Jason Eisener
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Don’t waste your time asking director Jason Eisener how many people die in his shlock-tastic bloodbath Hobo With a Shotgun. “I don’t know,” laughs the Canadian filmmaker. “I haven’t done a kill count!”

Interested parties can do their own murder-math from today as the Rutger Hauer-starring Hobo begins its theatrical run in New York and Austin. To get you in the mood for the mayhem, we asked Mr. Eisener to give us his favorite (and often very NSFW) movie murders, which you can watch after the jump.

The Fury (1978)

Telekinetic body explosion

Jason Eisener: The bird’s-eye view is mind-blowing.

Day of the Dead (1985)

Zombies tear Captain Rhodes in half

Jason Eisener: I want my last words to be, “Choke on ‘em!”

Turkey Shoot (1982)

Warden machine-gunned to smithereens

Jason Eisener: Start this clip at 1:34!

Opera (1987)

Shot through the peephole

Jason Eisener: The two things that could help the main character get taken out by one bullet. There are legends behind the making of this scene.

Street Trash (1987)

Technicolor meltdown

Jason Eisener: A bum drinks body-melting Tenafly Viper while on the toilet!

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

Prison goon punched through the jaw

Jason Eisener: Awesome

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Skippy goes bicycling in Tromaville

Jason Eisener: One of my all time favorite Troma moments (start the clip at 1:04)!

The Visitor (1979)

An unwanted passenger

Jason Eisener: One of the most amazing “Nature Causes Extreme Havoc” scenes I’ve ever seen committed to film (start the clip at 11:40).

House (Hausu) (1977)

The piano death

Jason Eisener: This is such is beautiful madness.

The Plague Dogs (1982)

Beautiful countryside, nasty end

Jason Eisener: Unexpected animated horror as dog greets hunter

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