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February 24 2015

Top 12 really creepy ballet moments in film and TV. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The Cabin in the Woods all feature on this Den of Geek list.

Summer Glau's ballet episode in the Sarah Conner Chronicles is the creepiest ballet scene I've ever seen.
MissKittysMom - I forgot about that, yes that was very creepy.

Glad to see Supernatural's episode listed. The opening scene is horrifying and the episode is very suspenseful when the policeman's daughter takes the shoes out of evidence and is drawn to put them on.
That Red Shoes scene is amazing. Then again, I may be biased because of my love for Technicolor.
Unfortunately, we never had a chance to see the development of the Ballet in TSCC, which could have being in the sequels of "Allison from Palmdale" .

Also, the origin of Black Swan, the Japanese Perfect Blue, had some creepy moments.
Not so much creepy as flat out fantastic, Baryshnikov dancing La Jeune Homme et la Mort from White Nights (imo a film that is absolutely essential viewing for anyone interested in the performing arts) is definitely up there.
@MissKittysMom - That was the first thing that popped into my head. That episode...*shudder*
brinderwalt - I love that dance from White Nights - fantastic!
I thought Dawn's was a modern dance, and not ballet. Hm. Need to re-watch. It's been a while.
The music from the soundtrack is entitled "Dawn's Ballet," so that's what Joss was aiming for, at least.

I'm not sure he actually got there, but I'm not an expert.
This scene from Criminal Minds episode "The Lesson" (starring Brad Dourif and directed by Matthew Gray Gubler) gets my vote for creepiest ballet scene ever. They even used a glockenspiel for the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsBxH4yiqWA
Ok, I know it has little to do with ballet, but the fencing duels in By The Sword allways had striken as a dance. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAdmYWWIPi0
Ok, I know it has little to do with ballet, but the fencing duels in By The Sword allways had striken as a dance. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAdmYWWIPi0

To the contrary - ballet originated as a 15th century Italian dance interpretation of fencing. Imo it's why ballet dancers tend to make the coolest-looking fighters.

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