13 Of The Creepiest Cinemagraphs You’ve Ever Seen

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13 Of The Creepiest Cinemagraphs You've Ever Seen

13 Of The Creepiest Cinemagraphs You've Ever Seen

13 Of The Creepiest Cinemagraphs You've Ever Seen


Six Horror Movies with Amazing Beginnings by Evan Dickson as seen on bloodydisgusting.com


By Posted by EvanDickson on July 25, 2013 on Bloody Disgusting.

Last year I wrote a piece called 5 Horror Films With Amazing Endings. You guys wound up digging it so I did 5 MORE Horror Movies With Amazing Endings, along with 5 Horror Movies With Horrible Endings and 5 MORE Horror Movies With Horrible Endings!

So, having pretty much tapped out the ENDING thing for now, I figured I’d take a look at some BEGINNINGS. Some of these movies start strong and end strong but others, more often than not, never fully achieve on the promise of their initial 15 or so minutes.

Head below to check ‘em out!


Dawn Of The Dead Beginning 7 23 13 6 Horror Movies With Amazing Beginnings!!!
You knew this one was going to be on here didn’t you? While the James Gunn scripted/Zack Snyder (still his best) directed film is pretty damn good all the way through, most people would agree that it’s first 10 minutes or so are a true tour de force. From the economic, yet efficient, character introductions to Sarah Polley’s reactions to the chaos breaking out around her. This, and the opening credits, are a masterstroke.

FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

Friday The 13Th Beginning 7 23 13 6 Horror Movies With Amazing Beginnings!!!
You guys know by now that I dig this whole movie, but the first 20 minutes especially shine. There’s just something great about the quick dispatch of teens who could potentially have been our protagonists, right up until that great shot of Jason charging towards the camera smashes us into the main story.


Scream Beginning 7 23 13 6 Horror Movies With Amazing Beginnings!!!
While Scream is pretty much a classic at this point, I’m not sure if it ever beats the opening Drew Barrymore sequence. It’s lighter on laughs than the rest of the film, but makes up for it with a sadistic level of suspense that the remaining 100 minutes have a hard time recapturing (those 100 minutes are still pretty great though).


Return of The Living Dead Beginning 7 23 13 6 Horror Movies With Amazing Beginnings!!!
It’s remarkable how efficiently Dan O’Bannon sets up his universe – just a hair to the left of the Romero films – and establishes the tine of his utterly unique piece. The humor, the horror, that body in the bag twitching in the freezer – it’s all there.


Sinister Beginning 7 23 13 6 Horror Movies With Amazing Beginnings!!!
Not so much an opening sequence as an opening shot, whatever your opinion may be of Scott Derrickson’s Sinister – there’s no denying the power of this image.


Ghost Ship Banner 10 02 12 6 Horror Movies With Amazing Beginnings!!!
Our contributor Wolfman wrote at length about this, and he’s d*amn right. The scene that possibly BEST demonstrates this article, it’s all downhill from here. Enjoy!

The 10 Summer Horror Films on Grantland’s Radar by Tess Lynch

10. Lords of Salem, Release date: April 19, Directed by: Rob Zombie
9. The Happy House, Release date: May 3, Director: D.W. Young
8. No One Lives, Release date: May 10, Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
7. Black Rock, Release date: May 17, Director: Katie Aselton (The Freebie)
6. American Mary, Release date: May 31, Directors: Jen and Sylvia Soska
5. The Purge, Release date: May 31, Director: James DeMonaco
4. V/H/S/2, Release date: July 12, Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, and Adam Wingard
3. The Conjuring, Release date: July 19, Director: James Wan
2. You’re Next, Release date: August 23, Directed by: Adam Wingard
1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Release date: August 23, Director: Harald Zwart

Read more and watch trailers at Grantland

The Legend of Margorie McCall by Charlie Hintz at Cult of Weird

After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.

The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.

The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.

Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.

Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”

When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.

Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”

Read at Cult of Weird