scariest movie scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Alien: Covenant, asks “What is the single scariest scene you’ve ever watched in a movie?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

If you’d like to share your pick for the scariest movie scene, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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Matthew Peak Halloween Print

We’re far from the Halloween season, but that isn’t stopping Bottleneck Gallery from getting in the spirit of the spooky holiday with an astounding new print celebrating John Carpenter‘s original groundbreaking slasher from 1978.

Halloween is a classic, and it deserves some truly stunning artwork to honor it. So who better to design such a poster than the son of a movie poster design legend? Matthew Peak is the son of movie poster illustrator Bob Peak, who famously created the masterful illustrated posters for the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. When you see the print he’s created for Halloween, it’s clear he’s inherited his father’s artistic skills.

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halloween-michaelmyers-mask

A resurgence of the Halloween franchise has been expected for years now. The reboot franchise from Rob Zombie died off, but recently there was talk of the horror series coming back at Blumhouse Productions with the original film’s director John Carpenter executive producing. Oculus director Mike Flanagan was rumored to be at the helm, but that changed this past week.

Surprising news surfaced just a few days ago that Eastbound & Down collaborators David Gordon Green and Danny McBride were teaming up to write a new Halloween sequel with the former handling directing duties. Some fans were exciting about this prospect while others were perplexed, but all of them seem to at least be interested in how this new Halloween installment will pan out. Thankfully, Danny McBride just gave us some idea of how they’re approaching the movie, and that includes ignoring all all of the franchise’s sequels. Read More »

Halloween Sequel

In May 2016, we learned that Blumhouse, producer of The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Visit, would be teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween movie. Not long after, we heard that Oculus director Mike Flanagan was in talks to direct. Well, it looks like that isn’t happening after all.

Instead, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing and directing the new Halloween movie with John Carpenter serving as executive producer and consultant on the project.
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Jason Edmiston and Ken Taylor Home Prints

MondoCon might be over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some gorgeous prints to pick up from the collectible arthouse. Mondo opened up their latest show “Home” by Jason Edmiston and Ken Taylor last month as a kick off to the art convention, and it’s on display through November 5th. But for those who can’t check out the gallery, you can get your hands on some of the prints today for movies like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Birds and Metropolis.

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john carpenter movies ranked

For the past month, I’ve been revisiting the filmography of John Carpenter, a filmmaker of extraordinary range and skill who spent a few decades churning out one masterpiece after another. And then, as luck would have it, Carpenter (who has all but retired) started entering the news again. First, Guillermo del Toro paid tribute to him with a brilliant string of tweets. Then, Blumhouse acquired the rights to make a new Halloween movie and brought Carpenter on board as an executive producer. My personal project was suddenly relevant!

Then again, John Carpenter is always relevant as long as you want to talk about one of the most fascinating and entertaining filmmakers of the past forty years. Because I needed an excuse to write about his movies (and because this is the internet), I ranked all 18 of Carpenter’s theatrically released films, which was actually a tricky progress. Even his weaker movies tend to be interesting and his best movies are so good that they defy comparison.

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Halloween Sequel

UPDATE: Bloody Disgusting reports Oculus director Mike Flanagan is in talks to direct the Halloween remake. Nothing official has been revealed yet, but for now it sounds like he’s the man for the job. Not my first choice for the job, but Oculus is certainly an underrated horror flick, so this could be a good move. Our original story from late night on May 23rd follows.

Legends never die. After years of Dimension Films trying to figure out what to do with the Halloween franchise, the company lost the rights to the iconic horror series that started with John Carpenter‘s classic film. Out of nowhere a surprise announcement came from Blumhouse Productions revealing that they are teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween sequel. Before you get all bent out of shape about the franchise not knowing when to die, director John Carpenter will be on board the film as executive producer.

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halloween franchise

Dimension Films has been spearheading the Halloween franchise since 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Under their banner, the violent saga the masked “boogeyman” Michael Myers continued on for three sequels before it was rebooted under director Rob Zombie. After two films, Zombie stopped away and Marcus Dunstan boarded the franchise to helm a third movie that would have acted as a soft reboot of the whole series. Halloween Returns was supposed to film in July. It didn’t.

Now, whatever behind-the-scenes problems were plaguing Dimension and this iconic series have spilled into the public eye. The studio has lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, which means… Well, it certainly means something, although we have no idea what that something means quite yet.

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halloween2015-costume16

Halloween is officially over, and soon will begin the onslaught of Christmas, because Thanksgiving decorations are boring. But before we say goodbye to another All Hallows’ Eve, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite 2015 Halloween costumes that were inspired by some of our favorite movies and TV shows.

After the jump, check out a whole slew of Halloween costumes, including some celebrities getting in on the fun, such as Heidi Klum completely (and creepily) transformed into Jessica Rabbit, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Popeye, Justin Bieber as Jackie Moon and much more. Plus, we’ve got tons of other costumes from fellow cinephiles just like us. Read More »

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Jamie Lee Curits Psycho Shower Scene

Any true horror fan or cinephile knows what ties the iconic horror films Psycho and Halloween together. But for those who may not be aware, we’ll enlighten you.

The 1960 film from Alfred Hitchcock stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane while the 1978 slasher from John Carpenter stars Jamie Lee Curtis. The former was one of the earliest scream queens in cinema’s history while the latter gained the status in the 70s and 80s, only to reprise it in the late 90s with Halloween: H20. But their real link is that Janet Leigh is Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother.

And as a tribute to her iconic mother, Jamie Lee Curtis has recreated the iconic shower scene that nearly everyone should be familiar with by now in an image that teases an homage scene from the upcoming Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens, in which Curtis is one of the stars. Read More »