10 Memorable Horror Movie Opening Sequences

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Sometimes it’s well into the run-time of a movie before you fall in love with it and realize how good it is.

Other times, you fall in love almost immediately, usually thanks to an opening scene or sequence that lets you know right off the bat that you’re in store for a real treat.

As a companion piece to Christopher Jimenez’ recent post here on Shock about some of his favorite opening title sequences, today I take a look at some of those actual opening scenes that kicked off horror movies with a seriously impressive bang, effectively whetting my appetite from the word go.

Here are some of my stand-out favorites, in no particular order.

I encourage you to leave a comment when you’re done reading, and add to the list with some of your own picks!