1. Delbert Grady’s daughters in The Shining (1980)
The Shining, iconic director Stanley Kubrick’s cynical take on Stephen King’s much more optimistic supernatural novel, is stuffed with foolproof scares, so picking the best of them all shouldn’t be an easy task.
But go and ask any person on the street to describe one scene from The Shining, and we’re willing to bet that they reference the genius bit where young Danny (Danny Lloyd) joy-rides through the hallways on his toy bike, casually turns a corner, and stops before two of the creepiest little girls ever put on film (the kind that almost make us hesitate to do twin sisters).
And who can forget their oddly spoken dialogue: “Come play with us, Danny. Forever, and ever, and ever.”