When it comes to on-screen deaths, dramas and comedies have an edge over horror flicks in one key area: they have the element of surprise.
snuck up on us with Gus Fring's gruesome final moments, Game of Thrones
elicited one million physical cringes with the sudden demise of Oberyn Martell, even Maude Flanders' off-screen death in The Simpsons
was an eyebrow-raising moment of brutality.
Here are a few of the all-time goriest, most horrifying deaths outside of the horror arena: