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They Died How?! The 10 Most Ridiculously Awesome & WTF Horror Movie Deaths

Horror movies are a wild ride, aren’t they? They make us scream, jump, and occasionally, they make us scratch our heads and say, “Wait, did that just happen?” Yes, we’re talking about those death scenes. The ones that are so over-the-top, so outrageous, they leave us in awe of their sheer audacity.

So, grab your popcorn and let’s dive into the 10 most ridiculously awesome & WTF horror movie deaths!



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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) – Roach Motel

Freddy Krueger, the dream-haunting slasher of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, is known for his creative kills. But turning a fitness-obsessed teenager into a cockroach and squashing her in a roach motel? Now that’s thinking outside the bug box. It’s a death scene that’s as bizarre as it is horrifying, showcasing the surreal and twisted imagination that the series is known for.



2. Jason X (2002) – Frozen Face Smash

In Jason X, Jason Voorhees gets a futuristic upgrade. After being cryogenically frozen and thawed out in the year 2455, Jason continues his killing spree on a spaceship. One of his victims meets a chilling end when Jason freezes her face in liquid nitrogen and then smashes it against a counter. Talk about a cold-hearted killer!



3. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) – Decapitation Punch

In Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Voorhees takes a trip to the Big Apple. One of his victims decides to fight back, throwing punches at Jason in a rooftop boxing match. Unfortunately for him, Jason ends the fight with a single powerful punch that sends his head flying clean off and landing in a nearby dumpster. Talk about a knockout!



4. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – Merman Bites Back

The Cabin in the Woods is a horror movie that delights in subverting genre conventions. In one of the film’s most memorable scenes, one of the meta-horror bureaucrats is killed by a merman, a creature he had earlier expressed a desire to see. The merman uses a blowhole to spray a large amount of blood, turning what could have been a typical monster attack into a bizarre and unforgettable spectacle. It’s a death scene that’s as outrageous as it is unexpected, perfectly encapsulating the movie’s unique blend of horror and satire.



5. The Final Destination (2000) – Pool Drain Disaster

The Final Destination series is known for its elaborate and often convoluted death scenes, but this one from the fourth installment takes the cake. A man (on borrowed time) relaxing in a pool is killed when the pool’s drain system malfunctions, creating a powerful vortex that sucks him down and pulls out his internal organs. It’s a death scene that’s as over-the-top as it is gruesome, demonstrating the series’ commitment to delivering shockingly creative kills.



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6. Ghost Ship (2002) – Mass Decapitation by Wire

Ghost Ship opens with a scene that’s as absurd as it is horrifying. During a party on the deck of a ship, a wire snaps and slices through the crowd, cutting them in half. It’s a death scene that’s so over-the-top and improbable, it sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Despite the grim subject matter, the scene’s sheer audacity and visual spectacle make it oddly compelling.



7. Final Destination 2 (2003) – Glass Pane of Jell-O

In Final Destination 2, the series continues its tradition of elaborate death sequences with a scene that’s as bizarre as it is shocking. Tim Carpenter, a young man who has narrowly escaped death several times, is finally killed when a massive falling glass pane crushes him, turning him into what can only be described as human Jell-O. It’s a death scene that’s as unexpected as it is gruesome, showcasing the series’ knack for turning everyday objects into instruments of death. “THE PIGEONS!!”



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8. Thirteen Ghosts (2001) – Split in Half by Glass Door

Thirteen Ghosts is a movie that revels in its gory death scenes, but one in particular stands out. A lawyer exploring a haunted house is split in half by a glass door. The door closes so quickly and cleanly that for a moment, his front half continues to slide down the glass while his back half stays put. It’s a death scene that’s as gruesome as it is surreal, demonstrating the movie’s commitment to delivering visually striking kills.



9. Sleepwalkers (1992) – Corn Cob Stabbing

Sleepwalkers, a film about shape-shifting creatures who feed on the life force of virgins, is no stranger to bizarre death scenes. But one scene, in particular, stands out. The ‘Sleepwalker’ mother, Mary Brady, walks up behind a police officer talking on his phone and stabs him in the back. Her weapon of choice? A corncob. It’s a death scene that’s as absurd as it is unexpected, adding a touch of dark humor to the movie’s horror.




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10. Hereditary (2018) – Pole Decapitation

Hereditary is a movie that’s full of shocking moments, but one scene in particular stands out. In a moment of panic, a character sticks her head out of a car window for some fresh air, only to be decapitated by a pole. It’s a death scene that’s as sudden and shocking as it is tragic, demonstrating the movie’s ability to subvert expectations and deliver powerful emotional blows.


So there you have it, the 10 most ridiculously awesome and WTF horror movie deaths. They’re a testament to the creativity and audacity of horror filmmakers, who continue to find new and inventive ways to shock and surprise us. Whether they make us gasp, laugh, or squirm, these death scenes are a reminder of the genre’s unique ability to entertain and horrify us in equal measure.

So next time you’re watching a horror movie, don’t be surprised if you find yourself saying, “Wait, did that just happen?” Because in the world of horror, anything is possible.

What’s your favorite WTF horror movie death? Let us know in the Nightmare on Film Street Discord!

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