All Time Best: Scariest Movie Scene

March 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

All Time Best Movie Moments

The first All Time Best article I published dealt with my Favorite Laugh.

It’s time to talk about the movie moment that scared me the most.  I didn’t even have to think about this one.  When it came down to it, I just thought of the one movie scene that has haunted me since the first time I saw it years ago…

I was at my friends house.  There were about 5 or 6 of us there.  My buddy wanted us to watch a new horror flick that was just released on VHS.  In his basement, he had lights that included a switch to dim and brighten at random intervals.

So I sat in that creepy environment and watched:

Event Horizon

All Time Best Scariest Moment

The movie’s premise is creepy enough as it is.  For those who aren’t aware, the movie is about a ship that disappears in space for 7 years.  A team is sent in to investigate where the ship has been and hopefully rescue any survivors.

This is indeed a horror movie so you can assume the film is packed with terrifying moments but one scene in particular will always haunt me.

In the middle of the film, they find a video of the crew taken after they disappeared.  It’s the craziest scene I’ve ever seen.  (Spoiler Alert) Basically, the ship went to hell and the crew members are portrayed LITERALLY tearing themselves apart.  It’s violent, it’s gory and made me want to go home.

That’s when we rewound the scene and watched it frame by frame.  Gross…

Watching the gruesome and horrifying images was bad enough but it was their constant screaming that scared me the most. That coupled with the concept and the lighting caused me to lose sleep for a week. (I’m not even remotely kidding about that.)

Let’s say we make a massive breakthrough in interstellar travel during my lifetime.  I’m not volunteering specifically so this never happens to me.  No way I’m getting on a ship like that.

I didn’t even bother looking for the clip because I don’t want to see it.

In fact, I don’t even want to talk about it anymore.