Although it doesn’t technically qualify as a real “holiday,” I’ll take every excuse I can to “par-tee down.” You may not believe it, but this Strange Kid was a bit of an outcast with the love interests (shocking, I know), so every year I would celebrate by watching some of my favorite horror movies and this year I get to share that tradition with each of you! Segueing some of the obvious choices this year, I was able to nail my picks down to some of the best heart-wrenching scenes of myocardial mayhem that are sure to shower you in sanguine horrorsauce (blood, that is).
#5: Night of the Demons 3 (1997)
While not my favorite Night of the Demons entry, Angela shows that she stills has the right stuff in this quick, pun-filled heart removal. Quick and easy.
#4: Evilspeak (1981)
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen this film, but I can’t help be reminded of that creepy guy from The Temple of Doom in this scene: KALI MA, KALI MA, KALI MA!!
#3: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
This one is so overdone, but nonetheless brilliant. Totally reminds me of those old kung-fu movies.
#2: The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
I have to admit that I’ve never actually seen this one, but after this scene I SO want to! Dude doesn’t even have to touch his victim, he just uses his “sparkle fingers” and BAM!- instant heart removal.
#1: Heartstopper (2006)
I’m somewhat torn on this one. I really didn’t like this film, but as it’s name would imply there are some pretty gnarly “heartstoppers” throughout and this one is perhaps the best. Dude tears open his freaking chest! Now that’s down and dirty.
So there you go, the Strange Kid’s Top 5 Heart Removal picks for 2011. A big thanks goes to YouTube user NapsterVeins69 who made it so easy to find and share these gruesome scenes and to artist Dragan Kovacevic for his uncanny ILL-ostration of moi. How about you- what are a few of your favorite heart-crushing film moments?
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