What a great thread. Let's keep it alive, people.
Some of my favorite scenes from Scream
Very relentless scene that holds no punches. That ending close-up shot of America's sweetheart Drew Barrymore was particularly shocking.
I forgot to mention in the thread, "Top Movies That Made You Love Movies"
: this was the scene that really got me into horror movies in the first place, particularly slashers. I felt that Randy was so cool with all that movie trivia. Shame he had to go off in the sequel.
"It's the millennium; motives are incidental." Love this line.
I've yet to watch "Prom Night". I really should someday.
Almost as great an opening as the first one. I love the way it shows how desensitized we are to horror movies that we might not be able to tell a staged murder from a real one. What's more disturbing is that some of them are cheering for the murderer to "Get her!" Clever writing expected from Scream.
I love this revelation scene. The idea of people orchestrating a horror movie behind the scene never really set in till this scene came around, and it just seemed so brilliant when I realized what was going on, how there could have been a hundred over versions of the same horror movie we had just saw, be it the twins from The Shining
or Hell Lord, which was a reference to Hellraiser
. The scene where we got to see all the monsters in action as they attacked the soldiers later on was very fun, but I feel that this revelation held far more impact.
Between clip 9/11 and this clip 10/11, it was a fantastic scene where I got to see all the movie monsters I've seen over the years come to life. It's like, "Oh hey, there's the Wolf Man! And there's those people from The Strangers
." This clip has fewer monsters, but I feel it takes the cake out of the two simply because it's got more variety; you've got the Wolf Man, the Killer Clown, and a freaking unicorn. When the unicorn came around, I knew that all bets were off and we would be seeing this movie go in entirely unexpected directions.
That's when the merman came along.
There's also that scene which I couldn't find where Sigourney Weaver explains the roles in a horror movie that I felt to be pretty clever as well. It's not entirely accurate, but I love that they played around with the idea of every horror movie being a ritual to please giant evil gods, gods who might have a hand in creating all those movie monsters for all we know. The storytelling possibilities were endless from such a ingenious concept. It's like one big cinematic universe for horror movies. How did the gods come to Earth? What caused humanity to surrender to them? If the monsters were real, then were the heroes real too? What about sci-fi movies? Are they stuff of manipulations and rituals too? It was just so much fun to explore the connections each horror movie have with each other and the other lore of this movie's universe in my head.
There were many scenes that built up to the inevitable tragedy of the movie, but I feel like this was one of the parts at the peak of the build-up, and at the same time, the lowest point of the character's journey, literally hitting rock bottom. The clip cuts off, but after he warns Veronica to stay away and she leaves, he fall into despair, knowing there's nothing else he could do. Powerful scene.
This scene still gets me everytime, particularly the truth about the mundanity of police-work. And of course, the part about Point Break