Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodfellas - The Spider Incident

I'm still pissed about Malcolm McDowell getting snubbed for A Clockwork Orange, but at least the Academy got something right. Joe Pesci richly deserved to win best supporting actor as the short, deranged, loud-mouthed Tommy Devito. From the now famous "You're a funny guy" scene to this scene involving a young helper named Michael "Spider" Gianco (Michael Imperioli). Tommy tries to provoke Spider to "dance" by taking out his pistol and impersonating the Oklahoma Kid. Tommy ends up shooting Spider's foot and shattering it. Shortly thereafter, Spider who now has a cast on his foot is provoked again by Tommy, asking him to dance on his wounded foot. However, Spider surprisingly stands up to Tommy. After Jimmy razzes Tommy regarding the young man’s gumption, Tommy instantly shoots Spider to death.

C.O.D. - Gunfire

Victim - Michael "Spider" Gianco (Michael Imperioli)

Assailant - Tommy Devito (Joe Pesci)

Quote - "Good shot. What do you want from me? I'm a good shot." -- Tommy Devito

watch the buildup to this scene where Tommy shoots Spider's foot HERE

Tommy is always looking to find some hidden gesture from someone that is putting him down. Billy Batts, the Spider incident, even the "you're a funny guy" scene. Tommy is kidding with Henri but deep down inside he's angry with him, you can see it and feel it. Joe Pesci gave the performance of his career.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Website of the Week - Movie Body Counts

The Website of the Week is Movie Body Counts does exactly what it says. It takes your favorite action, sci-fi, and war films and tallies the actual visible on screen kills/deaths.

Lets take the 1996 Arnold action flick Eraser for example:

Body count
Total: 52
Arnie: 29
James Caan: 4

By Scene
Protection: 4 (1 hanged, 1 shot, 2 neck broken, 4 by Arnie)
Office: 1 (1 shot)
Feds: 6 (3 supershot, 3 blown up, 3 by Arnie)
House: 6 (4 shot, 1 stabbed, 1 fell, 3 by Arnie, 3 by Caan)
Plane: 1 (1 shot, 1 by Caan)
Zoo: 4 (3 eaten, 1 shot, 1 by Arnie)
Cyrez: 7 (4 blown up, 2 shot, 1 neck broken, 6 by Arnie)
Docks: 20 (3 supershot, 8 blown up, 8 shot, 1 stabbed, 12 by Arnie)
Limo: 3 (3 hit by train)

By Kill Type
Shot: 18
Shot by the awesome, physics-defying gun: 6
Neck broken: 3
Hit by a train: 3
Eaten by crocodiles: 3
Blown up: 15
Hanged: 1
Stabbed: 2
Fell: 1

Now that's detail, visit Movie Body Counts and check the body count of you favorite film.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Crank - Free Fall Neck Snap

I was originally going to post this as the death of Chev Chelios, until I learned that he survives and Crank 2: High Voltage with Corey Haim? is coming out in April of 2009. So I present to you the death of Ricky Verona, who gets his neck snapped by Jason Statham in mid-air after they both fall out of a helicopter.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Species - Kiss of Death

Sil, the uber-hot alien played by Natasha Henstridge, hits the clubs to find a suitable mate to produce offspring, but instead goes home with Robbie the date-rapist. Not interested in his inferior genetic structure, she responds with a lethal french kiss, forcing her tongue through the back of his head. Remember kids, no means no.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dagon - Face Rip

Dagon is a actually not bad for a B movie, it has some interesting elements. H.P. Lovecraft is a very difficult author to translate to the big screen, but Stuart Gordon does a pretty good job. It doesn't have the humor of Re-animator, Stuart Gordon's masterpiece, but there's actually a lot gore for a Lovecraft story.. The acting isn't too great and the effects aren't the best, but the film present itself as a homage to the B-Movie genre.
Dagon tells the story of a boating accident off the coast of Spain that sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca looking for help. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. In this scene Ezequiel, played by the late Francisco Rabal, becomes another victim of those bloody half-fish Gallegos.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Deer Hunter - One Shot

Mike(Robert De Niro) enters himself in a game of Russian roulette against Nick(Christopher Walken), attempting to persuade him to come home, but Nick's mind is gone. In the last moment, after Mike's attempts to remind him of their trips hunting together, he finally breaks through, and Nick recognizes Mike and smiles. Nick then tells Mike, "one shot," then raises the gun and pulls the trigger. The bullet happens to be in the chamber on that turn, resulting in the gun firing and killing Nick instantly. Horrified, Michael tries to revive him but to no avail.

Director Michael Cimino stated that Robert De Niro requested a live bullet in the revolver for the scene in which he subjects John Cazale's character to an impromptu game of Russian roulette, to heighten the intensity of the situation. Cazale agreed without protest.

Christopher Walken achieved the withdrawn, hollow look of his character by eating nothing but rice, bananas, and water for the week before he filmed the third act.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jack Frost - Merry Movie Death Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! We celebrate Movie Death style with a scene from the craptacular crap fest "Jack Frost." In this scene, the evil snowman turns an old woman into a Christmas ornament.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Raiders of the Lost Ark - German Mechanic gets splattered

The fistfight between Indy and the German Mechanic has taken on a new stomach-tightening dimension. The men are fighting and flailing in and out between the spinning props at the back of the plane's wings. Each man comes within inches of becoming instant mincemeat.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Casino - Beaten and Buried

It's funny, in this scene when Pesci is doing the narration, he yells out in pain when his character is hit by the bat. As if someone came into the studio where the monologue was recorded and smacked him with the bat. It just adds to the unexpectedness of this epic movie. I love what Scorcese did in this film. He made Nicky and Sam as if they were brothers who would do anything for each other, then Sam ends up being so vicious, killing him and his brother like they meant nothing.....and we learn that there's no such thing as friends in this game, plus Nicky was a major prick. Actually all of Joe Pesci's characters make really good pricks who deserve the worst possible death. Thanks Joe.

Nice touch that Scorcese cast the same actor who played Billy Batts(Frank Vincent) in Goodfellas (who got beat to death by Pesci & Deniro's characters) to beat Pesci's character to death here...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pulp Fiction - “Oh man… I shot Marvin in the face.”

Quentin Tarantino has created some of the most memorable movie deaths, but there's none more shocking than Marvin's accidental death in Pulp Fiction. Marvin manages to do only two things in the entire movie: The line, “it’s over there” in which Jules replies, “I DON’T REMEMBER ASKING YOU A GOD-DAMN THING!.” Then, of course, getting his head blown off. Thank you Marvin.

Goldfinger - Tight Squeeze

A classic, the demise of Auric Goldfinger. Bond, on his way home after saving the US gold supply, gets attacked by Auric on the plane. During the fight one of the windows gets shot out and the plane depressurizes, sucking Auric through the tiny window.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Final Destination 4: Death Trip 3D

A title change, first photos, and a synopsis. Shock till you Drop has the latest info on the newest instalment of the Final Destination series, now in 3D. Final Destination: Death Trip 3D hits theaters on August 21st.

Die Hard - Happy Trails, Hans

It's classic and probably the most overused(other than a gunshot) movie death in film. The fall. Variants on the death include landing on sharp objects, landscape features, or falling into oblivion. Hitchcock did it best, as he would show the character in free fall then cut to reaction shots. But the death fall really hadn't evolved since, that is until Die Hard came out in 1988. This time we get a climactic slow-motion release and a long one-shot free fall to the ground floor of Nakatomi Plaza. If movies have proved anything, it's that gravity is never your friend. Especially if you are a villain.

The best part of Gruber's death most people miss is the watch itself which McClane unclasps. It's the same watch Holly received as a bonus for her hard work at Nakatomi Plaza(which is why she is so distant from John). So, not only does McClane save the day and kill the bad guy, he also symbolically unclasps Holly Genero.

Yippie-ki-yay, muthaf#@%*r! translates in Urdu to "here eat this"

For the shot, Alan Rickman was actually falling from a 20-foot high model onto an air bag. To get the right reaction, the stunt man dropped Rickman on the count of two, not three.

John McTiernan was originally going to make Commando 2, but Arnold Schwarzenegger turned the role offer down. Commando 2 was transformed into Die Hard (1988) and Schwarzenegger was the first actor offered the title role, but he again declined. Eventually Bruce Willis would get the part after Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Gere were all offered the role.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Untouchables - "Did he sound anything like that?"

"I said that your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap," Nitti boasts as he combs his hair.
An enraged Ness then bum-rushes Nitti towards what we at first think is the roof door, but instead sends him flying off the roof! Ness hollers after Nitti, "Did he sound anything like that?!" Nitti screams as he plummets in slow-motion, crashing through the roof of a parked car.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Troy - Achilles vs Boagrius

Quick and simple, Achilles easily kills the greatest and most accomplished warrior of Thessaly, Boagrius.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wild at Heart - Don't Fuck with Sailor Ripley

The first scene in Wild at Heart has to be one of the most brutal beatings in film history. Sailor Ripley(Nicolas Cage) is attacked by a man with a knife hired by Lula Fortune's(Laura Dern) mother. Accompanied by a metal guitar riff and his girlfriends shrieks, Sailor doesn't even hesitate, but beats his head into a bloody pulp against the marble floor. He then pays her back by pointing his bloody finger over the corpse at Lula's mother Marietta. The close-up shot of Sailor repeatedly smashing the guy's head into the floor is not for the faint of heart, but it certainly gets the point across--don't fuck with Sailor Ripley.

Early test screenings for Wild at Heart did not go well; Lynch estimated that 80 people walked out of the first test screening and 100 in the next.

Related Wild at Heart movie death
The Demise of Bobby Peru

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Silent Hill - Barbed Wire Tentacle Rape

Monday, December 1, 2008

White Heat - Top of the World

In the finale of White Heat, Jarrett(Cagney) flees to the top of a gigantic gas storage tank. When Fallon shoots Jarrett several times with a rifle, Jarrett starts firing into the tank and shouts, "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" just before it goes up in a massive explosion.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Way of the Dragon - Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris

The final duel takes place between Tang Lung(Bruce Lee) and the best of the foreign martial artists, Colt(Chuck Norris) in the Roman Colosseum. Two worlds collide in this fight: Chuck’s modern karate style fighting and Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. If there were a martial arts Hall Of Fame, this fight would be in it. EPIC.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Top Gun - Goose's Death

Maverick gets caught in a jet wash; his F-14's engines flame out, and he enters a flat spin from which he cannot recover, meaning both he and Goose are forced to eject. Maverick ejects clear of the airplane, but Goose ejects directly into the jettisoned cockpit canopy and is killed on impact. Goose! NOOOOOOO! Now who's Maverick going to harmonize with on "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin?"

Saw II - Venus Fly Trap

Michael wakes up and looks in the mirror, he sees his eye is badly cut and has the venus fly trap device around his neck. The TV set in the room turns on, it shows Jigsaw doing something to Micheals face while he is sleeping. The tape shows that Jigsaw has put the key to the lock on the device inside his face, underneath his right eye. The only way to get the key is for Michael to slice open his eye and remove it. Michael walks over to a tool box in the room and pulls out a scalple, which in turn pulls the string off the fly trap and sets off the timer. 60 seconds til it closes on his face. He tries to slice open his eye to get the key, but just can't seem to do it......
Thanks to Dave for the request, "that's all I do"

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Rock - Crushed!

The Rock is full of over-the-top kills, but there's just something special about this one. During a machine gun battle, Mason ends up shooting under a desk and tearing up the bad guy's feet. When the dying goon threatens to throw his hand grenade, Mason shoots an industrial air conditioner unit which falls and crushes the guy.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Frighteners - Dammers' Demise

Directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson, The Frighteners mixes comedy, thriller, and horror very well. Although it was a Box Office disappointment in 1996, it was a must see just for it's amazing digital effects. Michael J. Fox gives one of his best roles, but Jeffrey Combs(Re-Animator) steals the show.

When Peter Jackson learned during post-production that the MPAA was going to give the movie an R-rating (despite many efforts to go for a PG-13 rating), he made Milton Dammers' death scene more gruesome by blowing up his head instead of just having him shot in the chest and blown through the chapel doors. This caused a lot of problems with the European censors, who cut the one continuous shot into two shots, minus the bullet blowing up the head. The U.S. television version uses the take where Dammers is blown through the chapel doors.

Look for R. Lee Ermey as he spoofs his own role from Full Metal Jacket

Wanted - Reverse Headshot

If it's one thing I love it's a headshot, but a headshot in reverse? That's Epic.

Related Movie Deaths

Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!
Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot!
Maniac - Shotgun Headshot!
The Godfather - The Moe Greene Special
Bad Boys 2 - Slow-mo Headshot!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Shining - Hedge Maze Death

Once Jack chases Danny into the hedge maze. Danny manages to evade his father by walking backwards in his own snow tracks. Confused and lost Jack wails and screams as he wanders in the maze. Wendy and Danny manage to escape in Dick Hallorann's vehicle, while Jack slumps in the snow and freezes to death in the hedge maze.

Do you really want go in-depth into Stanley Kubrick's The Shining? It's not as simple as you may think it is, but to explain it to us Jonny53 created the blog Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "The Shining", prepare to have your mind blown.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Name that Movie! Movie Death Trivia Challenge

Gonna try something new. I show you the movie death and you guess the movie, pretty simple right? Here we go.......

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wizard of Oz - Wicked Witch Melting

Is The Wizard of Oz a drug movie? Joe Baltake of the Sacramento Bee referred to The Wizard of Oz as "the definitive head film" for the counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Well I guess any movie with a talking lion and flying monkeys is trippy enough, but the sequel, Return to Oz, will fuck up your childhood. Damn Wheelers......

Return to Oz

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Blob - Eaten by the Blob

Usually, when they attempt a remake of a classic sci-fi/horror flick, they bungle it beyond redemption. "The Blob" is actually a pretty good remake. The story is somewhat the same in the first part as a meteor falls to the earth and an old man finds it and pokes it with a stick. Now it starts differing from the original as a host of people get killed off and the blob gets bigger. The Gooey grotesque special effects are the true star thanks to director Chuck Russell.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Related Head Explosion Deaths
Scanners - Classic Head Explosion
The Running Man - Head Explosion
Live and Let Die - Mr. Big goes Boom
Dr. Strangelove - A-Bomb ride
Chopping Mall - Head Explosion gone wrong
Bad Boys 2 - Headshot landmine explosion
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Grenade in the Mouth (below)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Braveheart - The Death of William Wallace

EPIC! Go to MOVIEDEATHS.COM for the great categories, write-ups, and comments. Or just go there to read everyone's comments and thoughts on a particular movie deaths.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Terminator - I'll be Back

Related Arnold Kills
Total Recall - See You at the Party Richter
Commando - Tool Shed Scene
True Lies - You're Fired
Eraser - You're Luggage
Commando - Let Off Some team

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy's First Kill

While this was not Krueger's first kill based on historical events(that would be the murders he committed before burned alive by the lynch mob)this was Freddy's first on-screen kill in the series. Tina, lured outside into the alleyway courtesy of a fateful dream is sliced and diced in the stomach by Freddy's razor claws and then dragged up into the ceiling as her helpless boyfriend looked on. Classic.

I-Mockery's TOP 10 Freddy Krueger kills

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Goldfinger - Gold Suffocation

Shirley Eaton underwent two hours of make-up application which involved being gild painted to become a gold corpse. A doctor was on set at all times in fear of possible skin suffocation(despite popular belief skin suffocation can't occur)

Her shots lasted less than five minutes in the finished film and the filming wrapped in a morning's work. To remove the gold paint from all over her body, Shirley Eaton was scrubbed down by the wardrobe mistress and the make-up girl, and then had to sweat off the remaining gold in a number of Turkish baths.

Related Bond Kills
Goldfinger - Oddjobs Death
Live & Let Die - Mr. Big Goes Boom!
Goldeneye - 007 vs 006

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Sword vs Gun

The infamous scene in which Indy shoots a marauding and flamboyant swordsman was not in the original script. Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip to get the swords out of his attacker's hands, but the food poisoning he and the rest of the crew had gotten made him too sick to perform the stunt. After several unsuccessful tries, someone made the off-handed remark, "Why doesn't he just shoot him and get it done and over with?" Steven Spielberg immediately took up the idea and the scene was successfully filmed.

Just think, if Ford wasn't sick that day, we would not have this great scene and if Tom Selleck wasn't committed to "Magnum, P.I." He would've been cast as the original Indiana Jones, yeckkkk!

Related Indiana Jones Movie Deaths

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Nazi Melt
Last Crusade - He Chose Poorly
Temple of Doom - Heart Rip
Temple of Doom - Gator Food

Sukiyaki Western Django

SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO shows Miike in playful mode with a film that is surprisingly more fun than most of his other films. The film really has to be seen to be believed! In this scene, we see what happens when you DON'T stop a sword with your hands. The scene is done more as a joke, especially when you see the victim still clapping his hand still trying to stop the sword. If Takashi Miike’s comedic set-ups do not get you going, the dialogue spoken with the outrageous Japanese accents will. And when you finally stop laughing, Tarantino appears doing his fake Japanese accent.

Related Takashi Miike Movie Deaths
Ichi the Killer - Body Slice
Izo - Bob Sapp gets sliced in half

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jason X - Sleeping Bag Kill Tribute

Trying to distract Cyborg Jason, the resident nerd programs a holodeck recreation of Crystal Lake circa 1980, and two babes show up offering Jason beer, weed, and pre-marital sex. "We love pre-marital sex," they announce, taking off their tops and climbing into sleeping bags. So Jason pays tribute to Friday the 13th part 7 and beats them to death using their own sleeping bags. It's funny, but it's also the perfect example of why you can't make these movies anymore, everyone knows the rules. Someone needs to reinvent the whole genre, which in a weird way is what Jason X was trying to do.

Related Jason Voorhees Kills
Jason X - Face Shatter
Friday the 13th part 2 - Machete to the Face
Friday the 13th part 7 - Original Sleeping Bag Kill


Friday the 13th part 7 - Sleeping Bag Kill

Jason slashes his way into Judy's tent and what does she do? She crawls under her sleeping bag and quivers with fear. So Jason drags her out of the tent, still in her sleeping bag and walks her over to a tree while she screams in a crazed panic.
He picks up the sleeping bag and swings it right into the tree, silencing Judy and her screams in an instant. It's violent, it's hilarious and it will always remain one my favorite kills of his. The filmmakers of Jason X apparently liked this scene a lot too as they paid tribute to it


Friday, November 7, 2008

SAW III - The Rack Trap

The fact that the trap itself is very slow and twists the victim's limbs one at a time ensuring intense agony before death makes this death stand out from the other Saw kills.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ghost in the Machine - Microwaved to Death

In this scene from Ghost in the Machine, our victim is cooked to death when Karl supercharges the man's microwave so that the entire kitchen turns into a giant microwave oven. We see popcorn popping, eggs blowing up, and eventually our victim cooked until even his blood starts boiling.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friday the 13th part 2 - Classic Machete to the Face

Why is this death a classic? For the simple fact that Voorhees just don't give a fuck. Killing a handicapped dude in a wheelchair, now that's a cold motherfucker.

related movie deaths

Jason X - Frozen Face Shatter

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dr. Strangelove - A-Bomb Ride

I love how Kubrick could make one of the most angst-filled themes possible work so incredibly well as a comedy. The film has aged well through time, still relevant in my book. In easily the most memorable scene of the movie, Major T.J. "King" Kong rides the bomb down like Falkor the luckdragon in The NeverEnding Story and makes every human being watching immediately think to themselves "That is exactly how I want to go out!"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Anaconda - Jon Voight vs Giant Snake

In this scene from Anaconda Jon Voight gets tackled by the mega-snake then crushed until his cheek bones break from the force of the squeeze. Then we see a camera shot from inside the snake as the mouth opens and it begins to swallow him. The best part comes a couple of scenes later when you think Voight is a goner, the snake regurgitates him all covered with digestive juices. To make it even better, Voight is still alive and winks at Jennifer Lopez before falling to the ground.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Best Movie Deaths Web Sites and Lists

I've compiled a list of the best Movie Death sites and top 10 movie death lists
This glorious website consists of a custom database that stores details of death scenes in films, like the film name, actor, character names, and-my favorite-the categories that apply to the death. Such as deaths by acid, death by dismemberment, and even death by magic. Additionally, each death contains a humorous write-up, with a fully integrated system to allow people to leave comments. This is the best Movie Death website period.

Cinemorgue is a directory of actors and actresses and the movies in which they died in. Click on the performers' names to see a list of movies in which they died with a brief description of the death scene. Click on Samuel L. Jackson and a list of his movie deaths show up in chronological order, from Goodfellas to Star Wars: Episode III.

Best Film Deaths Scenes put together a list of deaths in film in chronological order from The Birth of a Nation in 1915 to Kung Fu Panda in 2008.

My New Plaid Pants does a feature every week called "Thursday's Ways Not To Die," an in-depth look at some of Hollywood's best Kills. Very entertaining for us sick mofos

Maxim Online’s Top 10 Best Horror Movie Deaths

SPRAY TOP 10 - Most Gruesome Movie Deaths

Top 10: Manly Movie Deaths

Horror-Movie Deaths You Don't Have To Worry About

7 Movie Deaths That Would Be Awesome to Have on Your Tombstone

Top 10 goriest death scenes in horror movies

Top 10: Sex Deaths pt.1 and pt. 2

Friday, October 31, 2008

Untraceable - Heat Lamp Scene

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nightmare on Elm Street - Johnny Depp Blood Geyser

For the famous blood geyser scene, the film makers shot the sequence by turning the entire room upside-down on a gyro set and attaching the camera so that it looked like the room was right side up, then they poured gallons of red water into the room. (The normal movie blood wasn't able to create the right effect for the geyser.)

The spinning room turned incorrectly and caused a premature flood of "blood." According to the DVD commentary, the people pouring the "blood" were shocked when the wires were hit with the water and the room began to spin out of control. Wes Craven remarks that it was like the Ferris Wheel from hell. The power on the set went out and Craven said they were all in the dark and covered in blood.

Depp also makes a cameo in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Top 10 best Freddy kills

Bonnie and Clyde - Death Scene

According to Warren Beatty in the Special Addition DVD documentary, in the death scene, the make up department fixed a fake scalp over his real hair with a line so that while he was being shot, it would look like his head was being blown off. Beatty says that partially the reason why he had the fruit in his hand was that the moment he squeezed the fruit was supposed to signal the make up artist to pull the line and rip the scalp off. However, when the scene was being filmed, the artist was so nervous that he forgot to pull the line.

In reality, Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed just outside Gibland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934. They did not get out of their car, which was raked by 187 shells. Clyde had been driving in his socks, and Bonnie had a sandwich in her mouth.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hatchet - Old Couple Rampage

This scene is from the 2006 movie Hatchet, after hacking the old man into pieces he pulls a King Kong on grandma.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Dark Knight - The Joker's Pencil Trick

The Joker shows us his famous pencil trick, let's see David Blaine or Criss Angel do that shit.

I know this isn't a movie death, but while we're on the subject of the Joker here's a sneak preview of his fatality from the new Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Happening - Lion Attack

Some dude feeds himself to a pack of zoo lions. And they welcome his offer with open arms......pfft, I'll be here all week

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shogun Assassin - Greatest last words ever

For those of you who have never seen Shogun Assassin, drive to the nearest MovieStop and buy it, right now. I don't care what you have to do, just buy it. It is the greatest and most violent Samurai movie not associated with Akira Kurosawa. Ogami Itto will go down as the biggest badass ever. The films are renowned for the incredible amount of onscreen stylized violence. In fact, after the second film, each movie would climax with Ogami slaughtering an entire army single-handedly. In the film White Heaven in Hell, Ogami Ittō kills a total of 150 people on screen, the highest body count for a single character in a single film in cinema history. In this scene, Ogami takes on the Masters of Death with bloody results and the greatest final words in film history.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Commando - Let off some Steam

Related Arnold Kills
Total Recall - See You at the Party Richter
Commando - Tool Shed Scene
True Lies - You're Fired
Eraser - You're Luggage

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Volcano - Stan Melts

Classic scene from the film "Volcano" where Stan the Subway Worker meets a fiery end. Only thing missing is the thumbs up.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


This is one of my fave scenes from the film Evil Ed(an obvious ode to Evil Dead), a low-grade Swedish horror film made in 1997. The movie is about a film editor who goes insane after he edited, and saw one too many bloody movies.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Edge - Bear Attack

With such classic lines as "today I'm gonna kill the motherfucker" and "what one man can do, another can do," The Edge is one of the most overlooked survival films ever. The movie awkwardly balances long stretches of dialogue and wilderness survival battles with great success. In this scene, Bart the bear-in his greatest performance-attacks Harold Perrinau's character with a bloody vengeance.

Starship Troopers - Medic!

Breckinridge gets shot in the face, then Rico yells out "medic!" Let's face it, the script definitely isn't the reason people like Starship Troopers. It's the patented Paul Verhoeven over-the-top violence.

Related Movie Deaths

Starship Troopers - Brain Suck

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - Shoe takes a dip

The most disturbing scene in movie history

Related Cartoon Movie Deaths

The Plague Dogs - Nice doggy...oops[bang!]

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Korean movies for the WIN

I'm addicted to Korean movies....Korea has done a great job in the film industry for a long time, but in 1996 a new generation of directors began to take over.
The average American audience is used to linear plots and closure when watching movies. Korean films say "fuck that." In this scene from Shiri, an antagonist is cornered with no place to go. So she decides to goes out with a bang. Welcome to the world of Korean cinema.

If you really want to explore Korean movies more, here are some of my personal favorites...

Martial Arts/Sci-fi :

- Arahan (Awesome fight sequences with a Matrix flavor)
- Volcano High (The story is crap but the martial arts sequences are classic)
- City of Violence (Awesome action movie a la Warriors)
- Natural City - (Great Sci-fi film)

Action/War/Period :

- TaeGukGi (One of the best War movies ever, period, some believe it's better than Savings Private Ryan)
- Joint Security Area (From Chan-wook Park, learn the name)
- Silmido (Based on historical event in South/North Korea)
- Shiri (Just watch the clip)
- Friend (A tale of friendship, gangster movie at its best)
- Musa (Period realistic martial arts tale)
- Fighters in the Wind (A real story about Mas Oyama, founder of Kyokushinkan Karate)

Drama/Comedy :

- The Classic (Son Ye Jin is just awesome here)
- My Tutor Friend (Korean romantic comedy....with action)
- Sex is Zero (Korean version of American Pie, hilarious)
- Failan (Great cinematography, superb ending)
- My Sassy Girl (The most famous Korean Romantic Comedy movie)
- Untold Scandal (Korean version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses set in the ancient time)
- No.3 (Funny gangster film)
- Crying Fist (Hardcore boxing drama with Min-sik Choi, greatest Korean actor ever)
- I'm a Cyborg, but that's OK (The Korean One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
- Attack the Gas Station! (A true breath of fresh air)

Horror/Suspense/Thriller :

- The Tale of Two Sisters (Amazing psychological thriller)
- Memories of Murder (One of the best murder mystery movies ever)
- Tell Me Something (A more hardcore version of Seven, Silence of the Lamb, etc)
- Scarlet Letter (The last movie by Lee Eun Joo before she committed suicide, rumor said it's because of this movie, the last 20 minutes is like you've never seen before, very disturbing)
- Oldboy (Greatest movie ever)
- Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (From the same director of Oldboy, 'nuff said)
- Lady Vengeance (The final chapter of Chan-wook Park's vengeance trilogy

Terminator 2 - Right Between the Eyes


Cop gets terminated right between the eyes...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Clockwork Orange - Killed by a giant penis

Scene from A Clockwork Orange where Alex breaks into the Cat Lady's phallic quarters for a bit of the ol' unltraviolence.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Izo - Bob Sapp gets sliced

Ahhh, Takashi Miike. You either like him or hate him, much like his 2004 movie Izo. Takashi doesn't use CGI a lot, but when he does it's usually for comedic purposes(the CG is never really good either). In this scene, Izo goes head to head with Bob Sapp.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wrong Turn - Axe to the face

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Crying Fist - Sang-hwan's father gets crushed

In this scene from the Korean film Crying Fist, Sang-hwan's father is killed in an accident at work. Poor bastard never saw his son in the Championship fight.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Total Recall - The Human Shield

In this scene from the Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall, a poor unsuspecting samaritan is caught in the middle of a fire fight. Let's just say it didn't turn out too well for him.

Related Deaths

Alex Murphy's Demise

Kinny gets OWNED by ED-209

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tokyo Rampage - Human pin-cushion

Scene from Tokyo Rampage aka Pornostar

Monday, September 22, 2008

Temple of Doom - Gator Food

Classic scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. My favorite out of the trilogy from an entertainment standpoint, and I say Trilogy because Crystal Skulls should never be spoken of ever again.

Friday, September 19, 2008

American Psycho - Paul gets Axed

You like Huey Lewis and the news? You just might after this hilarious scene from American Psycho. TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD!

Related Movie Deaths
Commando - Tool Shed Scene

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Running Man - Chico crosses the line

Nothing like a classic head explosion done right

Strange Days - POV Movie Death

You are a criminal in a robbery gone bad in this clip from 1995's "Strange Days."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Taxi Driver - Travis Bickle shooting spree

You don't see a lot of gunshots to the face in movies these days. Sure, there's plenty of head shots, but they're always so accurate; right between the eyes or in the middle of the forehead, where's the realism? This scene from Taxi Driver changed everything. After Bickle gets shot in the arm he pulls out another gun(with the help of his nifty invention) and unloads into some poor goon's face. Ouch.

Related Movie Deaths

Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!
Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot!
Maniac - Shotgun Headshot!
The Godfather - The Moe Greene Special
Bad Boys 2 - Slow-mo Headshot!

Timecop - Goon gets Terminated

Van Damme and mullet take care of business in this scene from Timecop.

Top 5 Deaths by Instantly Freezing and Breaking Apart (no, Terminator 2 doesn't count)

5) Airborne - 1998 movie, not the 1993 skating movie. Guy get blasted with some liquid nitrogen, his legs snap, and he breaks into pieces

4) Timecop - When one of the henchmen gets blasted with LN2, Van Damme kicks and shatters his arm to pieces and he falls off a ledge to his death

3.) Mindhunters - Christian Slater's death is pretty similar to the scene in Airborne when you think about it

2.) Demolition Man - One of my personal favorites. Simon Phoenix(Wesley Snipes) instantly freezes, then John Spartan(Sylvester Stallone) kicks his head off, it bounces on the ground and shatters

1.) Jason X - Jason sticks Adrienne's face in Liquid Nitrogen then smashes it on the counter

Monday, September 15, 2008

Miller's Crossing - Headshot from under the bed

A great scene from Miller's Crossing where Leo shoots one of his would be assassins from under the bed. Great scene from a great Coen Brothers movie.

Related Movie Deaths

Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!
Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot!
Maniac - Shotgun Headshot!
The Godfather - The Moe Greene Special

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Speed - Dennis Hopper Decap

As Dennis and Keanu have their final confrontation on top of a speeding subway train, Keanu forces Hopper's head upward as a subway signal flies by and.......well you know the rest.

Related Movie Deaths

The Omen - Hollywood's first Decapitation
Final Destination - Billy gets Decapitated
Kill Bill - Decapitation
300 - Decap!
Demolition Man - Heads Up!
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The Demise of Jango Fett

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wild at Heart - The demise of Bobby Peru

Bobby Peru goes out like a champ in this David Lynch classic, Wild at Heart.

Related Headshots

Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!
Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot!
Maniac - Shotgun Headshot!
The Godfather - The Moe Greene Special

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Death Race clip - Dreadnought

As a fan of the original, a remake can always be scary. I guess we'll see. In this clip 14K aka Liu Kang aka Robin Shou get fucked up. The second video is another clip titled "get out my car."

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Street Fighter - Sonny Chiba X-RAY Head Smash

The Street Fighter was the first movie in the States to be granted an 'X' certificate, as some scenes were pretty shocking for 1974. In this scene after Terry and Ratface's car is dropped off the bridge, Terry(Chiba) gets his revenge by beating the holy crap out of two guys. After getting one of them on his knees, he jumps and punches him directly on top of the head- the scene cuts to an X-RAY VIEW of the dude's head getting bashed in! Then it cuts back to the actual shot of the guy, who spews a mouthful of that wonderfully fake-looking Japanese stage blood.

As Christian Slater said in "True Romance" when asked if Sonny Chiba was the good guy- "Well, he's not so much the good guy as he is just a bad motherfucker."

Monday, June 16, 2008

No Country for Old Men - Captive Bolt Pistol

Anton does not kill at random or without purpose. Anton sees himself as a hand of fate. Anton Chigurh is an emotionless, compassionless killing machine and is now one of the most iconic villains of all time. He carries a silenced assault shotgun and a cattlegun aka a captive bolt pistol, which fires a cylinder from a hose which is connected to a tank of compressed air. In this scene Anton uses the CBP on a stranger just for his car.

If you look closely you'll notice a mist of blood coming from the front of his head, not the back because there's no exit wound. In the film Tommy Lee Jones' character explains how the bolt only goes far enough in to kill.

A lot of interpetations on this film, one even goes to say that Anton Chigurh is really Ed Tom Bell performing the actions he cannot do within the limits as sheriff. That he uses this fake personality to remove a cynical narcotics cartel from his district, and has to kill everyone that can expose his murderous actions. A little far fetched, but interesting.

There has been much discussion about the fate of Moss, the scene involving Bell and Chigurh ,and more. Click on the respective links for the REAL answers.

Friday, June 13, 2008

True Lies - "Your Fired"

In the final showdown, our villain Aziz has fallen off the Harrier and snagged his gun strap onto a Sidewinder missile. PERFECT!! Arnold Fires and Aziz is sent zooming to his death through a building into a helicopter. came out with "27 Of The Greatest Movie Kill Scenes Ever Made" complete with videos(although some have been removed). Some pretty good ones on there. Check it out.

Related Arnold Kills
Total Recall - See You at the Party Richter
Commando - Tool Shed Scene

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Happening - Red Band Trailer

What is the Happening? An American version of Suicide Club? You can find out tonight at midnight when the movie opens. They've been marketing this movie as M. Night Shyamalan's first R rated movie. Check out this red band trailer to see why it's rated R.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Marked for Death - Overkill!

As far as the fight scenes go, Marked for Death is arguably Seagal's best film where Aikido is on display in full view. You'll see Seagal stab, shoot, throw, cut, and even decapitate the bad guys. In this scene, Seagal goes mano-a-mano with one of the Screwface twins. He first pushes his eyeballs back into his brain. Then Seagal snaps Screwface’s spine over his knee and throws him down an elevator shaft. I’m pretty sure he died.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Untouchables - Baseball

As Capone speaks, his lieutenants, sitting around the table smoking cigars, smile in agreement to what he is saying.
"I get nowhere unless the team wins. Team! Team!"
After the second lieutenant repeats,“team,” Capone, who has come up behind him with the baseball bat, starts whacking him repeatedly on the head, presumably for not being a team player. The scene ends with the lieutenant lying on the table, as blood from his head spreads out across the white table cloth. The best part is after the second wack, if you look closely, blood spurts on the table like a water fountain. Classic!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Commando - Tool Shed Scene

In this scene from Commando, Arnold goes on a rampage with some tool shed items. First he drops down from the ceiling and stabs a guy with a pitch fork. He then throws some saw blades at one guy's head taking off his scalp, and one into another guy's chest. He then grabs the axe and a machete. He uppercuts a guy in the yarbles with an axe and uses the machete to chop another guys arm off. If you haven't seen Commmando, then you've missed quite the body count.

Related Arnold Kills

Total Recall - Cohaagen Pops
Total Recall - See You at the Party Richter
True Lies - Your Fired

Monday, February 11, 2008

Day of the Dead - Greatest Death by Zombie Ever

I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I love zombies. I love anything related to zombies, in fact from now on I'm going to capitalize the word "Zombie" because I love them so much. I try to avoid posting the Zombie-eats-guy death scenes, because if it was up to me, the top 10 best movie deaths would all involve Zombies. But I can't contain myself any longer, which is why I'm posting my first Zombie movie death scene. In this clip from Day of the Dead, the malicious Capt. Rhodes flees from "Bub" who has aquired a handgun. Rhodes tries to escape through a door, but is ambushed by a group of zombies that tear him to pieces. But not before Bub shoots him. So let's recap: guy gets shot by Zombie, then gets eaten by a group of Zombies. Yeah, best Zombie death ever.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Final Destination 3 - Alternate Death Scenes?

I hate it when the only special features on a DVD is the damn trailer. So, for extra feature freaks like me there's the Final Destination 3 DVD. The best part is the "choose your fate" option which brings up a new screen at key points, asking the viewer to make a choice for the character onscreen. Depending on that choice, the viewer will either see the event as shown in the theatrical version, or an alternate scene that could change the rest of the movie. The director, James Wong had this feature in mind as he was filming the movie, and he deliberately filmed different versions for each death scene. The first clip is the alternate version of Lewis' death without the suspense of "how is he gonna die." Isn't it funny how the blood always sprays all over the friends face? Is that a written horror movie rule?
Related Final Destination Deaths

Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways (Terry's Death)
Final Destination - Decapitation (Billy's Death)
Final Destination 2 - Little Timmy Gets Crushed
Final Destination 2 - Crash
Final Destination 2 - Trisected (Rory's Death)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Eraser - Alligator Rampage

Eraser is what you expect from an Arnold Schwarzenegger film, two hours of mindless nonstop CGI action with preposterous situations, a body count in the dozens, and epic Arnold one-liners. My kind of movie.

In this scene, Arnie shoots the Alligator tank in the middle of a shootout at the New York City Zoo. The Gators must have been pissed because they go on a rampage. Not Industrial Light & Magic's best work, but decent, I've seen worse. One guy gets his arm ripped off, another gets his head crushed by the Gators. After the appetizers, the gator goes after Arnie. After a short scuffle, he shoots the alligator through the head, and gives the classic line, "your luggage."

Related Arnold One-Liner Kills

Total Recall - "See you at the Party Richter"

Monday, February 4, 2008

Starship Troopers - "They Sucked his Brains Out!"

It's official, I am a Paul Verhoeven nuthugger. I don't know what it is, maybe it's the amount of extreme violence in his movies or the fact that he has directed two of my all-time favorite action films ever, Robocop and Total Recall. This guy was the first nominee ever to actually show up at the Razzie Awards, when he personally accepted his Worst Director "award" for Showgirls. Now that's class.
Paul also directed the CGI movie death extravaganza Starship Troopers. In this scene, Zander(Patrick Muldoon) gives his last words to the brain bug before it stabs him in the head and sucks his brains out.

Michael Ironside is also in this movie, in fact he gets his legs ripped off and in the film Total Recall(also directed by Verhoeven) both his arms get severed.

Anybody else notice the Millenium Falcon on the backside of the starship, Rodger Youngs' bridge? Look for it the next time you watch Starship Troopers.

Related Paul Verhoeven Movie Deaths

Total Recall - Cohaagen Pops
Robocop - Alex Murphy's Demise
Robocop - Toxic Waste Guy
Robocop - ED-209 OWNS