It is said that we should always be wary of what we speak as it remains with us forever. Sometimes an evil name spoken out loud can bring back from the brink, something unwanted. I don’t know about the evil part, but words certainly have a way of getting etched into our memories. Heil Hitler, for example, is two words associated with one of the history’s biggest genocides. Till date, it’s remembered and passed down with caution through the generations. Same is with horror movies. The weird scenes and sudden shrieks with heightened bass may leave our heartbeats elevated, but it is the spooky and creepy lines said by the characters that chill our bones to the core. For the die-hard horror fans and for the curious cats, we have created a list of famous horror movie quotes that are sure to leave you quavering. Weak-hearted should stay away or suffer the consequences.
20. The Omen (2006)
Father Brennan: When the Jews return to Zion, and a comet fills the sky, and the Holy Roman Empire rises, then you and I must die. From the eternal sea, he rises, creating armies on either shore, turning man against his brother, until man exists no more.
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19. The Unborn (2009)
Gordon Beldon: You had a twin brother, he died in your mother’s womb, giving birth to you.
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18. The Skeleton Key (2005)
Caroline Ellis: I told you I wanted a black one this time.
Luke: You know the black ones never stay. Beggars can’t be choosers. I think it suits you beautifully. It’s better than Violet or Grace, even. We’ll get used to it. We always do.
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17. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nancy Thompson: One two, Freddy’s coming for you. 3, 4 better lock your door. 5, 6 grab a crucifix. 7, 8, gonna stay up late. 9, 10, never sleep again!
16. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jezelle Gay Hartman: I think it’s eaten too many hearts, for its own to ever stop!
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15. Constantine (2005)
John Constantine: God’s a kid with an ant farm, lady. He’s not planning anything.
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14. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Matt Campbell: One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise and came and killed those two dead boys.
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13. Insidious 2 (2013)
Young Elise Rainier: In my line of work, things tend to happen when it gets dark.
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12. The Ring (2002)
Becca: You start to play it, and it’s like somebody’s nightmare. And then this woman comes on, smiling at you, right? Seeing you, through the screen. Then when it’s over, your phone rings, someone knows you watched the tape. And what they say is, “You will die in seven days.”
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11. Sinister (2012)
Ellison Oswalt: Bad things happen to good people, and they still have to have their story told.
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10. Evil Dead (1973)
Cheryl: Why have you disturbed our sleep; awakened us from our ancient slumber? You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you.
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9. Insidious (2011)
Elise Rainier: It’s not the house that’s haunted. It’s your son.
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8. The Grudge (2004)
Detective Nakagawa: It is said in Japan that when a person dies in extreme sorrow or rage, the emotion remains, becoming a stain upon that place. Death becomes a part of that place, killing everything it touches. Once you have become a part of it, it will never let you go.
7. The Amityville Horror (2005)
Carolyn: They ran him out of Salem for being a witch. And he built his house exactly where you’re living. You’re living on some sort of special ground, devil worship… death… sacrifice. George, there’s one simple rule. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
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6. The Rite (2011)
Father Lucas Trevant: Be careful Michael, choosing not to believe in the devil doesn’t protect you from him.
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5. The Conjuring (2013)
Ed Warren: The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges on which we decide to follow.
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4. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Father Moore: Tell me your six names!
Emily Rose: We are the ones who dwell within.
[in Hebrew] I am the one who dwelt within CAIN!
[in Latin] I am the one who dwelt within NERO!
[in Greek] I once dwelt within JUDAS!
[in German] I was with Legion!
[in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic] I am Belial!
[in English] And I am Lucifer, the devil in the flesh.
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3. The Exorcist (1973)
Father Merrin: Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. We may ask what is relevant, but anything beyond that is dangerous. He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that – do not listen.
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2. The Shining (1980)
Dick Hallorann: Well, you know, Doc, when something happens, you can leave a trace of itself behind. Say like, if someone burns toast. Well, maybe things that happen, leave other kinds of traces behind. Not things that anyone can notice, but things that people who ‘shine’ can see; just like they can see things that haven’t happened yet. Well, sometimes they can see things that happened a long time ago. I think a lot of things happened right here in this particular hotel over the years. And not all of them were good.
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1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Dr. Hannibal Lecter: A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
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