What’s the Scary Movie With the Butterflies?

Are you a fan of horror movies? If so, chances are that you’ve heard of the infamous “butterfly scene” that is often associated with a particular scary movie. In case you’re not familiar, let’s explore what this scene is all about and which movie it’s from.

Firstly, it’s important to note that there are actually two different butterfly scenes in horror movies that have gained notoriety over the years. One is from the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs” and the other is from the 2002 Japanese horror film “Ju-on: The Grudge”. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

“The Silence of the Lambs”

Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, “The Silence of the Lambs” is a psychological thriller that won five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1992. The movie follows FBI trainee Clarice Starling as she seeks help from incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch another serial killer known as Buffalo Bill.

The butterfly scene in this movie occurs when Clarice visits Dr. Lecter at his high-security prison cell. In an effort to get inside her head and uncover her vulnerabilities, Dr. Lecter tells Clarice about a traumatic childhood memory involving lambs being slaughtered on her family farm. He then gives her a riddle to solve which leads her to discover a chrysalis hidden inside one of his rare books.

As Clarice watches in horror, a moth emerges from the chrysalis and flies away – symbolizing her own transformation into a stronger person who can confront her fears and capture Buffalo Bill.

“Ju-on: The Grudge”

Now let’s move on to the other butterfly scene – this one from “Ju-on: The Grudge”. This Japanese horror film centers around a cursed house in Tokyo where a family was murdered. Anyone who enters the house or comes into contact with objects from it is haunted by the vengeful spirits of those who died there.

In one scene, a young boy named Toshio is shown playing with a jar of butterflies. As he releases them one by one, they all fly away except for one which remains stuck to his finger. The camera then zooms in on the butterfly as its wings start to twitch and distort – a sign that something sinister is about to happen.

Later on in the movie, Toshio’s mother Kayako appears with her hair covering her face and makes a creepy gurgling noise as she moves towards her victims. The butterfly from earlier can be seen briefly fluttering around Kayako’s head – indicating that she is the source of the curse and that anyone who crosses her path is doomed.


So there you have it – two different horror movies, both with butterfly scenes that are equally chilling in their own ways. Whether you prefer psychological thrillers or supernatural horror, these movies are sure to give you nightmares. Just be warned: once you’ve seen these butterfly scenes, you may never look at these delicate creatures the same way again!