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Kill of the Week: Mouth Torn Apart in ‘Laid to Rest 2’

Every week, we spotlight a kill that we just can’t get enough of. This is Kill of the Week.

Released in 2009, Robert Hall’s Laid to Rest attempted to launch a new slasher icon with Chromeskull, a ruthless killer who wears a shiny silver skull mask and carries with him a creative array of weaponry. The film, in true slasher fashion, was highlighted by a handful of insanely brutal kill sequences, brought to life with incredible practical effects from Hall himself.

Laid to Rest spawned a sequel just two years later in the form of ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2, which dug deeper into the mythology of the titular villain. Like the first film, the sequel was hampered by bad writing and a host of other issues, but it was also highlighted by some pretty awesome kills that proved Hall damn sure knows what he’s doing in that department.

Oddly enough, much of the killing in Laid to Rest 2 is done by a copycat killer played by Brian Austin Green, and it’s the creation of a new weapon that leads to the sequel’s most memorable slaying. Austin Green’s character has his team of helpers weld together six knives, “like a star… with the blades facing each other like scissors.” He adds, “then put some springs in the middle for tension.”

Later, he encounters one seriously unlucky blonde and puts the weapon to good use. He shoves her head down onto the 6-knife creation, which proceeds to split her face in two.

Say what you want about the Laid to Rest movies… the gore was KILLER.



  • Iunno. I feel like that could have been more gory. It was a little mild for my taste.

    • fannypack aficionado

      That’s one of the milder kills in the pair of films. Second film is pretty much trash but the first one is pretty good actually.

      • That actually makes me wanna watch them, if this is one of the milder ones. 😮 If it doesn’t make me turn away in disgust, it isn’t gory enough. (Unless there is vomit. That always makes me squeamish.)

  • Logan

    I’m still impatiently waiting for the end cap on the trilogy. I might be one of the few that absolutely loved part 2 as well.

    • Necro

      I’ll gladly join you on that ‘few’ list!

  • Bloodkry

    There were some impressive kills in this movie but the whole film was a mess especially the last ten to fifteen minutes.

  • Garbageface

    I really love both of these movies

  • Shane o mac

    There needs to be a laid 2 rest 3

    • Necro

      Yeah especially the way part 2 ends with him coming up to streets of L.A. The damage he could do in that town! Whoo!

      • Shane o mac

        And wasn’t it he was in LA for his family? Chromeskull’s family, that could be interesting as in they could be crazy like him or he doing a Michael Myers and trying to kill them

        • Travis Ignaffo

          In a post or mid credit scene in laid to rest 2 it shows his pregnant wife killing herself by bullet to the brain. Not sure about the rest of his family though.

          • Shane o mac

            Thanks. I knew it was something like that. I’m about to watch both movies tonight, I forgot Danielle Harris was in 2. Hopefully if there is a 3rd she returns

          • Travis Ignaffo

            That’s actually my favorite character that she plays out of all her movie roles, i think she nails it.

          • Shane o mac

            She’s good in everything. I like her in see no evil 2 and blood night:the legend of Mary hatchett

  • Travis Ignaffo

    That would be a cool meeting of killers especially since those two franchises are my favorite slasher movies outside of the 1980s horror greats.

  • Hardcore F’n Mudd

    I remember going through a phase of buying films because they had cool covers – Laid To Rest was one and I was astounded by how graphic the effects and kills were.
    Didn’t enjoy the second one as much but would still love a third!

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