10 GIFs Of Great Horror Movie Freakout Scenes

It’s Halloween and that means every channel is showing just enough horror movies to kill off 10 percent of the elderly. Horror movies are great, and ever since the 70s, they’ve been getting scarier and scarier. And if it weren’t for them, most dudes in the ’70s would never have even gotten to first base with girls.  Hollywood producers figured this out quickly and started banging out slasher flicks faster than your girlfriend can say, “I’m gonna cover my eyes for this part…stop it, Bradley, you’re sooo sleazy…aaaah it’s scary, hold me!”

Our favorite scene in any type of horror movie is the Freakout. That’s the scene in which the scary character jumps out, is seen through a window or appears in a reflection when they weren’t there a second ago. This is the true test of a director’s talent and an actor’s vocal chords. It has to happen suddenly, have high-pitched sound effects and has to freak the audience out as much as it freaks the character out. Here are 10 GIFs of our favorite freak outs that you can watch to your heart’s content. If you get numb to them, you’ll look tough the next time you watch one of them with your lady.

“1408″

“Carrie”

“It”

“Ju-On”

“The Ring”

“Poltergeist”

“Jacob’s Ladder”

“The Exorcist

“The Descent”

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Charlie Kasov (@charliekasov) is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.