Blogger Q&A: What’s Your Favorite Movie Decapitation?

David Conrad

David has a PhD in History from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves classic film, classic TV, Tolkien, and Star Trek. He lived in Japan for three years and is always eager to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter at @davidaconrad or e-mail him at

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5 Responses

  1. David and I share a love for The Omen, and that was definitely the first great decapitation scene in my movie-watching life, but it’s hard to deny The Re-Animator as definitive masterwork in this category, if solely because the severed head continues to play an important — and considerably icky — part throughout the rest of the film. (It doesn’t hurt that the head also eerily resembles former presidential candidate John Kerry.)

    Runners up would have to include Happy Birthday to Me, solely based on the movie’s memorable head-themed poster art, and Evil Dead II’s cursing-head-in-a-vice.

  2. Dennis hopper: Speed