The Greatest Horror Movie Moments!
by: Protoclown

Okay, so Se7en (also known as "Seven") is not strictly a horror movie, but it is a pretty good thriller, and it has some pretty grisly and horrific moments, so I'm going to talk about it, if you don't mind (and even if you do). For the scene I'm about to talk about, Detectives Mills and Somerset (played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) are trying to catch a serial killer whose crimes are based on the Seven Deadly Sins, and they discover some fingerprints at a crime scene that lead them to the house of a pedophile named Victor.

After raiding his home and entering his bedroom, they discover an unmoving lump covered by a blanket on his bed.

The police cautiously approach, and at this point I'd like to take the moment to point out that if you ever enter a room that is absolutely covered in pine tree (or any other kind, for that matter) air fresheners dangling from the ceiling, you should just turn around and leave. Whatever you find in that room is not going to be pleasant. Even if someone told you that there's a chest full of money or a room full of horny disease-free hookers who are feeling generous, just turn around and leave. I promise you, you will be glad that you did.

The SWAT guys pull back the sheet to reveal a horrible, stinky corpse rotting on the bed. It's just completely wasted away, practically a skeleton with skin painted onto it, with all kinds of horrible cuts, bruises and sores all over its body.

Detective Somerset looks up at the wall and sees that this is another of the serial killer's victims, this one representing the sin of "sloth". Yes, there's nothing more lazy than being dead, as it turns out!

One of the SWAT guys gets up close to examine the body, muttering to himself that the bastard got what he deserved, when suddenly we find out that our "corpse" is not a corpse at all! Somehow this horribly maimed husk of a person that looks like something Marilyn Manson would have sex with is still alive!

This living corpse writhes around in vain on the bed for a while, coughing and moaning, seemingly unaware of its surroundings. It's a pretty damned freaky moment, because this "man" isn't really a man at all anymore, having become something less than human from its ordeal of being tied to a bed, unable to move at all for an entire year.

At this point we realize that our serial killer isn't just a killer, but he's a fucked up twisted torturer as well. This is some disturbing shit, far more realistic and fucked up than what I've seen in a lot of horror movies, and that's why I feel like it absolutely belongs on this list.

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Reader Comments

Last of the Time Lords
Oct 13th, 2008, 05:54 AM
Se7en is an awesome thriller, and certainly spooky enough in parts to count as a "horror" film. The awful fates of the victims are WAY scarier than anything that happens in the Saw movies, and those are classified as horror.
guts beer + metal
Oct 13th, 2008, 08:50 AM
his entire back should be already eaten away by decubitus, yuck
Serial Loiterer
Oct 13th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Is it just me or was it about the same time 'Se7en' came out, horror movies changed from murderous slasher movies to R rated torture snuff films?
A person.
Oct 13th, 2008, 11:54 AM
^I agree
Forum Virgin
Oct 13th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Mmmm Deffo
Jason's a Furry! Run!
Oct 13th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Gotta love Se7en, one of the better thrillers of the last few decades (and it had Morgan Freeman. That already gives it extra points in my book).

Interestingly enough, my favorite scene in this movie (though the Sloth one is great, no doubt about it) is one that isn't even a horror one.

Tropical Viking
Oct 13th, 2008, 05:44 PM
That one is really fucked up, I was 12 or something when I saw it and damn, did I shit my bowels when this dude started coughing. This movie was so remarkable that every following thriller had to declare iself "the next seven" or "better than seven" or "just like seven."
Punk Rock Hamster
Oct 13th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I saw this in the theater and yelped like a girl, but 'What's in the box?!' is still my favorite.
The stealer of Pies
Oct 13th, 2008, 09:28 PM
the sloth one ws the first one that got me by surprise, especially when we find that he's alive, but the one for "lust" was just as fucked. put a gun to a guy's head, strap on a serrated-knife dildo and tell him to fuck a hooker to death. messed up stuff indeed. mostly it was seeing the look on the guy's face when they found him. jus tthe thought of all the trauma he just endured was insane
Imperial Stormtrooper
Oct 14th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Pretty graphic scene. Almost like dude was a Zombie.
grants but one wish
Oct 14th, 2008, 03:16 AM
i see you fixed the posting issues, that emancipated chap looks like the zombeish things from i am legend
Oct 14th, 2008, 04:20 AM
I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out. I was in college and I reviewed it for the school paper and they changed my article title to totally contradict what I wrote about it. Don't get me wrong, it's a great twisted movie, great villain, I jumped, I watched it through my hands, I was making all sorts of "eee eee eee" noises, but there were aspects of the movie I didn't like. I know the movie was supposed to be dark, but so dark you couldn't *see* I knew the dildo was bad, but I couldn't see why :/ which kind of ruined it for me. And I thought parts of it were somewhat cliche (particularly the ending). Granted, our villain was clever, but when it came to the end, I just didn't like it. I understand why he did it, but I didn't like it, probably because of the admission made to Freeman's charrie earlier in the film. If you've seen it, you likely know what I'm talking about.

I have no problem agreeing with Proto that the above scene is one severely f'ed up moment, though, which is, of course, the core of the article *laughs*
Former Virgin
Oct 15th, 2008, 12:15 AM
I'm not afraid to say I did not care for this movie. Maybe it was the plot holes. Maybe it was the inconsistent characters. Perhaps I had gas that night. Whatever it was this movie rubbed me the wrong way.
Cell Regenerated Deadite
Oct 15th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Eat your heart out, 'Disturbing Behavior'!
Turrican't. :(
Oct 25th, 2008, 05:05 PM
The scariest thing about Seven (I refuse to spell it in that "other" way) is how overrated of a film it is.
Fookin' up planets!
Oct 27th, 2008, 01:52 PM
That swat guy... is that the asshole dr. from scrubs?
Sep 11th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Seven sucks, unworthy.
Forum Virgin
Sep 15th, 2009, 06:30 PM
captain pirateface - that is dr. cox from scrubs

also i loved this movie
Forum Virgin
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:35 PM
i recently saw an awesome movie like this one on dvd its called the horsemen.

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