12 Fantastic Films You Only Remember For One Scene

11. Jason And The Argonauts - Skeleton Army


Ever since its release in 1963, Don Chaffey's seminal swords-and-sandals feature has attained an appropriately legendary cult status, not least for its carefully crafted stop-motion creatures. And the crowning achievement of both the film and its special effects expert - the late, great Ray Harryhausen- is the scene in which our heroes find themselves stranded on the sandy ruins of Colchis. For there they encounter the most terrifying of soldiers; a skeleton army summoned by a Hydra's spell. As they emerge from the soil, brandishing their swords, shields and sinister grins (well, they are skeletons, after all), their stilted movements only serve to make the scene more sinister. And, of course, more memorable.

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