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* Irene, when she chucks a tinned can of peas at Mrs Carmody's face:
-->'''Irene''': Shut up, you miserable buzzard! Stoning people who piss you off is perfectly okay! They do it in the Bible, don't they? And I got lots of peas!
** And then Ollie goes and tops everything by finally [[spoiler:shooting Carmody as she was about to have David's son sacrificed]].
--->'''Ollie''': [[spoiler:I killed her.]]\\
'''David''': Thank you Ollie.\\
'''Ollie''': [[spoiler:I killed her]]. I wouldn't have done it if there had been any other way.\\
'''David''': That's why I said thank you.
* The scene with the roaming behemoth near the end is eerily beautiful and genuinely terrifying in a strangely subtle way. Quite a bit of people consider it the best scene in the whole movie.
* A meta-example. According to Website/IMDb's trivia:
--> ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884328/trivia "Stephen King says that he was genuinely frightened by this adaption of his novel; Frank Darabont described that as the happiest moment of his career."]]''
* Another meta-example: Harden's performance as Mrs. Carmody. It takes world-class talent to play a character the audience [[LoveToHate loves to hate]] instead of just outright ''hates'', and her performance is flawless. It won her a much-deserved Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.