Sure, death and taxes is always the “in” thing but there was a recent article about the worst way to die in a movie. It’s usually in a horrific and messy way. So here’s a rundown of some of the more gruesome ways movies and death have entertained us:

    • Se7en: Pretty much anyone who died in this flick
    • Braveheart: Hung, stretched, castrated, and decapitated
    • Alien: Alien creature eating its way out of your rib cage
    • The Princess Bride: The Machine. ’nuff said.
    • The Doom Generation: Castrated by skinheads
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark: Munched by an airplane propeller
    • Gigli: Just watching it
    • Jason X: In a sleeping bag, swung violently against a tree by a guy in a hockey mask
    • Fargo: Tree mulcher
    • Bambi: Being shot by a hunter off screen, leaving your young foal to fend for himself in an unforgiving forest.
    • The Missing: Being broken in half, wrapped in cowhide and slowly roasted over a fire
    • The Omen: David Warner looking up just in time to see that sheet of glass as it slices his head completely off
    • John Carpenters The Thing: Pretty much anyone in this movie got nabbed pretty good.
    • Donnie Darko: Being crushed by an airplane engine as you sleep
    • American History X: “Bite the curb”, and I will proceed to stomp the back of your head.
    • Return of the Jedi: Any Storm Trooper killed by an Ewok. Man, you’d have to be a real pussy to be killed by a Teddy Bear.
    • Hellraiser: Having all your skin ripped off would suck too… in fact, any death where your soul gets dragged to Hell is bad.
    • Kill Bill: You don’t want Uma Thurman kicking your ass
    • The Last Boy Scout: Falling into the helicopter blades from the top of a football stadium.
    • Casino: Being tortured for three days by a bunch of soulless mobsters and then having your head compacted in a vice until your eyes pop out.
    • Hannibal: Having your brain eaten while still alive is no fun
    • The Breakfast Club: The careers of anyone involved with this movie.
    • The Naked Prey: Packed in clay with tubes up your nose then slowly turned over on a spit over a fire.
    • Scarface: Handcuffed to the shower curtain rod while a chainsaw slices you in half from the crotch up.
    • Ghost Ship: Cleaved in ‘twain en masse with a tiny steel rope.
    • Goldfinger: Spray painted to death and left to asphyxiate.
    • Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo: Being cast in this movie
    • Animal House: Killed by own troops in Vietnam – Greg Niedermeyer
    • Caligula: Having your penis tied off, having 5 gallons of liquid dumped down your throat until your bladder swells to the point of bursting, and then, after a undetermined amount of suffering, you’re slit from groin to neck with a sword.
    • Willy Wonka: Hands down, Augustus Gloop going up the pipe
    • Wizard of Oz: Having a tornado tossed cabin land on top of you.
    • Fight Club: Shooting yourself through the back of the head and still living. That really sucks.
    • Swordfish: Human reverse-proximity clay mores.
    • Pulp Fiction: Shot pretty much point blank,and having your brains explode into the back of a car
    • Dawn of the Dead: Being torn apart by zombies while still alive. Any zombies.
    • Saving Private Ryan: Pretty much anyone in this movie bites it bad, but the American in the tower getting stabbed in the heart makes
    • Congo: Getting your head crushed by gorillas
    • The Rock: Exposed to VX gas

Feel free to add your own in the comments section.