The Best Opening Scenes in Horror Movies - How Many Have You Seen?


Don't you love when a horror movie starts off with a strong and sometimes shocking opening scene? Over at Nerdist.com, the staff chose their top picks from the best opening scenes in horror movies. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. "Jaws". . . Nothing like a skinny dip in the ocean that results with a Great White attack and blood-curdling screams to kick off a movie.

2. "Scream". . . You got DREW BARRYMORE, the first phone call introduction to Ghostface, and the iconic line,"What's your favorite scary movie?"

3. The 1978"Halloween". . . Young Michael Myers kills his sister while wearing a clown costume.

4. "Final Destination 2". . . This scene has probably caused freeway anxiety for anyone who has seen it. A tree trunk comes loose on the back of a lumber truck on a highway and immediately crashes through the windshield of the car behind it, causing a massive pile-up.

5. "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors". . . It opens withPATRICIA ARQUETTE and the concept of a "dream within a dream". Her character thinks she's woken up from a dream, only to find her bathroom faucet handles are Freddy's claws as he cuts open her wrist.

6. "Jurassic Park". . . Even though this isn't a typical "horror" movie, the opening is violent enough to count. Let's just say the transport of a velociraptor doesn't go very well for a few.

7. "The Hitcher". . .C. THOMAS HOWELL picks up a hitchhiker . . . and well, it gets creepy and the hitchhiker says he murdered the last guy that picked him up.

8. "The Silence of the Lambs". . .JODIE FOSTER is seen running through the forest with ominous music. It's shot from an angle like she's being watched.

9. "Get Out". . . It opens with the kidnapping of Andre. He is dragged into a man's car while the song "Run Rabbit Run" plays.

10. "It Follows". . . A girl runs from her house in undergarments and heels from an invisible monster . . . she drives off to a beach, where she meets her demise.

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