Nothing makes me happier than being able to insert my favorite movie quotes into my daily life, which only baffles the people I speak to. Despite all of my nerdiness and horror movie madness, I am positive that there are several of you out there who are just like little old me. That's why I was prompted to compile a list of my favorite horror movie lines, hoping to hear all of your favorites as well!
1.) "They're Coming to Get You Barbara!"--Night of the Living Dead
2.) "When There is No More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Walk the Earth"--Dawn of the Dead
3.)"They're all gonna laugh at you!"--Carrie
4.) "Hey, up yours with a twirling lawnmower!"-A Nightmare on Elm Street
5.)"I'm here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum"-They Live
6.) "I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil"--Halloween
For me, I think that Donald Pleasance made Halloween. He was perfect as the good guy who was trying to triumph over evil and save the small town of Haddonfield from the psychotic Michael Myers. Every word that came out of his mouth was so attractive because he delivered them so genuinely and perfectly well. I'm pretty sure that Sam Loomis could have told me ANYTHING and I would have believed and admired his every word. Too bad his character became a little over-the-top in the future films of the series.
7.)"You see, Jason was my son and today is his birthday"--Friday the 13th
Whenever Friday the 13th rolls around on the calendar, I repeatedly say this line. I know, I'm a little mentally retarded but I can't help it. How can one not love this line? Mrs. Voorhees was just a mother who was trying to avenge her child and who can blame her?! The bone chilling way that Betsy Palmer smoothly delivers the line, as if she is totally reasonable, is what makes it even more special. At that point, audiences truly realize just how mentally messed up this Mama really is. But if you ask me, those horny teenage bastards deserved it! Abstinence is the best policy, kids!
8.)"Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in"--The Shining
9.)"Are you not the babysitter?"--The House of the Devil
This scene is pretty much my favorite scene in The House of the Devil simply due to it's brutality. When A.J. Bowen's character comes out of nowhere, audiences are aware that he's obviously up to no good, however, we don't expect what happens when it actually does--at least, I didn't. When he pulled out that gun and suddenly shoots the poor girl's brains out, it literally left me with my jaw dropped. It was one of the few "oh, shit" moments I've seen in a while in a horror and I was really impressed. The scene immediately sets the tone for the rest of the film because right then we know that the film is only going to get a lot darker.
10.) " I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it"--The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
11.)"We all go a little mad sometimes"--Psycho
12.)"This is God"--A Nightmare on Elm Street
13.)"It's all true. The Boogeyman is real and you found him"--House of 1000 Corpses
14.)"Oh yes, there will be blood"--Saw III
15.) "They're here"--Poltergeist
It's so hard to narrow down a list of my favorite horror lines because there are so many amazing classics to choose from. But, if I continued to name every single one of my favorites, I would be writing for days and my hands are tired. What are some of your favorite horror movie lines?