The Woman In Black is an old-fashioned ghost story that aims to scare you through suggestion rather than special effects. Seeing the film made me think about my most spine chilling moment in cinema - what is yours?

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  • Comment number 382. Posted by catinmybrain

    on 23 Feb 2012 18:21

    At the end of The Blair Witch Project when Heather and Mike are running through the house and up the stairs, and there are the children's handprints all over the walls...

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  • Comment number 381. Posted by 101room

    on 21 Feb 2012 19:50

    Hi Mark, it has got to be Mullholand Drive, 'its an illusion'' sequence where the lady is singing but then it turns out to be miming, truly spine chilling, made me slightly sick but a phenomenal scene.

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  • Comment number 380. Posted by leahb83

    on 21 Feb 2012 00:04

    The end of Primal Fear with the brilliant Edward Norton reveal. I hadn't seen it coming and that moment really creeped me out!

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  • Comment number 379. Posted by petec8

    on 19 Feb 2012 19:28

    Not a great film, but for me the most chilling moment which springs to mind is the sequence in Nightwatch with Ewan Mcgregor, when Ewan patrols the morgue for the first time - baseball bat in hand, switching on the lights down the dark corridor, and having to prove he checked the room with the bodies, by turning a key in a lock... Terrifying scene to watch late, alone, in my dark flat!

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  • Comment number 378. Posted by Redpixel

    on 19 Feb 2012 10:15

    Another unsettling movie is one hour photo. I found the whole movie difficult to watch.

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  • Comment number 377. Posted by Aardvarkeddon

    on 19 Feb 2012 06:58

    Another vote here for the party scene in Lost Highway, with Robert Blake's Mystery Man being both there and in Fred's house simultaneously.

    The scene in the Korean movie R-Point, when the soldier 'catches up' with his unit walking through the long grass, having lagged behind to relieve himself. When they duck down, apparently taking cover, he does the same, but when he stands upright again, he's all alone.

    The Shining's Delbert Grady: "No sir, YOU are the caretaker. You've always been the caretaker."

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  • Comment number 376. Posted by Josh Teal

    on 19 Feb 2012 02:45

    The 1968 version of M.R James' Whistle and I'll Come To You with the scene on the beach. Very simplistic yet spine chilling.

    Goodfellas with Joe Pesci and the whole 'Why Am I so funny?" thing. Puts you in the position on the person its aimed at.

    Wait Until Dark with the scene near the end. I know it's a jump scare but it's sticks with you

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  • Comment number 375. Posted by Redpixel

    on 19 Feb 2012 01:53

    For me it's not the horror genre that really chills my spine, but films like Zodiac and Eyes Wide Shut.

    Zodiac I found extremely uncomfortable to watch, particularly the first time we see zodiac in the day time in his costume and mask; clearly a psychotic madman. The tension seriously ramps up in that film with the phantom phone calls and that basement scene. I really enjoyed the movie, but I don't think I could watch the movie alone ever again.

    Eyes wide shut is another one for me, there's something incredibly sinister about the ritual, the masks, the cult ring leader and the deep chanting music. Also the ever so simple piano notes played at key moments in the film really unsettle you.

    It's interesting to see whistle and I'll come to you mentioned so often. As great as the acting is in this, I've never found the whole black bin bag blowing in the wind terribly scary. I always found 'a warning to the curious' more chilling.

    Another film that could have been chilling was jeepers creepers which up until 'that moment' where we see the protagonist has wings (!?) was a pretty creepy film. Perhaps just goes to show that the really creepy moments are those that we can genuinely relate to and see ourselves being put in the same position.

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  • Comment number 374. Posted by Tony

    on 18 Feb 2012 01:34

    Kwaidan, the ending of The Black Hair once the lead character wakes up.

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  • Comment number 373. Posted by Manfromanotherplace

    on 18 Feb 2012 00:32

    A couple of Lynch moments that unerved me, 'Mystery man at the party and on the phone' from Lost Highway and the "wash your hands before dinner" from Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me. Still think about them now after all these years - chilling.

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