When characters die, it can elicit an entire range of emotions. If we care about the newly perished, we feel some element of sadness or shock, but a good “kill” brings about some element of forbidden thrill that only movies can provide. Under normal circumstances, we couldn’t (and shouldn’t) take glee in these moments, but when a good kill comes along, we can’t help but applaud.
2015 had more than its fair share of memorable kills, and we’ve collected what we feel are the ten best of the year. Read on to appreciate the slaughter.
Spoilers Ahead for Backcountry, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Bone Tomahawk, Jurassic World, It Follows, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spy, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hateful Eight, and Crimson Peak.