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Posted: 12/16/2002 10:30:02 AM EDT
Here's a few off the top of... well... here's a few: [b]* Scanners.[/b] (THE scene) [b]* Dawn of the dead.[/b] (take yer pick) [b]* Evil Dead II.[/b] (final scene w/ flying Deadite) [b]* Maniac[/b] (I've heard about it, haven't seen it) Any other ones out there? I know there's gotta be a lot more. Remember, it's gotta be a true "exploding head", not just a decapitation, or an "exploding-body-with-head-popping-off" or merely a bullet-to-the-head, although depending on weapon used (shotgun, etc.), a gunshot CAN cause a cranial explosion effect. Just as long as there's lots of accelerated brain bits ejecting from the cranium in many directions, then it's fine to add to the list. The criteria are: 1) Exploding head. 2) Umm... that's all.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:38:29 AM EDT
Don't forget Glory! Cannonball! *ouch*
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Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:41:54 AM EDT
does the zapruder film count?
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:45:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:45:55 AM EDT
Oh yeah, Scanners is the ONE. What was that movie with Rutger Hauer as a Bounty Hunter (was that the name??) and he was after Gene Simmons, playing a terrorist? Hauer catches him in the end and sticks a grenade in Simmons' mouth. BOOOOOM!!! Real nice. But Scanners had more 'sploding heads. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:47:34 AM EDT
Chopping mall.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:47:56 AM EDT
*cannibals the musical. (the part where 'swan' get's plugged in the head during the 'let's build a snowman' song. totally unexpected & funniest damn head shot i've ever seen). *any early 'wingnut' production films. they have exploding EVERYTHING!
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:50:15 AM EDT
"Wild at Heart" had a pretty good one with Willem DeFoe blowing is had apart with the shotgun.
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Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:59:56 AM EDT
"Story of Ricky Oh" If you haven't seen it, you've problably seen the clip that used to run in front of the Daily Show 5 questions segment....... --ZERO
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 11:05:49 AM EDT
Outland Rutger Hauer movie was "Wanted: Dead or Alive" He played a decendant of the Steve McQueen character I believe.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 11:07:09 AM EDT
Don't forget RoboCop and the chemically stricken fellow... "Help me" < Ford Taurus plowing THROUGH him as his melon does the perfect impression of one on the windscreen >
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:36:56 PM EDT
Hamburger Hill - It wasn't terribly realistic, but I imagine an M60 at close range would do some serious damage to the old cranium.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:44:11 PM EDT
[b]* Evil Dead II.[/b] (final scene w/ flying Deadite)
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heh thats what I am watching now
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:44:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:49:40 PM EDT
scanners!
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:56:55 PM EDT
I've seen so many gory movies through the years but the one from Scanners was the meatiest of them all. I remember when they were filming it they didn't like how the heads were exploding with charges, so they used a shotgun....perfect!
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:57:48 PM EDT
HAHAHAHAHA!!! I have no idea, but I LOVE the thread title!!!
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:59:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2002 1:00:38 PM EDT by 2whiskeyP]
Doesn't Brittany Speers head get blown up in Goldmember? "Oops I did it again!"
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Link Posted: 12/16/2002 1:26:20 PM EDT
I think one of the best scenes ever is toward the end of the horror movie Wishmaster. Oz
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 1:40:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: Remember, it's gotta be a true "exploding head", not just a decapitation, or an "exploding-body-with-head-popping-off" or merely a bullet-to-the-head, although depending on weapon used (shotgun, etc.), a gunshot CAN cause a cranial explosion effect. Just as long as there's lots of accelerated brain bits ejecting from the cranium in many directions, then it's fine to add to the list.
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So does Private Pyle in FMJ count? He sprays brain bits on the tile wall...
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 2:05:03 PM EDT
I thought the FBI agent in 'The Frighteners' took a good shotgun blast to the head from that psycho hosebeast. You also got to see his ghost head go "What the fuck"? Also the kid in the backseat of the car in 'Pulp Fiction' although I doubt his head completely exploded it sure made a helluva mess.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 2:06:02 PM EDT
Saw what I would certainly describe as "exploding heads" in We Were Soldiers in the scene toward the end where the helicopter gunships swooped in and starting firing up the NVA with machine guns. And although they didn't exactly show it in the movie, that guy in Pulp Fiction might also qualify...you know, the guy riding in back with Travolta and Jackson in that car. When they hit that bump one of their pistols goes off and creams the poor guy in the back seat. As much gore as the wound evidently produced, the head must have exploded!
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 2:13:53 PM EDT
In The Patriot, I think there is a scene in one of the battles where a soldiers head takes a cannonball.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 3:24:43 PM EDT
Wasn't the Gene simmons movie with the grenade with Tom Selleck in it? Runaway I think the name was.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 3:35:36 PM EDT
Definitely Hamburger Hill with the M-60.....
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 3:37:26 PM EDT
Not an exploding head, but an entire exploding person: [i]Big Trouble in Little China[/i]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 3:46:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DigDug: Wasn't the Gene simmons movie with the grenade with Tom Selleck in it? Runaway I think the name was.
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No, in [url=http://us.imdb.com/Title?0088024]"Runaway"[/url], Gene Simmons is killed by his robot spiders, who inject acid into their victim. The Rutger Hauer/Gene Simmons movie is [url=http://us.imdb.com/Title?0094293]"Wanted: Dead or Alive"[/url] The best part of the Head-Blown-Off-By-The-Grenade sequence, IMO, is actually [i]before[/i] the explosion. Rutger Hauer's character was promised a sizable bonus for bringing in alive Gene Simmons' terrorist character. Hauer's just about to give Simmons (who has a grenade jammed in his mouth) to the Feds. He stops, looks at Simmons, says "F*ck the bonus.", and pulls the pin on the 'nade. It's one of the best "Kill Quotes" in history. Oh, for best scene you gotta go with [url=http://us.imdb.com/Title?0081455]"Scanners"[/url]. It's the standard by which all others are judged.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:11:46 PM EDT
So does Private Pyle in FMJ count? He sprays brain bits on the tile wall...
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That's a great scene, also another nice head "explosion"
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:39:16 PM EDT
first thing I thought of
Originally Posted By Torf: Don't forget Glory! Cannonball! *ouch*
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Link Posted: 12/16/2002 5:09:03 PM EDT
End of Days. Pretty good head punch. Front to back.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 5:36:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: hehehe... Torf beat me to it because I was searching the 'net for that Scanners exploding head gif. Found it... [url]http://www.edelweb.fr/guests/didthat/images/Scanners.gif[/url]
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Smaller but in color. [img]http://home.earthlink.net/~husshsd/xhead.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:20:33 PM EDT
Didnt the same thing happen int "The Patriot" or was it just a guys leg? Im not sure I havent seen that movie in a while
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 8:18:58 PM EDT
Wasnt there some scene like that on Saving Private Ryan? Also, the movie "Sniper" with Tom Berrenger had a nice scene where he shot another sniper in the eye (through the rifle scope).
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 8:22:43 PM EDT
i think this exploding head wins for gaming world... dont you? lol [img]http://insomnic.gamehack.de/explodinghead2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 8:51:16 PM EDT
JFK film footage is good too. And you know its not fake.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 9:38:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DigDug: Wasn't the Gene simmons movie with the grenade with Tom Selleck in it? Runaway I think the name was.
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I think the movie was "Wanted Dead or Alive" with Rutger Houer. I was thinking of that one too. Grenade in Gene's mouth being lead around by the pin and then Houer saying "Fuck the bonus" and pulls the pin.[grenade]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:09:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Elad_Eflow:
So does Private Pyle in FMJ count? He sprays brain bits on the tile wall...
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That's a great scene, also another nice head "explosion"
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Isn't it strange how the bullet never even touches the wall/window/mirror after exiting the head?
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:28:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Graffiti: Wasnt there some scene like that on Saving Private Ryan?
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There was a scene near the end where a soldier get his head taken off by a 20MM round.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:30:14 PM EDT
I think he may have be refering to the sniper-through-the-scope shot in the middle of the movie. oz
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The 101st Airborne soldier standing on the Tiger tank in the final battle of Saving Private Ryan.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 5:41:31 AM EDT
Pulp Fiction...in the car
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 5:51:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Charging_Handle: And although they didn't exactly show it in the movie, that guy in Pulp Fiction might also qualify...you know, the guy riding in back with Travolta and Jackson in that car. When they hit that bump one of their pistols goes off and creams the poor guy in the back seat. As much gore as the wound evidently produced, the head must have exploded!
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[b]Exploding-Head Movie Scene Challenge:[/b] There's [u]another[/u] John Travolta movie with a purely gratuitous "Scanneresque" exploding head scene. Anyone know the movie and scene?
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 6:03:54 AM EDT
How 'bout Running Man? the The prison break and the exploding collar. Nick
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 6:26:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: The 101st Airborne soldier standing on the Tiger tank in the final battle of Saving Private Ryan.
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Someone in the editting booth fouled up on that scene. They needed to cut faster between the folks getting blown apart. The problem was they lingered so long on those guys that you could tell they were dummies. They see the 20mm lining up on them in one scene and begin moving. In the next few shots you see multi-second angles of guys standing there and getting blown away without moving to try to escape. They either needed to do some good jump cutting to imply the movement of flight, or spend a bit of dough on CG to make it work. It was not so much a problem as something that just sort of catches your attention. Frankly, there is no reason they all needed to die anyhow. That tank hulk was plenty good protection against that 20mm, and the 20mm had a wide enough shot distribution and poor enough close in aiming ability that most of those troopers probably could have jumped onto the other side of the tank and started lobbing grenades onto the 20mm, or putting aimed fire onto it from around the edges. It was a dramatic scene to be certain, and amply demonstrated the horrors of war, but not quite plausible to my mind. Especially considering how hard bitten these soldiers were. They would not have frozen in place at the sight of the 20mm, they would have sought cover and responded effectively.
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