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King Kong, Lumpy (Andy Serkis)

Site Rating: 73%
(ratings: 6)
Writeup Rating: 67%
(ratings: 3)
Film: King Kong (2005)
Deceased Character: Lumpy (Andy Serkis)
Killed with: Teeth

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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 9th Apr 2006

Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister

Lumpy is the salty old seadog who serves as the cook aboard the S.S. Venture. When Ann Darrow needs rescuing from King Kong, Lumpy, still wearing his cooking apron, grabs a gun and goes along on the mission to get her back. He soon wishes he hadn't, as he ends up suffering perhaps the most horrific demise of anyone in the entire film.

Following the demise of Ben Hayes (q.v.), everyone on the log spanning the canyon opens fire on Kong. Kong, not taking kindly to this, seizes the log and begins to roll everyone off before outright throwing the whole thing down into the canyon. At the bottom, giant insects come crawling out to attack the ones who survived the downward tumble, including Lumpy. The cook is already upset because his best friend Choy (q.v.) was one of the ones who did not survive the fall, and so Lumpy begins madly hacking away at giant tapeworm-like creatures, carnictuses, with a large knife, succeeding in killing several of them.

However, there are more carnictuses than he can handle, and the others are busy with their own giant creepy crawlies. One carnictus gets Lumpy's leg into its extending, fang-filled maw and starts eating its way up, but Lumpy keeps fighting. A second then grasps his left hand during one moment where Lumpy is fatally inattentive, and starts chomping its way up his arm. Lumpy desperately tries to slice at this carnictus with his knife, but he is done for. A third carnictus spells the end for the cook, when its mouth opens above him and begins to slowly devour his head. As Lumpy's muffled screams can be heard from within the creature, the rest of the carnictuses close in on the now helpless cook.

Lumpy must have been kicking himself he did not take out that "eaten by giant worms" life insurance policy...

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Last Updated: 2nd Jun 2008
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This review has 34 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
Ugh. I have a real hard time watching this death. It must be the fact I liked Lumpy or I hate things with inner jaws (reason #1 for not watching the Alien Quadrilogy, reason #2 facehuggers...). The only time I've watched a death and had to shut my eyes. It really got nasty. In fact, I have a hard time just viewing the screenshots. Yuck. The score here is brilliant, though, it's reallybleak and did increase the tension.
Comment 2 by 'Bismarck' (reply to this comment)
This goes in my book as most horrific movie death of all time. Being eaten by a gigantic carnivorous dog-penis.
Comment 3 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
Bloodworms, actually.
Comment 4 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
They're called carnictuses.
Comment 5 by 'nathan' (reply to this comment)
are carnictusus real or fictional?
Comment 6 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
I would say fitional, the first results on a Google search are for King Kong.
Comment 7 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
Just watched the "Return to Skull Island" featurette on the Extended Edition, and they go into some detail about this scene. Apparently, in order to have the "penises" (as the interviewed describe them) rise up from the mud, they needed to film giant blue phalluses (don't ask) rising up from mud, which they would then replace. As you can expect, there was uncontrollable laughter on set. Meanwhile, Serkis, who had shot the scene on green screen, had no idea what to expect until he saw it at the New York premiere. When he did, he was "pissing" himself laughing. Afterwards, his son asked, "daddy, what does it look like inside those things?"

Sounds like a barrel of laughs all around. Except for those in the audience...
Comment 8 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
These screenshots look fantasic on the front page of the site! :dope:
Comment 9 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
You know, I actually scroll down each time the page loads so I don't encounter Lumpy's.
Comment 10 by 'nathan' (reply to this comment)
if a carnictis ate u how would you die because they couldnt finish off lumpy like they could not finish his body because there mouth was not big enough so anyone how do you think he died by suffercation?
Comment 11 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
They more than likely bit off what they'd taken into their mouths. The one that swallowed his head probably bit it off from the neck.
Comment 12 by 'Meat Hook' (reply to this comment)
Oh, those horrible horrible disgustingly fowl and repulsive super awesome cool phallic death worms!
Comment 13 by 'joeb' (reply to this comment)
is it just me or do those worms look suspiciously like penises lol...
Comment 14 by 'George' (reply to this comment)
No, it's not just u. They actually do and that would just be the worst way ever to die especially with 2 others either biting your arm off or biting your leg off! It wouldn't be so much the pain of it, but more the fright of these big disgustin dirty scary creatures eating away your body!
Comment 15 by 'slowdeath' (reply to this comment)
That horrifying scene made me close my eyes in the theatre. Them carnictuses are fictional characters, but what's real is worms which are very long. There is a several meter long species living on certain beaches in Australia. What bothers me especially is that worms indeed do have teeth! For example the North American Seaworm, which grows about 30 centimeters long can bite you so heavily that you have to kill it in order to get free. it can leave you with a small bleeding wound. Keeping this in mind Lumpy's death makes me choke even more.
Comment 16 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
Heh, I swear, it seems like good ol' Lumpy gets more comments and more views than any of my other submissions.
Comment 17 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
Probably due to the fact it is a truly nasty demise.
Comment 18 by 'brenden' (reply to this comment)
Comment 19 by 'brenden' (reply to this comment)
i hate hate hate that part when that gross creature eats Lumpy and im not puting my head in a vagina
Comment 20 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
[quote brenden]im not puting my head in a vagina[/quote]Good for you. That's some image there.
Comment 21 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
[quote brenden]im not puting my head in a vagina[/quote]Well that is your opinion, just because I'm different doesn't mean you need to say things like that! :angry: :kissbutt:
Comment 22 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
[quote brenden]im not puting my head in a vagina[/quote]Wrong worms. You're probably thinking of the "Shit Weasels" from Dreamcatcher. Now there was a vagina-mouth.
Comment 23 by 'Freddy Krueger' (reply to this comment)
Attack of the giant penises.
Comment 24 by 'weemies' (reply to this comment)
This death really affected me. Not because the character was that special to me or anything, just the idea of being devoured by huge worms like these. I have only seen the movie once when it first came out but I can still remember this scene. It really creeped me out. Whoever came up with and animated these nasty, nasty creatures did some brilliant work.
Comment 25 by 'Bender92' (reply to this comment)
Have you seen the death in stormtroopers where the guy gets his brain sucked out by the gigantic alien vagina?
Comment 26 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
I think you mean Starship Troopers.
Comment 27 by 'someone' (reply to this comment)
I agree with weemies. Imagine fighting while your leg is slowly being devoured, excrusiating pain all over your body... your head stuck in... and death...
Comment 28 by 'Clayton' (reply to this comment)
Urrrgh. So yuck. Gruesome - probably the most disgusting death I've ever seen. King Kong should've really got an R rating for that. So disgusting.
Comment 29 by 'chocologic' (reply to this comment)
LOL! Might've helped if I'd registered, first.

That was my comment above under 'Clayton'.

Lol! So embarrassing.
Comment 30 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
Anonymous User Wrote:
> Urrrgh. So yuck. Gruesome - probably the most
> disgusting death I've ever seen. King Kong
> should've really got an R rating for that. So
> disgusting.

There's worse deaths, like Delhurst in Food of the Gods II.
Comment 31 by 'B.R.' (reply to this comment)
Carnivorous dog penises. What will they think of next? Almost as bad as that trucker in From Dusk til Dawn whose head was bitten off by a massive mouth in the belly of a morbidly obese vampire stripper.
Comment 32 by 'Jumpy' (reply to this comment)
This scene shows us why God gave man the smarts to invent flamethrowers, which did exist in 1933. Too bad the boys didn't have a few; the entire scene would have been less gruesome and more awesome..........DIE you bottom feeder lowlifes!!!!
Comment 33 by 'Josh Watson' (reply to this comment)
What about Blaze Of Glory? He certainly didn't go down without a fight.
Comment 34 by 'twooffour' (reply to this comment)
I also found it really, really horrifying, but in a theatralic, fun kind of way - maybe it's something about the cool special effects, or the fantastical setting, or that the interviews of those involved seem to confirm the initial impression that they really had fun shooting all that, or all of above, but I find it more entertaining than traumatizing.

Some death scenes in slasher or crime film, on the other hand... too real, man, can't watch most of them.