100 Greatest Horror Movie Quotes of All Time
November 4, 2010 11:53 AM   Subscribe


 
Alternatively.
posted by flatluigi at 11:56 AM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's lacking:

Frankenstein: Help me with these bags.

Igor: Ok. You take the blond and I'll take the one in the turban.
posted by warbaby at 12:05 PM on November 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


warbaby: The description says that it left out all intentionally funny lines. So either you didn't read it, or you think Young Frankenstein is straight horror. I'm not sure which is worse.
posted by flatluigi at 12:11 PM on November 4, 2010


flatluigi: Or, he's joking.
posted by saturday_morning at 12:15 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


The 100 Greatest Horror Movie Quotes* from About 37 Horror Movies And A Half-Dozen Non-Horror Movies.

*Including A Couple of Wordless Screams


That said, I am very glad that it includes "Agnes, it's me, Billy. Don't tell them what we did." In its original context, it is that much more unsettling for not being explained, ever.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:26 PM on November 4, 2010


I was glad to see some Evil Dead 2 in there, but as an insufferable fanboy I have to say:

"workshed"
posted by Hoopo at 12:32 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was hoping for this bit from Salem's Lot, which still chills me to the bone:

Jason Berk: What *do* you remember, Mike?
Mike Ryerson: Singing.
Jason Berk: Singing?
Mike Ryerson: Sweetest singing I ever heard. And a feeling like drowning. And eyes... eyes.
Jason Berk: Whose eyes?
Mike Ryerson: Bright... scary.
Ben Mears: Whose?
Mike Ryerson: Don't remember.

DOn't know why that should be so disturbing, but brrrr... vampires used to be scary.
posted by chaff at 12:37 PM on November 4, 2010


The person who cut this together sure does like that IT tv movie.
posted by damehex at 12:38 PM on November 4, 2010


I like "Bleed out, bitch," from some straight to SyFy movie I saw, wherein our intrepid heroine cut off the hand of a very bad woman. It was supposed to be the big "hasta la vista" moment, but it was just so funny.
posted by Evangeline at 12:44 PM on November 4, 2010


As a kid as soon as that creepy guy said "they're coming to get you Barbara" I was all "ok that's it" and turned the tv off.

To this day I hate that movie. The whole zombie concept scares me.
posted by stormpooper at 12:46 PM on November 4, 2010


Actually, I watched Young Frankenstein last night while eating a hamburger. It was very good. One of the two funniest movies I've ever seen. The other was A Fish Called Wanda.

And the hamburger was excellent, too.
posted by warbaby at 12:57 PM on November 4, 2010


Can't watch at work. Please tell me it has "Have you seen the corkscrew?"
posted by Billiken at 1:17 PM on November 4, 2010


Creatures: When will they come? When will they come? When will they come and set us free?
Sally Farnham: Of course they will come. You know they will.
Creatures: But when? When? When?
Sally Farnham: Soon. Very soon. We've lots of time. Lots of time. All the time in the world.
Creatures: All the time in the world . Time. Time. Time to set us free again.
Sally Farnham: All the time in the world.
Creatures: To set us free. Set us free. Set us free in the world. Free. Free. Free in the world. Set us free!

*shudder*
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:17 PM on November 4, 2010


Needs more old skool
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:19 PM on November 4, 2010


Eh. Wasn't too impressed with most of those. Too much schlock horror. For me the best horror movie moments are about visuals and suggestion, not words. Like this.

Please don't click that if you've never seen "Don't Look Now". Instead, correct that inexcusable failure at the earliest opportunity.
posted by Decani at 1:24 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


The scariest part of the medium's speech from the Poltergeist is "It is the beast." The first time I saw that, I swear my hair stood on end. Wish they'd included that instead of the first bit.
posted by jokeefe at 1:46 PM on November 4, 2010


Don't know why that should be so disturbing, but brrrr... vampires used to be scary.

Ah, 1979... when Nosferatu-Smurf hybrids ruled the screen!
posted by Hylas at 2:06 PM on November 4, 2010


Warbaby, I've come here to say one magic word to you:

Cheeseburger.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 2:06 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I missed George C Scott's speech in the criminally underrated Exorcist 3:

"This I believe in... I believe in death. I believe in disease. I believe in injustice and inhumanity, torture and anger and hate... I believe in murder. I believe in pain. I believe in cruelty and infidelity. I believe in slime and stink and every crawling, putrid thing... every possible ugliness and corruption, you son of a bitch. I believe... in you. "
posted by lumpenprole at 2:41 PM on November 4, 2010


Exorcist 3 really is excellent. It's really chilling, and it loves its slow builds. The confessional scene, which shows nothing at all, is one of the scariest film moments I have ever seen.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:00 PM on November 4, 2010


I was hoping for this bit from Salem's Lot, which still chills me to the bone:

I rewatched Salem's Lot on youtube fairly recently and some of it still pretty damn unnerving...

Look at me. Look at me, teacher.

There's loads more...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:01 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Barely even a line, just a moment. In "Dead Again" when Kenneth Branagh's character calls Emma Thompson's character by the wrong name.
posted by madmethods at 3:19 PM on November 4, 2010


Now really, this is the greatest line from a horror movie.
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 5:11 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ash's reflection: "We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound "fine"?"
posted by Redhush at 5:43 PM on November 4, 2010


"Eh. Wasn't too impressed with most of those. Too much schlock horror. For me the best horror movie moments are about visuals and suggestion, not words. Like this. Please don't click that if you've never seen 'Don't Look Now'..."

Actually, far and away the scariest part of "Don't Look Now" was Donald Sutherland's horrifying perm.
posted by Mike D at 6:47 PM on November 4, 2010


You son of a bitch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Why? Why?
posted by bwg at 6:55 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


2001: A Space Odyssey is horror?
posted by chmmr at 7:02 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Could you help an old altar boy, Father?
posted by hot soup girl at 7:37 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Conspicuously absent
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:55 PM on November 4, 2010




Even with Halloween quoted, the list’s missing Laura’s "What's the bogeyman?" and Loomis’s reply “As a matter of fact, that was.”
Taste aside, how to excuse the omission of “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure” given some of quotes that did make the cut?
posted by mistersquid at 10:56 PM on November 4, 2010


No more. No more.
posted by h00py at 4:55 AM on November 5, 2010


Not a horror movie, but a pretty interesting scene from Manhunter which sets up this later one.
posted by wobh at 7:52 AM on November 5, 2010


Biggest disappointment for me is the inclusion of the "Boy!" line from Phantasm. I know it's the iconic line and everything, but it's not actually good. Plus, that movie is a steaming pile.
posted by albrecht at 10:52 AM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Plus, that movie is a steaming pile.

You are dead to me (and to Reggie the balding ex-ice cream man).
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:17 PM on November 5, 2010


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