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10 MORE Scariest Opening Horror Movie Scenes Ever

For when you need your scares in ten minutes or less.

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You don't get a second chance to make a first impression, which horror movies know all too well. Eager to please with opening scenes that throw us straight into the meat grinder, the horror genre likes to start things with a bang, blowing open a story (and probably a few limbs off for good measure) to really get our attention.

Finding the gnarliest scenario and subjecting us to a taste of what the next 90 minutes has to offer, the best part of a horror movie is often a strong start - where stupid factors like narrative and logic don't weigh heavy on our expectations. And of course, if you're not starting your horror movie off with a memorable death, then you're not starting it off right at all.

So, if you didn't learn the first time, then we're here again to take a look at the movies that grabbed us by the eyeballs and didn't let go, making a marked impression on watchers before they even had a chance to know what they were in for. Get ready to watch through your fingers.

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