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Stabbings. Neck breaks. Decapitations. Hauntings. Basketball? Wait…basketball? A method of death in a horror film? In the world of horror films, anything and the word anything is possible! While many horror films rely on the use of weapons and brute strength, there are those exceptions where the screenwriters will come up with the most bats**t crazy ways of killing victims. Here is a list of the craziest, maniacal, bats**t kills in horror films today!
Deadly Friend (1986): Death by Basketball
In one of the craziest death scenes made, Elvira Parker (played by the late Anne Ramsay) gets a surprise visitor in Samantha (Kristy Swanson), who had died earlier but has been brought back to life via robotic chips from her new friend Paul Conway (Matthew Labyorteaux). Samantha pushes Elvira to the wall and throws the basketball at her head, which results in a shocking head explosion in the vein of Scanners and it just gets better!
Jason X (2001): Death by Liquid Nitrogen
Sure something similar was done in the 1993 sci-fi action film Demolition Man but in horror films, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) has been thawed out in space. When he is thawed out, his first victim right away is Adrienne Thomas (Kristi Angus). Jason proceeds to put Adrienne’s face in liquid nitrogen and then proceeds to smash her frozen face in a million pieces!
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988): Death by Shadow Puppet
This is no laughing matter! Okay, actually it is…especially when it comes to these alien clowns who are killing at random. At a bus stop, one of the Killer Klowns distracts a group of passengers by performing a puppet show. When our heroes Mike (Grant Cramer) and Dave (John Allen Nelson) show up, the Klown turns one of the shadow puppets into a red eyed dinosaur who swallows up the passengers and puts them in a bag full of popcorn.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988): Wanna Suck Face?
The Nightmare films have come up with some pretty inventive death scenes and one of the best death scenes involve both a nightmare and the reality behind the death. Asthmatic bookworm Sheila (Toy Newkirk) falls prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) as she dozes off during a test with Alice (Lisa Wilcox), who becomes the eventual titular “dream master”, witnessing Freddy sucking the air out of Sheila before the reality shows her succumbing to an asthma attack.
Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers (1992): Death by Corn on the Cob?!
One of the most insane deaths comes in the form of Deputy Horace (Monty Bane) getting stabbed by antagonist Mary Brady (Alice Krige) in the back with of all things, an ear of corn to which Mary replies “no vegetables, no dessert”.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1992): Prison throwdown!
In this horror-martial arts hybrid based on a graphic novel, a throwdown between our hero Ricky (Louis Fan) and the villain Hai (Frankie Chin) gets very graphic and to horror-like status. They include Ricky popping Hai’s eye out, Ricky’s arm getting slashed to where he digs in and puts his tendon back together; and Hai doing the most extreme thing by committing hara-kiri and attempting to strangle Ricky with his own intestines before Ricky unleashes a powerful fist strike with a Street Fighter X-ray shot!
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981): Chop n’ Roll!
The sequel to the classic horror film finally introduced the adult Jason Voorhees and this is before he sports the trademark hockey mask. As played by Warrington Gillette, Jason comes upon an unsuspecting wheelchair-bound Mark (Tom McBride) and chops him in the face with a machete. However, this particular kill tends to get crazy when after the chop, Mark rolls down the stairs and stays in his chair dead.
The Prowler (1981): Bayonet through the skull
Tom Savini is a god when it comes to special effects make-up specifically when it comes to kill scenes. One of his craziest kill scenes comes in this film where 35 years after a World War II vet killed his love one, the killer returns to strike a group of kids. In this scene, as Carl (David Sederholm) waits for his girlfriend, the killer plunges the knife of his bayonet through his skull, causing Carl’s eyes to literally role in the back of his skull!
Santa’s Slay (2005): Dinner Massacre
When Bill Goldberg’s Santa lost a bet with God, he is forced for 1000 years to become the jolly Saint Nick everyone loves. However, this year, the 1000 years is up! In one of the craziest kill scenes, Santa proceeds to kill everyone enjoying a family dinner. The likes of cameo appearing Chris Kattan, Rebecca Gayheart, James Caan, and Fran Drescsher falling prey to Santa is one of the funniest and craziest kill scenes on screen.
Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987): Let’s Buzz!
A musical number in a slasher film? Yep! Enter Atanas Ilitch’s guitar-playing serial killer, whose guitar has a drill auger in its neck. Before he offs the character of Sheila (Juliette Cummins), he proceeds to entertain the audience and a constantly screaming Sheila with the musical number titled “Let’s Buzz!” before unleashing the drill on her.
Weedjies: Halloweed Night (2019) – Death by Heavy Metal Guitar Solo!
Unforunately, since the film just came out, we can only present the trailer and not one of the craziest recent kill scenes today! In this updated take on the Ghoulies franchise with a twist, two heavy metal fanatics find themselves enthralled by a guitar solo playing Weedjie. At first, the two are air guitaring along to the solo until it gets too much for them so much that their heads literally explode!
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