“It’s always good to kill movie stars.” -Steven Soderbergh
Sure there have been countless unexpected plot twists that involve deaths in movies, but it’s never as shocking as when the person being killed is the person getting top billing. The other ingredient is pulling off a jaw-dropping death seems to be when the death occurs. Hitchcock may have started this trend when he famously killed off Janet Leigh in the first half of Psycho, but others have pulled the same trick — and when it works — it’s still unforgettable.
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