Good horror movies introduce memorable characters. Great horror movies have a tendency to ensure those memorable characters are killed off by the time the final credits roll. Why do we run through this continued cycle? Because those daring maneuvers that filmmakers love to make leave us completely shocked, angered and, most of all, talking.
Realistically, as grating as it can be, killing off crowd favorites often leads to fan uproar which means more and more individuals out there are hearing about these films. It’s a great tactic to generate a wave of interest, even if it breaks a lot of our poor sappy hearts.
There are probably a thousand examples of stellar characters being killed off, but we wanted to narrow it down a bit and focus on some of the most memorable character assassinations in genre history. So, sit back, relax and prepare to get a little ticked off, all over again!