The Kill Graph

The Kill Graph is fun and informative way of visually representing a horror movie’s body count. Not only do you see how many kills were depicted, you also see exactly where in the movie the kills occur, how much time passes in between kills, the rate at which the kill frequency increases, and the total movie running time.


The horizontal arm of the graph (x-axis) represents the running time of the movie in minutes and the vertical arm of the graph (y-axis) represents the cumulative amount of kills (meaning the running tally of kills). To determine what the total Kill Count is, simply look at the last point on the graph and follow the line back to the number on the y-axis. For example, if the last point is on line 12 of the y-axis, then that means that there were a total of 12 kills throughout the movie.


The running time is marked on the x-axis in 5 minute intervals, with the line in between numbers representing the halfway point; for example, the line in between 20 and 25 would be 22.5. The last numerical value on the x-axis is the total running time. The lines in between values on the y-axis have no meaning since there’s no such thing as a fraction of a kill; we leave the marks there for our convenience.


If you like to count kills too, you might notice that your count differs from ours. This is because we use very specific criteria to determine what counts as a kill for the purposes of making a Kill Graph. Most importantly, we only look at depicted kills, so if a kill happens off-camera we will likely not count it. If you would like to know more about how we tabulate kills, please click on the link below.


Explaining the SplatStats Kill Graph

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