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1000 Ways to Die 

Several different deaths based on true stories.

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Thom Beers
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Series cast summary:
Alisdair Simpson ...  Narrator (U.K. broadcast only) 74 episodes, 2008-2012
Ron Perlman ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 66 episodes, 2009-2012
Khyber Zaffarkhan Khyber Zaffarkhan ...  Himself - Physical Medicine & Rehab / ... 44 episodes, 2009-2012
Boyd Flinders Boyd Flinders ...  Himself - Surgeon / ... 34 episodes, 2010-2012
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1,000 Ways to Die, an anthology television series, which aired on Spike/Spike TV from May 14, 2008 to July 15, 2012 showcased shocking reenactments of deaths of individuals who often met the grim reaper in very unorthodox or outlandish ways. Often recreated in a fast-paced, very tongue-in-cheek manner, the stories were based on actual events, but dramatic license was liberally used. Voice-over-narration provided background information on each death. The deaths were recreated in a variety of ways including witness testimonials, historical tidbits, scientific expert analysis, graphic computer-generated imagery animation, interviews, live-action recreation, and even actual footage, when available. Each death ended with a title which was a pun, often based on some popular word or phrase. Written by rleegray

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14 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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1000 Formas de Morrer See more »

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In the segment "Dead Eye", the title card states that the incident took place in 1993, yet after the gym teacher is impaled through the eye on the javelin, one of the students takes a picture with his cellphone. Cellphones with photographic capabilities didn't exist in 1993. See more »

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Referenced in The Dark Chronicles (2011) See more »

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Final Destination meets Ripley's Believe it or Not in this odd death documentary
22 December 2009 | by jmrwackoSee all my reviews

Let's first get this out of the way - 1000 Ways to Die is like a slasher film. Except it's actually a TV series. And the deaths portrayed actually happened. Sort of.

1000 Ways to Die is exactly what the title suggests - a barrage of odd and unbelievable ways to die. These are claimed to be dramatizations of actual deaths. What they really are are loose interpretations of rumored deaths, sort of what would happen if Mythbusters cut out the mythbusting part of their show. The deaths here aren't really to be taken seriously, just enjoyed.

And boy are they enjoyable. You get some really entertaining special effects in this show. These deaths look like they were taken straight out of a campy horror flick, between the decapitated heads and severed intestines. Yes, decapitated heads and severed intestines. On prime time cable. Pretty rad, huh? And what would decapitated heads and severed intestines be without retarded men, sexy women, and flat-out neo-Con inspired racism? And boy, if you like all of the above, you'll love this show.

As for me, I'm a little appalled at what this show gets away with, and how dumb it is. But entertainment is entertainment, and I find myself oddly entranced by increasing amounts of blood and brains as this show continues (as one 'expert' put it, 7 gallons of blood, to be precise). As much as this show epitomizes the mindlessness of American television as of late, it also epitomizes the rough, tough, masculine culture that Spike claimed to embody but hadn't yet delivered. Well, this show delivers testosterone-pumped entertainment in its purist form. Sex, drugs, and guts. And really, how could you argue against THAT?


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