Sometimes when we watch movies we tend to say the lines before the line actually comes out of the character’s mouth. And sometimes while we are out and about in our everyday lives, we tend to say the lines of a famous movie and we giggle like school kids. Repeating lines can be fun, but what else is fun, is the fact that SOMEONE else repeats the next line and then all of sudden you two are having the conversation that’s in the movie.
Horror movies are no different and to hardcore horror fans, it’s actually MORE FUN. Let’s take a look at the following list of infamous horror movie quotes that people tend to repeat non-stop.
“Heeere’s Johnny!” – The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980), is one of Stanley Kubrick’s classic films based on the novel by Stephen King. The film is dark but intriguing as the husband and father of a frightened and fragile wife and son, tries to kill them while staying at an isolated hotel. Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance) plays the perfect villain as he chases his wife down while gripping an ax in his fist. Shelley Duvall (Wendy Torrance) is scared out of her mind as her husband slices the closed bathroom door with the ax. Jack peeks his head through the new hole and says, “Heeere’s Johnny!” The line is most effective when entering a room or sticking your head through a door (or maybe even a hole if you want to go THAT far).
“They’re Here!” – Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist (1982), scares the bajesus out of people when that little girl sits in front of her television with her hands focused on the static. Heather O’Rourke’s (Carol Anne) famous line, “They’re here!” sends the shivers down our spines as she stands at the bottom of her parent’s bed; sending a message that the supernatural-beings are there to turn their lives upside-down and take HER. The ghosts are ready for her abduction and nothing must get in their way. This line is most effective when people arrive at a location (like your house, that could be scary in itself).
“They’re All Gonna Laugh At You” – Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976), is a remembrance toward people who like to bully and make fun of people for whatever reason. Bullying is a serious issues as it has been since the beginning of time. This adaptation of Stephen King’s novel proves that when someone is pushed too far, things might get a little ugly. Sissy Spacek (Carrie White) was warned by her mother, Piper Laurie (Margaret White) that going to the Prom was a sin, stating as Carrie leaves, “They’re all gonna laugh at you.” And guess what? They did. They laughed until the cows came home. But if you want to be silly yourself and repeat the line, it’s most effective when you think someone (you know) is acting or looking ridiculous for the time being.
“It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin Or Else It Gets The Hose Again” – Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Silence of the Lambs (1991), is a genius concept of using a cannibalistic locked-up serial killer, Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), in order to apprehend another serial killer, Ted Levine (Buffalo Bill). I honestly wish I could’ve thought of this crazy and unique storyline. BUT after Buffalo Bill abducts another one of his victims, he places her inside of a well-trap and tries to give her lotion for her skin. The victim sort of refuses in taking the bottle by crying and begging for her life. Buffalo bill calmly repeats himself, “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.” She finally takes the bottle of lotion and rubs it on her skin while begging to be let go. Buffalo Bill is still calm as he asks her to replace the bottle in the basket. She keeps crying until he yells, “Put the f*** lotion in the basket!” Wowzer what a scene! The most effective time to use this line is when someone is actually lathering themselves up with lotion. It’s quite comical.
“We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes” – Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960), is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films ever made. Janet Leigh (Marion Crane) escapes the town she lives in after stealing money from her employer and ends up at the secluded Bates Motel. Owned by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his infamous “mother,” the mysterious man likes to have a casual conversation with Miss Crane every once in a while. As he speaks about his mother, he states, “We all go a little mad sometimes,” after Miss Crane expresses her concerns about the behavior of his mother and how it’s affecting Mr. Bates. Maybe Miss Crane should’ve minded her own business? Who knows but staying there sure got her killed. This famous line was used once again in Wes Craven’s film, Scream (1996), by the character that Skeet Ulrich plays (Billy Loomis). The most effective time to use this line is when someone calls you “crazy.”
“Whatever You Do, Don’t Fall Asleep” – A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Speaking of Wes Craven, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), is considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made. The concept of a killer in your dreams is a nightmare in itself. But anyways, as Heather Langenkamp (Nancy Thompson), watches her boyfriend out of the window of her bedroom, she calls him and tells him that she knows who the killer is. Johnny Depp (Glen Lantz) is surprised about this information, but becomes even more surprised when she tells him that someone wants to kill him. She asks for his help, wanting him to come over while she sleeps in order to catch Freddy Krueger in the act. She tells him her plan but warns him by saying, “Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” And he does. The most effective time to use this line is whenever someone is falling asleep and you don’t want them too. That’s comical too.
Other infamous lines that we can use to get on other people’s nerves by saying them too much?
“The Power Of Christ Compels You” – The Exorcist (1973)
“Sometimes Dead Is Better” – Pet Sematary (1989)
“Do You Like Scary Movies?” – Scream (1996)
“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat” – Jaws (1975)
“I See Dead People” – The Sixth Sense (1999)
“It’s Alive!” – Frankenstein (1931)
“Do You Wanna Play A Game?” – Saw (2004)
“Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna Play?” – Child’s Play (1988)
“They’re Coming To Get You, Barbara!” – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
“I’m Your Number One Fan” – Misery (1990)
“Be afraid… Be very afraid” – The Fly (1986)