Ever since the movie industry started spitting out movies, horror movies were the first ones to adapt to change. New camera angles, color, special effects, 3D, CGI, and whatnot, every new product tailored for the cinema industry has been first tested on horror movies. And why's that so? One, because people don't get scared easily, a cheap trick can scare a person once or twice but not repeatedly every Friday in the entire year. In fact the horror movie fans are more mutant to the subjects/scares than any other organism in this world. First it started with Vampires and ghosts, now it's all about the complexity and the psychological tension. And two, horror movie fans are very loyal to their roots, if Friday the 13th and The Nightmare on the Elm Street franchises have managed to spawn 10 movies each in three decades, that's only because of the fans. No other genre of cinema enjoys having as many as sub genres as the horror genre (A sub genre of horror movies, exploitation genre itself has nearly 20 odd sub genres, whereas the much popular crime genre has only 20 odd sub genres).
As a movie buff I've been fascinated by horror movies ever since I was a kid and as years progressed, I became more and more loyal to the most vibrant movie genres of all time. My personal favorite genres of horror are psychological horror, rape/revenge movies, splatter movies and torture porn. And for me the 70's were the best years for horror, as many of the sub genres have been invented in that decade. The ever green boobs, babes and scares format is perennial mood enhancer, as nothing beats the shit out of cheesy acting and cheap thrills. Any given day I can talk loads and loads about horror movies, but today I'll only be concentrating on the 10 extremely chilling horror movie scenes in the history of cinema. The list contains quite a few spoilers, so those of you who don't want to blame me later, just take a glance at the movie names and scoot away to watch them.
The most represented movie in nearly all the horror/thriller movie lists in the world, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is in a league of its own. Hitchcock the father of modern day thrillers, who also reinvented horror with this 1960 masterpiece became immortal with this movie. The infamous bathroom scene purportedly scared the audience to such an extent that many of them complained that their trip to the bathroom was never the same after "Psycho". But for me, the most memorable yet haunting scene comes in the end, where Norman Bates (in his mother's character) says,