The Movie: Self-referential post-modern slasher involving a group of horror movie-literate teens, trying to fend of a killer and fellow fan of the genre.
Playing up to the clichés of the stalker/slasher formula, Scream spawned two sequels (a third has been announced) and sold a million Ghost-face masks.
Death By: Garage Door – At a house party Tatum Riley (Rose McGowan) heads off to the garage for more beer. Confronted by the killer, she fights back, trying to escape through the dog-flap in the garage door.
The killer takes his cue and opens the door as she’s half way through, suffocating her before snapping her neck.
If This Was The Real World: Three sheets to the wind and trying to get in your house, you go for the cat-flap in your front door. Managing to get your head in, you become stuck, and choke to death.
Your corpse remains there waiting for the neighbours to wake up and discover you (you never liked them anyway).
Repo Man (1984)
The Movie: Otto (Emilio Estevez) gets a job as a repossession agent, and the thrill of legally stealing cars is enough to make him give up his old punk-rock ways.
With the FBI on the hunt for a mysterious 1964 Chevrolet Malibu, he, and every other repo man in Los Angeles, joins the search.
Death By: Something In The Trunk – In the opening scene, a weird driver (Tracy Walter) gets pulled over by a highway patrolman, who asks to see what’s in the trunk.
The driver hands over the keys, and watches as the trunk opens, engulfs the officer in bright white light, turns him into an x-ray, then disintegrates him, leaving only a pair of smoking boots on the asphalt.
If This Was The Real World: For those of you who’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Hurt Locker, chances are if something in a trunk is going to kill you, it'll be a car bomb. Oh, joy.
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