The 50 Greatest Shots In Horror Films

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been hinting on both my Twitter page and as well as the Super Podcast that I was working on a special article in honour of Halloween for supermarcey.com. Well, here it is: the 50 greatest shots in horror films. One of the reasons why I came up with this article was so that I could showcase some of my favourite shots from horror films that I personally found to be either iconic, beautiful, disturbing, breathtaking, chilling and, of course, scary. Whether they are a simple well crafted shot on its own or as part of a truly memorable scene. But one thing I do know for certain, and hopefully you’ll also agree with me, is that the 1st time we saw these shots, they insantly burned into memories so that we would never forget them. While there some horror films do have more than one great shot in them, I’ve decided for this list only to pick one per film. I must warn that this list does contains images that could be considered either spoilers or NSFW. Enjoy!

Here are my top 50 greatest shots from horror films:

50. FRAILTY

49. WOLF CREEK

48. CANDYMAN

47. THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977)

46. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

45. DAY OF THE DEAD (1986)

44. NEAR DARK

43. DEEP RED

42. VAMPYR

41. THE EXORCIST III

40. NIGHT OF THE DEMON

39. HORROR OF DRACULA

38. THE FOG (1981)

37. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

36. VIDEODROME

35. AUDITION

34. SCANNERS

33. THE WICKER MAN (1973)

32. SUSPIRIA

31. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

30. MAY

29. HIGH TENSION

28. THE STRANGERS

27. REPULSION

26. THE BURNING

25. PHANTASM

24. ZOMBIE

23. BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

22. THE BIRDS

21. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

20. DRACULA (1931)

19. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

18. HELLRAISER

17. CARRIE (1976)

16. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)

15. SLEEPAWAY CAMP

14. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

13. KING KONG (1933)

12. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

11. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)

…and now the top 10…

10. PSYCHO (1960)

9. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

8. THE EXORCIST

7. JAWS

6. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

5. THE OMEN (1976)

4. HALLOWEEN (1978)

3. THE SHINING

2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

…and the number 1 greatest shot in horror films is…

1. NOSFERATU

Agree? Disagree? Is there any I missed out? Let me know at either here on the comment page, the Super Podcast Facebook page or at my twitter at www.twitter.com/BedeJermyn.

– Bede Jermyn

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