22 Most Insane Murders In Thriller Movie History

The most memorably brutal killings in Hollywood history.

As director Nicolas Winding Refn once said: "Let's not forget that human beings were created for violence. Our body parts were created for violence mostly based on instinctual needs to survive. We have a spiritual need for it that we exercise." It seems like a wild statement but if you consider the popularity of violent images, you'll have to give Refn at least some credit for his observations as well as his wit for making use of that need for violence in his films. In a way, Refn is right. We can't get enough of visualized violence. It's like an addictive drug we grow up with from day one: even in kids TV and film, characters die horrible deaths, despite the fact that they make it look funny. In the horror genre, murders are usually pretty nuts - there's no surprise there. However, thriller movies occasionally (and unexpectedly) equal the insane murders of horror films. If you've seen Fargo, it's pretty likely you'll remember the wood chipper scene clearly. This particular murder was absolutely insane, but because it was so absurd, it made Fargo so much more (delicious) fun. Next, we will list the 22 most insane murders in thriller history - listing how they were committed, why and who were the parties involved...

22. "This Is Sparta!" - 300

The Murder: Dumped into a well. Who: Persian messenger of King Xerxes. By Whom: Leonidas. Motive: The messenger demands, on behalf of King Xerxes, that the Spartans submit to the new King. In response, Leonidas shouts the famous words "THIS IS SPARTA!" at him, and kicks the messenger into a well. What Makes It Insane? This scene kicked off one of the most violent movies ever made, with the highest amount of deaths per minute (if you must know, an average of 5 per minute for 117 minutes long). Leonidas' (and the Spartans') defiance and violence is both thrilling and maniacal, and definitely insane.


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