RetroCrush has a list of (in their estimation) the 100 scariest movie scenes. It's a great list really. Creative, too. Any scary film list that's got a scene from Dumbo in it has got to get your attention. And check out scare #61. Ewww. These lists are great for reminding you of movies you really need to watch again, or perhaps have never seen and need to rent. F'rinstance, I own Jaws on DVD but haven't watched it recently. That film needs to be watched again. The Wicker Man was on my long Netflix queue, and now I'm moving it up.
But no list like this can be complete. Where is the finale of Odishon on this list? There's a scary scene. Definitely not suitable for younger viewers, and worthy of anyone's freakish "movie scares" list.
I know we can expand the horizons. I want to produce my own list from my movie-watching experiences and those of my friends. The list will be "n" entries long. I don't care if it overlaps with the RetroCrush list, but I already know there will be scenes on it that they don't have. My readers are creative folks, and perhaps a little twisted. Send me your favorite scary scenes from film. Made-for-TV-movies count, too. Send me as many scenes as you can think of. Do it in email or as a comment to this entry. After an unspecified amount of time (probably within the next month) I will put together our list of scariest scenes onto a nifty blog entry, or perhaps its own web page.
Don't be shy. Send 'em along. Show the world that we can make cool lists. Cite the specific scene. I'll attribute your suggestions in the final list.