We all know that sex and violence have been bedfellows in entertainment since the dawn of time. They’ve certainly walked hand in hand since the dawn of cinema, so much so that this list could never hope to be completed in just one outing. In fact, you could probably have an entry on this list for every legit slasher ever made (I even had to make a rule about including only one Friday The 13th film).
While I’m not 100% sure of the science behind what causes the desire to see these two elements combined, I’m guessing it has something to do with both of them being such primal forces. At any rate, it’s here to stay – so why not look at some of the best scenes this unholy combination of elements has to offer?
Head inside for a look at some of the best sex-related kills in horror! Let us know your favorites in the comments!
JASON GOES TO HELL
It’s a shame I limited myself to only one Friday The 13th entry on this list, because this film very well might be he worst in the series. But it’s got one of the best sex kills! Moments after deciding not to use a condom, this couple’s coitus is interrupted mid-straddle by a bad case of being sliced in half.
Not explicit at all. In fact, more is suggested than it is shown. But Michael Myers offing his older sister after she does the deed cemented the marriage of sex and violence in slasher films forever.
I’m not as fond of this film as I am of the original Hatchet, but it does feature one of the all-time great sex kills. A.J. Bowen’s Layton and Alexis Peters’ Avery are going at it deep in the swamp when Victor Crowley sneaks up from behind. Layton might be the only man who can keep going after being decapitated. I guess we know which head he’s really thinking with.
We can only hope that when Eli Roth gets around to making his oft-promised feature version of Thanksgiving that there’s room for Jordan Ladd felating her newly decapitated boyfriend. Headless head should be good for at least one more gag.
Widely referred to as “the fingerbang misfire”, this scene doesn’t result in a direct kill (though the writing is certainly on the wall). But what it lacks in immediacy it makes up in tenderness (and Angelo Badalamenti) I just noticed this is the second time Jordan Ladd made this list in an Eli Roth movie. Their work together is consistent!
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER
This may be the worst bait and switch Joey has ever experienced. Still, his last moments involved the girl of his dreams coming to visit him inside his waterbed. Not bad for a young, formerly mute, 80’s bachelor. Actually yes – he didn’t even get to touch her.
While Teeth aims to have some kind of empowering message – most of the vagina dentate victims in this deserve their comeuppance – that gets lost in the muddle pretty quickly. Just because there’s a moral at play doesn’t mean that this film doesn’t try to coast by on the erotic exploits it claims to be condemning. Not to say Teeth is a bad movie necessarily, it’s just not right for this category.
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