Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Most Memorable Horror Movie Quotes of All Time

We’ve searched for the most memorable horror movie quotes of all time and we couldn’t wait to share what we've found with you. You know the kind of movie quotes we’re speaking of; the ones that we manage slip in to our normal, everyday conversations. We call them “inside jokes” when really they’re just the clever wit concocted by screenplay writers to break the tension in a horror movie or to hammer-home the plot.

So after searching through hundreds of movie quotes,(okay, maybe it was more like one hundred) we’ve chosen the most quotable horror movie quotes of all time. And to back up our choices, we’ve taken the liberty of providing a reason why each one made our list. So, without further ado, here they are: The Most Memorable Horror Movie Quotes of All Time.

1. “I see dead people.” Those four simple words were spoken by Cole in M. Night Shayamalan’s “The Sixth Sense”. When that pasty-faced child uttered that terrifying line, it sent shivers down the spines of movie fans and critics alike. Haley Joel Osment whispered these words with such conviction that it instantly became the tag line everyone used to describe the movie. And if you’ll be honest, you have to admit that you’ve uttered those same words, or a variation of them, at least once in normal conversation.

2. “We all go a little mad sometimes.” Norman Bates, the deranged, cross-dressing lunatic in Hitchcock’s “Psycho”, summed up the entire movie when he calmly stated this line at the end of the film. Forty-eight years after this film’s debut finds us all a little nervous in the shower when we think about “Nooormaaan” and his decaying mother.

3. “Brains!” Flesh eating, brain-craving zombies running amongst the living is enough to weaken even the healthiest of hearts. Whenever we think of zombie films, we instantly think of the mantra, “Brains, brains, brains”. But the only zombies to ever verbally mumble their desire for yummy brains were the ones in “The Return of Living Dead” and the sequels that followed.

4. “They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” When Johnny teased his sister, we all knew it was just a not-so-subtle foreshadowing of the events to come. George Romero’s “The Night of the Living Dead” is, perhaps, the scariest movie of all time. The makeup and special effects were impressive even by today’s standards. How many times have you uttered this line while watching a zombie movie?

5. “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” Ah, Hannibal the Cannibal. Who can forget how Anthony Hopkins flicked his tongue after releasing this creepy line? While the line was more humorous than frightening, it has still managed to become one of the most quoted horror movie lines of all time. “The Silence of the Lambs” is an intense thriller that has spawned a few sequels and a long list of movie taglines.