The Most Paused Horror Movie Scenes Of All Time

  • Published: 06 October 2019
  • Sometimes you just need a few extra seconds before all the screaming and stabbing starts up again. From nightmarish jump scares to unbelievably weird-looking beasts, these are the most paused horror movie moments.

    David Kessler is having a rough vacation. He just wanted to go backpacking across the Yorkshire moors, but the moment he steps off the beaten path, he's attacked by a werewolf. When he wakes up in a London hospital, he keeps having ghastly nightmares. These freaky dreams are the scariest parts of An American Werewolf in London.

    From the hospital, we cut to David's home. He's working on his college homework, his family is watching TV, and everything seems peaceful. Before we can get our bearings, an army of mutant Nazi monsters bursts into the house and guns down David's family. They burn his home, shoot everything to pieces, and kill David.

    And that's when our hero wakes up in his hospital bed. It was all just a nasty Nazi dream, and his sympathetic nurse is only too happy to open up the curtains and let some sunlight in. But as she pulls back the shades, there's a Nazi-Beast standing there, knife in hand, and he stabs the nurse to death. We haven't even seen the American werewolf yet, and we're already pressing pause so we can collect our nerves.

    The psycho witch turned evil spirit, Bathsheba is having a great time in The Conjuring, terrorizing the poor Perron family. Of course, if those kids think they're scared whenever Bathsheba shows up, then they've got no idea what we're going through. Whether she's playing "hide and clap" in the cellar or getting all possessive, every time this hag shows up on screen, we're hiding behind the sofa.

    Of course, there's one Bathsheba scene that stands head and shoulders above the rest. It's the scene where young Andrea hears something banging around inside her wardrobe. Nervous, she goes to check it out, flings open the doors, and finds nothing inside. That's because Bathsheba is up on top, just waiting to pounce. Keep watching the video to see the most paused horror movie scenes of all time!


    An American Werewolf in London | 0:14
    The Conjuring | 1:15
    Evil Dead II | 2:17
    Gerald's Game | 3:36
    It | 4:58
    Mandy | 6:15
    The Perfection | 7:08
    The Ritual | 8:15
    Signs | 9:20
    The Strangers | 10:34
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Comments • 168

  • Looper
    Looper   2 weeks back

    Do you consider The Perfection a horror movie?

  • SomeGuy StandingHere
    SomeGuy StandingHere  5 hours back

    That list is bullshit. Everybody knows that the top 10 most paused scened in horror movies are all boobs related.

    • John Jay
      John Jay  8 hours back

      Little did the wife in Gerald's game know that the handcuffs her husband used were a magician's prop, and there was a button on the side to release the cuffs setting a person free. D'oh!! Boy, was there egg on her face.

      • Leslie Shafer
        Leslie Shafer  21 hours back

        Ok, pausing a movie to get a better look at something is perfectly acceptable. Pausing a movie because your SCARED - that's pathetic!

        • Hugues Laliberte
          Hugues Laliberte  22 hours back

          Sharon Stone Chair Scene...Basic Instinct. Meow meow

          • RockGodZeppelin
            RockGodZeppelin  22 hours back

            Always paused it on Bilbo in the fellowship of the ring when his face changed

            • Marky Mark
              Marky Mark  1 days back

              That It librarian seen scared the shit out of me cause i didnt notice when i first watched, then someone told me and looked for it then 2nd time and it literally freaked me out more then the whole movie.

              • Jay Are
                Jay Are  11 hours back

                scene* because* than*

            • Karl Hattam
              Karl Hattam  1 days back

              Wow some of the most tame horror on this list lol. Seen Disney movies that made me more shocked

              • Ron Koestlinger
                Ron Koestlinger  1 days back

                Jenny Agutter in American werewolf in London was an eyefull. She was the bomb in Logan's Run.

                • LordRain1031
                  LordRain1031  2 days back

                  Anyone that has EVER watched Signs and thought it was scary?? Doesn't have any idea what horror is! Signs, much like The Village, was an overhyped kids movie! Signs is in absolutely no way scary whatsoever!

                  • Kaycee Whitham
                    Kaycee Whitham  2 days back

                    Nasty Nazi dream? Can a Nazi dream be anything but nasty?!

                    • Michael Beres
                      Michael Beres  2 days back

                      I beg to differ. These are more horrible and horror.

                      Beam me up, Scotty!

                      • UsoSaito - Asger Ra
                        UsoSaito - Asger Ra  2 days back

                        What a weird librarian... telling kids not to read books... but you made it your job to organize books.

                        • Evrett
                          Evrett  2 days back

                          How do they know it's the most paused moment? I feel like they just made that shit up.

                          • Hash Ketchum
                            Hash Ketchum  1 days back

                            I was thinking the same how the fuck would they know if any one paused the movie??

                        • Krys Dube
                          Krys Dube  2 days back

                          The Perfection was truly a perfect in every way horror movie!

                          • Mark Alexander
                            Mark Alexander  2 days back

                            Oh...Geralds Game...not seen the movie but reading the book I always thought she was African American. Weird seeing a white Jessie.

                            • Mark Alexander
                              Mark Alexander  2 days back

                              Who narrates this? Her voice is so familiar (I don't mean from other Looper vids).

                              • Mark Alexander
                                Mark Alexander  2 days back

                                That shooting scene in American Werewolf...made me laugh so hard when the woman gets shot and literally shoots back several meters and out of the room lmao

                              • Metlhed420
                                Metlhed420  2 days back

                                Wow, Logan Browning. She's gorgeous!

                                • Antonius Britannia
                                  Antonius Britannia  3 days back

                                  Vamanos, children, Vamanos!

                                  • Andria Marie
                                    Andria Marie  3 days back

                                    I always paused it at the story of Large Marge- when her face looked like this!!!!

                                    • Somogyi Gábor
                                      Somogyi Gábor  3 days back

                                      Who had ever paused any of theese?

                                    • Kendov
                                      Kendov  3 days back

                                      What's the song used in the background?

                                      • JockamoGoon
                                        JockamoGoon  3 days back

                                        No exorcist

                                        • Ballconei
                                          Ballconei  3 days back

                                          Most of these make no sense.

                                          • sweenee
                                            sweenee  3 days back

                                            I paused this video several times to sigh and shake my head.

                                            • Tom Tremlett
                                              Tom Tremlett  2 days back

                                              Looper really is shit isn't it - don't know why i still watch their videos

                                          • Tom Yazel
                                            Tom Yazel  4 days back

                                            so Looper is at the house tracking the where and when people are pausing DVD's?  don't think so...

                                            • J Noneya
                                              J Noneya  3 days back

                                              Its called a survey

                                          • Brandy Alexander
                                            Brandy Alexander  4 days back

                                            Most paused horror movie scenes of all time and you include Geralds game that came out 2 years ago and is complete shit? I highly doubt it would make this list considering all the horror movies before it that were so much better that weren’t straight to video 🤦‍♀️🤣

                                            • Mark Alexander
                                              Mark Alexander  2 days back

                                              it's MOST PAUSED, doesn't mean it's from good movies.

                                          • Sro, Esq.
                                            Sro, Esq.  5 days back

                                            The Ring closet face though

                                            • Triad Samurai
                                              Triad Samurai  5 days back

                                              Whats a liebarry?

                                              • reetzy1
                                                reetzy1  1 weeks back

                                                Whats the back ground music in this video?

                                                • Angie Murry
                                                  Angie Murry  1 weeks back

                                                  I thought about the god from Ritual for a long time after it was over.

                                                  • Deray Krause
                                                    Deray Krause  1 weeks back

                                                    This video had like 6 ad breaks. Knock it off Looper, you ain't worth it.

                                                    • Dean Oldfield
                                                      Dean Oldfield  1 weeks back

                                                      When I saw "signs" I hit pause after the first 30 minutes. No, I mean stop.
                                                      Stupidest movie ever made!
                                                      How and why would aliens (who are deathly allergic to water) invade a WATER PLANET? Our air is filled with water, most of our planet is COVERED with the deadly liquid! WTF!? What do they [the aliens] do when it rains? Put on their yellow slickers? 🤔😆😂😂😂🤯

                                                      • B Ogletree
                                                        B Ogletree  6 days back

                                                        It had it's comedic moments

                                                    • Weederick Jonze
                                                      Weederick Jonze  1 weeks back

                                                      more and more ads will it ever stop

                                                      • Dave Duarte
                                                        Dave Duarte  1 weeks back

                                                        You missed the death mask from The Exorcist.

                                                        • Jay Are
                                                          Jay Are  11 hours back

                                                          Kudos. The Exorcist is the first horror movie I ever remember pausing. That face..

                                                        • Sro, Esq.
                                                          Sro, Esq.  5 days back

                                                          Exorcist 3 even better

                                                      • Cause Effect
                                                        Cause Effect  1 weeks back

                                                        movie: 'Three[it has another name also' - Billy Zane and co.
                                                        a particular beach scene! you know..!

                                                        • Colt
                                                          Colt  2 weeks back

                                                          Hot dancing naked punk chick on tomb in graveyard in Return of the Living Dead. Nuff said.

                                                          • Whity Weißmann
                                                            Whity Weißmann  2 weeks back

                                                            In Sign, I actually paused when the alien was standing on the roof

                                                            • Egavas Eno
                                                              Egavas Eno  19 hours back

                                                              Whity Weißmann best and scariest scene imo

                                                          • Lance Pfender
                                                            Lance Pfender  2 weeks back

                                                            During "Signs" the most paused moment for me was when the Alien was standing on top of the barn. "There's a monster outside my window; Can I have a glass of water?"

                                                            • Paul Bennett
                                                              Paul Bennett  2 weeks back

                                                              I think you’ll find that the shower scene is the most paused in Anerican Werewolf

                                                              • abraxix
                                                                abraxix  2 weeks back

                                                                where is Pazuzu's face from Exorcist? Where is Dallas encountering the xenomorph or the chestburster from Alien? where is Ms. Vorhees getting decapitated in Friday the 13th? where is the head spider from The Thing? Your "of all time" list has 2...count em 2...movies from before 2000...might wanna rethink that name.

                                                                • tinylilmatt
                                                                  tinylilmatt  1 weeks back

                                                                  They even could’ve included the cubes full of monsters from Cabin in the woods or the red demon stood hissing behind josh from insidious which are both fairly recent

                                                                • abraxix
                                                                  abraxix  1 weeks back

                                                                  @tinylilmatt soooo yeah...instead of educating and broadening their culture...lets pander...thats a great way to use the power of the pulpit...

                                                                • tinylilmatt
                                                                  tinylilmatt  1 weeks back

                                                                  I think this channel is aimed at teens who find anything before 2000 old and boring without even watching

                                                              • batgurrl
                                                                batgurrl  2 weeks back

                                                                Shouldn’t this be rewound and rewatched not paused?

                                                                • batgurrl
                                                                  batgurrl  2 weeks back

                                                                  I never saw Gerald’s Game - it looks sick and twisted and enjoyable

                                                                  • batgurrl
                                                                    batgurrl  1 weeks back

                                                                    Mysti Dawn thanks if I see it floating around I will give it a try

                                                                  • Mysti Dawn
                                                                    Mysti Dawn  1 weeks back

                                                                    It was pretty good, I enjoyed it

                                                                • Ulises Delgado
                                                                  Ulises Delgado  2 weeks back

                                                                  Hey what happened with lights out? That is some scary shit !

                                                                  • Army of NooBs
                                                                    Army of NooBs  2 weeks back

                                                                    i watched all the video in hope to find scary moment. but there wasn't

                                                                    • Flyster
                                                                      Flyster  2 weeks back

                                                                      why would you have a meat cleaver in your backpack?

                                                                      • Mcatlady
                                                                        Mcatlady  2 weeks back

                                                                        Flyster It was in the script, silly.

                                                                    • John Smith
                                                                      John Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                      These lists are pointless. What about The Decent when you first see the ugly bastards! Personally I pause a film when I need a piss or need another beer from the fridge. Just makes sense🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃