12 Most Paused Horror Movie Moments

Did I just see what I think I saw?

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Be they gory, sexy or just plain WTF horror movies boast a tonne of pause-worthy moments just begging for closer inspection. Of course, back in the dark days before even terrible VCRs were a thing, this was nigh on impossible.

Even after film fans had widespread VCR ownership, it often took several frustrating minutes of rewinding and fast-forwarding to find that perfect pause-worthy moment only to be rewarded with a grainy, barely discernible image on our old, 15-inch big box tellies. It might have helped the atmospherics, but it was no good for clarity.

Nowadays, though, thanks to the arrival of DVDs and HD technology, we’re free to pause, re-watch and analyse moments frame-by-frame to our hearts’ content. Which is especially useful for horror mavens who all too often find ourselves asking questions like ‘What the f**k did I just see?’ and ‘Am I such a gore hound that I need closely inspect that gruesome death scene one more time?’ You probably already know the answer to that particular ditty.

From all-out gore fests to supposedly unsimulated sex scenes and scary subliminal frames some moments just deserve to be frozen in time.

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