View Full Version : The ultimate exploding head

11-25-2001, 05:01 AM
My three favorite head explosions ever put on film are listed. Which one do you think is the best out of the three. It was a hard choice, but I had to vote for The Prowler head explosion.

11-25-2001, 08:12 AM
Geez, tough poll! I hate to go against two Savini's, but the Scanners one was the original, and it worked so well with the film, and was definitely the most graphic. My second favorite would be Maniac though, with The Prowler a close third. It can't be argued though, these are some of the best gore scenes ever captured on film!

11-28-2001, 12:11 AM
As much as I love "The Prowler" I had to vote for "Maniac." Just way too gross. And I mean that in a good way.

11-28-2001, 12:55 AM
I go with Manaic, as it is such a personal act of aggression... quite touching really. Actually, I've never seen Scanners (yes, I have seen the head shot though), and I'm assuming the head blast is caused by an unseen force? No, Maniac is much more hands-on... and heads off, HAR HAR!!! ;)

11-28-2001, 02:12 AM
Don't forget Dawn Of The Dead I believe it was one of the firsts!,But THE ALL TIME BEST is SCANNERShttp://www.cronenberg.freeserve.co.uk/images/explscan.gif damn thats cool...right?:) :D :p

Pope V
12-01-2001, 04:20 AM
Scanners all the way baby! The first exploding head I ever saw, and still the best.

12-01-2001, 07:30 PM
My vote: Scanners.

Worth mentioning: The headshot in The Frighteners. It wasn't that gory but very well done.

12-04-2001, 03:15 AM
wow! it's head to head(pun) Scanners and maniac!

12-04-2001, 04:27 AM
Really I'm just a big Cronenberg fan. Oh and you(Skinnypuppy) are definetly right, Dawn of the Dead was the original.

Mark Relford
12-06-2001, 02:52 AM
All three feature great exploding head effects, but Maniac gets my vote. It's such a showstopper.
Chopping Mall had a decent exploding head effect.

12-08-2001, 03:31 AM
Had to give it to Savini.

But where was John Cassavetes in The Fury...

12-08-2001, 05:53 AM
Maniac, classic !

slasher vorhees
03-13-2003, 12:31 AM
i have to go with the prowler though i really like tom savinis head explosion.

03-13-2003, 12:58 AM
Maniac. That was pretty gnarly.

03-13-2003, 01:00 AM
Don't forget Dawn Of The Dead

Good call!!! I had to go9 with Scanners though. EVERYONE knows that explosion.

Eddie Quist
03-13-2003, 02:37 AM
Although MANIAC had a beautiful head explosion scene, I still had to go with SCANNERS. It shocked me more for some reason. It was just so abrupt.

:eek1: :eek1:

03-13-2003, 02:41 AM
Maniac....that scene was a blast :lol: :lol: :D :D

03-13-2003, 03:06 AM
I'll go with Maniac with The Prowler second. The Beyond had a nice head shot in there too. :evil:

03-13-2003, 06:31 AM
I voted for Scanners, because the fun lasts longer. They are all fun though.

03-14-2003, 02:11 PM
Out of those three, I had to vote for Maniac. That one was just downright mean.:evil:

hell ya!
03-14-2003, 02:31 PM

03-14-2003, 04:19 PM
I vote for Maniac, another nice addition to the poll would be the scene from Beyond, were the girl gets shot in the head by david warbeck:banana:

03-14-2003, 10:59 PM
ShotGun love

03-17-2003, 05:13 PM
Scanners! I laughed like hell on that scene. Maniac was totally awesome too but didn't impress me quite as much.
The Prowler head blast is good but happens too fast, it should have been slowed down. :)

The beyond head shot would have been a great addition. I just love the way the head springs back and sloshes brains forward.:lol:


03-19-2003, 12:34 PM
Scanners all the way baby! The first exploding head I ever saw, and still the best.


03-25-2003, 09:57 AM
Maniac all the way. I love watching that scene over and over and over and over. Savini's head full o' shrimp exploding like a grenade. I love it.

03-27-2003, 12:47 AM
I'd have to vote Scanners as well, as that's the only movie of the three that I've seen! If money permits I'll be purchasing Maniac soon from my work.

And yeah, the exploding head from The Beyond is the fuckin' shiznitz! :banana:

04-04-2003, 04:42 AM
Savini's head in Maniac...all time favorite, and an effect so good, it looks even better in ultra-slow motion.

04-09-2003, 09:27 AM
Sadly, I've never seen Maniac. The Dawn and The Beyond shots should be here, though. I'm undecided, only because I haven't seen them all.


04-16-2003, 09:38 AM
I just saw the trailer for The Prowler today. That is a badass head explosion, but I still think the Scanners one is the sickest I've seen.. so far.

04-16-2003, 09:42 AM
There's a WONDERFUL exploding head in Premutos.