The Quentin Tarantino Death Chart

Vanity Fair posted the following chart examining the death toll in all of Quentin Tarantino's films along with the method of each death, be it baseball bat, samurai sword, the Five Point Exploding Heart Technique, dynamite and more.

The films include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

With four total kills, Jackie Brown comes in the lightest in the death department while Inglourious Basterds is the overwhelming winner with 396 deaths. Granted, most of those came as a result of the fire at the end of the film, but even without the fire you're looking at 57 kills, which is still enough for third place behind Django Unchained and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

I've included the chart below, you can give it a click for a much larger version that will be easier to read.

Quentin Tarantino Death Chart
  • Tom

    I'm confused. What about the car crash in Death Proof?

    • GregDinskisk

      For some reason, it's listed as a 'door slam.' Personally, I would have listed it as vehicular manslaughter, but that's just me.

  • navaneethks

    Cool chart

  • AS

    Now, how would you go about counting all of the extras in Inglourious Basterds during the theater massacre? I don't think it's possible so I'm assuming that number is highly inflated.

    • maja

      This. I assume it was based on the average theatre attendance for cinemas back then but I too assume it must be inflated.

      • Akd

        At one point during their lunch the director of the movie asks Shoshana how many people her theater seats.

        • Brad Brevet

          Yeah, I'm pretty sure that detail is in there and I wouldn't be surprised if a series of freeze frames would also help come up with a count.

        • AS

          I'm sure that's what they were going off of. But how would count the Crazy 88 members (cause there aren't actually 88 of them...)?

  • Brady

    Hmmmm, I thought Django would have the most deaths. Oh well.

  • Newbourne

    What about all the jews killed by Frederic Zoller? I know those deaths were only shown dramatized for a film, but technically all of these deaths were "dramatized for a film" so I think they should count.

  • Droopy

    Wondering about the Boxing Death in Pulp Fiction... where Butch gets in the Taxi after that arranged match went totally wrong and he killed the guy he should have lost too... although not shown it should be mentioned