CompareMyMove.com, a company based in the UK that helps customers acquire moving services by comparing prices and various moving companies, is getting into the Halloween holiday spirit this year with a list of the deadliest home moves in horror film history.
The company analyzed 100 horror film from the 1960s to the present compiling their list according to the number of deaths that resulted when characters in those films moved from one home to another, and their findings are actually quite interesting.
For the record, they seem to have given “home move” a broad definition.
You’re Next, for example, made the list, but it’s really more of a home invasion at an established family home rather than a situation where someone has moved into a new home. Surprisingly, Beetlejuice also made the list, though the two deaths that occur in the film are not those who moved but rather the owners of the home who died which gave way to the Deetz family moving in.
Still their results are interesting and definitely worth sharing as everyone is planning on getting their last minute horror movie fixes in while celebrating Halloween.
According to the official list, 2007’s Blood and Chocolate is, by far, the deadliest home move horror film of all time with a record 256 deaths which averages out to 2.56 deaths per minutes.
The film told the story of a young woman (Agnes Bruckner) who happens to be a werewolf promised to the leader of their clan (Olivier Martinez). When an American illustrator (Hugh Dancy) moves to Romania to research legends of werewolves for a project he’s working on, he meets her and the two begin to fall for each other, setting off a deadly chain reaction.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula from Francis Ford Coppola starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Keanu Reeves came in second with 145 deaths accumulated in its run time. The all-star adaptation of the classic novel was a favorite of both fans and critics.
Then there’s 1982’s creature feature The Nest, the story of mutated, carnivorous cockroaches invaded a small New England town. The film starred Robert Lansing and Lisa Langlois and came in third with a death count of 88.
From there, the numbers begin to drop pretty dramatically but what is fascinating are the extremely low kill counts that some horror films have and the shockingly higher numbers boasted by others.
Interview with the Vampire, for example, boasts a kill count of 56, which is pretty high all things considered, though that scene where Louis (Brad Pitt) takes out the entire Theatres du Vampires can’t be discounted.
Mike Flanagan’s Hush, meanwhile, was an edge of your seat thriller with a sadistic killer (John Gallagher, Jr.) tormenting a deaf woman (Kate Siegel) in her home. That film rolled credits with only three deaths.
The folks compiling the list didn’t just stop at counting dead bodies, however. They went on to analyze further information from their research.
For example, with only a few exceptions, remakes almost invariably ratchet up the death count, and it turns out the 2000s were the deadliest decade with the highest body counts.
You can check out their entire list below, and if you want to see their more detailed analysis CLICK HERE! Let us know in the comments if any of these surprised you!