Most Tense Movie Scene

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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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So, I'm watching "Mission Impossible - Ghost" right now...with REALLY sweaty palms! (easy....). I realize the scene with Tom Cruise scaling and performing stunts on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has got to be the MOST tense I've ever been watching a movie. This is primarily because I have a sincere fear of heights from tall buildings. The Grand Canyon and other natural wonders don't bother me, but anything man-made really gives me the heeby jeebies. Strange, huh?

Anyway, what movie scene made you the most tense or gave you the deepest sense of heeby jeebies?





posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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Se7en - Brad pit. "whaaats in the booooox?" scene.

and most of the movie in general.

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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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For me, it was the first few minutes of "Vertical Limit." It involved a group scaling a vertical wall, then two fall to their deaths, and the remaining three are left hanging on one line from one cam, and the cam is not quite tight. The movie was half over before I was calm again...



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:44 PM
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For me it's not the scene so much as the music that comes with it and there can be no worse then Jaws, but the "you're going to need a bigger boat" scene is classic... Close behind that was the scene in Alien when it bursts out of the stomach.
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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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Wait Until Dark. Audrey Hepburn is a blind woman at the mercy of a psycho killer(Alan Arkin). He is taunting her in her home while attempting to find out where the hidden jewels, or whatever, are. Some how, big old massive man that I am, I became little skinny blind Audrey and was riveted with fright.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: jrflipjr

I have 2:

1 the Exorcist, pick a scene lol. Understand that this was when it first came out at the theatre during the 70s...horror was a totally different animal back then, so this was to horror what the smartphone is to personal communications. The hype after it first came out was that people were having heart attacks during the showing and there actually were a couple.

2 Alien...the first one, at the theatre. Bass up high...constant extremely low hum had you on the edge of your seat the whole movie. My wife actually had to step outside the theatre and get some fresh air about half way through.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: jrflipjr

Altered States

The Exorist

oh the spaceship one - Event Horizon



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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Wow!

Yeah, all great choices!




posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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Several scenes of the movie Gravity were very intense.

The lack of sound and the camera work made it hard to believe it wasn't real.

I genuinely caught myself holding my breath multiple times.

Seven was another good one, and The Shining.

~Namaste
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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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"ASS TO ASS!!"

Requiem For a Dream is still haunting me..



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Jungian

I'm not familiar with that one...I can only imagine!




posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

Loved Event Horizon...very spooky



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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This.


Or this.
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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: trollz

That first one is a doozy!

That second one is just, well, insane!



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Well at least you didn't post the violent rape bit. Megan is Missing as a film or entertainment totally fails unless you're a pervert; its only purpose could be to warn girls about meeting men online.
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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:54 PM
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Kurtz's monologue from Apocalypse Now. The heavy shadows and the juxtaposition onf the native's cow sacrifice and his eventual demise mesh so well...ad to that the bizarre nature of his speech.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: jrflipjr

Non Horror - The Pianist - basically any scene after the first ten minutes. Freezing, starving and never knowing when the bullets will come (or worse) from the Nazis.

Horror - The Exorcist - all day long. Still have to sleep with a light on from the closet, some 30 plus years later!



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: centhwevir1979
a reply to: trollz

Well at least you didn't post the violent rape bit. Megan is Missing as a film or entertainment totally fails unless you're a pervert; its only purpose could be to warn girls about meeting men online.


I agree with you about that movie, it wasn't entertaining at all imo. It does do one hell of a job though of warning girls to be careful about who they talk to online.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: trollz

originally posted by: centhwevir1979
a reply to: trollz

Well at least you didn't post the violent rape bit. Megan is Missing as a film or entertainment totally fails unless you're a pervert; its only purpose could be to warn girls about meeting men online.


I agree with you about that movie, it wasn't entertaining at all imo. It does do one hell of a job though of warning girls to be careful about who they talk to online.


Yeah..the end of that movie would be brutal if you were a parent.

Intense scenes..all the normal from the horror list.

Frontier(s)
Martyrs
The Exorcist
Irreversible (not a horror but had some intense scenes)
A Serbian Film (overrated at this point but it is intense)
Inside (for an obvious reason when you see the film)
Enter the Void (remind me to never watcvh that again and waste my life)



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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For me I think Dead Calm. The scene rowing back to the sailboat while a killer takes off with his unsuspecting wife.

Or Duel, Stephen Spielberg's early classic about the trucker stalking Dennis Weaver.





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