Best Horror Movie Opening Scenes.

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carrie's younger brother

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There was a thread about classic movies that you can't stand, or something like that. Mine is The Sound of Garbage... er... Music. People started taunting me with scenes from it. I ran screaming. Well, something like that.

I reeeeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy do detest that movie!!!
 

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There was a thread about classic movies that you can't stand, or something like that. Mine is The Sound of Garbage... er... Music. People started taunting me with scenes from it. I ran screaming. Well, something like that.

I reeeeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy do detest that movie!!!
"The Hiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllsssss are alivvvvvve, with the sound of... C'sYB taunts." ;;D
 

danie

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There was a thread about classic movies that you can't stand, or something like that. Mine is The Sound of Garbage... er... Music. People started taunting me with scenes from it. I ran screaming. Well, something like that.

I reeeeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy do detest that movie!!!
I LOVE The Sound of Music, so I will have to ignore you for a few minutes. :)
 

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Not that I like seeing little Joe Hill get b**chslapped, but love the opening to, yes (once again), CREEPSHOW. These days that old skeleton 'Creep' puppet in the window may look a bit hokey, but somehow (to me) that just makes it...well, creepier. And that great score, flashing artwork--the whole she-bang.

Oh yeah, American Werewolf/Texas Chainsaw (original)/Exorcist, etc. All those are great. Freddy's glove (good one, Gntl).

Devils Rejects starts out nice and funky. Great use of the Allman Bros.
 

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I think John Carpenter's "The Thing" has a good intro. Antarctica setting with that creepy music in the background. It sets the theme of being isolated up very well. And, speaking of John Carpenter, the opening scene of "Halloween" is pretty good too. Seeing everything from the point of view of the kid while he's wearing the clown mask is pretty cool.
I agree on The Thing. Best horror film of all time IMHO.

My dog always barks at that Husky running across the snow-plain if he's in the room when I'm watching that scene. Every time. Even my dog knows that thing was evil!!
 
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carrie's younger brother

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I agree on The Thing. Best horror film of all time IMHO.

My dog always barks at that Husky running across the snow-plain if he's in the room when I'm watching that scene. Every time. Even my dog knows that thing was evil!!
I remember seeing this in the theater when it first came out with my friends. We were stunned by the special effects. Just stunned. We'd never seen anything like it before. Plus, it had good acting, story and writing.
 

Gerald

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There are many great ones. An opening scene obviously has to capture the attention of the viewer, so I think directors in general work a little harder on it.

Since I'm an Argento-fan those come to mind first. A lot of his films have a great opening. The gallery murder witnessed at the beginning of Bird with the Crystal Plumage, the amazing title sequence of Four Flies on Grey Velvet, the double murder of Suspiria, the underwater ballroom under the appartment building in Inferno, the Danish tourist (Dario's daughter Fiore) in Phenomena finding a house in the Alps where something is about to break loose from chains, a raven in Opera seemingly singing along to the music, Dario's other daughter Asia in Stendhal Syndrome literally falling into a painting in the Florence museum, the tense scene on a train from Sleepless where the killer follows a prostitute who has taken some evidence from his appartment.

But there are many great ones from other directors as well.
 
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