Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Death of Saruman

[From the Extended Edition]
Saruman is stabbed in the back by Grima Wormtongue, who in turn is shot with an arrow by Legolas. Saruman falls end over end and is impaled on a spiked wheel. A great death by fall as the camera follows Saruman plummeting down the side of Orthanc to his demise. Very reminiscent of Mola Ram's death in Temple of Doom, minus the gators.

watch the whole scene

...or just get to the death

Monday, March 30, 2009

A View to a Kill - Max Zorin's Death

A View to a Kill has all the essential bond elements: A great theme song (Duran Duran), terrific bad guy (Christopher Walken), a hot Bond girl(Tanya Roberts), and Roger Moore kicking ass for one last time.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Punisher War Zone - Death Scenes

1:05 throat stab
1:30 mid-air explosion
3:15 punch through the face
3:25 hilarious shotgun to the face
4:35 head explosion
6:45 Jigsaw Kabob

Some say Stevenson's Punisher is better than Jane's Punisher, or Jane's version took the time to have a story to it, whereas, the Stevenson version went right into the action and lacked depth. I say the better Punisher is obvious.....Dolph fucking Lundgren

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday the 13th: Part VI: Jason Lives - Triple Decapitation

Jason kills three with one slash of the machete. A Triple Kill!

Dead or Alive - The End

Dead or Alive is another great film from director Takashi Miike(Best opening 10 minutes in movie history). Detective Jojima and Ryuuichi are at the end of their ropes when they confront each other in the final showdown. Miike fools us with a completely over the top and out of left-field ending to an almost normal cop drama.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Interview With A Vampire - Vampire on Vampire Violence

Louis takes out a clan of French vampires with some fire and his trusty scythe. Poor Santiago gets the worst of it when he's sliced neatly in two.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds - Taking One for the Team

And the Oscar for most fucked up yet hilarious scene goes to.........

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Raising Arizona - Leonard Smalls Death

Leonard Smalls, the world’s scariest bounty hunter is blown to pieces when H.I. pulls the pin from a grenade attached to Smalls' ammunition belt.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Movie Death Legend - Arnold Schwarzenegger

He killed 81 people as John Matrix in Commando. He wasted 44 in Total Recall as Dennis Quaid and Obliterated 51 men as Harry Tasker in True Lies. Over his extended career of making movie death magic his characters have accumulated a grand total of 312 kills. His films, a total of 547 movie deaths! Therefore we dub Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Movie Death Legend.
**Info from Movie Body Counts

A Look back a some of Arnold's greatest Fatalities......
(click on the titles to watch the scene)

Total Recall - See You at the Party

Commando - Tool Shed Scene

True Lies - You're Fired

Commando - Let Off Some Steam

The Running Man - Sub-Zero now plain zero

Terminator - "I'll be Back"


Eraser - Alligator Rampage
Running Man - Chico crosses the line
Total Recall - Cohaagen Pops

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Day After Tomorrow - Reporter Gets too Close

Ahhh, the Disaster Movie Death. It's never gory or too graphic, but there's just something about them that makes it great. In this scene from The Day After Tomorrow(a ripoff of the 1933 film Deluge), a news reporter gets hit by a flying billboard out of nowhere.

Scene is at 4:55

another great scene where Jeff gets crushed by a tanker @ 3:50

Planet Terror - Headshot


As he looks around a corner, Abby is shot in the head, which explodes in glorious fashion.

Victim: Abby (Naveen Andrews)

Cause of Death: Headshot

Famous Last Words: "Wait Here"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Catch-22 - Propeller Scene

McWatt is flying over the beach in his plane when a gust of wind causes the aircraft to drop for a split second--just long enough for the propeller to slice Kid Sampson in half.

Related Deaths by Propeller
Breakout - UNedited Propeller Death

Raiders of the Lost Ark - German Mechanic gets Splattered

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poseidon - Lucky Larry gets Unlucky

From the remake of the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure, Lucky Larry gets real unlucky when a big hunk of engine dislodges and wipes him out.

Victim: Lucky Larry (Kevin Dillon)

Cause of Death:
Crushed by falling wreckage

Famous Last Words: "Hey, whose shooting at us?"

Swordfish - Slow Motion Hostage Explosion

A great scene in which an explosive-filled vest a hostage has been strapped into explodes. The blasts glass-shattering shock wave propels officers through the air as a "Matrix"-like bullet time shot using 135 still cameras pan 360 degrees around the explosion. We see the steel ball bearings rip through vehicles, buildings, and people in super slo-mo.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Assault on Precinct 13 - Little Girl gets Shot

Controversial enough for ya?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Watchmen Opening - The Comedian Shot JFK

I knew it wasn't Oswald!

Even if it was for only 22 seconds, the graphic recreation of Kennedy's assassination was pretty amazing. The whole opening really sets the tone of the film and Bob Dylan's song just makes the sequence complete. In the graphic novel. It is implied that the Comedian shot JFK and possibly even Woodward and Bernstein. Snyder took the brilliant little throwaway joke and translated it onscreen. The scene was just so epic that it deserves its own post.

Compared to the Zapruder film


There's a ton of Easter Eggs in the Watchmen opening, Did you catch Mick Jagger and David Bowie outside of Studio 54? How about the original Nite Owl saving Mr. and Mrs. Wayne? That's why Batman never existed in the "Watchmen" universe..
Go to i09.com for a look at all the awesome Easter Eggs

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky - Classic Head Crush

Riki-Oh is one of the bloodiest, most over the top horror comedy martial arts films ever made. Actually it just could be THE MOST violent movie ever made along with Peter Jackson's Braindead and Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead. This film is so unbelievably entertaining that I cannot convey its ultimate greatness with words alone. See this film.

If this scene looks familiar it was a regular fixture on The Daily Show during Craig Kilborn's time as the host.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Watchmen - Rorschach Puts a Dog Down

In the comic Rorschach handcuffs the child murderer to a furnace, pours gasoline, and throws the guy a handsaw (implying the only way to get out alive is to cut his own hand off). Rorschach then watches the building burn to the ground. In the film he kinda goes another direction.......

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saw IV - Crushed Ice

Hung from a chain-noose with two large blocks of ice aimed at him, Detective Eric Mathews was screwed from the get-go. But when Rigg runs through the door, it sets off a trap and the two large blocks of ice swing down and crush his head.

Watchmen - Rorschach's Death

"DO IT!"

Some would describe him as an idealized fascist. Some say he's a vigilante with serious emotional issues. The truth is that the freckled, ginger Walter Kovacs is the very definition of a badass. In this scene Rorschach takes off his mask when threatened by Manhattan. Walter no longer needs a disguise......

Jackie Earle Haley stole the show with his amazing performance as Rorschach. This guy is going to be an A-list star very soon. He brought so much depth and emotion to the character. It was hands down the best performance of the film. He was Rorschach.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Batman - Fall of the Joker

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Return of the Living Dead - Tarman want Brains!

"More Brains!"

John Russo and George A. Romero had a dispute over how to handle sequels to their 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. The two reached a settlement wherein Romero's sequels would be referred to as the Dead movies, and Russo's sequels would bear the suffix Living Dead. Thus, each man was able to do what he pleased with the series........

The zombies differ in The Return of the Living Dead films:

- They are as fast, strong, and intelligent as they were in their previous life.
- Instead of hunting humans for their flesh, they hunt for the humans' brains, stating that only the taste of the endorphins contained inside human brains can ease their suffering.
- Injuries to their brains do not have any effect and the only way to fully destroy them is to cremate their bodies, although the ensuing smoke also spreads the contagious gas.

Enter Tarman, probably one of the coolest looking zombies ever. In this scene his hunger for brains is finally fulfilled.....

Related Zombie Deaths

Day of the Dead - Bub the Zombie

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ben-Hur - Chariot Race Deaths

To give the scene more impact and realism, three lifelike dummies were placed at key points in the race to give the appearance of men being run over by chariots. Most notable is the stand-in dummy for Stephen Boyd's Messala that gets tangled up under the horses, getting battered by their hooves.
2:25 - best death, Chariot Racer gets OWNED
5:30 - Guard gets run over
7:35 - Messala gets trampled

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Haunting - Owen Wilson Decapitation

----Oh, shit.....

Admit it, it was your favorite part of The Haunting. When Owen Wilson is decapitated by a swinging iron lion.......
Skip to 4:50 for the scene

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mirrors - Jaw Rip

Mirrors is a remake of the 2003 Korean film Into the Mirror. Angela is preparing for a bath when she walks over and climbs into the bathtub(Amy Smart ass shot!). Not noticing that her reflection has never left the mirror, it grips her jaw with both hands and begins to slowly pull it apart. Angela screams in pain and shock as the effects of her reflection's actions manifest on her face. Her cheeks tear open, her jaw breaks and detaches from her head, killing her.