Saddest Deaths In Horror Films

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The Top Ten

1 Carrie (Sissy Spacek) - Carrie

Its so sad that Carrie died. She didn't deserve it and she was just an innocent, shy, meek, outcast

Its not nice being bullied for anyone... I love this classic of genre. Carrie rocks - Alexandr

I don't want her to die ever

SHE WAS SO NICE

2 Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) - Alien 3 Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) - Alien 3 Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.

I adore Alien franchise. Ellen Ripley is definitely one of the greatest characters ever. Her "final" in Alien 3 was predictable but they made it look sad and very touching - Alexandr

3 Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - I Know What You Did Last Summer

She was just an innocent girl who was scared, her death was so sad.

Definitely the greatest character in this film. I hate this film because best (most interesting) characters were killed and 2 most annoying ones survived. Anyway, Sarah shines in ths film - Alexandr

4 Mama (Cordy Clark) - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

I always loved and respected old grannies and can't see when anybody diss them. Not to mention kill - Alexandr

She should have lived!

5 Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) - Scream

She fought so much to survive, it was so sad to see her die, and shocking too as she was the best know actress of the movie

She only had like 10 minutes of screen time but I loved her so much. - Alexandr

Closest in thumbnail of scream...all over promo and the trailers...gets killed in the first 15 minutes...

6 Gage Creed (Miko Hughes) - Pet Semetary

Both the 1st and 2nd deaths of Gage were so sad! I bawled that night I watched the movie (which happened to be yesterday) especially his 2nd death when he then becomes dead forever! Such an innocent cute little boy wasted! SO SAD!

Louis's young son Gage is tragically run over by a truck on the same road during a picnic and is killed, the scene where the truck comes at Gage always shocked me as a youngster. - Alexandr

I nearly cried watching this part. The little shoe bouncing across the road, the dads reaction, the flashback memories. It was so sad!

7 Newt (Danielle Edmond) - Alien 3

Danielle didn't even act. She played a corpse but we all were shocked because we loved Newt (played by sweet Carrie Henn) in Aliens - Alexandr

8 Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Well, it was more like "transformation into evil" but I loved this character so much. It was sad when she died as good woman - Alexandr

9 Brenda (Susan Lanier) - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

She was beautiful. She had a horrible ending - Alexandr

Did she really die?

She didn't die - cadespencer

10 Sam the Dog - I Am Legend

The thought of having to kill your own dog would be terrible

The thought of having to kill your'e own dog is depressing - cadespencer

The Contenders

11 George Denbrough (Tony Dakota) - It

So sad and violent. Especially in the 2017 remake.

12 Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) - The Fly

Whether it's sadness or pity, this is the only death on the list that had me feeling anything at all. - truckturner

Great movie and emotional at the end that leaves you sweating.
Incredibly sad how veronica didn't want to kill seth

The most tragic scene in cinema. Hands down. The music, Brundlefly's obvious pain...it's such a tearjerker.

13 Rebecca (Alison Brie) - Scream 4
14 Carly (Emmanuelle Chriqui) - Wrong Turn

She was my favorite character but I realized that she must have died - Alexandr

15 Cujo - Cujo

Poor cujo he didn't deserve to die but he had to because he had rabbies

Actually, this death was satysfying.

16 Mitch Roussel (Moses Jacob Storm) - Unfriended

It was very sad to see Mitch die because of blaire's sad crying and plus the sadder music Laura's playing in the backround

17 Su-yeon (Geun-young Moon) - A Tale of Two Sisters

At the end of the film, it even make you more depressed because of the soundtrack. You can't hold tears at that moment. The more you appreciate the movie the more you sad.

In my oponion, this film was the most saddest and beautiful horror film I'm ever seen. The script are complicate so you have to watch it many times. Maybe the first part wasn't rousing you enough, but when til to the end of the film, after you final relized Su-yeon has die many years ago and the closet scene was make me frustrated. It even make me burst to tears. If someone think horror films are nonsense, I think just let them watch "A tale of two sister".

Well... after watching this. I have cried. In my opinion, this film was so gorgeous and brillant, unique and beautiful story. At the end of the film have such a big revealation that even make me cry (although I don't like to cry). My rate point will be 10/10, I think it totally deserve it.

18 Alice Hardy (Friday the 13th 2)

Who wouldn't be sad to see a final girl in a Luke Skywalker cosplay die?

19 Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) - Scream 2

He deserved the luxury Dewie,Gal,and and Sidney get! We need a comedy character that isn't awful!

20 Marty Mikalski (Fran Kranz) - Cabin In the Woods

Marty was funny and awesome through the whole movie it was just sad how he died at the end

Marty was my favorite charachter in a movie of all times he was funny through the whole movie and it was just sad how he died at the end

21 Wade Dalton (Jared Padelecki) - House of Wax

Pretty good movie but he was a really good character and the movie would be a lot better if he lasted a little longer. Good movie anyways

22 Tiffany Ray (Jennifer Tilly) - Bride of Chucky

Tiffany's death was sad in my opinion. But I love her more as a doll than a human. How can that horrible Chucky kill his only love. Pure evil! Oh By the way, did they ever find her body in the bathtub?

23 Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) - Fright Night

For a movie that's a horror comedy, his death was surprisingly heart-wrenching.

24 Pam (Teri McMinn) - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

She didn't deserve to die,especially the way she did - cadespencer

25 James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) - The Purge
26 Vincent Grey (Donnie Wahlberg) - The Sixth Sense
27 Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase) - The Ring
28 Rachel (Ellie Cornell) - Halloween 5 the Revenge of Michael Myers
29 Sophie (Maria Bello) - Lights Out

She is a true hero

30 Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) - Drag Me to Hell
31 Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) - Psycho

It was sure tragic but I do not understand why all say she is the protagonist of the film. Norman Bates is.

32 Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) - The Dark Knight
33 Sean Brody (Mitchell Anderson) - Jaws the Revenge
34 Susan Norton (Bonnie Bedelia) - Salem's Lot
35 Marge (Martha Swatek) - Jaws 2

This actually tramatised me as a child, the fact she died saving shaun

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Top Remixes

1. Carrie (Sissy Spacek) - Carrie
2. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) - Alien 3
3. Mama (Cordy Clark) - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
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