Head trauma is literally the coup de grace of movie violence. That’s when you know shit just got real.

So, as I was compiling my best of lists for the 2000s and 2010s and basking in the pleasure Neill Blomkamp takes in blowing shit up, namely organic shit, and more specifically heads, I decided to pay him and other auteurs of cinematic violence around the face and neck tribute.

Thus, I bring to you Badass Sci Fi’s Hall of Heads. And yes, I realize it’s the title of a They Might Be Giants song off one of my favorite TMB Giants albums, Apollo 18. I doubt they would approve because they might be offended.

Anyway, less talk, more decapitations!

Let’s start with my inspiration, Mr. Blomkamp, and a couple of my newest gifs!

District 9


But in my humble opinion, Paul Verhoeven rules this category. Let’s take a look at his dismembered body of work.


Toxic Emil Decap

Starship Troopers

Double Decap

Now, this is one of the areas where I’ll let some other genres join in on the fun. After all, a decapitation is held in high regard in horror and fantasy as well.

Here’s a couple from Conan the Barbarian.

And some horror movie entries.

Evil Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Wolf Creek 2

Now, Back to the Sci Fi!

The Thing


The Fly 2

Jason X


Killer Klowns from Outer Space

More coming soon!