#46 SALEM'S LOT (1979)
FLOATS OUTSIDE WINDOW
Salem's Lot was originally going to be a theatrically released
production, but when the remakes of Dracula and Nosferatu
were going to come out that same year, the decision was made to make
it a TV film. The geniuses at the network put together a commercial
that included this horribly scary scene of an undead boy floating
outside of the window. I was 10 years old at the time, and from only
seeing a 1 second clip of this in the commercial, it scared the fuck
out of me. I wasn't able to sleep at all that night and some of the
next, for fear this evil kid was going to come in through my window!
I saw it years later and was still scared. The way he smiles and
scratches his fingernails on the glass is a moment of pure terror.