Horror fans who enjoy a good, ugly cry in between screams of terror will enjoy this video list from our friends at WatchMojo; they’ve just released a video of the Top 10 saddest death is horror movies. With all of the innocent victims dispatched in genre flicks, trimming a list down to only ten entries couldn’t have been an easy feat. While some are obvious (The Mist) others might surprise you.
Whether these are, objectively, the saddest deaths in horror movies is a matter of debate. Still each of these moments was a powerful gut punch. Give WatchMojo’s video a spin at the top of the article for a hefty dose of sorrow!
If you can’t stream, or simply want to cut to the chase, the entries have been listed below.
To be fair… it comes with the territory. For this list, we’re looking at the most heartbreaking deaths in horror movie history. This should go without saying, but spoilers are inevitable. Our list includes deaths from I Am Legend (2007), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), A Quiet Place (2017), The Fly (1986), The Shining (1980), and more! Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Saddest Deaths in Horror Movies.
- Emmett DeWitt in 10 Cloverfield Lane;
- Dick Halloran in The Shining;
- Lee Abbott in A Quiet Place;
- Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors;
- Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986);
- Carrie White in Carrie (1976);
- Samantha in I Am Legend;
- Everyone in the car in The Mist;
- Georgie Denbrough in IT (1990 and 2017); and
- Gage Creed in Pet Sematary (1989).
What do you think of WatchMojo’s list of the 10 saddest deaths in horror movies? What are some other heartbreaking deaths that deserve a shout out? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!