Fireworks Night Special: Top 5 Movie Deaths by Fireworks (aka Flare Guns)

Remember remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. I also see no reason why I couldn’t call to mind any films where people die by firework, I mean come-on Hollywood, how hard is it to shoot fireworks at some poor victim so their insides are blown out complete with colourful explosions of awe and delight? Anyway I couldn’t think of any firework deaths that didn’t occur in an Italian football match, so instead please see below for Deadly Movies top deaths (cough, some don’t die, cough) by flare gun (it’s like the firework’s nephew). Happy Fireworks/Bonfire Night UK chums.

5: Graboid get’s shot in the mouth by flare gun in Tremors (1990). Yeah, yeah this doesn’t kill the big fat worm thing, but it dies moments later, so whatever.

4: Spineosaurus gets (kinda) set on fire by flare-gun touting Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park 3 (2001). So that’s two of my five where there isn’t an actual kill. But hey if you can kill a huge fucking dinosaur with a small red firework you go ahead.

3: Stupid woman blows herself up with flare-gun in Jaws 2 (1978). Perhaps one of cinema’s most idiotic death scenes this lady tries to set fire to a shark (!) and blows herself up by accident when she covers herself in gasoline and sets off a flare gun! Wow.

2: Space zombie/vampire thing is shot out of a helicopter by a flare in Lifeforce (1985). The title says it all. One of the wackiest film’s in history doesn’t let us down when it comes to memorable moments and here’s just one of many.

1: Billy zane gets shot the fucking mouth by a flare by Sam Neil in Dead Calm (1989). This is brilliant. Billy Zane is literally chewing on a flare shot straight into his cake-hole by Sam Neil (that’s two on the list for Neil), shooting the flare through a ship’s sale to-boot. It’s quite the shot. Also on top target is director Phillip Noyce who depicts the entire scene through the hole left behind in said yacht sail. Beautiful.

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