‘Hitchcock': Anthony Hopkins Recalls Scariest Movie Scene

To play the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, one has to be familiar with what scares people. When MTV News sat down with Anthony Hopkins and the cast of the “Hitchcock,” we asked them to share their scariest movie moments.

Hopkins, in particular, had a vivid memory of that exact moment. “There’s a funny old movie, 1946. I was a young kid. It was called ’Moss Rose’ with Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, and Peggy Cummins, and I’ll never forget it in my life,” he said.

Hopkins went on to describe one specific scene that he will always remember. “Peggy Cummins is the heroine, and she’s wandering, going through the house, and she goes into this room and she’s calling for her future sister-in-law,” he said. “I’ll always remember. She says, ’Audrey?’ There’s a fire flickering in the room. It cuts to Peggy Cummins’ face, and she screams, and you see this woman with her eyes open, but dead, staring straight at her. The most terrifying moment of my young life.”

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