Way to Die #91
Name of the death is a pun on "decaffinated"
Date March 29, 1993
Location Haiti
Episode this death
was featured in
"Hard Lives, Easy Deaths"
"Piss Offed"
"Fang Banged"

"De-Coffinated", Way to Die #91, is the third death to be featured in "Hard Lives, Easy Deaths", which aired on May 21, 2008.


Two brothers are fighting over a land dispute. When one of the brothers pushes the other to the ground, the brother on the ground (James) is infuriated and plans revenge. He seeks out a witch doctor and asks him to poison his brother with "tetrodotoxin". Two days later, James is believed to be dead. But, he is actually paralyzed in a zombie-like state, and he cannot move or talk. James is buried alive. Some time later, two grave robbers dig out his coffin, but when they see his corpse, they flee in shock. Turns out, James tried to claw his way out, wearing his fingers down to the bone, before succumbing to suffocation.



  • Dr. Cyrus Rangan - Director of Toxics Epidemiology Program Los Angeles County


  • It is based on the vudu zombie in Haiti.

Segment Nicknames

  • Casket Away

Foreign names

  • Vergiftet, Vergraben, Verzweifelt (Poisoned, Buried, Desperate) - German dub
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