A sad death in a horror movie? It seems to be a contradictory statement, as horror movies are not renowned for such sentimentality. Think Michael Myers in Halloween, Freddie Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street, The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. What? That wasn’t a horror movie you say? Are you kidding? The Wizard of Oz is the single most scary movie ever made. It’s shown on holidays to impressionable and terrified young children who are scared stiff by the witch in it, and her friggin’ flying monkeys of course. As such matters are all relative, that makes The Wizard of Oz hands down the scariest movie ever. This author still shivers every time he sees a pair of ruby slippers, and don’t even get me started on tulips, treacherous flowers that they are. Visits to the zoo were a nightmare as well, and I always kept a bucket of water by my bed just in case. Bloody witches. Just as you think life is good, one comes along and craps in your schoolbag and then executes your hamster. Yes, I know that the grown-ups said it was that troubled fella, Seán, from up the street, the one whose da was in prison for sexually assaulting a Princess (Austin Princess that is), but I still maintain that it was a witch with a grudge. Then you eventually recover from your witch phobia and along comes The Blair Witch Project. Bastards!
The next video gives us a speculative list of 10 of what are regarded as the saddest deaths in a horror movie. Rebel Voice wonders if you’ll find any of them emotional or even memorable. For this site, the most poignant was when David Kessler died in An American Werewolf in London, although Carrie‘s death in the eponymous film was also a tad emotional if hot. See what you think.