Happy endings aren’t all their chalked up to be anymore. With so many films filling up studio shelves and overflowing DVD racks, there’s only so much ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ we can take.
What’s the remedy to this, you ask? Why, that would be killing everyone off in a fiery filmic blaze, of course. Films that are not afraid to treat their characters realistically are much more fun to watch, as TV fans can surely attest to with shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead and their notorious blood-lust.
Taking a leaf out of their book, these ten films embrace death to its most extreme - leaving no one standing from either the main cast, or in some cases, the entire world, by the closing credits. Nice.
Cinematically, being able to kill your characters offers higher stakes throughout the film, better tension as there’s actual lives on the line, and an unpredictability that fans will appreciate. Whether it be through cataclysmic events, infectious disease, or just plain old murder, there’s plenty of ways to wipe out a cast and shake things up, as these examples definitely prove...