What Nightmare Are Made Of

Below are some of my favorite creepy snapshots from movies. I’d like to just caption them with their movie titles and the years they were made; but let’s be honest, I like to run my mouth (like to run my text?), so I might be throwing some additional comments in there if I really feel the need.

The Shining (1980)


Are the young, twin girls at the end of the hall creepy? Yes. Is the scene with blood flooding out of the elevators eerie as shit? Undoubtedly. But this right here… this is just the worst.

The Amityville Horror (2005)


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)


No matter how many times I watch this scene, I’m always jumping out of my skin. “RUN, BITCH, RUN!” “DRIVE, BITCH, DRIVE!!”

Ghost Story (1981)


Listen,… if you get a lady killed (accident or not), her pretty ass is probably going to come back to haunt you and have your ass killed.

Amelia (The third part of the Trilogy of Terror) (1975)


If I were to watch this today, I’d laugh. But this picture makes it on the post because I used to be MORTIFIED of this scene as a kid. I’d close my eyes as tight as I could. It didn’t help that she stares into the camera and pounds her… little machete?… on the ground. Even the sound creeped me out.

When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)


Guy paints himself perfectly to blend into woman’s brick wall in her big, dark apartment? Yeah… f*ck that…

When a Stranger Calls (1979)


Ahhh the original… when the babysitter gets the call from the police that “the call is coming from inside the house…” This has never NOT creeped me out. Your heart just sinks. The first time I babysat alone? Couldn’t stop thinking about this movie. My mom was awesome enough to let me watch all of this crap as a child.

The Exorcist (1973)


Here is a possessed Regan, with Pazuzu in the background.

Pet Sematary (1989)


Pascow, just appearing next to your bed. Just scaring the shit out of you.

Scream 3 (2000)


I LOVE all the Screams. But I had never really found them SCARY scary (not since I was six anyway); until this little gem of a scene happened–Sidney dreaming of her deceased mother.

Friday the 13th, Part II (1981)


This is terrible, but it’s sort of meant as a joke because… well… look at Muffin the dog’s teeth… One giddy night, I was watching this and couldn’t help but laugh my ass off at Muffin’s perfect smile. HOWEVER… I don’t appreciate when animals are killed in horror movies for no reason. WHAT DID MUFFIN DO TO YOU, VOORHEES!?

The Changeling (1980)


Try as he might, he just can’t get rid of his deceased daughter’s ball.


Here’s another one from The Changeling, because this movie is creep central. It’s sort of hard to tell what’s going on here, but it’s a nightmare. A young girl’s bedroom was built over a water well, and at night she sees a young boy in the well.

The Sentinel (1977)


Insidious (2011) There are going to be a few pics from Insidious, because this entire movie is what nightmares are made of.


This is just an amazing scene in Insidious. I’ve always been one to have weird dreams, and have never been a lucid dreamer. I’ve also suffered from sleep paralysis more times than I can count now. So this scene grabbed me in all the right ways. It’s a dark, hazy scene in which Patrick Wilson travels into “the further.” It’s so dream-like and eerie–one of my favorite scary movie scenes.


 The Cabin in the Woods (2011)


I couldn’t find the exact pic I wanted, but this here is Matthew Buckner and he is terrifying; and there is a great scene where he slowly emerges out of the very still, dark water, almost completely without disturbing the surrounding water. And he’s huge, so that’s quite a feat.


just another Cabin in the Woods monster

Halloween (1978)


Michael Meyers’ puppy dog head tilt: bone-chilling.


“The Shape.” That’s what Michael Meyers was called in the credits. That white face slowly appearing in the background of a scene is just so terrifying.

Carrie (1976)


Carrie’s already crazy ass going even crazier after the pig’s blood incident at prom will forever be burned into my brain.

Friday the 13th (2009)



Derek Mears is just a huge, roided-up-looking Jason Voorhees. And it’s awfully terrifying to see his huge body lurking about in the woods. I loved this remake and I think his physique works better than the rather scrawny original Jason’s.

About sheedzor2390

My parents let me watch just about whatever I wanted as a tot. Let me tell you, watching The Exorcist at 7-years-old will make you tough as nails. I believe I am better for it. One of my life goals is to be in a crappy, low-budge horror flick. The best time of year? Halloween, when all the best of the worst movies are played. My Netflix suggestions? Macabre. Romantic comedies? Kafkaesque. On the other hand, I do enjoy a good romantic tragedy.
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