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