The HBA's Top Ten Head Explosions

The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here: The HBA is now proud to present the Top Ten Head Explosions as voted upon by you!! This list was compiled from your submissions of over 50 titles, but ten films easily rose above the rest. Here it is, your Top Ten:

The HBA's Top Ten Head Explosions:

1. Scanners
2. Dawn of the Dead
3. Maniac
4. Riki-Oh
5. Chopping Mall
6. The Beyond
7. Grindhouse
8. Deadly Friend
9. The Running Man
10. Big Trouble In Little China

Honorable Mentions:
- The Prowler
- Wild at Heart
- Inside

And now, to celebrate, enjoy this terribly awesome head explosion to wrap up the list:



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11 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks Carl.

Carl (ILHM) said...

I couldnt have picked a better list myself, I just hope everyone takes the opportunity to track down any of the films on the list that they may not have seen previously!

Andrew Green said...

I submit the Matthew Broderick Civil War epic, "Glory"....
Not a horror movie, but it has a great shot of a guy getting hit in the head with a cannonball.

B-Movie Becky said...

Woot!!! 8/10 I voted for made it on there. And the 2 that I didn't vote for, were some of my runner-ups. I guess we really know good head explosions when we see them!

Matt-suzaka said...

Andrew, that is the "good call" of the week!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKlbAGsDROY#t=300 I got 8/10 too and the two that didn't make the cut were: The hearing aid explosion from Freddy's Dead and the shotgun go boo-yah! ending from The Fly. Great list and I love every single one of those movies!

Emily said...

What movie was that last clip from? I want to marry the man with the James Brown-on-steroids hairdo! And I could rewatch Deadly Friend's basketball scene over and over and over again for the rest of my life. In a perfect world, that is.

goregirl said...

I was thinking strictly horror or I definitely would have included Riki-Oh! I freaking love that film!

LJ said...

Scanners was like, mega predictable for a first place win.:P

TimTE01 said...

The only one I'm missing on there is William Lustig's 'Maniac.' I feel pretty good about that.

I can't believe that I forgot about some of those films when putting my suggestions in. I'm glad that a couple of mine (Riki-Oh, Dawn and Grindhouse) got in.

I should mention that I actually nominated 'Scanner Cop' over 'Scanners,' just because he blows Richard Lynch's metal plate out of his skull and THEN blows it up! Not that I'm taking anything away from the awesome 'watermelon shotgun-blasting' from 'Scanners.'

R.D. Penning said...

I forgot the Last House On The Left remake in my list, but I had 9 out of 10! yay! This was definitely a great Top Ten.

senski said...

It's a great list, but let me put in a plus for Species 2, as the head not only explodes, but reforms....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpsYZZ2k1b4

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