Worryingly Bleak Deaths of the 80s #3 – Southern Comfort

Our favourite war film ever is the not-actually-a-war-film Southern Comfort (1981). A cautionary tale of what happens when you go up against cajuns in the swamps of the bayou armed only with a whole heap of blanks and no real ammo.



The film’s standout death occurs when Cribbs (played by The Thing’s TK Carter) inadvertently triggers a spikey death-trap. A few years before Predator had all the same ideas.

The film itself is a wonderfully tense thriller that makes Deliverance look like a walk in the park.  Even if this film’s a little less bummy.

3 thoughts on “Worryingly Bleak Deaths of the 80s #3 – Southern Comfort

  1. Paul

    I still think the scene where the dude drowns in mud is even more horrific than this.

  2. …or where the guy gets stabbed in the bo****ks

  3. rich

    Just a bleak, bleak film. Love it though!

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