Mad About Movies links to a Times Online piece outlining the ’13 most terrifying movie scenes ever’. That’s a bit of a misnomer, because they often don’t reference specific scenes. Still, it’s an enjoyable list. I followed a link and enjoyed the Jurassic Park trailer:
Note how Spielberg never shows a full shot of a dinosaur in nearly three minutes of trailer. My favourite moment in that film is the ‘reveal’, as we watch Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern react to seeing the dinosaurs for the first time. Man, I had such a crush on Ms. Dern growing up.
I can’t imagine that would happen in 2007. I never found Jurassic Park particularly scary–thrilling, yes, but not scary in the Blair Witch sense. On the other hand, they’ve failed to include Aliens on the list, which is nearly as scary as the original.