Horror movies and nudity. They go together like ice cream and chocolate syrup. Like your favorite cereal and milk (or Almond milk depending on your taste). What person hasn't watched a horror movie and felt both fear and exhilaration? The popularity of horror films lies in their abilty to tantalize and shock. When these two emotions are combined, it can make for a most exciting experience to say the least. And the best of the horror film ilk combine horror and sex in the most unique of ways.
The nude horror movie kill can be filled with surprise. The moment can be played for comedic effect. Hell, a nude horror movie kill can even be done artfully. The point is that when these things happen they can be their own brand of cinematic gold. So what does this say about us? Are we voyeurs because we want to watch these moments? What are we if we actually, gulp...Enjoy them? Aren't the best nude horror movie kills made to be celebrated? We laud the films at the Academy Awards yet watch horror movie kills in secret...
Sure, there are some Horror movie moments that should never be mentioned again. Some are so gruesome, we can't even look. And when you add the idea of sex to a gruesome killing spree, it's goes against everything we know as human beings. This isn't right. This isn't cool. It's disgusting. It takes a truly talented director to push it to the edge without ever going over that razor sharp lip of depravity. Are we animals? Or are we just horror fans boys looking for a good cheap thrill?
The sad nature of it all is, we don't often get to see man in his purest naked form as he succumbs to the sharp point of a slasher's knife. Most nude horror movie kills are reserved for the boxum blonde in that mix of cabin visiting freeloaders looking to get it on in the woods. We don't want you to think we're being biased when we include mostly woman on this list. It's just the nature of the game. And sometimes, it reflects on us as a society much more than it does the killer at the heart of the story. There are quite a few reasons why it might be frowned upon for watching scenes that are as cruel as the ones we present here.
However, I am willing to bet that more people watch nude horror movie kills than watch those dyspeptic period pieces that live for award nominations. Nothing here has ever been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That's why we're here! And this is why a list like this needs to be created. So, without further adieu, please sit back and revel in our "15 Best Nude Horror Movie Kills"!
In the 1980s there was a book published with the third installment of A Nightmare on Elm Street in it (it also contained the first two films). Because of this, I was able to read the scene where a young boy is seduced by a gorgeous nurse only to have said nurse turn into Freddie Krueger. I read this portion of the book over and over. Then I went and saw the movie. Had I not known what was going to happen I would have been totally shocked and mortified. However, this was the first time that I ever saw a film be 300% better than I had ever imagined it in my mind.
For some reason it seems like the 1980s had the best looking girls in their movies. This film especially seemed to boast a lot of "natural" talent. And who was more lovely than Felissa Rose? She was beautiful, shy...And a homicidal maniac who, in the film's final moments, stands up after beheading a victim and reveals herself to be a dude. I don't know of anything like this in nude horror movie kills history. Yet, another reason to love the 80s!
How is a movie as ancient as Psycho on this list? Well, it featured our main character (the legendary Janet Leigh) getting killed 30 minutes into the movie. This scene was as strikingly severe as it was startling. And... you don't see ANY nudity in this horror movie kill, yet you know that the character is nude and that is enough!
As far as anthology movies go, Creepshow 2 was one of the 80s best! And it contains an alluring, sexy scene set to an ambient, moody synth score. A young man goes to make love to his naked girlfriend on a raft out in the middle of a lake after the rest of his friends have been viciously killed by an unknown entity hiding in that very lake. He lays her down, starts to gentle caress her stomach. Things are getting steamy. Then all of a sudden, the girl screams out in agony. What is that all over the side of her face? A black ooze has crept up through the wood planks to attack her and pull her into the murky depths below. Should he save her or swim to safety? Of course, he jumps in the water and paddles like a mad man. He even makes it to shore. But this black blob gets it's revenge!
Natasha Henstridge seemingly came out of nowhere and was suddenly everywhere in the summer of 1995. And rightfully so. This example of physical perfection effortlessly captivates in every scene she's in. However, in this nude movie kill, she uses little more than her tongue to incapacitate her male suitor. Making this scene work even more, the guy was kinda of a douchebag so he sort of deserved what he got.
This nude horror movie kill was groundbreaking for many reasons. First of all, the actress Heather Mattazaro was not really known for doing these kinds of movies. So when she dies, upside down, gagging by a killer who has paid for the privilege to do this, it is positively disturbing. Add to this that Hostel II represented the virtual peak of the the torture porn, horror cycle, and you have a horror movie kill that is almost a cultural touchstone.
Two people getting offed in the woods in a Friday the 13th movie is no big deal. Two people dying in the fifth installment is a dry heave. However, these two people have just had a great romp and are now relaxing post coitus. The dude goes off for some alone time (that's what guys in these movies do) and gets killed when a strap crushes his skull. The girl, laying perfectly nude in the sun, has her life ended when gardening shears are injected into her face. Nudity? Check. People killed? Yup. Odd symbolism of death via eyeballs? You betcha!
Again, a couple is in the act of sex. Instead of being in the open woods they are in one of the Crystal Lake cabins. And opportunist Jason Vorhees sees this as a "two for one" as he plunges a spear through their bodies. Inspired by foreign filmmakers, the Friday the 13th series was boldly attempting new ground in nude horror movie kills and I think it succeeded.
Okay, it's one thing to begin a movie with a killing. It's another thing to have the victim be nude. It goes to another level with this horror movie kill because we see the assault through a mask. Factor in that the killer is a little kid (offing his sister!) and this nude horror movie kill is a class by itself.
The controversy surrounding this movie notwithstanding (remember the killers were gay women and people thought this movie was a slam at them?), the opening of this nude kill is hot, hot, hot! You have a perfect woman (well perfect to me anyway), whose face we cannot see, seemingly in the throes of a hardcore sexual encounter. Then, just at the point of climax, said woman kills the man with an ice pick! I don't know what the rankings of nude horror movies kills were before this film, but one thing is for sure...The ante had been upped on all of them!
So groundbreaking was this film, that it has made our horror movie kills list twice. In this scene, the lovely Lynda (PJ Soles) thinks she is being seduced again by her boyfriend. She's more interested in having a beer. Little does she know that the person under the sheet is none other than Michael Myers. I don't know what is creepier, the way Myers strangles her with the phone cord OR the glasses that he's wearing belonging to her deceased boyfriend. Talk about a premeditated act!
There are horror movies and then there's Phantasm. This film opens in a graveyard. We see some hairy guy bedding down with a woman who will become known as the Lady in Lavender (Kathy Lester). Her breast is revealed. The man is having his world rocked. And then, like Basic Instinct many years later, the Lady takes out a knife and does him in. The stylish nature of this shot makes it a gem of a horror movie kill. However, the fact that, if you really watch the scene, you see that the Lady in Lavender isn't a lady at all, might make this kill the stand out of the list.
This nude, horror movie kill (from Steven Spielberg no less) has it all. The loveliness of the beach as an inviting sexual garden of eden. Two lovers skinny dipping. The beginning middle and end of a terrifying death scene. And the best part is our feeling is made more palpable by what we DON'T see.
American Psycho (Bonus)
Though it's almost too weird, we couldn't forget about this one! Alright, so during this surreal, arty, nude, horror movie kill, you have a threesome going on. Suddenly, one of the characters leaves the bed and notices that a lot of blood is welling up under the sheets. She is mortified. This is least of her problems as Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) starts coming after her...Not with a knife (which would still have been bad), but a chainsaw. What ensues is a chase through his apartment. Numerous bodies are revealed, Batemen almost gets her but she gets away, and ultimately she meets her end when he drops a chainsaw on her from above. Wow, a nude, horror movie kill indeed!
That's it for our favorite Nude Horror Movie Kills of all time! Did you feel we missed one of your favorites? Did you think this list was in bad taste altogether? Let us know if we should focus our energies on other aspects of these fans favorite movies! Or if we should continue hunting for bigger and better nude horror movie kills! We're here to serve you one list at a time!