Tuesday, August 31, 2010

GoldenEye - "I am Invincible!"

Another great Bond death from a list of many. GoldenEye also gave us the fall of Alec Trevelyan and Xenia Onatopp putting the squeeze on the happiest man in the world. But the death of the most epic nerd of all time tops them all....

Boris Grishenko is an overly confident hacker that often shouts his favorite catchphrase, "I am invincible!" whenever he succeeds. After emerging from the destruction of the satellite control room, Boris shouts his catchphrase. "I am Invincible!" Suddenly, a tank of liquid nitrogen explodes behind him, freezing him instantly. And we learn that Boris wasn't invincible after all.

Can't wait till the GoldenEye remake comes out for the Wii on November 2nd.
Goldeneye Wii.

The New York Ripper - No Ordinary Headshot

Headshots have become so cliché, there I said it. Why does every headshot have to be in the middle of the forehead as if every shooter in the movies is a skilled marksman? And now with visual effects, all you need Adobe After Effects and a couple clicks of the mouse. Sure, it's still entertaining as hell, but where's the realism? Give me Martin Scorsese's headshot in Taxi Driver over the headshots in The Departed any day of the week. Take this scene from Lucio Fulci's The New York Ripper for example of how it's done right, a headshot that would make Dario Argento jealous.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Repo Men - Head Crush

A repo man comes for Remy, but falls through a covered hole in the floor. The ground then starts to crumble, as Beth also falls below. As the repo man comes to and prepares to shoot Beth, Remy grabs an old heavy typewriter and drops it on his head, crushing it. (with very bloody results)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Machete - Gut and Run

A group of thugs enter a hospital where Machete is recovering from a wound. As the nurse calls to warn our hero that the men are on their way, Machete grabs a few hospital instruments and proceeds to dispatch the henchmen one by one. Slashing two thugs in the face and for the coup de grâce, Machete cuts open a guy's stomach with a skull scraper and pulls out his small intestine. He then uses the intestine as a rope to leap out of a window and crash into the floor below.

Saw V - Pendulum Trap and Making of Featurette

From the Unrated Director's Cut, this is one of the more gruesome traps from the Saw series. The Pendulum Trap consists of a giant pendulum blade that swings down from the ceiling and two hand crushing mechanisms with switches inside that could potentially release the victim. The guy does as the video tells him and crushes his hands, but the locks don't release him. The pendulum swings down and violently cuts him in half. Just before he dies, he sees an eye watching him through a hole in the wall and whispers "I did what I was supposed to do." Seconds later the locks release....

The video below is an interesting making-of featurette of the Pendulum Trap. See how they accomplished this gory scene using a little movie magic.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Hills Have Eyes 2 - Wave Bye Bye

Private First Class "Stump" Locke decides to climb down a cliff in an attempt to reach safety. As Stump passes a cave opening, one of the hill people grabs his arm and slices it off, which he uses to wave to Stump as he falls to his death

The Walking Dead Trailer **NEW**

AMC has finally released the official extended trailer for their “The Walking Dead” TV show. It’s the same 4-minute-plustrailer that AMC screened for the Comic Con crowd back in San Diego(except in high quality)
from beyondhollywood.com

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Expendables - Double Team Neck Breaker

Yin Yang(Jet Li) and Lee Christmas(Jason Statham) both take on our villain's secondary henchman, 'The Brit'(Gary Daniels). After an extended fight, the duo end it with a double team move. As Christmas holds the Brit's head back, Yang finishes him off with an axe kick to the face, snapping his neck backwards.

Want to watch Terry Crews tear through a group soldiers with an AA-12 shotgun? Of course you do, watch it here

Piranha 3D - Ashlynn Brooke and Gianna Michaels go Hardgore

Piranha 3D comes out today, if you like porn stars and gore, you will definitely enjoy this movie. Pornographic actresses Ashlynn Brooke, Gianna Michaels, and Riley Steele make cameos in the movie as party-goers who meet extremely gruesome piranha related demises. Click HERE to see some of the great death scenes from Piranha 3D.

After the video are some photos of Ashlynn Brooke having fun with her awesome death scene....... at the 2:55 mark

Ashlynn and her mold

On the set of Piranha 3D

Gianna Michaels plays the role of a topless parasailer(I know, it's a stretch) who lands in the Piranha invested waters. The Piranha chow down on Gianna's lower half, when the boat accelerates, her half eaten torso ascends into the air.

Overall, the 3D scenes were just meh (it was converted from 2D to 3D in post production), but there was one scene that stood above the rest. Derrick Jones(Jerry O'Connell), a character loosely based on Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, films an underwater lesbian ballet with Riley Steele and Kelly Brook set to "The Flower Duet" from Lakmé. All in glorious 3D. Also Kelly Brooks death scene.

Jerry O'Connell gets his at the end, I'm not going to say too much but let's just say the Piranha eat his penis......in 3D

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Expendables - Shotgun Rampage

---"Remember this shit at Christmas!"

This scene from The Expendables just might put a little extra hair on your chest. Outnumbered and overpowered, our team of heroes retreat and take cover from enemy fire. Just when you think the boys might be in trouble, Caesar(Terry Crews) enters with an AA-12 Shotgun and starts blasting away. The gun is loud and powerful, turning Garza's Soldiers into hamburger meat in less than a minute. The best part is seeing "Stone Cold" Steve Austin running away after he looks down the hallway and sees Caesar blasting through soldiers.

The Godfather - Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes

In an attempt to draw out rival mobster Virgil Sollozzo and the rest of the Don's enemies, Luca Brasi pretends to switch allegiances and meets with Bruno Tattaglia. Luca was always cautious, as he brought a bullet-proof vest with him everywhere, but it would not save him this time. Sollozzo stabs Luca's hand with a knife, pinning it to the bar as Tattaglia's henchmen garrottes him from behind. No easy task, as you can tell from the expression on the henchman's face. Luca is a big man and isn't going to go down without a fight. Another iconic death from a iconic film.....

Later on, a message is later sent to the Corleone family: a fish wrapped in Brasi's bulletproof vest. The meaning is made clear to the Corleones.

"It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
―Peter Clemenza

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shaun of the Dead - David's Death

Shaun of the Dead is tribute to so many well loved Zombie classics, but at it's core the Zombies only play a small role in the main story. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright use the symbolism of the Zombie invasion as Romero did his first films. It is a smartly written comedy filled with so many pop culture references, many are missed on the first viewing. Here are a few:

Throughout the film, we see references to a fictitious pizza chain called Bub’s Pizza. This is a reference to Bub, the smarter-than-average zombie from Day of the Dead

Ed yells over the phone to Shaun’s mom, "We’re coming to get you, Barbara." This is a take on the line, "They’re coming to get you, Barbara," from Night of the Living Dead.

Shaun tries to make reservations at an exclusive seafood restaurant called Fulci’s. This is a nod to Lucio Fulci, famed Italian horror director.

You can see more here

Even the death scenes pay homage to the classics.... In this clip, the gang take refuge from the Zombie attack in the Winchester, Shaun's favorite pub. Suddenly David(Dylan Moran) gets pulled through a window and torn apart by a crowd of Zombies, but in a very familiar way. The scene is almost identical to that of Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Deep Rising - Digested Alive

---"Oh, Hai!"

Deep Rising has everything a B-grade monster movie should have: Action, bad jokes, blood, guts and gore. Sure, you've seen the plot a dozen times and yes it is basically Aliens on a Cruise ship, but jesus christ is it ever fun.

In this scene, our heroes are attacked by the giant sea creature. As they shoot the monster, it bursts open dropping a partially digested Billy on the floor. Still alive, Billy gets up and screams in horror until finally dropping to the ground and succumbing to his wounds. An awesome visual effect and a great death from a very underrated movie.


Friday, August 13, 2010

The Expendables - Death Scenes

The Expendables just reminds me of how rare a truly good action flick is in today's movie market. It makes me long for the late '80s and early '90s typified action films like Commando and Demolition Man. The action, the explosions, and of course....the death scenes. In that regard, The Expendables does not fail....

In this scene, Gunner(Dolph Lundgren) takes out a Somalian pirate with a grenade launcher, blowing off his torso and setting the tone for the rest of the film. "WARNING SHOT!"

More great death scenes from The Expendables
*videos coming soon*

When General Garza's daughter gets a visit by two soldiers looking for some of the old in-out, in-out. Barney(Sylvester Stallone) saves the day with his trusty knife, stabbing one soldier in the throat and slowly twisting the blade. Brutal.

Another great scene comes near the end when Jet Li and Jason Statham both fight our villain's secondary henchman,'The Brit'(Gary Daniels). After an extended fight, the duo end it with a double team move, finishing him off with an axe kick to the neck, breaking it instantly. The best death scene of the film.

Other notable scenes include a Randy Couture superman punch to the top of Steve Austin's head, killing him. Terry Crews blasting soldiers away with an automatic shotgun and I mean BLASTING THEM AWAY, the scene is worth the price of admission alone. WATCH IT HERE

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Collector - Bear Trap Scene

Beyond the Saw films, The Collector is one of the latest so-called "torture porn" flicks. The box office draw for this sub-genre has been steadily declining, but the gross revenue is still sometimes up to ten times the film's budget. As long as there is a profit to be made, "torture porn" will live on.

Originally intended to be a Saw prequel, The Collector has built a bit of a cult following, enough to even warrant a sequel. The movie has enough suspense, booby-traps, and gore to give Eli Roth a boner(although I don't think that would be to difficult). Even though the film was created by the writers of Saw IV, V and VI — the weakest out of the franchise, don't fret, it's better.

Did I mention the gore? Because there's gore, for example, the best death scene of the movie. As Jill and her boyfriend Chad are fooling around in the kitchen, the Collector interrupts by stabbing Chad in the hand with a knife and pushing him into a bear trap filled dining room. That's right, a room filled with bear traps.... let's just say Chad won't be fooling around with Jill anymore.......

Monday, August 9, 2010

Waxwork - Werewolf Head Split

There are certain movie monsters that stick with you throughout your childhood causing a slight fear of the dark and years of bad dreams. Linda Blair in the Exorcist has put hundreds of kids into therapy and if you look back now, she is still creepy as hell. Not so much can be said about other movie monsters.....

Take the Wolfman for example from the very underrated 1988 film Waxwork. Scared the crap out of me as a child, but when I look back at it now, it just might be one of the worst werewolf costumes ever. The Werewolf itself doesn't really look all that bad, maybe it's the lifeless eyes or the comically over-sized ears that make him look like a giant wolf-rabbit. Still.....I will take bad costumed Werewolves over bad CGI Werewolves anyday of the week, especially if they deliver the bloody goodness....

....and the Waxwork Werewolf DOES deliver. In the most impressive death scene of the movie, our victim hits the Werewolf with a chair. Not a good idea, as it only pisses him off. The wolf dusts himself off before grabbing the bastard's head and violently tearing it in half vertically.

Jurassic Park - "Clever Girl"

Remember in The Lost World, where like fifty armed mercenaries get attacked by dinosaurs? Not a single lethal round was fired. If fact, other than the beginning of the first Jurassic Park film("Shoot Her!"), not a single dinosaur is shot with a non-tranquilizer gun in the whole trilogy. What the hell Spielberg?

Take this scene for example. While hunting down the escaped raptors, Robert Muldoon, Jurassic Park's game warden, sees one hiding in the bushes. As he slowly and carefully unfolds the shotgun's stock and takes aim, a second raptor pops out from the bushes to Muldoon's left. "clever girl"

One of the few "kinda" on-screen deaths by a raptor. After the dino tackles Muldoon, you can "kinda" see through the conveniently placed palm fronds, it clamping on his head and eating it. How about next time you hurry up and "Shoot her!"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Centurion - Violent Battle Scene

This is the story of the famous Roman Ninth Legion that disappeared in Scotland. Expect lots of blood and guts in this movie that stars everyone's famous alcoholic homicide detective, Jimmy McNulty aka actor Dominic West and Michael Fassbender. Watch it in HD.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Law Abiding Citizen - Cell Phone Scene

------Hello? *SPLAT*

The best death scene from the 2009 film Law Abiding Citizen. Judge Burch's demise was the most abrupt and satisfying. But what exactly was it that killed her? IMDB's parental guide says, "A woman is shot in the head." Meaning it was a cell phone gun that killed her. A phone that fires a single bullet when a call is received. But, other sites like Cinemorgue and Wikipedia say it was a bomb that killed her. Her phone being rigged by Shelton(Gerard Butler) to explode when she answers it. Whatever the cause, she should have let it go to voicemail.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Piranha 3-D - Death Scenes

Due to Comic-con's "Family Friendly" tone, convention organizers cancelled the panel for Piranha 3-D after the 10 minute preview planned to be shown was deemed "not appropriate." Well, it's certainly befitting on this site, so here it is....

Some highlights...skip straight to the 5:10 mark, there's nothing too interesting in the first half....

5:40 - As party goers scramble to get out of the piranha infested water, an overcrowded floating concert stage tilts over, snapping a cable and whipping it in the direction of two bikini-clad girls. One of the gals(Ashlynn Brooke) is split in half à la Ghost Ship.

6:10 - As Eli Roth tries to get out of the water, a boat crashes into him, crushing his head and splattering his brains everywhere.

6:45 - A women gets her hair caught in a boat propeller, as the motor is restarted she is scalped, face included.

7:30 - a woman is split in half for no perceivable reason whatsoever.

Also a Bonus! Kelly Brook's death scene