Ah yes. It’s that time of the year, folks. The only month where it’s slightly less mean to jump out at a child while wearing a clown mask. The vandal’s holiday… cretin Christmas. It really is a special time for all of us horror movie fans. So let’s light some candles, get our favorite Misfits album out and start this party.
They say that nothing can ever outdo the imagination – something that is most evident when it comes to terror and death. It’s not what you see that scares you – it’s what you don’t. It’s why we fear the dark. So while gore is great fun, it’s nothing compared to something merely implied.
12. Muldoon’s Death in Jurassic Park
For a movie about dinosaurs it’s rather surprising how little they managed to show. While most of the time it was a cutaway or done as a blur of motion or off-camera screams, Muldoon’s death was unique in that they showed us everything they could without the bloody parts.
You know that whatever is going down behind that greenery is surely sickening in a most tooth-ripping way – but you can only guess what that is. It’s hard to remember at this point, but the raptors in this film are only seen well after the halfway point. They remain a dark mystery for most of the film, making their scenes that much more incredible to watch. These days raptors are more mundane than apple cider and zombie headshots.