Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Snake King

Sometimes a movie death comes along that will be etched into cinema history. A movie death that will change the way you see life forever. This, my friends, is not that movie death. But it's pretty damn funny. Behold.......the best scene from The Snake King. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon just did a facepalm.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Lion King - Long Live the King

Damn you Disney, you sure know how to invoke emotion into people. At least you used to......Bambi's mom wasn't enough, so you had to go and pull something like this. Leaving children everywhere traumatized and extremely sad. The death of Mufasa.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day of the Dead - Pvt. Torrez and Rickles get Eaten

--That's gotta hurt

As many zombie fans know, the death of Capt. Rhodes in the original Day of the Dead is the greatest "death by Zombie" in the history of cinema. But there were many other great death scenes from Day of the Dead that have been overshadowed and deserve some recognition....

Although Day of the Dead had fewer zombie kills than Dawn of the Dead, the scenes of gore are much more intense and convincing. Which brings us to the deaths of Pvt. Torrez(Taso N. Stavrakis) and Pvt. Rickles(Ralph Marrero), two of the most brutal Zombie "feasting" scenes ever and two of Tom Savini's greatest moments....

In this scene, the Zombies descend into the underground facility and wreck havoc on the remaining soldiers. Our first victim is Pvt. Torrez, who is literally ripped apart by the zombies, head first! Shortly after, our second victim, Pvt. Rickles is attacked and eaten as a Zombie rips off some of his face. Play close attention to the gruesome detail that Savini gives us. Some of the effects are so well done, it makes you wonder how he did that.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Goodfellas - Stacks Gets Whacked and How Scorsese Went CGI

-You were late for your own fuckin' funeral

Boardwalk Empire premiered on Sunday and it was everything you could expect from the great Martin Scorsese. The sets, the acting, and the cinematography were all very impressive. But when it comes to the gratuitous mob violence, Martin Scorsese shines. Boardwalk Empire delivers, as the death scenes were very violent-one scene in particular involving a shotgun to the face, but there was something a little off. Something that I have noticed Scorsese has been doing ever since The Departed in 2006, a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The CGI headshot.

Not sure what the hell I'm talking about? Take a look at the final scene from The Departed. Pay close attention, because once you see it you can't unsee....

But it wasn't always like this, before CGI took over Scorsese was the master of the unconventional headshot. From the goon that gets his face shot up by Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver to this scene great scene from Goodfellas, where Stacks(Samuel L. Jackson) gets a visit from Tommy(Joe Pesci). Scorsese loves to show us the blood splatter and we get plenty of that here. Notice the difference between this scene and the computer generated one from The Departed. Does the CGI take anything away from the story? No, but it does seem to diminish some of the gritty realism. Almost to the point where it screams out: Look! I'm animated!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ghost of Mae Nak - A Splitting Headache

--Heads up!

Mak and Nak, a young newlywed couple in Bangkok, acquire an antique brooch and an old abandoned house that soon bring them into contact with the ghost of Mae Nak, a figure of horror from one of Thailand's most enduring ghost legends....and the fun begins

Ghost of Mae Nak does have some really cool death scenes that are reminiscent of the Final Destination movies, but much like the Final Destination movies....Ghost of Mae Nak just isn't very good, but that's not why we watch these films, is it? No.....It's the Movie Deaths yo.

Just check out this scene and tell me it doesn't ooze Final Destination. In this clip Mae Nak's ghost "protects" the couple from an unscrupulous real estate agent.......

Ouch! Pretty good for a low budget Thai film huh? Too bad the movie itself isn't very good. Want to watch an awesome, entertaining Thai film? 13 Beloved aka 13: Game of Death.......hell yeah.

The film is about a about a guy who is led through 13 progressively challenging, degrading, and dangerous tasks by a mysterious caller....The tasks? Well, for example, #3 is to make three children cry, #5? Eat a plate of feces served in a Chinese restaurant......yummy! Remake rights for the film were purchased by The Weinstein Company. Of course they were...

Related Cut-in-Half Movie Deaths
Thir13en Ghosts - Split Up
Ichi the Killer - Sliced in Half
Slither - Sliced!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Night of the Living Dead - Another One for the Fire

"Oh hai! You came back"

A lot of remakes rarely live up to their predecessors, but the 1990 colorized adaption of Night of the Living Dead does the original justice. Sure, the remake was just made because most Americans can't sit down and watch a black-and-white movie anymore, but it was made well. The film is basically a faithful retelling of the original Romero story with the benefit of better special effects, cameras, and lighting. There are a few subtle differences, particularly the ending. While the original ending was very dark and full of meaning, the remake ends on a slightly more positive note, with some ham-fisted social commentary for good measure. But watching Barbara shoot that asshole Harry in the head was the most satisfying part of the film. A great death.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Die Hard - The Execution of Mr. Takagi

Die Hard is the epitome of action films. The everyday guy, caught in a not-so-everyday situation blows everything up and saves the day. This movie made Bruce Willis immortal, as Detective John "Yippee kai yay" McClane. The film had everything: Action, humor, a memorable villain, and of course......great movie deaths. Who could forget Alan Rickman falling to his death from the top of Nakatomi Plaza. A classic. But there was one death scene that really set the tone for the rest of the film, the execution of Mr. Takagi. Not only does it set the tone of violence, but it shows us that Hans Gruber really means business.......

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Final Destination - Should've took the Stairs

Oh those Final Destination movies, there's only one reason we watch them......Movie Deaths. The bloodier and messier, the better. Who can forget the car crash from part 2 or that bitch getting run over by a bus in the first one. Sure, the movies have been getting worse and worse by each sequel, but the movie deaths are as bloody as ever....

In this scene, some dumb broad gets her foot stuck in an escalator. Shortly she gets sucked into the machine and crushed. Blood and guts get sprayed everywhere as she is ground up inside the escalator.
Next time.......take the stairs

What is your favorite death scene from the Final Destination series?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Hitman - Death Scenes

Chuck Norris is dangerous enough, but Chuck Norris with a mullet? That's instant death. In The Hitman, Chuck Norris plays an undercover hit-man for the mafia. The movie is full of bad stereotypes, hilariously awful dialog, and a horrible soundtrack. Not the best Chuck Norris movie, but your eyes will still explode from the awesomeness. This video is a compilation of all his kills. Pay close attention to number 13, one of his victims is hung from a meat hook and then exploded into pieces. The best kill of the movie.......

But the most entertaining death goes to number 2, the video below is the whole hilarious scene where Norris shows a group of Iranians who's boss. Ending with a bad stereotype(whose only line is "you, fuck, motherfuck") getting blown away by Norris. Classic.....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter - Crispin Glover's Last Dance

Jimmy decides to celebrate scoring with Tina with a carefree bottle of wine. While searching for a corkscrew, little does he know Jason freakin' Voorhees is lurking in the shadows, emerging to slam the corkscrew into Jimmy's hand and then driving a meat cleaver in his face....

But this fantastic death scene is totally overshadowed by Jimmy awesome dance......

What is your favorite Friday the 13th death?

Enter the Dragon - Bruce Lee Chest Crusher

Lee(Bruce Lee) goes up against Oharra(Robert Wall), the man responsible for the death of his sister. With revenge on his mind, Lee makes his opponent look foolish as Oharra never lands a single blow. Han declares the bout over, but Oharra tries to continue when Lee's back is turned. Lee drops Oharra to the ground then leaps into the air and with all his weight, crushes Oharra's chest as he lets out his trademark death cry. The most one-sided fight in cinema history, a great finishing move, and a classic scene...

Want to watch Bruce Lee go head-to-head with Chuck Norris? Of course you HERE to watch the classic fight

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Tripper - Reagan with a Chainsaw

The Tripper is a throwback to the old school slasher flicks of the 70's, full of horror clichés and buckets of red paint. The movie is about a psychopath in a Ronald Reagan mask who has a strong dislike for dirty hippies. Our psycho killer is in luck because the "Free Love Festival" is in town, a dirty hippie haven. There are a few off-screen deaths that would’ve been nice to see, but the best scene goes to the demise of Paul Reubens. Bisected vertically with a chainsaw by our Ronald Reagan killer.

Check out this great promotional poster for the movie, the release date of the film was on April 20, or 4/20.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Machete - Triple Decapitation

Not since Friday the 13th: Part VI: Jason Lives have we seen a TRIPLE decapitation. But when Machete is surrounded by a group of thugs, he performs a deadly spin attack, slicing all three of their heads clean off.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hobo with a Shotgun - Red Band Trailer

It's actually happening, my dreams are coming true. Hobo with a Shotgun is currently being made into a full-length feature film and Rutger Hauer is playing the Hobo with a Shotgun. The original fake trailer from Grindhouse was released mainly in Canada, so American audiences missed out. Judging from the Red Band Trailer, the film doesn't hold back on the movie deaths. But there was one scene that caught my attention. At 1:38 we see a man decapitated when a truck pulls a rope attached to razor wire wrapped around his neck. The man is Robb Wells, better known as Ricky from the comedy TV series Trailer Park Boys....

Mike Jackson, best known for his role as Trevor in Trailer Park Boys is in the original Hobo with a Shotgun trailer.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Caché - An Abrupt End

Sometimes a movie will come along that will make you think, then there's Caché, a movie that will drive you fucking nuts. The director, Michael Haneke, deliberately confuses the audience by not resolving the story. Instead, he ends the film with a long static shot that leaves the viewer searching for answers. No.....literally rewinding the movie and searching for answers. Haneke is known to be a critic of "mainstream cinema", especially the way it always has a simple and superficial solution to complex problems. Haneke also uses graphic-shocking-violent scenes to jolt the audience when they least expect it. Much like this clip from Caché.....

Majid invites our protagonist to his home and states he wants Georges to be present for what follows.....

bonus points for the gurgling noises....