Valentine’s Day: A time for love, romance, showing someone you care about them and, uh, pure, unadulterated lust. And it’s also a day in which millions of men and women around the world will have their hearts (metaphorically) torn out of their chests after a callous rejection.
With that in mind, here’s an article to go against the traditional grain of this loathsome-for-so-many holiday: 10 scenes from movies and TV shows in which hearts are (quite literally) torn from the chests of their bearer.
I will avoid using any gory imagery and simply use a non-offensive image related to the source material. After all, we don’t actually need anything nasty to be on show on the most romantic day of the year, do we? If you want to look them up yourself, feel free! I’ve watched most of them on YouTube during my research!
10. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Frost (Fred Williamson) is a trucker and Vietnam war veteran who is frequenting the “Titty Twister” bar in Quentin Tarantino’s 1996 classic From Dusk Till Dawn, a horror flick about a small group of people who must survive a night in the bar with a crowd of bloodsucking vampires. During what is essentially a massacre, only a handful of patrons survive the vampire onslaught, including Frost.
As the vampire “Big Emilio” (Ernest M. Garcia) has gone through a whole host of characters, Frost calls him over with the epic line, “Yo monkeyman! Anything you gotta say to them, say to me first.” Big Emilio then stomps towards him and promptly has his throbbing heart ripped out of his chest, which is immediately stabbed with a pencil to finish him off.
This article was first posted on February 14, 2013