15 Easily Avoidable Movie Deaths

10. The witch gets splashed to death in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Despite her impressive name, the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) can be destroyed by—get this—a splash of water. Knowing this, you would think that the evil green antagonist would position herself a safe distance away from the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) after setting him on fire in The Wizard of Oz’s climax.

Instead, she plays him close like she’s about to make some S’mores, and when Dorothy (Judy Garland) throws a bucket of H20 on her friend to put out the flames she inadvertently wets up the witch, who melts to nothingness. You probably forgot how ridiculously that went down in this so-called “classic,” didn’t you? Is it too late to rescind that 1939 Best Picture Academy Award nomination?

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