Top 5 Instant Karma Moments In Horror Movies That Are Too Satisfying To Watch

Top 5 Instant Karma Moments In Horror Movies That Are Too Satisfying To Watch
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The devil works hard, but karma works harder.

Horror movies often depict characters who make questionable decisions or engage in morally ambiguous actions, and sometimes the audience is left eagerly waiting for the moment when karma will catch up with them.

Here are the top 5 such satisfying moments from horror movies that offer a unique blend of gore and poetic retribution.

1. Final Destination 5 (2011)

Final Destination is a horror franchise known for its intricate and gruesome death sequences, but it's also a series revolving around the concept of fate. In its fifth installment, the character of Isaac, a pervert, womanizer and thief, meets his demise in the form of an incredibly elaborate and gruesome accident at a spa.

When his cell phone knocks over a candle, causing a fire, a Buddha statue falls and fatally crushes Isaac’s head.

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2. M3GAN (2022)

Brandon is a teenage bully who picks on Cady James at school. During a school event, Brandon harms Cady and then steals the android M3GAN, causing her to retaliate by ripping off his ear.

Crippled by fear, Brandon becomes an easy target for M3GAN, who pursues him on all fours, and his attempt to escape ends tragically when he falls onto a road and is fatally hit by a car.

3. Scream 3 (2000)

Angelina Tyler is introduced as a young actress playing the lead role in the fictional movie Stab 3, inspired by the Woodsboro massacre. Seemingly meek and innocent, Angelina reveals that she slept with the film's producer to secure her role.

Her ill-fated decision to go out alone leads to a deadly encounter with Ghostface, highlighting the dark side of being a Hollywood star.

4. Barbarian (2022)

It's clear from the start that AJ Gilbride, a sitcom actor whose career was ruined after he was accused of rape, is a morally questionable character. When he betrays the main heroine, Tess, by throwing her off a water tower to save himself, any hope of redemption is lost.

Mother takes revenge by brutally harming AJ, digging her fingernails into his eyeballs and tearing his head off.

5. Midsommar (2019)

Ari Aster's folk horror film takes the audience on a journey to the Swedish countryside to take part in a midsummer festival that is hosted by a seemingly idyllic and isolated commune. At one point, Josh, one of the group members studying the cultural festival, crosses the line by taking unauthorized photos of sacred texts despite repeated warnings.

When he is caught, the cult confiscates both his camera and, well, his life.