Movies that killed, literally!

Movies that killed literally

Imagine walking into a movie theatre and not coming out alive! Horror films hold a special place with everybody; either you’re too scared to watch them or you love the thrill they give. Whatever it may be, let’s just say that you’re lucky to be leaving the theatre at all, because for some people, the final credits truly are final. Here’s a look at some killer movies!

  1. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2 may have been a little too scary for one filmgoer in India. The afflicted viewer, described as a 65-year-old male, reportedly complained of chest pains during the film and was taken to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. His body was then remanded to another hospital for further examination, but it never arrived—as the Times put it, the driver “disappeared with the deceased’s body,” prompting an investigation to determine the whereabouts (and the identity) of the dead man.

  1. The Creeping Unknown (1955)

Released in America in 1956 under the title The Creeping Unknown, the film entered the annals of horror history in November of that year when, according to a story reported in Variety and related in the 1997 book The Hammer Story: The Authorised History of Hammer Films, a nine-year-old boy suffered a ruptured artery and died during a screening in Illinois.

  1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Mel Gibson’s biblical epic was criticized by some viewers for excess gore and violence in depicting the death and resurrection of Jesus. Those critics may have had a point, given that two people are known to have died during screenings of the film.

  1. Avatar (2009)

James Cameron’s 3D CGI epic Avatar marked a ground-breaking achievement in visual effects, but they unfortunately proved to be a little too stimulating for one poor soul in Taiwan. An unidentified 42-year-old man felt ill and left a showing of Avatar; by the time he reached the emergency room, he was unconscious from a severe stroke, and 11 days later he died. The man had a history of high blood pressure, and doctors blamed his death on “over-excitement from watching the movie.”

  1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

A lot of people say they would rather die than watch Twilight, but how many people have actually done it? One that we know of, and it’s really a sad story. 23-year-old Damian Anthony Smythe sneaked into a screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in Wellington, New Zealand during the summer of 2010, and was found unresponsive when the lights came up — with an empty one-litre bottle of whiskey on the floor next to him.