10 Movies Where People’s Heads Explode!

 exploding_head_3.jpg

You know something you don’t see every day?  Someone’s head exploding.  Fortunately, we can bear witness to such an incredible event in the world of cinema, where an increasingly-expanding cranium that becomes an explosion of brains and skull fragments isn’t such a rare occurrence.  To be honest, I’m not really sure what inspired me to write this article, but I do appreciate an exploding head as much as the next guy, so why the hell not?  For the most part, when someone’s head explodes, people take notice.

Below, check out 10 movies where someone’s head explodes.  Some clips are NSFW.

Scanners

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA

Obviously, Cronenberg’s Scanners was the first movie that came to mind.  It is THE head-exploding movie, a label of which Cronenberg should be proud.

Big Trouble in Little China

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a3R0YuUjQg

Well, if Scanners somehow isn’t the head-exploding movie, it’s gotta be the incredibly fun Big Trouble in Little China.  It looks like the dude’s entire body explodes, actually, but no doubt his head is included.

Pulp Fiction

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-8mD_BhrU

I realized a few years ago that, despite how brilliant it really is, Pulp Fiction is pretty much a black comedy.  This scene is a perfect illustration as why.

Total Recall

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V17duGlHEYY

Not nearly as messy as the others, and maybe it’s not a “real” head, but you can’t be too picky when it comes to exploding heads.  I remember seeing this in the theater and thinking this movie had the greatest special effects I had ever seen.

Robocop

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhT4CF0DEh0

Pretty easily the best scene of the movie.  The poor schlub’s head busts like a melon all over Boddicker’s windshield.

Mars Attacks!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MhgnMX73Pw

Even Martian heads are prone to explosions if the music is right.

The Frighteners

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-i6Orj8aU4

I’d say it’s amazing that this was directed by Peter Jackson, but The Lovely Bones means he’s not immune to making more clunkers.

Chopping Mall

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPq7UImrr-U

Good thing there were people around to witness this.

Deadly Friend

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSW2pPlZF-M

OK, sure.  I’ll allow it.

From Dusk Till Dawn

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQQ3J3YBDRM

Vampire Chet Pussy doesn’t react so well to crosses shoved down his throat.  You can see his head explode right around the 4:20 mark.

Any other movies where people’s heads explode?  There’s gotta be at least one in the Saw movies, right?  Let me know in the comments.


34 Comments

  1. TairyHestickles February 24, 2010
  2. Madison February 24, 2010
  3. metalmmaniac February 24, 2010
  4. Ted February 24, 2010
  5. Kevin February 24, 2010
  6. Jimmy February 24, 2010
  7. Bert February 24, 2010
  8. Madison February 24, 2010
  9. Brittany February 24, 2010
  10. Jason February 24, 2010
  11. hun23 February 24, 2010
  12. MacGyver1138 February 24, 2010
  13. Guy Incognito February 24, 2010
  14. Laura February 24, 2010
  15. Dave February 24, 2010
  16. BrockSamson February 24, 2010
  17. Uncle Tim February 24, 2010
  18. sj February 24, 2010
  19. Eddie Adams February 24, 2010
  20. gunnar February 25, 2010
  21. zomgmouse February 25, 2010
  22. MacGyver1138 February 25, 2010
  23. Barry February 25, 2010
  24. bob ross February 25, 2010
  25. xXburekXx February 26, 2010
  26. Zen February 27, 2010
  27. Pingback: Only Links – 1 « Life of Ben February 27, 2010
  28. mijail February 28, 2010
  29. tique March 1, 2010
  30. Tom March 4, 2010
  31. Nicholas March 6, 2010
  32. brent March 9, 2010
  33. Peter October 30, 2010
  34. Peter October 30, 2010
  35. Lord Colostumus Bagginton III February 21, 2012

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Top 10 Alien Horror Movies of All-Time
The 10 Best Bigfoot Movies of All-Time
The Most Iconic Accessories To Appear on Film
Here’s How to Make That Lasagna From “Garfield”
Everything You Need to Know about the Sheh Rata Shrine
The Top 10 Educational Games and Platforms Online
5 of the Best Virtual Reality Multiplayer Games
The Top Five Characters from Borderlands 2
The Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All-Time
Ranking Every Season of Arrow So Far
What is the Cast of Firefly Up to Today?
How Timmy From South Park was Saved from Being Removed From the Show
The History of and Story Behind the Wonder Woman Logo
Who is The Black Flash?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly from DC Comics
10 Fun Facts About “The Legend of Korra” Comic Book
Five Awesome Pieces of Marvel Themed Jewelry
10 Awesome Geek Themed Book Lights
10 Great Products for Any Legend of Zelda Fan
LEGO Reveals A TRON: Legacy Light Cycles Set
An Interesting Gallery of Undertale Cosplay
Famous Cosplayer Yota Nakiri Before And After She Started Cosplaying
Amazing D&D Cosplay Brings Kenku To Life
Five Video Games that Generate the Best Cosplay