Classic Kill: Cyrus “The Virus” – Con Air (1997)

It’s no secret Con Air is one of my favourite movies and the fact that it’s main antagonist Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom (played to perfection by John Malkovich) has one of the most ridiculously over the top death scenes of all time is one of those reasons.

After having a showdown on a fast moving firetruck through the streets of Las Vegas after the plane has crashed, Cameron Poe (Nic Cage) handcuffs Cyrus to the firetruck which hurtles out of control where Grissom is them hurled through glass, falls through electric cables and then somehow manages to land perfectly on a hydraulic press where he gets his head crushed. Genius. We need to bring back ridiculous bad guy deaths.