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13 Moments From Horror Movies That Traumatized All Of Us As Kids

Horror movies are some of the absolute most fun things to watch, especially in the dark and with friends. That is, of course, until the moment they're not fun anymore.

Every good horror movie has at least one scene that legitimately gets you, to the point that it's burned into your brain for the rest of your life. In the case of these 13 moments, we're pretty sure we needed some serious therapy after seeing them.

First of all, literally anything involving the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise.


Or how about that scary-ass clown in Poltergeist that you just KNEW was going to come to life.


Speaking of Poltergeist, how about the actual real skeletons in the mud pit?!


Kevin Bacon getting the arrow through his chest in Friday the 13th was really intense for the time.


We can't forget the prom scene in Carrie, no matter how much therapy we go to.

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Or the crazy birth scene from The Fly.


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Literally any scene with Regan in The Exorcist. Especially this one.

When Freddy starts pushing through the freaking walls in A Nightmare On Elm Street.


The creepy kid in the window in Salem's Lot is just the absolute worst.


Or for a true classic: the friggin' severed head in Jaws.


The night-vision basement scene in The Silence of the Lambs always puts me on edge.

When the nanny hangs herself in The Omen.


The scene in Misery. You know the one. With the sledgehammer.


What horror movie scene scared you the most?