Bloody Birthday


Description

Erica Hope is hanged after her boyfriend is knocked out with a shovel.

Comments

I remember the first time I saw this on VHS back in the 80s. I nearly wore the tape out on this scene and it’s still one of my favorites.

Fetish Elements

Nudity: We see her right breast during a faux game of “Ambulance” under a tree, and then her fully exposed breasts when they move to the empty grave. Her shirt is buttoned back up prior to the attack.

Killer Movie


Description

Ciya Batten is lassoed with an industrial chain and hanged with a pully.

Honourable Woman, The S01E08: “The Paring Knife”


Description

Eve Best is hanged against a wood plank held upright by a group of Hitmen after they quietly slipped it under her while she slept.

Comments

Words cannot express how fucking genius I think this hanging method is. It is so completely far removed from any conceivable idea I’ve ever had for the kind of hanging I would want to see that I am compelled to bask in its creative glory. What’s more, there are no camera cuts.

Hanging fans, if you’re as tired of traditional drop-hangings as I am, and also share my opinion that nooses are terribly cliche, then you do not want to pass on this.

Edits

In the episode, there’s a glaring closeup of a male reporter’s mouth on a TV screen as he offers his final comments about the nightly news right after Eve dies. I replaced the shot of his mouth with a black overlay, so we only hear him.

As a bonus, I added a screenshot of Eve’s corpse hanging from her hotel room door.

Blind Man


Description

Elsa Kikoïne is lassoed with a wire and hanged from her apartment’s second-floor balcony.

Comments

My favorite types of scenarios involve smartly dressed career women i peril. I’m also a foot fetishist. Put the two together and you can understand why this scene absolutely rocked my world. The hanging is a method I’ve fantasized about for as long as I can remember. It has everything I’ve ever imagined about this type of scene:

  • Surprise attack from above by unseen killer
  • Thin ligature so protagonist can’t pull herself up
  • Reaction shot right before she’s pulled up off the floor
  • Hands clawing at the ligature throughout the attack.
  • Plenty of foot shots

It’s as if the filmmakers read my mind and shot exactly the kind hanging I’ve dreamed of all my life.

Edits

After the agent who drove her home leaves her apartment, he summons the elevator. The killer takes advantage of the noise to attack Elsa. While she’s struggling, the camera cuts to the agent trying to passively listen in from the other side of her door after thinking he heard something. I removed all four cuts.