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So, I hate kids in horror movies. I’m not a fan of kids normally, but that’s only because I’m only young and all that.. But kids in horror movies do my nut, they either hold the characters back and put them in a lot of danger, or just want to hold on them and scream and cry. I can’t stand them. I really am not this grumpy, I just don’t like little kids in horrors. So, for my hatred, I have decided to write this ‘Worst Kids in Horror Movies. Ever’. Dramatic, huh? Here we go.

10.

So at number ten is Danny Torrance from The Shining. That classic that is The Shining. A film that is such a classic, that no person will really admit there’s much wrong with it. I will, Danny. Danny is what is wrong with the film.

A classic….even if the kid is as annoying as waiting for a parcel…

Danny is, obviously, Jack and Wendy’s son, and in the films defence, Wendy is pretty annoying too so maybe it runs in the genes… If I’m being honest, Jack and Dick are pretty much the only two people in this who don’t annoy me. Oh! And the bartender. But now I’ve gone right off course. Back to Danny and why he annoys me. He doesn’t really add much to the film, I know he’s a kid, but all he does is ride that damn tricycle up and down the halls, scream and shout Red rum all the bloody time. Yeah, it adds to the film in a way, the tricycle adds to the tension and so does Red rum in a way, but he’s annoying. He shouts Red rum, over and  over again, instead of doing what a normal creepy person would do which would be to, say, whisper it…

Just faces like this, allllll the time.

I do actually like this film, don’t get me wrong, I do like this film, I know I sound like it annoys me and the characters annoy me, but I do actually like it, it is a classic. But it’s just the kid, who actually likes him? Honestly? Just look, those type of faces the entire way through the film, added on some “RED RUUUUMS” and that Tony is talking to him and probably tell him to do bad things. He’s my number ten because, although he does annoy me, I enjoy the film and he is not what I think of when I think of the film. I don’t immediately think, ‘Oh, The Shining…THAT DAMN KID.’ Now, go talk to Tony someplace I can’t hear you…

Should have ignored the shining…Scatman Crothers…

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Number nine is a kid from a pretty bad film. That kid is Aidan and the film is The Ring, but the new one. I say pretty bad because it’s a good film to watch when you have free time orrrrr just want to turn your brain off, and if you’re easily scared and want to be scared. Otherwise, its pretty bad. I’m also trying to remember whether the terrible CGI’d scene with Aidan and Rachel in the car getting attacked by deers is in this film or the second…anyhooo which everyone it is, there both still as bad as each other. The first being slightly better… Back to my countdown.

Aidan. Aidan is annoying. He just does that thing that annoys me about horror kids where they just pout and stare into space and say nothing. He does that. He also does not listen, he doesn’t listen and gets himself into trouble meaning that Rachel has then got to save him and put herself in more danger. I mean, jeeeeez, the kid watches the tape for God sake! Who does that?! He was warned and he still watched it, meaning Rachel can’t just pass the tape on or burn it, she now has to fix this pouty brat’s mistake. I’ll be honest, I can’t remember a whole load of this movie, but I do remember that Aidan just annoyed me, even looking at the character annoyed me.

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At number eight is Damien from The Omen, either Omen’s. I’m not sure which version annoys me the most, the older one looks more scary whereas the newer one looks a bit more pouty…I’ll go with the newer one annoys me the most. He is pouting more after all. So, Damien from the new Omen.

The Omen (2006 film)

The Omen (2006 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think…

Damien, is the same, he pouts, and just doesn’t speak, but when he doesn’t speak and when he pouts, someone dies. Like the poor nanny.. In some ways, it’s not his fault, he is the Devil or the Devil’s child, but still, he should know that killing people by pouting at them is wrong… He doesn’t really say that much throughout the entire film, but, I’ll let the film off for that because he doesn’t need to (He’s the devil basically…), and he is creepy which is the whole point to the film. His face is annoying though, just the pouting face, the pouting lips, he just look like he didn’t get the right present for Christmas. I mean, maybe he didn’t, maybe that’s why he’s so pouty and out to kill people…  He just pouts and its bloody annoying. But he doesn’t talk and it does do what its suppose to, and is creepy which is why he’s only at eight.

Stop with the pouting!

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Number seven is….the little girl, Jess from The Happening. Know, I really like this movie, I’ve watched it many times and there are only two things I really dislike about it. One, is the ending, terrible twist, and two, is Jess. She is annoying, she pulls Elliot and his wife Alma down, she slows them down. It also makes it worse that she’s not even their child, or some child they saved, one of Elliot’s friends kind of handed her to them. Now, I know, if this was to really happen, taking on someone’s elses child, especially a close friend, is something nice to do and most would, but this is a movie… It’s a nice gesture, yes, but she’s an annoying kid, she doesn’t do anything and holds them back, slows them down. I know, as children, they aren’t suppose to do much in movies, as they’re so young, but I find most are too nosey for their own good and Jess isn’t any better. She doesn’t do as she’s told, a scary old lady takes them in and instead of just sit and eat, she tries to reach and get more food. She’s gets a bedroom and instead of waiting quietly, she investigates. Just stop being nosey and listen for once! You put them in danger and then don’t listen! Jeeeeez. Just be quiet and keep up until this movie’s over.

I’ll be honest, I couldn’t remember much about Jess, I can remember the old lady scaring me when she catches ‘it’ but I know that’s got nothing to do with this. I can remember writing a very ranty Facebook status (Yep, I do that…) about how she’s slowing them down and that… She just slows them down and just doesn’t listen and in a movie like this, you need to!

I liked you when I thought you Danno’s daughter in Hawaii 5-0…

So yeah, she’s basically thrown on them, not her fault, I’ll grant her that, but still, and she slows she downs. She slows them down and is too nosey for a child to be.

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Number six is not just one child, it’s about three or four. The children from the film The Children.

I do love this film…

These kids are at my number six because they’re spoilt little kids whose parents are all posh and secretly hate each other and they all go and stay in this nice cottage for Christmas. Basically, I’m jealous of where they stay. But that’s it, I don’t want anything else, just the house. Anyway, I’m going off, I can’t just find them annoying because of the house. I’ve put this children at number six because they do annoy me a lot, but it’s not them in a way, it’s the illness they have, so in a way, they don’t have any say over what they’re actually doing.

Just go away! Please….

Saying all that though, about how it’s not their fault, I still wanted them all dead. And that’s saying something. The kids basically start as just loud annoying children, which is annoying normally, so basically from the start they annoyed me, but I didn’t want to kill them. Let me just get that straight, I’m not a wanting children dead type of person. At the beginning, they were loud and messy and spoilt, meaning I just wanted them to be quiet. Then, when the illness hit, they turned into these crying ill brats who wanted to hurt things, actually kill things. And that’s when the eldest daughter was about to stab one of them, I was yelling at the screen, shouting her to do it… They turn into these horrible just blank staring kids who when they see someone, they try to kill them and no one will stop them because they’re only children and no one knows they’re ‘ill’. These kids annoy me because they don’t say anything, they act bratty to get attention and then kill. They know exactly what they are doing, and just stare and manipulate everyone around them until there’s no one left. They annoy me so much I wanted to kill the evil kids, but it wasn’t them, they were only bratty kids at the beginning, which is why they are all only at six.

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On to five. Now, I’m not sure how much this one counts being that it isn’t a movie but it is horror and he is an annoying kid… Okay, well I’ll go with this, the show is a lot scarier and better than a lot of horror movies I’ve seen. Number five is Carl from The Walking Dead. I liked Carl, before he became a cocky little thing who shoots just anyone and thinks he’s as good as his dad…

I adore this show, I’ve watched it all the way through and like most fans, I’m a Daryl lover, but as the series has gone on, I’ve started really disliking Carl most of the time. Even more than the Governor sometimes, and that’s saying something. I liked Carl at the beginning, which is saying something as, as you’ve probably guessed, I don’t like kids in horror movies, I liked him more than the other kids in the show, but I think the whole Spoiler  ‘I’m still alive and you two aren’t!’ to the other kids made him a cocky little brat. End of spoiler.

Just stop being so cocky and shooting people and wandering off to say a few!

Carl started off fine, he was a nice kid who, unlike a lot of kids, managed to keep up and keep everyone out of danger. As the shows gone on though, and people have been bumped off, and he’s survived, I think he feels he’s some type of invincible God or something. He doesn’t stay where he’s told, someone says’ stay here’, he goes ‘sure, oh, what’s that’s noise?’ and investigates. I’m pretty sure the first two or so series was just basically everyone trying to find him… He argues back, but not actually argues, an adult is trying to sneak out, Carl catches them and tries to black mail them. HE’S A KID. And that actually happened. He blackmails and thinks he’s better and bigger than most apart from his dad, but even Rick, he’s tried to blackmail at points, failing luckily. I wrote that last little bit smirking, I’ll admit…

The worst thing though with him, he shot someone, actually shot an innocent person, why? No one knows. He said it was because the person tried to fire at him first, but that was complete balls, and he knows that. He shot someone, just because he wanted to, maybe he felt threatened orrrrr something, but he shot him. I can’t stand him. He’s a cocky little kid who blackmails. Eurgh. And you were so much nicer at the start of the show…now you have a gun and hat…

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Rolling in at number four is Esther from Orphan. That girl, oh my god, that girl. I like this film a lot. Its so clever, but jeeeeeez, do I hate Esther. Basically, she is adopted by Kate and John, and the audience know she’s not right but obviously they don’t. For one, she’s dressed as if she’s just climb out of the TARDIS, (don’t get me wrong, I love people dressing differently, but in horror movies, it’s never a good sign..), she’s on her own ALL the time, and she’s just too nice, like too nice for a horror movie. When’s someones like this, stay away, in horror movies they never lead to happiness. And she doesn’t, funnily enough. Now, I’m not going to say the twist, at all, because it’s just so good and I know the temptations when someone says ‘spoiler alert’ and you have to look and then ruin it for yourself, well, I’m not going there, so don’t worry. Luckily, I can say everything without saying the twist… Yipeeeee.

So creeeeeepy.

Esther starts off ‘nice’, well nice to Kate and John, but not to their other kids. She is the devil to them, y’know, the normal trying to hurt them, setting one alight in a treehouse, pushing one off a slide, the normal. But obviously, when they tell John and Kate this, its nonsense. And it gets worse, she keeps trying to kill everyone, if she doesn’t get her own way, she flips. The bathroom scene is one of the most annoying scenes I have ever seen in my life, she turns full brat, kicking and screaming. She stays evily, see above photo, and even makes a move on John, which is just creepy. No one will listen and she just keeps getting away with things, manipulating people and making them believe she’s a saint. AND THEN THERE’S THE TWIST. Well if she didn’t annoy you, or you didn’t hate her by then, you definitely will then. My number four people.. Eurgh.

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Almost at the end now, I can see the end! Before we get ahead of ourselves, number three, which is Victoria and Lilly from the film Mama. The not that good film Mama, but that’s not what I’m supposed to be writing about.

Basically, Victoria and Lilly are rescued by their uncle and his girlfriend, then the uncle is put into a slight coma and the girlfriend, who wasn’t happy to have someone elses children in the first place, is left on her own to look after them. If they were easy children, this would be pretty much fine and dandy, but they’re not, they haven’t been looked after properly for years so are pretty much nightmares. Now I know, in some ways, it’s not their fault that they are this way, being that they didn’t leave themselves in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. But it’s a film, it’s not real, I don’t feel bad blaming them. So I will. They act like brats, Annabel isn’t ready for kids yet gets these two thrown into her care by Lucas (I think its Lucas anyway, but it might be Jeffrey, one’s the evil twin and ones the nice one…), and then he’s out cold so she has to take care of both girls, WITH the horrible mother in law always snooping around too.

Hmm.

Annabel tries her hardest to help them, she could just give them to that horrible mother in law who thinks Annabel is abusing them, but she doesn’t for Lucas…or Jeffrey. She’s a nice person and these kids don’t realise that, they make her life hell, they keep going back and doing everything against Annabel, especially the youngest who keeps going back to ‘Mama’. Victoria and Lilly, basically through the entire movie, just go against whatever they’re asked or told, especially the youngest who just pouts and eats bugs and just acts reckless, well as reckless as a kid can be… They just don’t want help, people try to help them and they throw it right back in their faces, or they just sit and pout. I had had enough and wanted the Mama to take them both at the end of the film…

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Nuuuuumber twooooooo. There was a very hard push between who would be two and who would be first. It was pretty much a photo finish. They both annoy me THAT much, but it came down to that one character is in a film I love and the other one is in a film I couldn’t actually finish it properly and wound through most of it. Number two is the one who’s in the film I love. Number two is Rachel from War of The Worlds.

I honestly adore this movie, adore it. Everything about it, apart from two things. The ending, stupid ‘Hollywood’ ending… and Rachel. And I’ve just thought about it, and this movie probably falls under Sci-Fi more than horror, but it scared me and she is more annoying than any of these kids on here, like I can’t stand the character, so she had to go on the list. Rachel is a character I can’t stand, literally can’t, just writing this she is annoying me. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks this, I’m pretty sure, if you speak to anyone or read a review about this film, she will be mentioned. And not in a good way… She just screams through the entire movie. I  mean, yes, if this did actually happen, people would scream, kids her age would scream, but this is a movie, it’s not real, I don’t want to hear someone screaming for an entire movie. And I’m not saying Steven Spielberg or Dakota Fanning were wrong, I’m not putting their acting or directing down, I’m just saying, the character annoys the hell out of me.

Just sssssssshhhhhhh….

She’s either crying or screaming or screaming for Robbie her brother or wanting to be carried and not left behind or being paranoid or crying or screaming… You see where this is going? The film is amazing, like I saw it in the cinema and I was blown away, I was terrified, I was shaking with fear through it, its a realistic film. But not her. Not her. She can do one. If she was older, the film would have been shut down by 100s of offended women who found the film offensive that she couldn’t do anything for her self or stay quiet for five minutes. She makes little girls look stupid, and they’re not. She would have been so much better if she’d screamed the normal amount, not the entire thing.

Just thinking of her, literally makes me annoyed…

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YAY! We’ve hit number one! Drum roll please…..number one is…..Sally from Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, the new version. Congratulations!

I had high hopes for this film, being the director, but that’s going off course, Sally, just annoyed me so much, I couldn’t deal with this film. I had to wind through most of it, because of her. I mean, okay, it was a pretty terrible film, but she was just one of those brats who wanted to please. One example, she goes and investigates, when she’s told not to may I add, and finds like a trapdoor. The gardener warns her not to mention it, but being the arselicker she is, she goes straight to daddy and grasses. Leading to all the trouble the family has in the house.

STOP!

She just can’t listen, she thinks she’s better than everyone and thinks that she doesn’t need to listen to anyone. After she’s warned not to do something, she does it anyway and then when it all goes tits up, of course, its not her fault. She makes my blood boil, I couldn’t even finish the film and haven’t tried to re-watch it because of her. Jeeeeeeez!

So there is my top ten. If I ever write a horror movie, I’m never having kids in it…

Top Ten Decapitations.

Posted: March 1, 2012 in BlueMoon Top Tens

Yes, I thought as I’ve done a few normal reviews and a few specials, I’d go onto another post that I have always wanted to do: Top Tens!

I’ve decided to do the Top Ten Decapitions out of horror movies, I chose this because it’s fun, basically. I enjoy them, in a normal, unfreaky sort of way, and the bigger the better. This is a strange list to start with, but hey, they are memorable. I mean, it’s not everyday that someone loses their head!

Just a warning, some of the reviews may contain spoilers. Just a warning! I will mention some but may accidently miss some too. Again, just a warning. Some reviews contain bigger ones than others and I WILL tell you if there is a major one. Enjoy!

10) The Omen

The Omen is a scary movie, a demon child, children and demons are the worst things behind zombies because zombies

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are just wrong. Luckily Damien is not a zombie and is just a child who has a very very very evil side. Yay, because that makes it a whole lot better.

I’m going to be honest, I’m not 100% sure if I have seen this entire movie, I’ve seen parts and I’m not sure whether I’m just putting all them together who whether I have in fact seen all of it. Luckily, this is just about the decapitation in it. The poor sod who gets it is Keith, luckily though, he does go quickly and believe me, he wouldn’t of felt a thing. Keith gets decapitated by a pane of glass off of the back of a truck. He sees it coming but it was so quick he couldn’t have even shouted “Heads up”. This was also apparently the very first Hollywood decapitation in a film. Neat.

Keith is basically just minding his own buisness working as a truck starts rolling down the hill towards him without him seeing. He sees it as the truck is brought to a stand still but he glass isn’t and he loses his head though all the excitement. The glass cuts his head clean off and sends it spinning, much to the horror of the people that find him. Damn, that Damien has done it again.

This is number ten in my list as it is memorable, I think the majority of people who have seen this remember this scene and even if you haven’t, you know about it. The camera angles in this are also brilliant, you see the death from all different angles, in slow motion and in so many takes. For the first ever Hollywood decapitation, it’s good!

9) Dead Snow

I haven’t actually seen Dead Snow, but I really want to, so badly! I think I saw this death on The Scream Awards or

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something and it has literally stuck in my mind ever since. I’ve seen the trailer and I think it looks brilliant, especially with the whole ‘Ein’ ‘Zwei’ ‘Die’ thing because it’s German. Why has no one ever come up with that before?!

Number nine in the countdown is a scene in Dead Snow where one of the characters, unluckily and stupidly, stands by the window, cue the Nazi zombie bursting through the window and grabbing him. Oh, but the zombie doesn’t stop there, instead of just the normal eating of the person, the zombie decides to go at it another way and gouges the man’s eyes, not out just gouges, leading to his head being pulled apart. His head is then pulled in two as his brain drops to the floor making a nice ‘splat’ on the floor. Everything I want out of a zombie movie!

This is my number nine because, even though I have not seen Dead Snow, what I have seen of it seems very entertaining. This scene is entertaining, it’s the type of scene where you sit there and go “Eww, that’s really bad” but you laugh and smile all the way through it. If you watched it in a group, you’d all be saying “Ewww!” in unisom and some may try to cover their eyes but they can’t, they can’t look away. And then after that gross moment, you’ll all laugh about it. I can’t get enough of this scene, it’s a gross out moment, but it’s just so damn entertaining!

8) Wrong Turn/My Bloody Valentine

My number eight is slightly strange, it’s two films, two different films, two films where one is pretty bad and one is very good.  My number eight is Wrong Turn and My Bloody Valentine. I put them together as the death in both of them are done in the same way but are done well and are original. I also put them together because they’re not a whole head, so putting together two tops of the heads, makes a whole head. Yes? Making a whole decapitation….

In Wrong Turn, Carly is climbing a tree with two others but is caught by one of the cannibals. The cannibal swings an axe and cuts her head in half, one half of her head, the part above her jaw is left, while the rest of her body falls to the ground. My Bloody Valentine uses this same death but instead of an axe, the poor character using a shovel instead of an axe. This victim remains alive while the shovel is in her mouth for a bit until the killer uses a bit more force and pushes it in fully, severing the top of her head and the bottom. Poor people.

Wrong Turn and My Bloody Valentine are my number eights because these deaths are original, they haven’t been used a whole lot but when they are used, it’s painful. Even more painful than an actual decapitation. Without going into too much horrific detail, an actual decapitation takes the head right off, and unless that whole thing that says you’re alive a couple of seconds after your head is off is true, you’re dead before you hit the ground. And we’re obviously not cockroaches, so. With this, the person could still be alive, in My Bloody Valentine the character is alive while the shovel is in her mouth. This death is not a nice way to go, it’s orignal, it shocks and that is why it is my number eight. It is the gift that keeps on giving. In a non psycho sort of way.

7) Jason Takes Manhattan

Once again, I have not seen this movie. I was told about the scene, I think, by my old Film Studies teacher who made the scene sound so entertaining and strange, that I just had to see it. The scene I mean, the movie I’m not running down to the shops too quickly to get, for reasons.

This scene is definitely one of the strangest things I have ever seen, I’m still not 100% sure if it’s serious or not, I hope not, that’s all I’m saying. You will never see anything like this in your life. I’m going to post the clip just because it is THAT watch worthy, you needto see it. Basically, Jason is fighting a boxer on a roof, the boxer is punching Jason and seems to be winning, until Jason has his go. Wow, that man can punch. He literally punches the guys head off, you see it fly off the side of the building.

Jason Takes Manhattan is my number seven because, even though it sounds and seems like a pretty bad movie, that scene is….glorious. I have never seen someone punch someones head off before like that. Or ever for that. I almost wish that the head would fly through the town, hit the moon and bounce off.

6) Prom Night

This is Prom Night the orignal one, the new one has no gore in it whatsoever, saying that though, I can’t choose a

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favourite out of them.

Anyway, in this scene, it is the big part at a prom, where the prom King and Queen are annouched, everyone is waiting around the stage waiting for the annouchment, when the killer strikes backstage, sending poor Lou’s head rolling onto the stage in front of everyone. I thought this scene was pretty funny to be honest, you knew it was coming, watching the killer backstage looking for his victim and yet it still hits the spot. It’s not shocking but it is definitely memorable, for the audience and the characters. Poor people were waiting for the whole Prom King and Queen, not just a head. If you’re like me and don’t really remember most of this movie, you’ll definitely remember this scene.

This is my number six because it made me laugh, it’s like dry humour, it may not have meant to be funny but it was definitely. Prom Night is not really a funny movie, it is a horror, it stars Leslie Nielsen, who was a very funny man, but he’s not in it as a comedian. The film was made as a horror but this scene is funny, whether it was meant to be or not. And you know what they also say, he should have stopped when he was a head. 😀

5) Wasting Away

I love this movie! It’s not a well known or big movie, but it’s brilliant. Wasting Away is about a group of friends who while eating ice cream, eat some type of toxic substance that turns them into zombies, only they don’t know they are and think that because everyone else is sped up and acting different and because of a new friend, they are the only ones who are not infected by something unknown.

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The group end up at the local bowling alley and Mike, one of the zombies, ends up losing a fight to someone with an axe, he also loses his head down one of the lanes. This is hilarious as his head rolls the entire way down, knocks over the pins and then makes it way back up like a normal bowling ball. Genius. I have only ever seen it done once before, and that was in an episode of CSI and was probably not meant to be so funny. Mike losing his head also sets up the rest of the film to be even more funny than it already was, with him having to be carried around in a bowling bag with holes cut out, not being able to see over briefcases while sitting on a table and having to move himself using on the stump of his neck. Mike losing his head is not the main thing of the movie, it doesn’t make the movie lose any of its genius-ness, it’s just a little extra. In the midst of the zombies realising that they are the enemy and are going to be hunted down, Mike does a very much inspiring Braveheart type speech to the rest, as a head. Just brilliant. Heads have never been so funny or brilliant.

This is my number five because I love the movie and because the decapitation in it is just hilarious. It is something that in many films, is serious but in this, he lives on, helping the others and being the leader, even without nobody. (I’m on a punning roll!) Decapitations normally make people flinch or turn away, but this one adds comedy to an already hilarious movie. It makes heads rolling funny. You will laugh untill your head rolls! The movie as a whole is brilliant and is an unknown beauty, and has many stand off scenes. I just loved this scene because it made me laugh. A lot.

4) Final Destination

I first saw this scene when I was like 12 or something on ‘100 Greatest Scariest Moments’, at that age, I thought it was hilarious, years later and it still is. I have never forgotten that scene and I think that’s part of the reason it’s in my top ten. It’s not overly gory, it’s not overly funny, it’s just different.  But I guess thats the Final Destination films for you!

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This scene seems to tease you, all through the Final Destination films, death toys with you about who is going to die and how. This scene leads you into believing that Carter is safe as he gets very cocky and drives onto a train track, believing that he is not next so therefore cannot die. When his car gets stuck and his seatbelt jams as he tries to get out, he starts to believe that he may have been wrong. This part leads you on a whole maze of who is going to die, Carter cannot get out of the car while the train keeps coming, but at the last second, his seatbelt breaks, allowing Alex to pull him out. This is where you accidently relax (you must never relax in these films, someone always dies!) and believe that no one is going to die at this moment in time. But, ha, of course someone’s going to die, and they’re staring you right in the face. Billy starts shouting at Carter ‘You’re dead’, which is basically some type of irony as it’s not Carter who’s about die. Bye bye Billy. Billy stands too close to the tracks with a shard of metal is caught underneath the moving train, as the train moves the shard flies out and catches Billy right in the chin, slicing his head clean off his neck. His head rolls down the hill as his body remains with the others.

This my number four as I have never forgotten it. Okay, I admit, during the years that I remember it, it has changed, such as how he lost his head and who was there and that but the point is, I remember poor Billy’s death. It’s stuck with me, it entertained me then and it still entertains me. I also love the irony of the whole thing, Billy shouting “You’re dead!” when in actual fact, Death had it all planned out and sadly for Billy, it is all going to plan. Just a very smart scene.

3) An American Werewolf In London

I adore this film, as you would have already seen, and so I may have been slightly bias that this film hadto be in this top ten as there is a decapitation in it. Luckily, it is a good decapitation and deserves its third place.

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I am not going to go into much detail about this scene as it would contain spoilers so I will just give you the view of the decapitation and that’s it, no more than that. In this scene, David and Jack are sitting in a porn theatre, just having  a casual talk with the victims of David’s alter-ego, y’know, as you do, when David turns and starts wreaking havoc on the city. In the mist of the distruction, the police arrive and, kinda bravely, kinda stupidly, one police man tries to stop David who is now full hungry werewolf.  Obviously, it’s not going to end well, unless the police man is secretly The Hulk. As he tries to stop him, David bites down on his neck, cutting his head clean off and boucning over cars.

This is my number three because, even in the mist of distruction and fear, this scene is comical. I mean, I have never seen a head bounce like that, the head bounces on screen, across a car bonnet and off the other side. In all the horror of the werewolf killing and destroying everything, John Landis still adds in some comedy. This is something that is difficult to achieve well, kinda like playing the Ukelele, easy to do but hard to do well, John Landis did it perfectly. He uses fear as everything Jack was worried about comes to blow and David turns full Mr Hyde. He even manages to make a decapitation of someone trying to help seem comedic. I just think this scene is done incredibly well, especially with the scene that it is in.

2) Speed

This definitely contains spoilers. Okay, now I know this doesn’t exactly count as a horror movie unlike all the others but it’s definitely just too good to leave off of a list of decapitations. And besides, I’m not reviewing the entire film Speed, just its decapitation.

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Speed is my number two because it’s just a very well done scene, especially following the rest of this very well done movie. All through the movie Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock have been watched by a very evil Dennis Hopper on a bus and if that bus goes below a specific speed, it explodes, killing them and the unaware people who got on it in the first place. This leads to a very pissed off Keanu and Sandra who both, along with the audience, want to 1) Get off that damn bus and 2) Get evil Dennis Hopper back (I adored the guy in real life, wouldn’t never have wanted to get him back) and the end is exactly where that happens.

Spoiler alert if you don’t want to know the ending. When they are able to escape the bus, a chase begins where Keanu and evil Dennis find themselves on the top of a moving train, this is just the ending for an action packed movie where the killer really is psychotic. As they are fighting, unaware to either of them, the ceiling blocks are lower than expected and oops, evil Dennis loses his head. His head literally gets pulled back by one of the blocks, snapping it and taking the body with it. Okay, not a full decapitation but he still loses his head, it literally is only hanging on by skin.

This my number two because it is so unexpected but yet so expected, as they are on the train, you know that something is going to happen, but whether it was that or not, I’m not sure. They’re on a train. At full speed. On the roof. Fighting. It’s not going to end well. This scene is incredible at holding the tension and is just brilliant following an action packed movie that could have ended on a bit of an anti-climax but instead goes out with action, surprise and originality.

1) Se7en – “What’s in the box?”

Whoa! We’ve hit number one already! Aw. Well enjoy!

Now this entire thing will contain spoilers. Do not read if you have never seen the film, or do not know the ending. I’m warning you. If you haven’t seen it, don’t read. Reading this will bum you out!

Basically, Se7en is an amazing movie. It’s not for the faint hearted as it is disturbing but it’s amazing, and the ending/twist is my number one. ‘Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. ‘I just love this movie and the ending just ends it off on a high, it’s a sad ending but it’s brilliant

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Kevin Spacey, the brilliant Kevin Spacey, plays John Doe, the killer and right at the end, Pitt, Mills and Freeman, Somerset, have him captured and right where they want him. Only problem is, there is one more deadly sin that they haven’t found yet. Cue, the delivery of a box in the middle of the desert to Pitt’s character Mills, What’s in the box Brad?! His wife’s head. Such a shocking twist. John Doe was envious of Mills life and so cut off his wife’s head leading Mills wrath by shooting him.

I think this is done brilliantly, starting off with the setting, in the middle of nowhere and a box is delivered, I also like that the entire film is disturbing and shows a lot of detail in the killings, yet the head is not shown here, all that is seen is blood. When Mills shoots Doe as well, it is seen from far off, it is all done so delicately. It goes from a tough movie with lots of detail, to a tough delicate movie. I just think the entire scene and film is brilliant. And that is why it is my number one. It may not be the most gruesome but it is definitely the most well done and most memorable.

So now you know what was in the box. 🙂

So who else had the Top Of The Pops theme tune in their head?