash: “Name’s Ash [cocks rifle] housewares.”
• Ash: “Hail to the king, baby.”
• Ash: “Keep your damn filthy bones outta my mouth.”

90. Carrie (1976)

• Margaret White: “They’re all gonna laugh at you.”

Again, I have another:

• Margaret White: “Pimples are the Lord’s way of chastising you.”

83. Dead Alive (1992)

• Lionel: “That’s my mother you’re pissing on.”

Another:

Dead Alive (1992)
• Father McGruder: “I kick ass for the Lord”

79. Evil Dead II (1987)

• Ash: “Groovy!”

Forget it… There are way too many good quotes from Evil Dead II.

77. The Exorcist (1973)

• Demon: “What an excellent day for an exorcism.”

A few more:

• Demon: “That’s much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.”
• Father Merrin, Father Damien Karras: “The Power of Christ compels you!”
• Karras’ Mother: [to Karras] “Why you do this to me, Dimmy?”

60. Ghostbusters (1984)

• Dr. Peter Venkman: “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”

I’ll give you that one. But this one is also good:

• Dr. Peter Venkman: “He slimed me.”

57. Gremlins (1984)

• Murry Futterman: “Goddamn foreign TV. I told ya we should’ve got a Zenith.”

My fiancé pointed out another great line from Gremlins:

• Kate: “Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.”

14. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

• Barbara: “It’s been a funny sort of day, hasn’t it?”

Really? That line?? What the hell ever happened to:

Shaun of the Dead (2004)
• Multiple: “You’ve got red on you.”

09. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

• Clarice Starling: “If you didn’t kill him, then who did, sir?” Hannibal Lecter: “Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.”

Did we just forget about:

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
• Hannibal Lecter: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”

The following films were not even included on the list, so I thought I’d take it upon myself to give them an honorable mention:

Alien (1979)

• Ripley: “Micro changes in air density, my ass.”

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

• HAL: “Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?”


• Dave Bowman: “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”

What are some of your favorite horror movie lines? Do you think the site needs to include more or was misquoted? I’d love to know your thoughts!

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