Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Trouble in Little China - Explosion / Reflex Death Scene

Jack Burton(Kurt Russell) takes on Lo Pan(James Hong) at the end of Big Trouble in Little China. Jack tries to throw his knife at Lo Pan but misses. Lo Pan retrieves the knife and attempts to throw it at Jack, but as they say...."It's all in the reflexes"

Another great death take place immediately after Lo Pan's death. After Thunder(Carter Wong) sees his master's dead body, Thunder gets so pissed off he starts swelling up until he burst into pieces. Which death scene did you like better?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shoot 'Em Up - Eat Your Vegetables

Shoot 'Em Up is basically an action packed Elmer Fudd-chases-Bugs Bunny live action cartoon. Filled with ridiculous, implausible, yet hilarious stunts throughout. In this memorable scene, a goon gets force fed his veggies when Mr. Smith(Clive Owen) jams a carrot into his mouth, then rams the carrot through his cranium. See kids, vegetables are awesome.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Return of the King - Gollum's Death

As Gollum rejoices at finally having reclaimed his precious, the now fingerless Frodo charges at him. After a brief struggle, Gollum falls over the edge and into the lava. As he's melting in the lava, the greedy little bastard is still trying to hold on to the ring.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Proposition - Headshot

------Oh, Hai there!

A movie death is just even better when it's totally unexpected, take this scene from The Proposition for example.....

Friday, July 24, 2009

Watchmen - The Comedian's Death



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Top 10 Greatest Movie Deaths

It time to vote again, which one of these epic deaths deserves a place in the top 10 list? Hans Gruber falling off Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard? The violent fire extinguisher scene from Irreversible? The Lawyer getting eaten by the T-rex in Jurassic Park? Dr. Strangelove's A-bomb ride? Harrison Ford shooting the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark? Watch each clip and vote for which you like best, the winning movie death gets a spot on the top ten list. Leave a comment and tell us what your top 10 list would be. Who's number 1?

Die Hard - Happy Trails Hans

Dr. Strangelove - A-Bomb Ride

Irreversible - Severe Head Trauma

Halloween 6 - Peer Pressure

A fleeing doctor gets his head bashed into a barred door by Myers until the pressure slices his head in pieces. This is the extended gorier version then what was originally released. Over the top and gory, just the way we like it......

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Once Upon a Time in Mexico - Kneecap Buster

General Marquez gets the ultimate send off from El Mariachi(Banderas) at the end of the very underrated Once Upon a Time in Mexico. As both men draw their guns in the final showdown, Marquez fires first but El Mariachi dodges it like a bullfighter and shoots from behind his back. The blast shatters his kneecaps into pieces; El Mariachi then finishes him off, avenging his wife and daughter......

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hannibal - Bowels In or Bowels out?

Chief Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi(Giancarlo Giannini) continues the family tradition in this scene from the 2001 film Hannibal. After placing a noose over Pazzi's neck, Lecter(Anthony Hopkins) asks him "bowels in or bowels out?" Well, you can probably guess by now which one Lecter chose....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Last House on the Left - Microwave Safe

SPOILER ALERT!!! As you should know by now, this whole site is based on spoilers, SPOILER ALERT!!!
Krug wakes up to find himself paralyzed from the neck down and his head inside a microwave. This is the final scene from The Last House on the Left remake, a totally unnecessary remake, but what else is new in today's American cinema. At least the death scenes do some justice, observe.......

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fatal Attraction - Alex's Death

In the climax of Fatal Attraction, Dan(Michael Douglas) wrestles Alex(Glenn Close) into the bathtub after she attacks him with a knife. As she struggles, Dan seemingly drowns her in the water. As Dan tries to regains his composure, Alex leaps out of the bathtub swinging the knife, but gets shot in the chest by Beth(Anne Archer) at the last second.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Alien Resurrection - Headbuster

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a unique visual genius, so it was interesting to see him apply that talent to the Alien series. While some think it may be the weakest of the series, it's still pretty entertaining and full of creative death scenes. In this clip, Pulvis(Leland Orser) gives birth to a beautiful healthy baby alien. Only difference is he's holding Dr. Wren(J.E. Freeman) in front of him.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Throne of Blood - Washizu's Final Stand

In the spectacular ending of Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood, Washizu(Toshiro Mifune) gets his comeuppance. Shot by his own archers, he stumbles forward before being shot in the neck. He slowly descends the stairs and dies, collapsing dramatically on the fog-soaked ground. One of the most memorable and greatest deaths ever in the history of film.

  • The famous arrow scene near the end was in fact done with real arrows. That is, the arrows hitting the wooden planks were not done with special effects, but rather choreographed with archers. Mifune waves his arms to brush away the arrows sticking from the planks, indicating to them that he wanted to go in that particular direction. The real arrows were included to get Mifune's facial expressions of real-life fear, which is exceptionally hard to imitate. Of course, the arrows that hit the Mifune character were bamboo fakes.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Commando - "I Lied"

Another great one-liner death at the hands of Movie Death Legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger. After following designated henchman Sully, Matrix grabs him by the leg and dangles him over a mountainside with one hand.

Matrix: Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?

That's right, Matrix! You did!

Matrix: I lied

[He then drops him off the side of a mountain]

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pelts - Clamp Trap Death

The pelts made me do it! That's what little Larry Jameson was thinking as he placed his head in an animal trap. All this after killing his father with a baseball bat. This Masters of Horror episode was directed by Dario Argento, so expect a bloody and gory death.....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Black Christmas - Eye Popping Death

Megan(Jessica Harmon) goes into the attic to check on a noise she heard. Suddenly she gets a bag thrown over her head and slammed to the ground. She fights back but gets stabbed repeatedly before getting her eyes ripped out.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Midnight Meat Train - Hammer Time

Vinnie Jones doesn't like people riding his train. Ted Raimi didn't get the memo. Poor Ted dies in everything(Darkman, Twin Peaks, Shocker, The Grudge, Wishmaster, ect.) We salute you Ted.

UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson does his best impersonation of himself and gets his ass kicked, but gives us a good show

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Inside (À l'intérieur) - Scissor Murder

A mysterious woman is after Sarah's child and will kill anyone that stands in her way, unfortunately this poor bastard was in her way.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sin City - Jackie Boy's Death

When Jackie Boy threatens Becky with a gun, deadly little Miho sweeps down, severing Jackie Boy's hand and killing his friends. Jackie Boy gets his gun and prepares to shoot her, but Miho blocks the barrel of the gun and it backfires, shooting the casing into Jackie Boy's forehead. To finish him off Miho makes "a Pez dispenser out of him".

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blue Velvet - Frank's Last Puff

Much like Jeff(James Stewart) in Rear Window, Jeffrey(Kyle MacLachlan) becomes the ultimate voyeur in the 1986 film Blue Velvet. As Frank(Dennis Hopper) storms in looking for Jeffrey, he sees the closet and laughs knowing that's where he's hiding. Frank takes one last puff of nitrous oxide and throws open the closet door. Jeffrey is waiting for him and blasts a hole through Frank's forehead, killing his instantly.