Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Horror Movie Openings

Read a review of Halloween 4 last night, and it mentioned
the very moody, wonderful opening of that film.

I decided to share some favorite horror movie opening scenes today.

If you don't care for horror films, skip these!

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Such a love of Autumn and Halloween here. Just great.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Effectively creepy recap of the saga up to that point.

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later

This is the credit sequence after the opening scene, but I love the fact that this not only captures the essence of the films with the theme, but it recaps the story, the characters and explains what became of Dr. Loomis. Quite an opening!

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

This opening grabs you from the get-go, telling you this is going to be a different Halloween movie than any you have seen before. And they aren't kidding!

Spider Baby

Lon Chaney Jr. narrating in a spoken-word style to the opening theme
with the credits and illustrations of the characters. Fun stuff!

Ghost Ship

Implausible? Yeah.
Damned great? Hell yeah.


One of the best opening scenes.
Just so much unexpected here, and it works.

Halloween (1978)

Truly the best.
Nothing like a classic.

Wanted to include A Nightmare on Elm Street,
but Google and YouTube weren't cooperating!
You can view it here, if you'd like.


  1. Full marks for Spider Baby. I love that film. Those are all very good choices. Each one either builds expectation or provides essential backstory. And Lon Chaney sings the theme song to Spider Baby, so who can pass that up.

  2. hmm..i need to check out this spider baby