Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life (1983)
The Movie: A series of short skits which attempt to explore the meaning of life through darkly comic means.
Like the TV show Flying Circus, the film also contains a variety of musical numbers and is renowned for it’s gruesome violence – the aim being to ‘offend everyone’.
Death By: Eating - Mr. Creosote (Terry Jones), an impossibly fat man, has eaten an enormous meal after vomiting on himself, the waiter and the cleaner in order to ‘make room’.
Persuaded to eat one last “waffer theen” mint, Creosote explodes, showering the restaurant with human entrails, and causing all the other patrons to throw up...
Okay, a bit of a cheat as Creosote doesn't die on screen, but we bet he doesn't last long after this episode...
If This Was The Real World: Taking part in the Nathan’s World Hot Dog Eating Championships on Coney Island, New York, you overextend yourself a bit and burst your stomach, leading to internal bleeding and death.
The crowd and other contestants start vomiting over each other at the sight of your grisly demise. Because you're the only one that didn't puke, you win the contest on a technicality. Good times.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The Movie: PC Nick Angel is far too good at his job, so good he’s making all the other cops in London look bad, so they ship him off to sleepy middle England.
On the beat with his half-wit new partner, Angel stumbles upon a series of gruesome accidental deaths, which may not be so accidental after all…
Near-Death By: Church Spire – Tim Messenger (Adam Buxton) is trying to meet with Nick Angel in the churchyard, hopefully to explain exactly what is going on around Sandford.
The killer breaks a spire off the church roof, dropping it on the hapless journalist. It impales Messenger, completely obliterating his head, and he stumbles around a moment before finally collapsing with a splat.
If This Was The Real World: Realising that your life is a complete mess, you decide to find God, and trundle off to the local church to see the vicar.
God has other ideas however, and in an ironic twist, drops a spire on your head. Your missus gets a massive compo payment, and wastes no time spending the lot enjoying life without you.
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