Yes the above picture is from The Chipmunk Adventure and yes I promptly watched the entire movie after capturing that screen shot. Ahem. Anyways I am about to go over some seriously EPIC car crashes in horror history- in most cases a seat belt would not have helped and in some cases seat belts may have been worn but nothing would have prevented me from talking about the Chipmunks so there you have it. Shall we get started?
Talk about way to go moments. Was the Dad even trying to pay attention while driving or was he just a little too focused on his affair on the side? The sad thing about this car crash is that you don't see it coming- and you do not see the death of the little girl coming and it kind of makes you cry. Also maybe worse is when the crash happens in flashback form- still surprising and jump worthy. There is also a lovely shot of a pole growing straight through that douche bag's head! Huzzah.
The only thing worse than being in a tragic accident is watching a tragic accident that claims the lives of your wife and daughter. What makes this even harder to swallow is the fact that his wife and child weren't even in the car when the accident happened! So seat belts are irrelevant! But also...they totally would have had time to run away. Just sayin'.
The Dead Zone
If I had a nickle for every time a tractor trailer rolled over, and it was so rainy that I couldn't see out my windshield and crashed head on into it! Actually if it wasn't for this tragic accident which landed Christopher Walken in a coma, he would never have been able to save the world from the dastardly future deeds of Senator Stillson's. Good work tractor trailer!
Yeah so we don't actually get to see this happen, but the after math of the accident is enough to realize that this was some pretty serious stuff. Stinks on all accounts!
Final Destination 2
I once saw this whole scene on TV and was so flabbergasted as to what it could possibly be that I couldn't help but keep watching. I eventually figured it out, but it still survives in my head as one of the most ridiculous and craziest things I've ever seen.
Obviously the most epic of all car crashes- this scene is the end of all discussion on what is the best car crash in cinematic history. Never have I ever been so terrified of an impending crash and never have I desired more to yell at someone to put their leg back inside the car!
Other notable crashes:
Carnival of Souls