Worst Ways to Die

The Top Ten
1 Buried Alive

Once I went caving (for those who don't know it is when you explore caves) and I was crouching down because the ceiling was only like 2 or 3 feet high, then we came to this little hole in the ground, and I was laying on my stomach to get a close-up look at it, and I lost my grip and slid head-first into this tiny little hole. I couldn't move my arms, and couldn't see anything... After about 10 or 15 minutes people pulled me out but, sheesh... Scariest moment of my life for sure

No help, no food, no drink. *shudders*. Justin Bieber may be a baby who spit on people but come on stop adding him on everything. The most drunk people, the one who uses horrible music, most hated people. JESUS! I'm going to run into a wall!

No food, no water, dark, cramped, limited air, nothing to end it quicker besides abusing the air, nothing to save you, no one to save you, and your only way out is near impossible.

You would not be able to even be able to breath under there and probably would die later on cause you can only go without water for 3 days and food for 3-2 weeks.

2 Torture

Torture is for the mind, not the body, it was designed so that your brain would never know when it would end, when the pain would stop.

You are losing fingers day by day in a dark, cold, empty chamber, you get to the point where you hope you bleed out and die, but no, the wounds scar over and heal before you do, then the infection sets in...

Being kidnapped to an unknown room where no one can save you or either hear you to reach you out. Even the sunlight doesn't passes through that room. In the room alone with the sinner, tied in a chain or chair in an uncomfortable way. The thrist comes and swallows up the saliva in your mouth. After confirming the identity, you'd quickly observe the surrounding that is full of tools with rust and dirt. Checking as if you knew, what you really thought that it was 'that' situation, "torture".

That would be bad. You would never know what would be next! Like they can burn you, or like hang you until you're nearly dead and then let you go, or stretch you out until your bones almost broke... :o and even more unspeakable things that ensured you got frailer and frailer until BOOM you're dead! And even worse you're happy to be dead because they can't torture you anymore... This is definitely the worst way to die.

Death by a thousand cuts, stacking rocks on you slowly until your body caves in. There are so many horrible ways that people could do this. They could torture you until you want to die, and still torture you for a long time before you die. There is nothing worse than this because they can make it last for as long as they want, and make it as painful as they want

3 Drowning

ABSOLUTELY terrifying. One of my biggest fears is drowning, because it's not like you can do anything about it. Panicking only makes it worse. So all you can do is sit there and feel the intense burn in your lungs and throat while choking on the water that is steadily flowing into your throat. Worst part is that it takes about 1-3 minutes until you die. Sit there and wait for it all to end until you black out, and if people don't notice that it's happening, it's even worse, knowing you'd have died with no one even realizing it happened. I hope no one would have to experience that.

Having almost drowned once before, I think this is the worst way to go.
I would rather take the intense pain of burning alive, having my body ripped apart, or simply experiencing a slow ravage of agonizing physical pain until I begged for death and passed out. Because at least the pain is the last thing you think about as opposed to what's ultimately going to happen to you. By the end you might even welcome that final release just to escape it.
When you drown, you are acutely aware of your life counting down and the aching burn of your last breath running out. Being stuck under a suffocating mass of water with no way out and going through the sheer adrenaline driven terror of those last few seconds is the most petrifying thing imaginable.

I've nearly drowned so I know how terrifying this is. The worst part is that no one realizes that you're drowning because it's a quiet death. When you're just barely keeping your head above water, you don't dare cry for help or thrash around (both of those things were tried and they only made things worse--I went under both attempts). To know that someone could help you and have to rely on them to notice is what scared me the most.

Drowning. Imagine you're deep underwater, cold, dark, and alone, when you run out of oxygen. You try to make your way up to the surface. Eventually, however, your lungs can't take it and you take in a breath. Instead of receiving oxygen, water rushes into your lungs. The last thing you ever see is the dim light above you, slowly fading away into blurry nothingness...

That's why it would suck to drown.

4 Burning

Here are some people in history that have been burned to death, and in extremely painful ways... There's Edward II of England, while he didn't burn to death from the outside, he had a red-hot poker inserted up his anus and was murdered in 1327 AD, though this death may or not have been a myth, the many, many victims of the Spanish Inquisition, where heretics were burned in public, the brazen bull torture, where victims were placed inside a metal bull and were roasted alive and the victims of various 17th and 18th century witch trials in Europe and the United States.

Definitely the worst. Once I accidentally caught my finger on fire. Most painful thing ever. If you think it isn't, then imagine someone pouring hot acid over you. No joke. And you slowly die. Umm I would really hope that the smoke knocks me out for the time being.

If just burning yourself on a pot or curling iron feels like hell, I can't imagine how excruciatingly painful it must be to have your whole body burning. I agree with most who say in this scenario, you pray you to die of smoke inhalation before you burn to death

Enough with the stupid Justin Bieber and virgin jokes.
This is indeed the worst way you can die, it is slow and extremely painful, come on guys this is much worse than dying a virgin.

5 Trapped under ice

I know this is probably not related to getting trapped under ice, but... I watched this one segment in 1000 Ways to Die where a crazed football fan dies after being topless for so long in the cold weather. A lot of the spectators thought he was drunk, but he was already feeling the symptoms of hypothermia. And there was another segment where a phony cryogenics officer died after inhaling nitrogen gas, which of course, froze his lungs. There are so many ways you can die in the cold, and it's quite scary since I lived in upstate NY for half of my life, and that part of the state is infamous for its extreme cold.

Being trapped under ice is like being buried alive while drowning. Ice actually is pretty soundproof, and thick ice is hard to break. Plus, you would be able to see people, and the world, knowing that they won't be able to save you. It also is much more possible than actually being buried alive.

More horrifying than being buried alive, because you can see the world thru the ice, but can't get out to it. Plus, in your panic, you loose sight of were the hole in the ice is and you begin to drown from the shock.

This is a mixture of drowning and being buried alive. I think it's the worst ways you could go. You feel your lungs fill up with water and you are pounding on the ice to break free. But trapped, forever, life and death.

6 Listening to Justin Bieber

How is this in the 6th position, above being burned alive and some other horrible ways to die?
Maybe it's so high because of so many people commenting on this item, obviously saying that this shouldn't be here. Plus, you can't die by listening to him.

For christ's sake. Stop with these idiotic parts in lists dissing Justin Bieber. For one, his new songs aren't all that bad. Two, you couldn't die from listening to this. Also, if someone killed you while listening to it, you probably already like JB!

This should be on 1,000 Ways To Die! This should be Number one. Everybody one earth should tell Justin this' Yo mammas so stupid she gave birth to you! No! Just looking at Justin Bieber makes you die just look at his HAIR!

YES YES YES! THAT voice would kill a mouse. why because they are small, fast, annoying, and really hard to kill. If he is more annoying then that, then the god I don't be leave in better help me save me take my hearing away or gust plain out kill me now! O. o

7 Be strapped down so you can't move. Then, have a 1 foot nail start from a foot above your head, and go down a millimeter every hour until it goes through your forehead

It's both psycological and physical torture. Imagine laying there, knowing you are going to die. This is cruel and heartless. Not even criminals deserve this. I'd rather have life in prison with no parole.

Realistically, you'd be laying there for two and a half weeks. You'd die of starvation before that thing touches your head. Now if it was inches, then you would die in under a day.

There is this thing called bamboo torture when they strap you above a growing bamboo and wait until it grows through you.

This would be horrible just to watch AND listen to so imagine having to life (or die) though this!

8 Starving

Dying alone while starving/dying of thirst is just... very tragic. there has been various film cliches of castaways on deserted islands sending out messages in bottles to see if it gets a response from someone nearby. And those instances happened in real life, as well. Imagine if your bottle didn't reach someone who picked it up on a beach and that certain someone called a rescue team immediately. You will try hard to survive, but you would only die of hunger or thirst in the process. I have tried out sending out messages in bottles on the waves near my home in the past, but no response ever came. It's just straight-up disturbing...

This should be number one because you don't die from being buried alive, you'd die from dehydration, starvation, or running out of oxygen. Also why isn't dehydration on here? It's worse than most of these and happens before starvation.

I've seen this happen: my grandmother had stomach cancer. Two years of slowly starving to death because she couldn't digest things. She looked like a Holocaust victim at the end of her life.

Hehe, imagine starving yourself to the point where you might have an eating disorder, craving to be beautiful.

9 Skinned alive

Imagine *Rolls eyes*

Little do all these mortals know that I was in fact once skinned alive using a treadmill, it tore the skin off one of my knees and one of my arms, screaming and rolling in blood, begging for my brother to turn it off, he thinks I'm kidding, but I'm begging for my life.

I searched this up and I literally threw up. I promise don't search this up. People are stupid to do this to animals. Why can't they just shave instead? A man had this happen to him once.

Greer...Disgusting ripping face and skinned yr eyeball and choppe duo body into quarters and eat as sandwich...100% flossy grumpy gross breakfast lel

This is basically the same as having your skin torn off.

10 Falling off the Empire State Building and landing on your balls

I agree, Celestius. Though out of all the parts of your body, it's rather unlikely you would land on THOSE...

This is obviously the worst way to die, losing your balls is like losing the very thing you stand for.

I'm probably going to Hell for laughing at this, although this is a horrible way to die, for sure.

That sounds funny, yet really painful a the same time...

The Contenders
11 Chopped in half with a battle axe while your skin is shaved away with a rusty cheese grater

I believe you would die before they (who ever they are) get to the cheese grater! mostly because of the loss of blood and the fact that you were chopped in the head there for killing your brain! honestly it should be the other way round. Your skin getting shaved away then chopped in half! what do you think?
p.s cats rule!

So painful. I can't believe this isn't ranked higher. It seems to be one of the only ones with actual creative thought put into it.

Ouch! I mean, come on. Anyone fancy a pickle and grated skin sandwich? Thought not. And your really weird if you do. Get it?

Is the person who thought of this crazy A RUSTY CHEESE GRATER? whats the difference between a new shiny grater? And you would not feel halve of it cause you are already dead... unless the person doing this to you wants to make you look UGLY for your funeral!

12 Long Painful Illness

I'm ok besides the painful part. Smallpox is the worst, and most painful disease in the WORLD. You doe slowly and painfully, virtually exploding.

UMM this would be... sorta... HORRIBLE...
A slow long illness that you have had for years and then you die!
I would rather die instantly!

This one is horrible because everyone is trying to help you survive but all they're doing is prolonging your pain.

Flesh eating bacteria? Ebola? Cholera? Bubonic plague?

13 Having your skin torn off

Think about it! This shouldn't be #8. Sit there right now and try not to blink for twenty seconds. Now imagine, you still can't, and you never can again no matter how much your eyes burn. And you can't stand because the weight hurts too bad on your feet. But you can't lay down because the weight hurts too bad everywhere else. And you're freezing, but also burning, and are vomiting and everything else. This is the worst, beside a billion paper cuts slices through entire chunks of your body, just a half inch at a time, until too much of you has been cut off.

Torture at its finest and most gruesome. I'd rather be burned, drowned, buried, or even electrocuted than to see the fat layers beneath my skin while seeing it ripped from me. Nerve endings end up being severed, and someone once said that nerve damage is a 10 on the pain scale, where the scales from a 1 to 10, the latter being the maximum; childbirth is only an 8… Heck, give me the gasoline and the match, I'll die of carbon monoxide before one can flay me. Even watching someone cut pork skin makes me cringe, even though it's dead. Throw me off a plane, waterboard me, give me AIDS, but don't rip my face off. How would I blink even? There are so many reasons why being skinned alive is beyond my imagination in death, so I'll stop here.

You know this happens to people who are overweight or pregnant, and when pregnant or overweight, the baby or junk food pushes out the belly and stretches the skin til it rips.
Ever wonder why they have stretch marks? oh and they're still alive, but it sucks and is something they'll never forget.

SCP-1121. Read that things forum. Disgusting. (And cute! ) In all honesty though I think it is exceptionally disgusting, but when you think about it... we do it to animals.

14 As a virgin

Ooh no! You didn't have sex? This is worse than being skinned?
Honestly, which would you want, being skinned to death or living until old age, just without sex.

I don't care how good sex is. I'd rather die never having it than be skinned alive or get ebola. Bet perverts put this here.

This is stupid and insulting. I am a 15-year-old virgin female, and I think sex is gross. I want to die as a virgin actually.

This is absolutely horrible. This is unthinkable. Even the thought of this makes me want to loose my virginity A S A P

15 Being crucified

Bible customs teacher: The reason that the feet are crucified as well as the wrists is so you torture yourself to death until your lungs fill up with fluid, your heart gives out, or they stab you. In order to alleviate the pain in your arms and to breathe, you must stand on your pierced feet. But enduring the pain on your feet is unbearable and you lift your feet and put your entire weight on your arms to alleviate that pain. And so it goes for hours or days.

Crucifixion is brutal. The Romans created it to torture and eventually kill the select person. Let me walk you through the process. First they beat you. Specifically lashing. Then they make you carry your cross to your death spot, beating you along the way. They either nailed or they tied you to a cross. Some people would last days on the Cross. If they want to make the process quicker they break you knees. The most gruesome death ever.

That's really bad. For you guys who don't know, they hammer nails into your hands and feet, then put you upright and let you hang by that. All while your naked, wearing a crown of thorns, and everyone you love is watching you starve/bleed out/die of thirst. Ouch.

You're pinned to a cross with your hands and feet nailed in, and that's it. You hang there until you die of starvation or something, which would take days. Thing is, there isn't a "fast" way to die in this situation.

16 Pooping in the shower and the poop clogs up the drain and water fills up the shower and you drown in a watery poo poo mess while watching Fanboy and Chum Chum.

Your kidding me? That is funny. I once pooped in the shower.

I can see why this is #27 why can't you open the shower door?!

Such a funny option. That's why I voted this one.

I don't think the water would reach that high!

17 Burned Alive

Listening to any Justin Bieber songs are much worser than putting yourself into the fire(sarcasm). Please stop Justin Bieber jokes here.

Well I just think this would be really painful!

That would be painful

It's already here

18 Raped and beaten to death

If you survived this your life will never be the same again. It would be ruined.

Technicallly the worst way to die for a woman. First you harass her, then you kill her. That's wrong.

It would be torture and painfull! I don't want my beautiful face beaten to a pulp!

Sounds like a Cannibal Corpse song.
Still horrible.

19 Alone

I feel like this is inevitable for me. Not because I want it to. I'm not asexual or stuff like that, I feel that this is inevitable because, well, no one is interested in me. I better get used to this idea

WELL... its not bad 1) cause you don't feel anything 2) No one has to see you 3) I would have my phone!
WELL... It is bad cause 1) no one is with you 2) you won't have a funeral 3) it would be really boring

This should be at the top spot because I can't think of a worse way to die than when you are alone, that's just terrible!

Not so much painful as it is emotional, I would at least call someone like in Magnolia and just talk until I die.

20 Watching your family being burned alive, then get burned but you live to be tortured for many years and then paralyzed and then get shot

I would absolutely hate to see my family in pain. To be honest, the thing that makes this really bad and the worst one for me, is seeing your family in pain. I would rather live to be tortured for many years than out my family through all of that suffering. Then again, this is my personal opinion.

It's not so much about the way I die, as the TORTURE! Just watching my family die would be enough to break me, but torturing me for years, now that's sick and twisted considering I was nearly BURNED TO DEATH!

Ugh... how is this not first? This is the most horrific thing I could think of! People would rather experience this than listen to Justin Bieber or die a virgin?

This is the most random way to die
I've ever heard whoever thought this up clearly has a twisted mind.

21 Suffocate

I struggled between this and drowning. But ultimately I thought that this is the main problem with both drowning and being buried alive. You end up oxygen deprived and that's the thing that ultimately kills you.
I have been in a situation where I almost drowned and it's chilling. The other ways may be more painful but I would rather take the pain until I passed out than go through the sheer terror of your air running out.
Maybe you do end up light-headed and euphoric as the air runs out. But the seconds when you're reaching that tipping point are the most petrifying moments imaginable because you're so aware of it, there's nothing to divert your attention or focus on to take you out of it. At least with pain you have something substantial and physical to dwell on and intense pain can even make you wish for death.
Oxygen depletion is a whole other matter, it's the thing of nightmares and a whole other kind of pain.

This is what happens to many of the recorded worst deaths when a person gets trapped upside down they either suffocate because of chest compression or their hearts give out.

No air. You would begin to thrash around desperately. Then you would black out.

Hell no, I don't want to die like this.

22 Bleed to death

Watching your life leak out of your body would be absolutely terrifying. Why else would people instinctively grab at the wound to try to stop the bleeding?

I got hit like right on the eyebrow with a stick by a girl. And I was gushing blood she said it was an "accident" but really I don't think that it was.

Don't know what type of wound this would be but it depends on the area of impact and if it's a fast or slow bleed out.

Would you really feel it? I mean like you would feel dizzy but it would not hurt right!

23 Suicide

People make there desisions either if they want to live life with depression, social anxiety, self harm or any other kind of mental disorder that may want the person to die, I do have to say its more horrible to family memebers or friends then to the person commiting the suicide.

It is easier to throw in the towel than to fight. Sometimes life hurts more than death

People! Suicide is th worst! For those who believe in God, they go to hell!

This is definitely the worst way... If you don't like your life, there is always a way to make it better..

It would certainly be the worst if someone is in the state of mind where they think suicide is the only option. Very sad

24 Electrified

Getting electrocuted sounds HORRIBLE! Think about it, almost anybody who has survived being struck by lightning described it as feeling like they got hit over the head with a sledgehammer! Or they say it is like one of those little static shocks you get when you touch a doorknob magnified hundreds of thousands of times! AH! Imagine your body becoming a FRIED CIRCUIT. OH. SNAP.

I've been shocked before and it feels like a thousand needles jabbing into your skin, multiply that by a million and you get this. How is this below Justin Bieber?!?

At least you wouldn't be able to feel anything, cause you'd be dead in a millionth of a second.

How is listening to Justin Bieber worse than this?

25 While having sex

This is so idiotic! If you're going to go you should at least go doing what you feels so good.

Oh, and if it hurts, you're probably doing it wrong.

There's this segment in 1000 Ways To Die where a Japanese couple die after having sex due to heart attacks. It's sad, but it's just creepy thinking about it.

Gross, ugly and creepy. I heard that if your not older then 18 you would never have your period then. I did it once.

I can't think of a better way to go, I love sex.

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