Doing this the right way, counting back as it was back in the day. One a day. Discuss it right here.

Previous deaths: 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 88, 87.


# 86 – The Fellowship of the Ring

"…and THIS is for saying that Kid Icarus is better than Metroid!"

The Fellowship of the Ring:

As with Starship Troopers, we had an equally difficult time selecting the kill to represent this glorious film. Ultimately, we figured you can’t go wrong with a good beheading, so the nod went to the death of Lurtz. After using Boromir as his new archery target, Lurtz is attacked by a rampaging Viggo Mortensen. A great fight ensues, but in the end the large Uruk-hai warrior is no match for the one-time Amish farmer, and he falls prey to his blade. As the head soars into the sky, jets of black blood spurts up after it. Not only is this a great death scene, it’s also shocking! (S.M.)


TOMORROW: #85 (Hint: Head Haunt!)

* – Reprinted from 2003