Knit two, stab one
October 20, 2010 6:19 AM   Subscribe

Looking for horror films that feature death by knitting needle.

I already know about The Crazies and The Graves (the syfy original), but what are some others? Bonus points if someone gets garroted by a circular.
posted by dinty_moore to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I think I recall a scene in the original Halloween with a knitting needle neck stab.
posted by sanka at 6:21 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: Not a horror film, but Goldie Hawn kills a guy in Foul Play with knitting needles...
posted by BobbyVan at 6:30 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: IMDB actually has "Knitting Needle" as a plot keyword -- they've got 24 items tagged with it. I don't know how accurate or complete that list is, but from that list at least one title (beyond those already mentioned) includes a death by knitting needle, namely Idle Hands ( says "McMacy gets a knitting needle through the head.")
posted by RichardP at 6:34 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: There was a knitting needle involved in an early scene in The Happening.

And now I remember The Happening, which is pretty horrific.
posted by Drastic at 7:00 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: Idle Hands was more of a horror spoof, but there is definitely a knitting needle murder sequence.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:25 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: I know Ruth Rendell has a novel where someone gets garroted with a circ, and a short story where someone is killed by careful insertion of a very small needle into the back of the head, but sadly I don't think either of them have been made into movies.
posted by mskyle at 7:51 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: If you count television shows--Battlestar Galactica (new version, of course). Starbuck kills Leoben (one of many times) with knitting needles to the neck in the first episode of season three.
posted by dlugoczaj at 8:02 AM on October 20, 2010

sanka, I think you're remembering a coat hanger in the eye.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:11 AM on October 20, 2010

Best answer: Matador has a woman killing a young man by pushing a knitting needle sized hairpin through the base of his neck, into his heart (during sex).
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:30 AM on October 20, 2010

Classic: "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" ;)
posted by effluvia at 10:08 AM on October 20, 2010

Jamie Lee attempted it in the first Halloween.
posted by ducktape at 10:34 AM on October 20, 2010

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