List of films by gory death scene
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This is a list of films in which special effects are used to have characters die violently and gorily.
Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow.
1 Death from being eaten
2 Death by bisection or dismemberment (excluding decapitation)
3 Death by crushing
4 Death by blendering
5 Death from blinding
6 Death by chainsaw
7 Death from decapitation
8 Death due to contact with a caustic substance
9 Death from a fall into a molten substance
10 Death by fluid extraction
11 Death by gunfire
12 Death by impaling or crucifixion
13 Death due to an improper use of explosives
14 Death by violent organ removal
15 Death from slicing by such a sharp object, that it takes some moments for victim to fall apart
16 Death from decompression or over-pressure
Death from being eaten
The Alien movies, in which many characters are eaten by aliens, both from the outside and from the inside.
Beyond (alias E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà), in which a blind woman gets her throat eaten by her dog.
Deep Blue Sea, in which numerous characters are eaten by sharks.
The Edge, in which a character is eaten alive by a grizzly bear.
Hannibal, in which three characters are eaten by boars (two eaten alive, one already dead). In addition, a character has the top of his head removed and is fed his frontal lobes, the remainder of his brains being used by Hannibal Lecter to make a packed lunch.
The Jaws series, in which several characters are eaten by sharks.
Jewel of the Nile, in which a villain is eaten by a crocodile.
The Jurassic Park series, in which several characters are eaten by dinosaurs.
The Prophecy, in which multiple characters are eaten alive by a mutant bear.
Shaun of the Dead, in which one of the characters is torn open and eaten by zombies.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, in which a slave in eaten by a rancor, and several characters (including Boba Fett) are slowly digested by a sarlacc.
Suddenly, Last Summer, in which a character is eaten by Italian teenagers.
Death by bisection or dismemberment (excluding decapitation)
Akira, a few people torn apart in a few scenes
Catch 22, in which a character, Snowden, is bisected by an aeroplane propeller.
Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day On the Job
Gladiator, in which a female gladiator is cut in half by sharp bladed chariot wheel.
Guinnea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood, a fake snuff film, in which a woman is tortured, dismembered, and partially eaten by a samurai.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
Predator 2, in which a member of the Predator catcher team is bisected by Predator's razor-frisbee.
Sleepy Hollow, in which a character is bisected by a sword.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, in which Darth Maul is bisected with a lightsaber.
Damien: Omen II, featuring a death by elevator counterweight.
The Running Man, in which the hunter Buzzsaw is cut in half with his own chainsaw.
Total Recall, in which Arnold holds a bad guy by his arms until the arms are ripped of by concrete wall.
Death by crushing
Final Destination 2, wherein a character is crushed by a falling slab of glass.
Various Godzilla movies, in which bystanders are crushed by a giant reptile.
Various King Kong movies, in which bystanders are crushed by a giant ape.
Krull, in which a cyclops is crushed trying to hold open a closing door.
The Wizard of Oz, in which the Wicked Witch of the East is crushed by a house.
Death by blendering
Die Hard 2: Die Harder, in which a thug is sucked into a jet engine.
Fargo, in which a body is disposed of in a wood chipper.
Gremlins, in which a Gremlin monster is dropped into blender and pureed.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in which a villain skis into a snowblowing machine.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, in which a Nazi is thrown into a plane propeller.
The Last Boy Scout, in which an assassin falls off a lighting platform and into an ascending helicopter's blades.
Death from blinding
28 Days Later, in which Jim gouges a soldier's eyes out with his bare hands.
Battleship Potemkin, in which a mother is shot through her glasses by Tsarist soldiers during the Odessa Steps sequence. This scene is rather iconic and has been imitated in several films, including some of the entries on this list.
Blade Runner, in which Tyrell's eyes are poked out by Roy's thumbs.
Die Hard 2, in which McLane uses an icicle to kill a sentry.
Donnie Darko, in which Frank is shot in the eye while wearing a bunny suit.
Eraser, in which a sniper is shot through his own scope.
Final Destination 2, in which a character is impaled through the eye by a falling ladder.
Godfather, in which a Casino owner is shot through his glasses.
Saving Private Ryan, in which a Nazi sniper is shot through his own scope.
Sniper (movie), in which an Enemy sniper is shot through his own scope.
Zatoichi (2003), in which Zatoichi blinds the gang leader with his katana sword.
Zombie 2, in which a wooden splinter impales a woman's eye.
The Phantom (movie), in which a librarian is tricked into stabbing his own eyes with a rigged microscope.
Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight, in which all the lower level demons die from the destruction of their eyes (windows to their souls).
Brimstone (1998 TV-Series), which during every filming included the demonic protagonist's eyes being destroyed.
Death by chainsaw
Dawn of the Dead, where a character cuts a zombie in half, but later accidentally kills another character with the chainsaw when the bus they are in turns over.
Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day On the Job
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
The Running Man (See Bisection, above.)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Scarface (1983 movie), in which a chainsaw is misused in the shower.
Evil Dead, in which countless ghouls are killed by Ash's chainsaw.
Death from decapitation
Black Rain, featuring a drive-by beheading by Yakuza.
Braveheart, in which William's head is cut off by an executioner.
Dawn of the Dead, (partial), featuring the top of a zombie's head cut off by helicopter rotor.
Demolition Man, in which Wesley Snipes's frozen head is kicked off by Sly Stallone.
Fellowship of The Ring, in which Aragorn slashes an Uruk-hai chieftain's head off.
Final Destination, in which a character's head is cut off by a freak flying hubcap.
Final Destination 2, in which a character gets her head stuck in an elevator door which then goes up, decapitating her in the process.
Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day On the Job, wherein Klaus loses his head.
Freddy vs. Jason, in which Jason severs a character's head with his machete.
Gladiator, featuring the decapitation of a number of enemy fighters.
Highlander, featuring multiple decapitations of characters who would not be The One.
Ichi the Killer, (partial), in which a character loses face, literally.
Kill Bill, in which a Japanese mob boss loses his head.
Mortal Kombat, (partial), in which a character has a portion of his head sliced off before exploding.
Sleepy Hollow, is which many different characters lose their heads.
Starship Troopers, in which several soldiers lose their heads from the sharp claws of flying "Bugs".
The Last Samurai, in which the general commits suicide by decapitation.
The Omen, in which a pane of glass comes off the back of a truck and hits a man in the neck.
The 13th Warrior, featuring various decapitations.
Theatre of Blood, in which Arthur Lowe's head ends up on a milk bottle.
Death due to contact with a caustic substance
Beyond (alias E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà), in which, at the beginning of the movie, the Sorcerer has multiple buckets of acid thrown over him.
Cube, in which an unfortunate fellow is sprayed in face with acid.
RoboCop, in which Emil is sprayed with acid and later disintegrates when hit by a car.
Slaughter High, in which Marty feeds acid into the running bathwater of one of his former highschool tormentors.
The Wizard of Oz, in which the Wicked Witch of the West dies from exposure to water, a substance caustic to her unique physiology.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in which "The Shoe" gets "dipped" by Judge Doom. Judge Doom later succumbs to this fate.
Death from a fall into a molten substance
Alien 3, in which Ripley dramatically sacrifices herself and her "offspring" by falling into molten steel.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which both the T-1000 and the T-800 Model 101 fall into molten metal.
The Return of the King, in which Gollum falls into molten lava in the Crack of Doom.
Volcano, in which a character, in order to rescue a human, sacrifices himself by jumping into lava and throwing the human into the arms of rescue workers as he melts.
Death by fluid extraction
Killer Klowns from Outer Space, in which various characters have bodily fluids improbably sucked out by sippy straws.
Tank Girl, wherein characters have all water from their body extracted.
Death by gunfire
Akira, with multiple instances, including a revolutionary shooting a police dog in front of a child, the same revolutionary being pulped by automatic weapons fire from riot police, Kei shooting a police officer in the face, a tunnel infiltrator being mowed down by a vulcan cannon-armed flying platform, leaving only his arm holding a submachinegun, and rioters being hit with a laser rifle.
Battle Royale, with multiple instances, but the most notable ones being the two schoolgirls being machinegunned by an ambushing character, killing one outright, and then finishes off the mortally wounded survivor with another burst, and a gunfight where a character's head is blown off with a shotgun.
Blade Runner, where the replicant Leon is shot from behind and in the head, forming a large exit wound in his forehead. The two female replicants, Zora and Priss, are also retired by multiple gunshots.
Blue Velvet, where Jeffrey Beaumont discovers in Dorothy's apartment the bodies of Dorothy's husband and the corrupt Police detective Tom Gordon. Dorothy's husband is without an ear, bound and shot in the head. Gordon continues to stand even though he's dead. Jeffrey later ambushes Frank Booth, shooting him in the head, leaving a mess of brains.
Fargo, wherein a state trooper is shot in the face.
Fight Club, where Robert Paulsen is unmasked, revealing he's been shot in the head. Later, Tyler Durden is also killed by a bullet to the head.
Full Metal Jacket, with various, but with notable deaths being the murder of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and suicide of Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence, who puts the gun in his mouth and shoots himself, and a scene later in the film, where a sniper almost decimates a Marine squad by putting them in a "honey pot" situation.
The Godfather, with multiple instances of gun death, the most notable being Sonny Corleone's demise from a fusillade from submachinegun-wielding hitmen at a tollbooth on the New Jersey turnpike. 147 squibs, a record number, where placed on James Caan's body to simulate being hit by multiple bursts of automatic weapons fire.
Hamburger Hill, a Viet Cong guerrilla suffers from a M60 machine gun burst at point blank range to the face.
The Limey, in which Wilson (Terence Stamp) stylishly shoots several minor characters off-screen.
Out of Sight, in which White Boy Bob trips on a stair step while running toward Jack Foley, falls onto his shotgun and blows off his face.
Saving Private Ryan, in which many characters are gruesomely killed by gunfire, notable scenes being the face of Miller's radioman being blown off during the Omaha landing and the Germans using a flak autocannon to clear off a disabled Panzer of American infantrymen, tearing them to pieces.
Starship Troopers, where a Mobile Infantry soldier is accidentally shot in the head during a training exercise.
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, a character is shot in the head.
Taxi Driver, in its climatic gunbattle between Travis Bickle and gangsters, where he blows off one man's hand with a Magnum revolver, shoots the pimp, shoots another man multiple times in the face with a small caliber automatic pistol, then finishes off the handless man by shoving a revolver into the man's mouth and shooting him.
To Live And Die In L.A., where a Secret Service agent is killed by two shotgun blasts to the head.
Videodrome, in which Max Renn shoots his two co-workers, one graphically in the head, and, later in the film's climax, Max shoots Barry Convex with his "handgun". Convex is struck by cancer bullets, which erupt in grotestque and gushing tumors across his body within seconds.
Wild at Heart, in which Bobby Peru is shot by police, falls on his shotgun, discharging it into his head.
The Wild Bunch, with multiple instances throughout, the most notable being the opening gunbattle and the final shootout, know as "the Battle of Bloody Porch" by the crew and fans of the film.
Death by impaling or crucifixion
The Catcher, in which one player is crucified on the pitcher's mound and battered to death by baseballs hurled at him by a pitching machine.
Charlie Muffin (aka A Deadly Game), in which a character is impaled by a construction machine.
Commando, in which the main villain is impaled through his stomach by a metal tube.
The Last Temptation of Christ, in which Jesus Christ is crucified.
Lord of the Flies, in which a character was stabbed with several long pointed sticks.
The Omen, in which a cross impales a clergyman.
The Passion of the Christ, in which Jesus Christ is crucified.
The Rock (movie), a terrorist is impaled on a pole after being hit out of the window
Spartacus, in which Spartacus and his followers are crucified.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in which a character, Andy, is hung on a pair of meat hooks, and a girl is gored on a different meat hook.
The Virgin Suicides, in which Cecilia Lisbon jumps and lands on a pointy fence outside the Lisbon home.
Monty Python's Life of Brian, in which the title character, along with several petty criminals, is crucified.
Death due to an improper use of explosives
A Fistful of Dynamite, in which one of the bandits didn't know about the short fuse.
A View to a Kill, in which one of the criminals accidentally dropped a lit explosive in the Zeppelin he occupied when it turned over.
Saving Private Ryan, in which a soldier waits too long to insert a sticky bomb into a tank's track.
The Thin Red Line, in which Woody Harrelson's character grabs a grenade by the pin during action and dives on it to save his battalion.
Videodrome, in which, in an attempt to reprogram Max Renn via his chest slit, Harlan's hand has been metastasize into a "hand grenade", which explodes and kills Harlan.
Death by violent organ removal
Braveheart, in which Mel Gibson's character is tortured by slicing him open.
Day of The Dead
Hannibal, in which a character is sliced open and pushed over balcony with his intestines still tied to it.
I Spit On Your Grave, in which a male character dies of blood loss due to the heroine slicing off his penis, as revenge for raping her. In the same movie, another male character is disemboweled after he begs the heroine not to kill him. He is flailing in the lake near her summer house and grabs on to her motor, only to have her restart the engine and kill him.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, in which sacrificial victim's heart is ripped out.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, featuring ritual disemboweling (seppuku).
The Terminator, in which a nude cyborg assassin tears out the heart of one of the punks to obtain clothes.
Death from slicing by such a sharp object, that it takes some moments for victim to fall apart
Cube, which opens with a character sliced into small cubes and slowly disintegrating.
Equilibrium, in which a character's face sliced by a sword, and slowly slides off.
Final Destination 2, in which a character is hit by a flying piece of barbed wire fence, slicing him into several chunks.
Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day On the Job
Ghost Ship, in which a cruise ship's patrons are sliced in half by fast-moving wire.
Highlander, in which a villain's neck is severed, but his head remains in place long enough for villain to chuckle.
Ichi the Killer, featuring a slow bisection.
Johnny Mnemonic, in which a character's torso is sliced by a laser whip.
Kill Bill, in which the top of a character's head is bisected by sword.
Resident Evil, in which a character is sliced into small cubes by a moving grid of laser beams.
Rob Roy, wherein a character is cleaved by a sword and slowly peels in half.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (See Bisection, above.)
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, many characters are blown to bits.
The Cell, in which a horse is sliced into sections by evenly spaced glass panes.
The Meaning of Life (Monty Python): in which a soldier is sliced in half by a sword.
Thirteen Ghosts, in which a character is trapped between glass doors when they slam shut. When they open, half off him slides off the other, revealing that the doors sliced him in two.
Underworld, wherein a character's head is bisected by a sword.
Death from decompression or over-pressure
2001: A Space Odyssey, in which Dr. Frank Poole is set adrift, freefalling into space with no oxygen when the supercomputer HAL disconnects his cord.
Alien Resurrection, in which the alien-human hybrid is sucked into space through a tiny hole on a glass window.
License to Kill, in which a character is locked into a recompression chamber and explodes when the chamber window is shattered.
Men Behind The Sun, in which an experiment subject in a hyperbaric chamber is exposed to such intense atmospheric pressure that his intestines squirt from his anus.
Outland, in which various characters suffer from explosive decompression from exposure to vacuum of space.
Total Recall, in which various characters die from lack of air/decompression in the airless athmosphere of Mars.
Akira, many characters are blown to bits, some are killed from one scene at the bridge, others from gun fights.
Cannibal Holocaust, in which various characters and animals are raped, impaled, dismembered, decapitated, and eaten gorily. In one scene, a live monkey's skull is hacked open and the brains eaten.
Gremlins, in which a Gremlin monster is cooked alive in a microwave oven where it melts/explodes.
Gremlins 2, featuring a death by paper shredder, in which a Gremlin monster is killed rather unpleasantly.
Eraserhead, death by infanticide. Henry goes to Heaven only after killing his baby.
Fight Club, a stewardess is splattered across a bulkhead when the wing of a colliding airliner cuts another airliner in half.
I Spit On Your Grave, in which one man is killed by a blow to the back with an axe. In the same movie, a mildly retarded man is allowed to have sex with the heroine, who he raped previously. As his punishment, she slips a noose around his neck while he is in a catatonic orgasmic state, and hangs him.
Men Behind The Sun, in a fictionalization of the Unit 731 frostbite experiments, a female subject has her arms subjected to freezing temperatures. One of the experimenters then pours hot water on her arms, causing the flesh and muscle to slouch immediately off the bones.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, featuring bursting, wherein a character overeats and explodes.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, in which characters melt when exposed to contents of Ark.
Scanners, which, in its probably most famous scene, features a character's head exploding from psychic energy, and a grisly battle of the minds between the two principal characters.
Scotland, PA, featuring a death by deep frying. Norm Duncan's head gets shoved into friolator.
Sleepy Hollow, wherein the main character's mother is placed in an Iron maiden.
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Kenny is burned to death.
Starship Troopers, wherein a character's brains are sucked out through straw by an alien.
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