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21 Horrifying Movie Moments That'll Scar You For Life

Some wounds never heal.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which horror movie moment scared them the most. The frightening results are below.

WARNING: Some scenes may contain spooky spoilers.

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1. The Shining (1980)

"The hallway scene in the shining with the two girls has forever ruined hotel hallways for me." – Stephanie Bollweg Cleary (Facebook)

2. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

"The worst [scene] for me is at the end, when they're in the old decrepit house and Heather sees Mike facing the corner, and she screams bloody murder, and then drops the camera. That image is so simple and not gory or grotesque, but because you're informed by the back story earlier, when it happens, it is SO FREAKING SCARY. Many hours of sleep lost over that one." – Katlyn Minard (Facebook)

3. The Exorcist (1973)

"The scene in The Exorcist where Regan crawls down the stairs backwards... ugh no thank you. Gives me chills every time." – Lindsay LuciferMoosifer Coleman (Facebook)

4. The Ring (2002)

"When the dead girl in The Ring crawled out of the TV. I was doing okay up until that point in the movie. Put off from horror movies forever after that." – Chrissy Amatangelo (Facebook)

5. Signs (2002)

"Not necessarily horror or 'scary' but the scene in the movie Signs where the alien walks across the screen. Had horrible nightmares for a good one to two years after that and had a fear of the damn things ever since lol." – Erica Gardner (Facebook)

6. Salem's Lot (1979)

"Salem’s Lot, the original two-part TV adaptation; floating child outside the window. NONONONONONO." – nichomach

7. It (1990)

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Green/Epstein Productions

"I think we’ve all been traumatized by Stephen King’s It. Specifically the scene with the drain… I really dreaded bath time because of it" – kieraarit

8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Strong Heart/Demme Production

"It was the scene where Hannibal Lector started eating the cop while he was alive, and left the corpse with the half-eaten face in the elevator. It took me years to finally work up the courage to watch it again." – GBear108

9. House On Haunted Hill (1999)

"The scene when the reporter is in the basement with her camcorder, and a creepy ghost type creature with a covered face immediately appears behind her convulsing. I was terrified that I would see something like that lol." – kristins4229ff1df

10. Psycho (1960)

"The shower stabbing scene. I changed the channel but my uncle switched it back. So friggin scared." – cubis0101

11. Sinister (2012)

"The lawn mower scene in Sinister…. or any part of that goddamn movie tbh. Watching it made me want to throw up." – laurenp4efc49487

12. Ghost Ship (2002)

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"When the cable slices everyone in half and you watch their faces slowly register the fact that their torsos are sliding off of their legs. That scene haunts me." – Jmeames

13. Pet Sematary (1989)

"Oh man. The scene in Pet Sematary when the kid takes a scalpel to the dudes Achilles. I still feel the need to leap into my bed instead of standing next to it." – heatherc4d3754acf

14. Mirrors (2008)

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"The movie Mirrors totally scarred me... especially the bathroom scene when she tears her own jaw off. Nope nope. Every time I walk away from a mirror I think about my reflection staying there and killing me. Every. Single. Time." – megant45191b52c

15. The Exorcist III (1990)

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Morgan Creek Productions

"The 'nurse in the hallway' scene… terrifying. Scarred me for life... I was in high school when I saw the movie, and I ran from my car to the backdoor and yelled 'Mom!' as soon as I was inside so I would have some company. I slept with the lights on." – Dawn4989

16. Insidious (2015)

"Stupid Insidious demon scared the crap out of me... that image is in my brain for weeks now." – Ife Onasanya (Facebook)

17. The Grudge (2004)

"The first time you see Kayako in the attic of the haunted house in The Grudge. I was 12 when i first watched it and it was horrifying." – Nanna Seistrup (Facebook)

18. The Omen (1976)

20th Century Fox

"The scene in The Omen when the nanny hangs herself at Damien's birthday party. 'It's all for you, Damien!'" – Tom Linn (Facebook)

19. Friday the 13th (1980)

"At the end of Friday the 13th when Jason pops up out of the water. I'd just let down my guard thinking she was safe and BAM zombie water boy shows up!" – Rhiain 'Bo' Dumford (Facebook)

20. Poltergeist (1982)

"Yep, that clown doll from Poltergeist scarred me for life. I hate dolls. Clowns are meh." – Emily Rauch (Facebook)

21. The Sixth Sense (1999)

"... when Mischa Barton is throwing up in The Sixth Sense. Ew." – ashn4b59d5db6

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