Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Die Hard 2: Die Harder - Into the Turbine

As the bad guys are trying to make their escape, John McClane does what he does best, not let them. Major Grant(John Amos) and McClane duke it out on the wing of the escape plane. Major Grant says "too bad McClane, I kinda liked you." McClane gets the upper hand and knocks Major Grant onto the edge of the wing above the turbine. McClane replies, “I’ve got enough friends.” He kicks Grant into the turbine and we see blood splatter all over the side of the plane.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Inglourious Basterds - Bar Shootout

Major Dieter Hellstrom's great death scene in Inglourious Basterds takes place during a shootout in a tavern. When the Mexican standoff erupts, Hugo Stiglitz fires his gun into Hellstrom's crotch before stabbing him in the back of the head repeatedly.

---Say "auf Wiedersehen" to your Nazi balls.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Silent Night, Deadly Night - Death Scenes

Critics condemned the movie, large crowds protested it. Silent Night, Deadly Night was a controversial film of the 80's about a killer dressed as Santa Claus. It has developed a little bit of a following over the years, and why not? It had all the good stuff: Sex, Nudity, and tons of violent(and hilarious I might add) movie deaths....observe

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Terminator - Hunter Killer Tank Owns


Avatar this and Avatar that, no matter what you think of James Cameron's newest $387m blockbuster, we've got to give the guy credit for creating one of the most mind blowing sci-fi/action films of the 80's. No, not Piranha 2: The Spawning, 1984's The Terminator. A machine sent back in time to assassinate the mother of John Connor, leader of the human resistance and wipe him from history. What a premise. This was one of those scenes that brought us into James Cameron's grim post nuclear future. We see resistance fighter Kyle Reese taking on a giant Hunter-Killer Tank by throwing a demolition charge under it's tread. A great scene with a great movie death, as one unlucky resistance fighter gets blasted to pieces when the HK-Tank shoots her with a plasma round as she attempts to throw a demolition charge.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Apocalypse Now - Death of Colonel Walter Kurtz

One of the most emotional and philosophical death scenes in cinema history(Along with the death of Roy Batty). Intercut with a tribe's ritual killing of a caribou, Colonel Kurtz is hacked to death with a machete by Captain Willard as The Doors' "The End" plays in the background. Coppola lays the symbolism on us pretty thick as we see two beasts getting cut down. The ultimate sacrifice,.....the horror.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Amilyn's Dramatic Death

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hot Fuzz - Death Scenes

Hot Fuzz mixed the perfect blend of comedy, slasher flick, and cop-buddy movie. The over the top violence can get pretty graphic, so graphic it's funny. Similar to the Black Knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail. Another great chapter in the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pulp Fiction - Vincent Vega's Death

-----Uh Oh...

It seems like every time Vincent Vega goes to the bathroom something bad happens. An armed robbery at the diner while Vincent is in the bathroom. Mia mistakes his heroin for cocaine, snorts it, and overdoses while Vincent is in the bathroom. But it was during a stakeout at Butch’s apartment, that Butch kills Vincent with a Czech M61 submachine gun after Vincent comes out of, you guessed it.....the bathroom.

The real question is....would Butch have killed Vincent if he didn't make the Pop-Tarts?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ninja Assassin - Opening Scene

There are several entertaining deaths in Ninja Assassin and the opening scene is a showcase for arguably the best ones. In the clip, Hollywood and his friends spill buckets of CGI blood at the hands of the Ozunu Clan. Hardcore 80's Ninja movie fans should be pleased to see the awesome Sho Kosugi play as the leader of the clan. Sho Kosugi is a legend in the Ninja film business, starring in such "classic" films as: Enter the Ninja (1981), Revenge of the Ninja (1983), and Black Eagle (1988).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Boromir's Last Stand

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - Bon Appetit Bitch

A Turkey Day special movie death. Greta's death scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. This will make you think twice before over stuffing yourselves this Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Layer Cake - Ending


Our nameless main character finally made it to the top. He only made one mistake, he stole someone's girlfriend. As the narration ends and it becomes "present time", rule #1 comes back to bite him. Don't mess with another man's girl. You don't get to see good unexpected endings like this much in Hollywood anymore.

You're born, you take shit, move up, take less shit. There will always be a successor. Welcome to the Layer Cake.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thirst - Super Throat Punch

You can always count on the great Park Chan-wook for a fantastic death scene. In his newest film Thirst, there are several, but the one that stood out the most was the throat punch delivered by Tae-ju near the climax of the film. If you haven't had the pleasure of watching this film, do yourself a favor and do it immediately.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mission to Mars - Death Spin

While a crew of astronauts attempt to scan and record a strange formation on Mars, a large cyclone, similar to a sandstorm forms around the structure. The cyclone gets bigger, engulfing the crew and sending debris flying toward the others. One crew member gets a rock smashed into her faceplate, while the others are sucked into the vortex. This is where the fun begins......

We see one of the astronauts being spun so fast in the vortex that he rips apart like a rag doll in a blender. If you watch the scene carefully, you can see his nose and jaw rip off before his visor fills with blood. Could this be the first movie death by Centrifugal force?

This movie was rated PG by the way, that Brian De Palma can get away with anything.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - Death of a Salesman

When Henry and Otis go to buy a TV, they discover they don't have enough money for anything other than a small black & white set, as they are about to leave empty handed the salesman begins to shout at them for wasting his time. This really pisses Henry off, he takes the man's soldering iron and repeatedly stabs him. He then smashes the black & white TV over his head, which Otis then plugs in.

Friday, November 13, 2009

'Clash of the Titans' Trailer

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New 'Kick-Ass' Movie Trailer


This trailer doesn't do the film justice at all. For those of you unfamiliar with the "Kick-Ass" comic series, it's violent, bloody, and entertaining as hell. During Comic-Con, audiences were shown some clips from the upcoming R-rated film based on Mark Millar's comic book. I think these scenes will give you a better understanding of what's to come, not the sugar coated teaser they just released.....

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - O-Ren Ishii's Death

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mission Impossible - Jim Phelps' Death

Aboard the TGV en route to Paris, Ethan(Tom Cruise) follows Phelps(Jon Voight) on the roof and the pair fight on top of the high speed train. Phelps tries to escape in the getaway helicopter piloted by Krieger(Jean Reno), but Ethan foils that plan by attaching explosive chewing gum to the windshield. The explosion instantly kills Krieger, crushing Phelps under the fiery wreckage of the helicopter.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Crazies (2010) Trailer

Inhabitants of a small Pennsylvania town are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply.......This film is a reinvention loosely based upon the George Romero classic of the same name.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Final Destination 4 - Pool Scene(Hunt's Death)

Hunt's death had the most votes for best death from the new Final Destination film, The Final Destination 3D. So here it is...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Romeo Must Die - X-RAY Head Kick

As with many formulaic fights, it usually starts out pretty even. The protagonist and antagonist exchange a couple well choreographed punches and kicks. Soon the villain gains the upper hand through some dirty trick and the hero proceeds to get his ass kicked. But on the verge of defeat, the good guy gets a sudden burst of adrenaline and defeats the evildoer. Well this fight is exactly like that, BUT! This one happens to have a pretty good movie death to end it.

An ode to Sonny Chiba in The Street Fighter perhaps? When Russell Wong gets his head kicked in, we get a computer generated image of his head and spinal column shattering. In The Street Fighter, After getting a bad guy on his knees, Sonny jumps and punches him directly on top of the head- the scene then cuts to an X-RAY VIEW of the dude's head getting bashed in. Two very similar and epic scenes.

Romeo Must Die(2000)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

American Gangster - 20 % (Frank Kills Tango)

We see just how badass Frank Lucas really is.....

See No Evil - Jacob's Death

The problem now is that every movie has to "leave it open" for a sequel. Thus, giving us half assed movie deaths where we aren't sure if the villain is dead or not. The film See No Evil says the hell with that and gives its antagonist a creative and brutal death.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Force Choke

A classic and very memorable scene. Darth Vader shows us why you never fail him, at the same time he gives Admiral Piett a promotion, all before Ozzel's body even hits the ground. Our tragic hero shows us a glimpse of his mastery of the Force while stressing his impatience and ruthlessness. The best part is the look of the guy sitting behind Ozzel after he falls to the ground. Priceless.

EDIT: oops originally put under Episode IV: A New Hope, I fail. Thank you Rollo Tomasi...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Saw VI - Teaser Clip

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wishmaster 2 - Passing the Bar

Oh that Djinn, always the jokester. Twisting people's wishes around and taking their souls. See what happens when a prisoner wishes to get out of jail. Let's just say he comes out a little softer.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

2012 - LA Gets Destroyed (5 Minute Preview Clip)

Master of Disaster....films, Roland Emmerich is generating some buzz with his newest film 2012. In this preview we see Sony Pictures Imageworks give LA a spectacular CG sendoff. Will it be a good disaster movie or just another Emmerich disaster?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Top 3 Deaths We Never See

The death scene is a time honored tradition of the movies. Except this list isn't celebrating the art of dismembered limbs and exploding craniums. The following movie deaths are so iconic that they don't even have to be shown. Here are the top 3 off screen death scenes.

3. Thelma & Louise - The car drives over the edge of the canyon and film ends with a freeze frame of the car in mid-air. We never see girls crash into the rocks below, but we don't need to. Would've been epic though.

2. Fargo - Carl played by Steve Buscemi, is murdered by Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) with an axe, but the screen cuts to black right before the magic happens. It’s more Carl’s messy ‘burial’ involving a wood-chipper that is the trademark of this film more than his death.

1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) both wounded and surrounded by 100 soldiers of the Bolivian cavalry, burst through the door to face an essential firing squad. The film ends with a freeze frame sepia tone shot of the pair exiting the house firing their guns, accompanied by the sound of dozens of rifles being fired. It’s not only one of the most compelling death scenes, but one of the most iconic moments in cinema history.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Beyond - The Eyeball King

There's a reason Lucio Fulci was dubbed the "eyeball gag" king. Here are two of those reasons.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tsunami - Close Calls

A scene from the 2009 South Korean disaster film Tsunami. After a megatsunami hits the city of Haeundae, Dong-choon finds himself under a cargo ship stuck on the Gwangan Bridge. A cable snaps, narrowly missing Dong-choon, sending a bystander flying through the air (we see her faintly in the background falling back down). Dong-choon runs around in panic as cargo containers fall violently around him, crushing people. A handful of good death scenes from an above average disaster film with heart and one of the best actors in the business, Kyung-gu Sol. Can't go wrong.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Thing - Defibrillator Scene

When Norris appears to suffer a heart attack, Dr. Copper attempts to use a defibrillator on him. Norris' body transforms into a mouth and bites Copper's arms off, killing him.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Protégé - One Shot Fall

There's somewhat of tired formula for the death-by-fall scene. It usually starts with a shot of person being thrown off a ledge, cut to stuntman falling for a couple seconds, then cut to a reaction shot of a spectator upon impact. It's been done and quite frankly, it's a little boring. One of the first people to add something to the fall scene was Hitchcock. In the 1942 film Saboteur, we see a character slipping and falling off the Statue of Liberty, all in one amazing shot. Just another reason why Hitchcock was way ahead of his time. The creativity of the fall scene has largely diminished. Which is why scenes like this clip from the Hong Kong film Protégé is a breath of fresh air. Andy Lau plays as an undercover agent(he does it so well) getting raided by the cops, the only way out and the only way to keep his cover is by escaping out the back. Only problem is........ they're about 15 storeys high.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Enemy Mine - Rock Crusher

In this scene from Enemy Mine, Davidge(Dennis Quaid) goes after the miners to rescue Zammis and bring him back. During his search he runs into an abusive slave master with a whip. A fight ensues and the two end up dangling over a rock crusher. Davidge pulls a slick move and throws the slave master into the Spiral Classifier, killing him instantly.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Halloween - Bob's Death

From the 1978 classic Halloween. As Bob(John Michael Graham) goes Downstairs to grab a beer, Michael Myers(Nick Castle) pops out and stabs him in the stomach. Myers impales him with the knife so hard that it mounts Bob on wall, leaving him to dangle there. A great scene and one of Micheal's best uses of a knife.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Alex Muphy's Death - The Making of...

"You can not have the resurrection until the crucifixion"

One of the most memorable and violent death scenes ever. Here is a look at the how they created the demise of Alex Murphy. That Peter Weller sure knows how to die.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Wild Bunch - Shootout Scene

One of the most iconic shootouts in movie history. As a gang of aging, dirty outlaws taking refuge in Mexico, the film concludes with the Bunch doing something decent in their lives and walking in the stronghold of a corrupt Mexican General to save one of their own. "Give 'em hell Pike!"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Duel to the Death - Over the Top

Sometimes there are films that can hook you into a genre. Watch Oldboy and you will have a new passion for Korean films. Watch Seven Samurai or Shogun's Assassin and you'll have an addiction to samurai movies. Like those, the 1983 film Duel to the Death will open your eyes to the world of wuxia films. Forget Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Duel to the Death is one of the last old school Hong Kong martial arts epics. This movie has it all. Fast paced fight scenes, beautiful cinematography, compelling characters, and most of all.....Ninjas. Surf Ninjas! Sand Ninjas! Exploding Ninjas! Tree Ninjas! Flying Ninjas! Giant Ninjas! Even naked female Ninjas! Truly one of the most action packed high flying martial arts films ever. In this clip, Japanese Master Hashimoto goes one-on-one with a corrupt Japanese official. The result is a hilarious over the top decapitation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friday the 13th Part III - All Death Scenes

Friday the 13th Part 3 had some of the best death scenes in the whole series. Who can forget the Andy's handstand death or Vera getting a spear in the eye. All classics, but the most memorable death scene has to go to Rick, killed by Jason who squeezes his head until one of his eyeballs pops out. Because it was originally in 3d, you could tell most of the deaths were intended for some great 3d "eye" candy. Get it? Eye candy.....I'll be here all week.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sorority Row - Death Scenes

-------Find the chin

Here are a couple death scenes from the new slasher flick, Sorority Row aka I Still Kinda Know What you did Last Summer 3, starring Rumer Willis. The eldest love child of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.

In this scene Chugs, yeah that's her name, gives Madonna a run for her money. And she lives up to her name....kind of.

In this clip Joanna gets out of the shower and....well, you know the rest

Monday, September 7, 2009

Drag me to Hell - Dragged into Hell

---------Is the tagline a spoiler or what?

Well, from the title you knew someone was getting dragged to hell. But who? Who was she going to give the cursed button to? Her conniving coworker Stu, her boss? Personally I thought her boyfriend was going to open the envelope and accidentally "get dragged", like Stephen King's Thinner ending, but no. Sam Raimi lets us know who the bad guy really was, Christine. She became selfish and greedy once she made the decision to get a promotion, her only motivation was self gain and she was punished for it. She got dragged down to hell, who would have guessed?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Final Destination 3D - Death Scenes

The newest installment of the Final Destination series uses RealD Cinema technology. This 3D technology is put to good use in the opening racetrack sequence of the film. Very effective, but after that scene the 3D experience really slows down as if they gave up on novelty of it. They know what the audience wants and we know what we're getting into. Shit acting, bad dialog, and on-screen death scenes all in glorious HD 3D.
Nadia's Death

Carter's Death

Samantha's Death

Andy's Death

Janet's Death

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

From Beyond - Brain Suck

Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, and lots of gore is always a good combination. Worked in Re-Animator and works pretty well in this classic. From Beyond is the story of a couple Scientists that create a machine called the resonator. Well, the machine just happens to open up a door to a parallel universe full of brain eating creatures. In this scene, a transformed Dr. Crawford(Jeffrey Combs) sucks face with Dr. Bloch(Carolyn Purdy-Gordon) slurping her brains out though her eye socket.

Another good one is from this scene where Bubba, played by the great Ken Foree is devoured to the bone by tiny flesh eating insects that come out of the resonator. If he looks familiar, you may remember Ken from a little movie called Dawn of the Dead.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pan's Labyrith - He Wont Even Know Your Name

Sergi López doesn't get enough credit for his role as Captain Vidal in the 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth. He plays one of the most evil characters ever, a psychopath that makes us hate him so much, you start cheering during his death scene. And what a death scene it is. After Vidal finds Ofelia, he takes the baby and shoots her in the stomach. Ohhhh, that bastard. When Vidal leaves the Labyrinth, the rebels and Mercedes are waiting for him. He calmly hands Mercedes the baby and starts to request that they tell his son what time his father died. "NO", she cuts him off and says "He wont even know your name." BAM! Take that asshole!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Akira - Death by Psychokinetic Powers

Overwhelmed by his newfound abilities and confronted by his captors, Tetsuo uses his powers to escape. With a single thought the Doctor and guard explode into pieces, as body matter splatters on the wall and ceiling. Classic! This film was way ahead of its time.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dead Snow - Nazi Zombie Attack

A couple highlights from the Zombie flick Dead Snow.

Ripped apart by Nazi Zombies

Friday, August 21, 2009

Inglorious Basterds - The Bear Jew Beatdown

Tarantino creates characters unlike any other. Christopher Waltz as Standartenführer Hans Landa aka "The Jew Hunter" was the highlight of Quentin Tarantino's newest masterpiece Inglorious Basterds. Giving an Oscar worthy performance that will predictably be overlooked.

Another highlight of the film is Til Schweiger as Hugo Stiglitz, a German-born hardcore Nazi killer. Although it's a shame we don't get to see more of him and the basterds in action, we do get plenty of movie deaths. One in particular involves Eli Roth as Staff Sergeant Donny Donowitz aka
"The Bear Jew", a loudmouth baseball bat-swinging Nazi hunter from Boston. After an unsuccessful interrogation attempt on a German Officer, they call in "The Bear Jew." Equipped with a wooden baseball bat signed by fellow members of his Boston Jewish community, The Bear Jew does what he does best and proceeds to beat the German Officer's head into a bloody pulp. "It’s the closest we get to going to the movies," says Lieutenant Aldo Raine.

Home Run!!! It's Outta tha pawk!!