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

David Conrad

David is the author of AKIRA KUROSAWA AND MODERN JAPAN. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin and loves period pieces, classics, and arthouse. He has also read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. @davidaconrad

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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