The 100 Worst Ways to Die (As Seen in Movies)

53. Getting impaled on an umbrella

As Seen In: Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

The next time you feel the urge to voluntarily watch a god-awful horror movie, might we suggest renting Silent Night, Deadly Night 2, a real shit sandwich of bad acting, absurd ideas, and unintentional humor. The film's apex of stupidity, however, is also its best moment, primarily because it's so audaciously twisted that one can't help but stand up and cheer once its over.

Apparently tired of seeing slasher movie villains kill characters with sharp objects, screenwriters Lee Harry and Joseph H. Earle conceived a never-seen-before way for Ricky Caldwell (Eric Freeman) to off one of his victims: He drives an umbrella through the man's chest and opens it once the front end has made it out of the guy's back. Give them props for creativity.

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