"Frequently Asked Questions" about Movie
Body Counts, how the numbers are tallied, & other aspects of the
Q. Why are
planets, planes, explosions...not listed on the site?
A. We count only
physically visible, "on screen" kills/bodies in a film. Nothing
hypothetical or off-screen is counted in the final tallies. A
body/kill MUST be shown on screen in some form to be included as a
"body count" on this site. See the site's Counting
(insert film title) not yet listed on the site?
A. We have a handful of people who count the films but only one to
create all the needed pages. The site is still young and films are
being added as fast as we can. Please check the films already counted
but waiting in
the QUEUE here
Q. Why do your counts differ from other counts on the internet or on
films themselves (IE: Hot Shots! Part Deux)?
A. We use a specific Guideline
for the counts on this site (mostly "on screen kills") that other sites
or films may not use. Also note that many movies claiming to be high
body count films turn out actually not to be when limited to only their
"on screen kills" (IE: RoboCop...)
Q. I get a different count when I do a film than what you list. Are
your counts accurate?
Yes, by the Guidelines
of this site they are accurate. The problem is there are many ways to
count films opening ANY count up to subjectivity. Some sites will
include "mentioned" or "off screen" kills while others will exclude
what they judge to
be "knock-out" hits. If a hit is a "knock-out" or an actually "kill"
often is purely subjective and really at the discretion of those
counting the films.