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Mon, Oct 30, 2017 5:59 PM

Live Poll: Best Horror Movie Where No One Dies

Yes, even when the Grim Reaper is taking a break, a movie can still be terrifying enough to qualify as horror, these are horror classics that provided the required thrills with zero body count or not a single on-screen or explicitly shown death.

In your opinion, what is the best horror movie where no one dies?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025417042/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/YkIbcWKy7uY/

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4 y ago

Love the idea but I question the inclusion of some: What do you make of the final scene in The Blair Witch Project? It'd be safe to assume she died right then and there.

And by no one dies, I'm guessing you mean no one that we see? There are multiple flashbacks to the death of Amelia's husband in The Babadook, as he died in a car crash.

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I don't remember that we see her die at the end, if a death is strongly implied but happens off-screen, the movie still qualifies.

But if you're telling me that there are flashbacks of someone's death in The Badabook, I'll immediately remove it.

That's the kind of information I need, I don't want to include movies that features an on-screen death, I keep Blair Witch in case but I'm pretty sure we see no one dying IN the film.

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Last scene in Blair Witch: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cmYsRcL...

I think it's safe to assume that she's donezo in that last frame. As for The Babadook, we don't actually SEE him getting hit because of how the introductory scene is set up (it's very surreal with many flashes appearing) but it's more suggested than shown.

Edit: I just read what you said "if it happens off-screen, the movie still qualifies". Therefore, you could technically use both!

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Well, I'll keep them both for the moment, if I really get many movies where no one dies for real, I mean zero body count, I'll reconsider it, but I made the title deliberately misleading, it's impressive enough to be a horror movie that doesn't SHOW a death, no death at all and in any way would be too much asking (I guess)

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What about Signs? I seem to recall the pastor’s wife dies in a flashback, when they pull the car away that has her pinned ...

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I like the idea of your list but can I suggest the 1986 film Gothic http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091142/?ref_=nv_sr_5
Though this might be excluded because there is a scene of Claire's Still-born child under water. But since she hasn't had it yet, took it as an imagined fear.
Also for you list another Ken Russell film Altered States http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080360/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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A lot of these aren't even horror movies.

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4 y ago

Great poll, Elmo. (Of course, all of yours are great.) I have to deliberate over my vote but I'm considering Eraserhead: even though I don't really like to watch it much, I think it's a great film and so influential and unlike anything else that had been seen before that -- or since then, even, lol. What a strange film. There are other good ones on the list, too, though, so I'm undecided as of yet. 

If I may suggest a small edit? And like always, tell me to be quiet if you ever get sick of my apparent obsession with grammar,  lol.

Yes, even when the Grim Reaper is taking a break, a movie can still be terrifying enough to qualify as horror. These are horror classics that provided the required thrills with zero body count or not a single on-screen or explicitly shown death.

I just changed the comma between "horror" and "these" to a period and then of course capitalized "These" due to the change. A semi-colon or colon would work, too.

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I've made the changes pronto. Thanks :)

... and pease, ruby, I always appreciate your helpful suggestions so you don't need to be too diplomatic. My writing skills aren't perfect (far from it) so I'm always 100% open for writing tips such as yours.

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Ah, thanks, Elmo. I'm just so used to having my grammar antenna way up when I edit my own writing and that of my students that it kind of stays in that position now, which I find annoying myself, lol, so I don't want to annoy anyone else. :)

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Wow, right now: Eraserhead, The Others, Poltergeist and Conjuring have the same number of votes, never saw four leading options before.

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In Eraserhead the child thing is killed in the end.

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In the Mel-Gibson-Movie ... his character's wife dies. She dies in a flashback, but the audience can see it.

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Which one it is? 

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Which one is it? Do you mean Signs?  I was coming here to indicate this technicality as well.

Patricia Kalember ... Colleen Hess

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Wow, I have strong doubts about Signs, when I made this list, I checked in various websites for those I wasn't 100% sure and Signs was always mentioned in the initial posts, listing the "obvious ones"... now, if someone who saw it tells me that we do see someone dying in Signs, then I'll never take the Internet as a reliable source.

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Yes, i wrote about "Signs".
Sorry, i should have tagged this post with an Spoiler-Alert. ...


I wrote about the Movie "Signs". It's more safe to see a movie,
before saying something about it. I saw "Signs" a long time ago.

And i know it's a mytery movie about aliens and mystic links
between humans.

it's a story about a preacher, whose wife has
been killed in a road-accident. A drunk truck-driver wounded
hear deadly. But she still lived till the preacher (M.Gibson)
saw her a last time, speaking to her and listen her
last words. Then she died. This part is acted in a dramatically
way. Audience can see her dying on screen. With the words she
said and made no sense, they can escape at the end. Because
at the end her words make all the sense, they could.


Greetings. :)

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Thanks for your insights, I spoiled the movie for myself, I guess that's a fair punishment :) Seriously, I'm pissed off about that blunder, I could easily find a scene on Youtube and I love the title : Signs Movie Clip Where Wife Dies
I could have played in the safe side if I had just written: "brutal murder" or "killing", maybe it's not too late to fix it.

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Are you listing movies you haven't even seen?

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Thank you for the editor who rephrased it, I hope voters won't read too much in the way the question is phrased in the following page. One would argue that "everyone making it at the end" would be debatable for Blair Witch Project, but the point is that we don't see people being killed.

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It says "where no one dies," not "where we don't see people being killed."

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Congratulations ElMaruecan82. This is the 11th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

10 November 2017: Best Horror Movie Where No One Dies - http://www.imdb.com/poll/YkIbcWKy7uY/ (A poll by ElMaruecan82)


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As far as Signs is concerned, I guess the alien death does not count as it is an aliens. What about Mel's wife, who is cut in half by the director's car? Does her death not count?

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4 y ago

can flatlinners technically not be on this list there cause " they die" and are shocked back to life?
Interesting poll by the way  however it is hard to find a horror movie where no one dies. They are few and far between

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I haven't seen Flatliners in years, but the character Rachel Manus repeatedly experiences flashbacks to the corpse of her father, following his suicide. She thinks that she caused the suicide, though it later revealed that her father killed himself to escape his drug addiction. She had nothing to do with the death, other than finding the corpse. 

Also there is a death revealed, though it is not depicted. For much of the film, the character Nelson Wright is tormented by visions of a boy called Billy Mahoney, who he remembers from his childhood. Later Nelson explains to his friends that he actually killed Billy during his childhood. 

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Flatliners isn't even a horror.

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4 y ago

SPOILER for Eraserhead, but couldn't one say that the baby dies?

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4 y ago

Sorry, but Signs shouldn't be in the list. In the M. Night Shyamalan's movie one person dies: Graham Hess' wife, Colleen, due a crash accident.