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As director Nicolas Winding Refn once said: “Let’s not forget that human beings were created for violence. Our body parts were created for violence mostly based on instinctual needs to survive. We have a spiritual need for it that we exercise.” It seems like a wild statement but if you consider the popularity of violent images, you’ll have to give Refn at least some credit for his observations as well as his wit for making use of that need for violence in his films.

source: FilmDistrict

source: FilmDistrict

In a way, Refn is right. We can’t get enough of visualized violence. It’s like an addictive drug we grow up with from day one: even in kids TV and film, characters die horrible deaths, despite the fact that they make it look funny.

In the horror genre, murders are usually pretty nuts – there’s no surprise there. However, thriller movies occasionally (and unexpectedly) equal the insane murders of horror films. If you’ve seen Fargo, it’s pretty likely you’ll remember the wood chipper scene clearly. This particular murder was absolutely insane, but because it was so absurd, it made Fargo so much more (delicious) fun.

Next, we will list the 22 most insane murders in thriller history – listing how they were committed, why and who were the parties involved…

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About The Author

Editor in Chief & Criminologist

Manon is the founder of The Movie Scrutineer and a geeky 24-year-old Dutchie living in Perth, Australia. She's a Global Criminology MA specialized in film analysis, focusing on culture and crime representations in film. She loves criminology, writing and film and has been very lucky to be able to combine the three!