Star Wars – Episode III, Revenge of the Sith was on TV earlier tonight. Although this must be my twentieth time watching the most bearable of the prequel trilogy, I couldn’t help but feel chills running down my spine during a particular scene.
I then delved deep into my memory banks for the most chilling moments in movies. Not necessarily scary, but chill-inducing. There are some lines that will never cease to cause goosebumps, no matter how many times you’ve watched that movie – don’t you agree?
So I present to you, my top 5 picks for the most chilling lines in movies:
5. “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” – Brody, Jaws
4. “I am home.” – Dr. Weir, Event Horizon (aka the scariest movie of the ’90s)
3. “They mostly come out at night, mostly.” – Newt, Aliens (also parodied by South Park )
2. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – [written by] Jack, The Shining
1. “Execute Order 66.” – Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III
Can you think of any chilling lines that should be included on this list?
“Oh honey… hush…” from Shawshank. Boggs still creeps me out <shudder>
Ohhh, or the point in Se7en where the guy strapped to the bed just inhales. I jumped out of my seat, holy crap. I don’t know if that counts as a chilling line or even how to spell it.
the only real memorable scene in episode 3 was at the end when anakin has lost his legs and obiwan is standing over him screaming about how anakin was supposed to have been the chosen one. not sure if that is considered “chilling”, but i felt something in my stomach when he said those lines, full of emotion!
Execute Order 66 changed everything! It’s the baddest line in movie history by far. But you’d have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate the severity of those 3 words. Those 3 words put the Dark Side on top in a matter of moments … (geek talk). I gotta agree with you here 🙂