9 of The Most Gruesome Movie Deaths In History

Thursday, January 12 by Joseph Gibson

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<p>If there’s one thing that audiences love, it’s watching people die gruesomely. Practically since the dawn of the medium, people have been lining up around the block to watch various individuals skinned, maimed, <span data-scayt_word=conflagrated, and tortured. While far from a comprehensive list, these are 9 of the most gruesome deaths in movie history.

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One of the first movies to show a protracted and lingering death sequence, the chief heavy of “Ben-Hur” is shown having been severely injured in the movie’s famous chariot race sequence. He’s bloodied and battered, and even though audiences are much more jaded now than they were in 1959, the scene still shocks.