Which Scary Movie Does the Guy Get Smoked?

Scary movies have been a part of our entertainment culture for years. From classic horror films like “Psycho” (1960) to modern franchises like “The Conjuring” (2013), viewers love to be scared out of their wits.

One question that often comes up in discussions of scary movies is, “Which one has the guy getting smoked?” Let’s take a look at some of the most famous scary movies with this memorable scene.

The Shining

Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” was adapted into a movie in 1980 by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, who takes a job as a caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel with his wife and young son. As the winter sets in and the family becomes more isolated, Jack starts to unravel mentally and becomes increasingly violent.

In one iconic scene, Jack breaks down a bathroom door with an axe and utters the famous line, “Here’s Johnny!” He then proceeds to chase his terrified wife up the stairs before she defends herself with a baseball bat and he tumbles down the staircase. While Jack doesn’t get smoked in this scene, it’s certainly one of the most memorable in horror movie history.


Wes Craven’s 1996 film “Scream” revitalized the slasher genre by being both self-aware and terrifying. The movie follows high school student Sidney Prescott as she and her friends are Targeted by a mysterious killer known only as Ghostface.

In one chilling scene near the end of the film, Sidney’s boyfriend Billy is revealed as one half of Ghostface. He taunts Sidney before being shot through a window by her friend Randy, who yells out, “You gotta find someone else to watch your back ’cause Billy ain’t it!” This moment is both cathartic and shocking for viewers who have been rooting for Sidney to survive.


John Carpenter’s 1978 film “Halloween” is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time. The movie follows Michael Myers, a masked killer who escapes from a mental institution and returns to his hometown to continue his killing spree.

In one particularly gruesome scene, Michael pins a teenager named Bob to a wall with a kitchen knife. As he admires his handiwork, he puts on Bob’s glasses and says, “I guess I’m just not used to being chased around a deserted house in the middle of the night.” While Michael doesn’t get smoked in this scene, it’s definitely one of the most memorable kills in the movie.


While there are many scary movies out there with memorable death scenes, these three films are some of the most famous. Whether you’re a horror fan or not, it’s hard to forget these iconic moments that have become ingrained in pop culture. Just be sure to watch them with the lights on!