The Policeman At The End Of King Kong Confirms Kong’s Cause Of Death

Adam Dietz
Slackjaw
Published in
3 min readFeb 13, 2024

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King Kong (1933) | FranMoff | Flickr

“No, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” — Carl Denham, King Kong

No, it was definitely airplanes. 100%. I mean, we all stood here together and watched as a series of biplanes took turns shooting down the gorilla-like beast. It happened maybe 30 or 40 seconds ago. Surely you must have seen it happen as you were standing right…

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Adam Dietz
Slackjaw

Comedy writer with work in McSweeney’s, Slackjaw, Points in Case, etc. Editor of the Yapjaw newsletter.