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Anyway, I don't think anyone's nominated Joe Pesci yet, but what's it going to be for? Pen in the neck? Knife in the boot of the car? Poor old Spider? Or just his own death - but even then it's a tough call between the stomach-lurch realisation of Goodfellas and the sandy flavour of Casino.

It has to be the head-in-the-vice scene from Casino; genuinely, nightmarishly horrible.

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It has to be the head-in-the-vice scene from Casino; genuinely, nightmarishly horrible.

I couldn't remember if the guy died in that, to be honest. I know the eye pops out, but I thought perhaps they took him out after that and had him walking around Vegas with his eye halfway out of its socket as a warning to others.

Not according to IMDB!

The "head in a vice" scene is taken from an anecdote in the book "Casino" unrelated to the main story, describing mob enforcer Tony Spilotro's interrogation of a low-level gangster named Billy McCarthy, who had committed the unauthorized murder on the Scalvo Brothers, a pair of high-ranking mobsters within Spilotro's crime organization. Trying to get McCarthy to give up the identity of the man who helped him kill the Scalvos, Spilotro first beat McCarthy, then stabbed him in the testicles with an icepick, before finally shoving his head in a vice and crunching it to five inches wide; McCarthy didn't give up the name of his partner, Jimmy Miraglia, until Spilotro tightened the vice in such a way that one of Billy's eyes popped out. Amazingly, McCarthy survived the head-crushing long enough for Spilotro to kill him by dousing him in lighter fluid and setting him ablaze. Spilotro would remark later in life, "Billy McCarthy was the toughest guy I ever met." (Jimmy Miraglia was subsequently shot dead and put in the trunk of his own car along with Billy's corpse).

Those wacky mobsters!

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I couldn't remember if the guy died in that, to be honest. I know the eye pops out, but I thought perhaps they took him out after that and had him walking around Vegas with his eye halfway out of its socket as a warning to others.

Wait, do they? Is there some version of the film out there I haven't seen, because I swear he spurts a little blood from his mouth when he squeezes the vice, but I've never seen any actual eye-popping out of socket, flopping on cheek, optic nerve dangly awfulness...? :lol:

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Return to the house on Haunted Hill: Girl gets her head squished through a metal grate by a falling fridge. Almost Acme like in it's genius.

Hostel 2 - "Let him bleed." Oh, and the fucked up power saw bit.

Evil Dead - Tree rape.

Starship Troopers - far too many but the reporter guy right at the start always raises a chuckle.

The girl at the start of Jaws.

Pat "Bomber" Roach in Raiders - look out for that propeller!

Pat "Bomber" Roach in Temple of Doom - look out for that grinding rock machine!

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Wait, do they? Is there some version of the film out there I haven't seen, because I swear he spurts a little blood from his mouth when he squeezes the vice, but I've never seen any actual eye-popping out of socket, flopping on cheek, optic nerve dangly awfulness...? :lol:

Don't be disgusting, stellar12.

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Return to the house on Haunted Hill: Girl gets her head squished through a metal grate by a falling fridge. Almost Acme like in it's genius.

Hostel 2 - "Let him bleed." Oh, and the fucked up power saw bit.

Evil Dead - Tree rape.

Starship Troopers - far too many but the reporter guy right at the start always raises a chuckle.

The girl at the start of Jaws.

Pat "Bomber" Roach in Raiders - look out for that propeller!

Pat "Bomber" Roach in Temple of Doom - look out for that grinding rock machine!

Somewhere in there you made me think of Mars Attacks! which has loads of great ones too.

Oh, and Richard Griffiths in Sleepy Hollow. That and the following scene are comedy gold.

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Where?

I mentioned Scanners and someone else quoted the defibrillator scene, but in my case I was probably rattling off eight deaths per line and you'd be well within your rights to move on to the next post.

And what does your version of Untold Story contain?

Chopsticks in the twat.

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I can barely watch the death of the (I think) cabinet minister in Omen 3 (I think, or is it 2?). It's just so bleak:

He rigs a shotgun to the door and invites a load of journalists to his office. One opens the door and it blows his brains out in front on them all. Horrible and unremittingly bleak.

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I couldn't remember if the guy died in that, to be honest. I know the eye pops out, but I thought perhaps they took him out after that and had him walking around Vegas with his eye halfway out of its socket as a warning to others.

Not according to IMDB!

Those wacky mobsters!

That's absolutely revolting.

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That's absolutely revolting.

But at the same time there's the nobility inherent in having your head crushed to a width of five inches and still refusing to betray your fellow man. It's a heartwarming testament to fealty and the human spirit in a lot of ways, a lot of very important ways.

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But at the same time there's the nobility inherent in having your head crushed to a width of five inches and still refusing to betray your fellow man. It's a heartwarming testament to fealty and the human spirit in a lot of ways, a lot of very important ways.

Well once your head is in a vice you're not really coming back from it so you may as well keep quiet

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I've not seen that yet, but all the traps in the Saw series are gut wrenching in their set up. It feels more nasty just to think about what they can do to you.

The Saw series is Dr. Phibes for people who left school at twelve. Putting a man in a giant glass bottle of gin, that takes class.

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The Saw series is Dr. Phibes for people who left school at twelve. Putting a man in a giant glass bottle of gin, that takes class.

I just looked up Dr Phibes, apparently he killed someone with a mechanical frog mask?

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I just looked up Dr Phibes, apparently he killed someone with a mechanical frog mask?

Man alive, you're not familiar with the Phibes films? How about Theatre of Blood? If not, there's three films' worth of magnificence just waiting for you, and they're probably a fiver each. That mechanical frog mask is the least of it. Brussel sprouts, that's all I'm going to say.

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Tell me more about this mechanical frog mask shit. Me and my girlfriend have a wee running secret joke about using frog masks for kinky sex purposes. We don't ACTUALLY use them, like. It's just a gay wee couple thing, you know. But this mechanical death shit sounds like more material for me to bring into the bedroom.

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Tell me more about this mechanical frog mask shit. Me and my girlfriend have a wee running secret joke about using frog masks for kinky sex purposes. We don't ACTUALLY use them, like. It's just a gay wee couple thing, you know. But this mechanical death shit sounds like more material for me to bring into the bedroom.

:lol:

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Tell me more about this mechanical frog mask shit. Me and my girlfriend have a wee running secret joke about using frog masks for kinky sex purposes. We don't ACTUALLY use them, like. It's just a gay wee couple thing, you know. But this mechanical death shit sounds like more material for me to bring into the bedroom.

You're as gangster as ever my friend. Oh how I've missed you

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Tell me more about this mechanical frog mask shit. Me and my girlfriend have a wee running secret joke about using frog masks for kinky sex purposes. We don't ACTUALLY use them, like. It's just a gay wee couple thing, you know. But this mechanical death shit sounds like more material for me to bring into the bedroom.

It'd work great, because it's base around a clockwork mechanism that slowly contracts. So there's the auto-asphyxiation angle. That whole scene is brilliant because it's shot from the POV of the guy wearing the mask, and it's at a party where everyone else is wearing masks - there's a guy with a huge horse's head watching him die as the focus blurs.

I cant find it on Youtube but watch this to the end:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gGsa_NKjdOs

and then tell me you don't need to watch the second part:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BhNU6fADuIU

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