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The Best Horror Deaths.

Old 10-05-09, 02:10 AM
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The Best Horror Deaths.

I'm trying to compile a list of the best death scenes from horror films, and to be honest, the classy gents & dames here have forgotten more about horror than I'll never know. This won't necessarily be the "best horror films" list, but simply a compendium of the choicest cuts, devoid of context or atmosphere. And, of course, "horror" is subjective. What, pray tell, is your favorite death sequence from a horror film?

In the interest of courtesy, I'd spoiler-text any major moments (but still name the film, of course).

One of mine to get the ball rolling...

The Silence of the Lambs
Spoiler:
The wounded guard gets off his stretcher, removes the skin from his face, revealing Hannibal Lecter underneath, who promptly kills the man riding in the ambulance with him

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Old 10-05-09, 02:34 AM
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

while I fumbled to think of so many in films and I can think of A LOT but this one came first and this one I think could beat mostly any of them,

Zombie - "eye" enough said!

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thread is worthless without clips... I've always liked this one...

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Obligatory "Ghost Ship" clip

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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.



EDIT FOR GROUCHO: suspiria - first death scene

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Old 10-05-09, 07:36 AM
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.



although the movie itself sucks, these are pretty fantastic

EDIT: old couple gets destroyed in "Hatchet"

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Old 10-05-09, 08:13 AM
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

For those who have YouTube blocked, please provide a brief text description of the scenes to keep the discussion going.
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Yea, at work it looks like all the scenes above are from The Thing during an outside scene.
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Old 10-05-09, 09:54 AM
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the infamous raft scene from the Burning



and the scene I mentioned before, the eye scene in zombie

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Old 10-05-09, 10:35 AM
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

The highway pileup in Final Destination 2 kicks all kinds of ass.
I guess it's a death scene
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

This is a long version but Tom Savini getting his head blown off in Manic:

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This one would never make it on youtube: The unrated tent scene from Jason Goes to Hell - attractive naked lass doing the 'cowboy' with her gent,
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suddenly gets speared through the stomach by a fence post or something, and summarily split up in two
... good stuff.
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

Before I start my work for the day, here's a few...

Deep Red - Decapitation by necklace stuck in elevator (skip to 7:00 in the video).
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Dawn of the Dead - Cheesy head explosion in the film's opening followed by during the film's climax where a Mexican biker gets ripped to shreds as he's getting his heart pressure taken (no YouTube clips available).

Tenebre - Axe to the arm.
Spoiler:

Phenomena - Death from blade entering back of the head and coming out through the mouth (no YouTube clip available).

Final Destination 2 - Death premonition, pre-teen getting smashed to death from a pane of glass, and the two-fer of pipe through the back of the head and barbed wire fence through someone's body.
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Final Destination 3 - Car motor going through the back of guy's head and nail-gun to the head.
Spoiler:



Death Proof - Four girls death in car.
Spoiler:
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

the opening death scene in "Wrong Turn 2" is one of the most fun deaths i have seen in awhile.

goto about 6 min in.
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
the opening death scene in "Wrong Turn 2" is one of the most fun deaths i have seen in awhile.
one thing thats bothered me about this scene is that when they're dragging the 2 body parts down the road theres no trail of blood...
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One of the least graphic, yet most horrific and positively heart-wrenching....
Spoiler:
the "cornmeal" death
from Tourneur/Lewton's The Leopard Man (1943).

Following is the youtube link...skip ahead to the 7-minute mark and then continue with Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PleuiYC7Pao



Also, the wheelchair killing that opens Mario Bava's Bay of Blood.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTUI9rTMswo
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Man, this thread just got really creepy what with the "missing" posts and all...are we now posting in some sort of DVDTalk spirit world that exists between life and death.

Beginning with scott1598's post and following, I can only read them if I'm posting a reply to this thread.
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Oh great...

So I've just clicked into a damned haunted/cursed/both thread and I'm probably gonna be puking pea soup at priests in a day or so.
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Crap, now I'm really screwed.

I blame Chmiel, he's from Sin City and he has three 6's in his post count.

I get it, this is some sort of DVDTalk purgatory. I'll do the necessary...forgive me Father for I have sinned, I've had numerous impure thoughts about Maria Ozawa (aka O-wowza!) these last few days. But I have made two posts in Book Talk today...that counts for something, right?
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
one thing thats bothered me about this scene is that when they're dragging the 2 body parts down the road theres no trail of blood...
looks a bit rubbery around the ankle too!
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Re: The Best Horror Deaths.

Chmiel,

Unspoilerize your Final Destination 2 clip in post #15 and I think the rest of the thread will open up...
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