The producers of horror movies and their creative teams don’t always get the deaths down, but when they do, you can enjoy the best of what their dark and twisty imaginations have to offer, some glorious and some downright ridiculous, but all of them result in some very dead characters.
Friday the Thirteenth
We can always count on Jason to deliver some gore, but by far his most famous kill or at least the most entertaining, is the death by sleeping bag scene. Sort of like a soap party but on a grander scale.
For those of you that missed boarding school, a soap party is when a bar of soap is placed in a sock to create a makeshift flail, which the poor victim is beaten with.
Kind of like that, but instead of soap there’s a human, and instead of a sock it’s a sleeping bag, being flung against a tree.
Any Version of Final Destination
I bet that eventually these characters just wished they had stayed on the plane, or train, or bus, or enjoying their FIFA World Cup betting from the comfort of their own homes.
They do all seem to be made out of highly explosive jelly, so when one of them is squashed by a horizontally falling pane of glass, definitely safety glass, but glass never the less, another whose head is literally liquefied by gym equipment, and the poor schmuck whose uneven dismount from the uneven bars does not go quite to plan, I bet some of them wished they hadn’t tried to defeat death and just followed the reaper when it was their time to go.
Saw Number? We’re Not Sure
The murderer that turned non-murderers into murderers. Saw has always featured expertly designed ways to die, but the reverse bear trap was the most ingenious and really the cruellest.
Who wouldn’t sift through metres of the intestines of a live person to find the key that will stop your face being snapped in two.
Not many, and those who say they wouldn’t, well, obviously they haven’t been stuck in a reverse bear trap.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
One of the grossest, but for its time, excellent death scenes, getting sucked into your mattress and then spewed out in liquid form, brings a whole new perspective to a firm versus soft mattress. Choose carefully for a comfy night’s sleep.
Silence of the Lambs
The Hannibal Lecter series has gained cult status for itself. A genius Psychiatrist turned cannibalistic serial killer. One could thank him for eating only the ignorant and rude, which kind of dispels the myth ‘you are what you eat’.
The most genius death scene and subsequent escape? When Hannibal gets hold of a mask while in jail. A mask of a face. Made from, well face. The guards face. Bet the guards wished they had negotiated better danger wages.
She should have been a rugby player because the power Sam must have put into that basketball toss would have made the Wallabies proud.
A bit farfetched, we can’t even say the head exploded like a melon, because even a melon would need more than a bounce from a basketball to flatten the way that one did.