What are your favorite kills?
On October 29th, Cinefamily, who have really been upping the number of must-attend events they throw every month, will be presenting their selection of the 100 most outrageous movie kill scenes. Those of you who don’t live in or around Los Angeles unfortunately cannot attend, but you can certainly enjoy this brief but gleefully fun taste…
Cinefamily’s own calendar blurb says it all:
From the golden age of goremastery to the innovative new technologies of modern effects wizards, cinema is littered with the bodies of the awesomely dispatched — and cold-blooded murder, in the hands of innovative filmmakers who present it in ways we’ve never seen before, can be a heavenly fine art. Tonight, in a show originated at Austin, Texas’s Alamo Drafthouse, we’ll be celebrating the absolute finest in on-screen annihilation with a non-stop nightmare of intestine-ripping, head-bursting, unrepentant baby-eating and other crimson-soaked savagery! (For tickets, click here.)
Since Mondays suck, I thought it could be a fun diversion today to ask you to share some of your favorite movie kills. I’ll get the ball rolling by throwing out:
Emil’s death from RoboCop: getting hosed with toxic waste, then completely exploded by an on-coming car; bonus points for his head tumbling over the top of the vehicle.
The little boy from Halloween III: after seeing this film on TV as a kid, I never trusted a pumpkin mask again. I knew the truth, the thing would turn my head into a pile of bugs and snakes.
So chime in on the message boards or in the comment section below. Let’s hear what you’ve got!