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« on: February 24, 2010, 04:57:31 PM »

An American Werewolf in London
turning into a werewolf

having blood dumped upon her

Dracula (1931)
turning into a bat

The Exorcist
the head spinning

Frankenstein (1931)
the lab

the first death

King Kong
climbing up the Empire State Building

Lair of the White Worm
drowning of the boy scout in the bath tub

Nosferatu (1922)
rising from the coffin

The Omen (1970)
the impalement on a falling lightning rod

the silver sphere

Phantom of the Opera (1925)
the unmasking

The Picture of Dorian Grey (1945)
the painting

Psycho (1960)
the shower scene

The Wickerman (1973)
the wickerman

Nothing more needs to be said. All that is needed is to show these iconic images from these fifteen horror films to identify these films.

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 07:44:04 PM »

Leatherface spinning around in the road with the chainsaw above his head at the end of TCM

Jack Nicholson's head through the door going "Heeeere's Jonny" in The Shining

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 07:55:56 PM »

Godzilla- Godzilla destroying Tokyo

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 09:05:54 PM »

The Creep dumping that body down the shaft behind the old church in JEEPERS CREEPERS!

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 10:19:18 PM »

Freddy Krueger - Any moment really, he pretty much just IS iconic.

By the way - can King Kong really be considered a horror? It's really more of an action advnture type film.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 12:30:43 AM »

Freddy Krueger - Any moment really, he pretty much just IS iconic.

By the way - can King Kong really be considered a horror? It's really more of an action advnture type film.

If I had to pick a specific Freddy picture, I'd go with the glove coming out of the bathwater.  Wouldn't you?

I'd say yes for King Kong.  He smushed/ate a bunch of people.

I'll throw in Chucky with either the voodoo knife in his hand or Tiffany by his side.

Jason with hockey mask on his face and a machete in his hand.

Michael Berryman just posing with a crazed look on his face and dressed in human skin clothing, for Hills Have Eyes.

Any image of Michael with the mask, jumpsuit and kitchen knife for the Halloween movies.

Torgo with his staff and satyr legs for Manos.  Or maybe the Master raising his arms, but Torgo really makes the movie the cult phenom that it is.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 02:40:14 AM »

Sigourney Weaver in undies for Aliens. Funny, because it is not really a horror image (unless you really dislike Mrs. Weaver).


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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 03:02:57 AM »

The reverse bear-trap in Saw

The Brain cooking scene in Hannibal

Hannibal Lecter's escape in the Silence of the Lambs

The crying in front of the camera scene in The Blair Witch Project

The bee kiss scene in Candyman

The spinning torture device in Hellraiser

The first scene of Scream where Drew barrymore's character is killed

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 03:32:29 AM »

Dawn of the Dead- Roger's face after he pulls the covers down after going zombie. 

Shaun of the Dead- Shaun with the cricket bat and the red stain on his pocket.

Deep Red- The doll...

Saw- Also the doll... (inspired by Deep Red, if I'm not mistaken)

Xtro- The birthing scene.

Zombi 2- Splinter, anyone? 

Sleepaway Camp- Wiener, anyone?

Poltergeist- The clown attacking Robbie.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 10:32:32 AM »

If I had to pick a specific Freddy picture, I'd go with the glove coming out of the bathwater.  Wouldn't you?
I'd go with the scene where he drags the person onto the ceiling and kills them.

-When Clarice first meets Hannible Lector - Silence of the Lambs

-The chestbuster scene - Alien

-the clown in the sewers - Stephen King's It

-The shower scene - Psycho

-The first time Audrey II says "Feed me"

-Jason comes out of the lake - The first Friday the 13th

-"Sloth" is still alive - Seven

-Ash arms himself - Evil Dead II

-Dracula decending the staircase - the original Bela Lugosi Dracula

-The Invisible man unwraps his bandages to reveal nothing there - The original Invisible Man

- the Hunchback tormenting Frankenstein's monster with the torch - the original Frankenstein

-meeting the Twins - The Shining

-The eye scene - Zombi 2

-"they're coming to get you Barbara" - Night of the Living Dead

-Alfred Hitchock stepping into his silhouette and saying "good evening"

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 02:33:12 PM »

For Freddy, I'd pick the scene where he turns the guy into a marionette with his veins.  Buggedout

Psycho, the falling backwards down the stairs knife scene...sometimes almost sets off my own vertigo.

Psycho, the big reveal as to "Mother".

The Wolf Man transformation sequence and him creeping through the fog

Renfield laughing maniacally in the hold of the ship

The scream in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

The UFO landing scene in INvaders From Mars.

The Invaders From Mars drilling holes into the back of people's necks.
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 03:29:40 PM »

Nosferatu rising from his casket

Godzilla tearing down the power lines

The playground scene in The Birds

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 04:06:20 PM »

Some have already brought up Silence of the Lambs, but to me, the iconic moment that immediately identifies the film is the shot of "I ate his liver, with some fava beans, and a nice Chianti" followed by the savoring slurping sound. That's the iconic moment.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 04:17:39 PM »

In the Bride of Frankenstein, when the bride "hisses" at the creature.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 04:34:36 PM »

...Dracula (1931)
turning into a bat
Eh... I don't think you see that in DRACULA (1931)... but you do in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN...

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