19 October 2015

{Author Guest Post} Amy Lukavics Lists Her Top Ten Favorite Horror Movie Scenes

By: Me My Shelf And I | 19 October 2015 at 12:52 AM | | | | | |


In case your unaware and have missed my near constant chatter about Amy Lukavics and her frightenly amazing debut, DAUGHTER UNTO DEVILS – let me assure you she is the perfect person to list off Top 10 Best Horror Movie Scenes…ever!

Today on the 19th day of 31 days of Halloween on MMSAI, Amy is taking over. So get comfy, and turn off all the lights – it's time to get scary!

1) Pet Sematary—Zelda's Gonna Get You

Perhaps one of the most chilling scenes in this movie is when Rachel discovers her dead sister, Zelda, waiting for her in the back bedroom of her neighbor's house. “I'm coming for you, Rachel,” Zelda croons. “Except this time.....I'll get you.” BRB, need to curl into the fetal position for a little bit...

Go to 3:48 in the video to see it yourself:

2) A Nightmare on Elm Street—Geyser of Blood

This is one of the most legendary scenes in the entire franchise, and for good reason. Poor, poor Johnny Depp. (But what a beautiful shot!)

3) Cursed—The Werewolf Flips the Bird

This movie is such a silly fun time, but this scene in particular takes the hilarious factor up a few notches. The first time I saw it, I howled with laughter. (See what I did there?)


4) The Ring—“I saw her face..”

When I first saw this scene in the theater, I think my heart may have actually stopped for a second. Talk about FREAKING TERRIFYING. This is a jump scare 100% done right, my friends.

Go to 1:08 in:

5) Sinister—Lawnmower Scene

Another example of a great jump scare. This scene kept me on the edge of my seat in the most twisted, messed up way, and had my heart racing for minutes afterward.


6)The Others—A Visit from Victor

This scene really chilled me, I think because of how much of it is unseen. At this point in the movie, you're unsure of who Victor is and why he would do something as strange as opening the curtains after the children had closed them. Once you've learned the twist, though, this scene becomes scary in a completely different way.

  7) Tremors—Car Scene

When I first saw this movie as a child, I started crying and had to turn the movie off after I saw this part. Of course, I couldn't resist turning it back on an hour later....who can resist carnivorous worm-monsters that eat you from under the ground?!


8)The Exorcist—Spider Walking Down the Stairs

This almost made me pee my pants when I first saw it, so that's quite the honor. This iconic scene is equally terrifying every viewing:

  9)The House on Haunted Hill—Ghosts on Camera

This movie was a gem of its time. Few had seen horror scenes that were filmed in such a jerky, sped-up manner, and the result was a fresh take on an old classic that still remains one of my faves. This part, when Melissa is filming the basement and suddenly sees ghosts on the screen, was especially spooky.

go to 1:15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yGqP0xAmWA
(embedding was disabled for this one, please click through….if you dare!)

10) It—The Clown in the Sewer

Poor Georgie! This scene is as heartbreaking as it is terrifying. From the moment the clown's bright, painted head pops up from the darkness of the sewers, the entire scene is heavy with tension. Needless to say, it doesn't end well for the little boy in the yellow rain slicker.

About Amy Lukavics &
Daughters Unto Devils


When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries.

When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.

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1 comment:

  1. Great post, and so glad you included Zelda, the Spiderwalk and The Others. I'm sure it was tough narrowing the list down; that said, I myself would have included The Sixth Sense -- in particular, the thermostat scene where the suicide mom walks past between us and Cole when he's in the bathroom. Once again, loved the post (and the 'award-free'.... too funny.)


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