According to psychoanalyst Ken Eisold, it is the intensity of the act that is integral to the thrall of violence. Memorable violent deaths in movies go beyond entertainment; they are used to make a point, elicit a reaction or simply feed your bloodlust. Violence is used to get you mad. Real mad. Root-for-the-main-character mad. Do-something-about-it mad. A truly successful violent death scene makes you realize just how disturbing the taking of a life is.