The 10 Best Horror Movie Deaths

From Edward Woodward to Paris Hilton, here are some deaths we can all enjoy

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Witnessing gruesome deaths in real life: horrific.

On the big screen: a whole lot of fun.

To mark this year's All Hallow's Eve, we round up the ten of the best.

 

1 | Edward Woodward, The Wicker Man (1973)

After avoiding a naked Britt Ekland (and Christopher Lee in a Cher wig), Woodward’s hapless copper gets fried in a wicker statue by devil worshippers.

2 | Scatman Crothers, The Shining (1980)

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Warm-hearted janitor to the rescue? Jack Nicholson has other ideas and dispatches Crothers — to the audience’s surprise — with a well-planted fire axe to the chest.


3 | Christopher Lee, Dracula (1958)

The climax of the favourite of the Hammer Horrors has Christopher Lee’s Count reduced to dust by the sun thanks to Peter Cushing’s table-leaping, curtain-tearing vampire hunter.


4 | David Warner, The Omen (1976)

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Just when you think there’s nobody left to die, David Warner’s brilliantly sweaty photographer is graphically decapitated by a huge sheet of glass.


5 | John Hurt, Alien (1979)

John Hurt experiences the ultimate stomach upset in Ridley Scott’s gut-busting outer-space scarefest.


6 | Johnny Depp, Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

An invisible Freddie Kruger literally paints the walls red with Johnny Depp’s blood in the first film.

 

7 | Paris Hilton, House Of Wax (2005)

Having pulled off a half decent performance to the surprise of all, Paris Hilton meets her end with a javelin through the forehead.


8 | Kevin Bacon, Friday The 13th (1980)

Kevin Bacon’s crafty fag in bed is rudely interrupted by the movie’s killer sticking an arrow through his neck in this prototype slasher flick.


9 | Duane Jones, Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
 

 

You’re the sole survivor of a zombie apocalypse in Romero’s groundbreaking masterpiece. Then, as the credits roll, you get shot in the head by your redneck rescuers.

 

10 | Albert Brooks, Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
 

“You wanna see something really scary?” says Dan Aykroyd, before turning into a blue monster and eating Brooks’ face. Who saw that coming?


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