30 Iconic Horror Movie Quotes That Are Spine-Chilling

Do you ever find yourself reciting iconic horror movie quotes in everyday situations?

Maybe you’ve muttered “Here’s Johnny!” while brandishing a kitchen knife, or whispered “I see dead people” when encountering a creepy situation. Horror movies have given us some of the most memorable and chilling lines in cinema history. 

From the classic to the contemporary, get ready to be scared – or should I say, thrilled – as we take a deep dive into the most memorable lines from our favorite horror films.

So pop the popcorn, lock the doors, and refrain from answering the phone. After all, you can never know if it’s Ghostface on the other end, looking to play a little game of horror movie trivia.

Classic Horror Movie Quotes

1. “What’s your favorite scary movie?” — Scream (1996)

2. “We all go a little mad sometimes.” — Psycho (1960)

3. “What an excellent day for an exorcism.” — The Exorcist (1973)

4. “I see dead people.” — The Sixth Sense (1999)

5. “Here’s Johnny!” — The Shining (1980)

6. “Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” — A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

7. “They’re here…” — Poltergeist (1982)

8. “I want to play a game.” — Saw (2004)

9. “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” — The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

10. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” — Jaws (1975)

11. “We have such sights to show you.” — Hellraiser (1987)

12. “I’m scared to close my eyes; I’m scared to open them… I’m going to die out here.” — The Blair Witch Project (1999)

13. “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.” — Dracula (1931)

14. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” — The Fly (1986)

15. “It’s Halloween; I guess everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”  — Halloween (1978) 

Scary Quotes From Horror Movies

16. “We traced the call, it’s coming from inside the house.” — When a Stranger Calls (1979)

17. “Wendy? Darling? Light of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.” — The Shining (1980)

18. “You’ll float, too.” — It (2017)

19. “Because you were home.” — The Strangers (2008)

20. “One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You…” — A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

21. “They look exactly like us. They think like us. They know where we are. We need to move and keep moving. They won’t stop until they kill us … or we kill them.” — Us (2019)

22. “Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?” — The Witch (2016)

23. “In this town, Michael Myers is a myth. He’s the Boogeyman. A ghost story to scare kids. But this Boogeyman is real. An evil like his never stops, it just grows older. Darker.” — Halloween (2018)

24. “You helped her? You weren’t supposed to help her” – The Ring (2002)

25. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  — The Shining (1980)

26. “When the music stops, you’ll see him in the mirror standing behind you.” — The Conjuring (2013)

27. “Oh, no tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.” — Hellraiser (1987)

28. “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.” — Dawn of the Dead (1978)

29. “Where we are going, we won’t need eyes to see” — Event Horizon (1997)

30. “They’re coming to get you Barbara.” — Night of the Living Dead (1968)