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NOT SAFE FOR WORK: 13 Gruesome Decapitations





Evil Dead 2: Everything about this movie screamed humorous, drunken entertainment. Even a head soaring through the air. Or a head pinned in a bench vice, its lips still flapping away. Ash is one groovy son of a bitch, and this is one groovy scene that always stands out in the memory. There isn’t much more that need be said: The Evil Dead films are astounding and boast amazing shots.This just happens to be one of them.

13 Gruesome Decapitations

The Omen: I’ll raise a little hellfire here by announcing my abhorrence for this film. It’s okay to hate me, but hear me out. The Omen never worked for me because the story itself felt particularly drawn out, tugged along by a director who failed to recognize that 15 fewer minutes could have elevated an often boring piece (I’m not sorry, dammit; it’s how I feel!) into a highly gratifying slice of celluloid. The downtime between the amazing shots just lasts too damn long, so much so that they steal away from the jolting scenes. And the jolting scenes are unbelievably impressive. The impalement shot is an absolute joy to behold; the sliding glass pane that separates Jennings’ head from his body is just a totally different animal. Shocking, shocking stuff that looks as though it would have been a better fit in an outright exploitation film. For the record, I’m glad it’s in this film, and not just another exploitation film. This was a true highlight.

13 Gruesome Decapitations


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first one of i thought of was the omen one.
gruesome no, just memorable i guess.
a couple of others-
woman in midnight meat train
ash in alien.


Submitted by shallowcuts on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:03pm.
frank_dracman's picture

Good call on Midnight Meat Train! The movie was ok, but couldn't live up to that opening sequence. One of the most creative beheadings, for sure.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:11pm.
moderator Guys these are just 13 not
Steve Barton's picture

Guys these are just 13 not the best ever. Sheesh! There's just no pleasing you cats sometimes.


Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:46pm.
frank_dracman's picture

I wouldn't have a problem with it but the whole NSFW title was totally unnecessary. They were just stills, nothing you wouldn't see in a Fangoria. Now if there were Youtube links or something, then it would merit the title.

And Re-animator really should have been on the list. So there.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:09pm.
moderator Believe it or not people
Steve Barton's picture

Believe it or not people actually write in and complain about certain images that could be considered R rated because they browse from work. It's more of a courtesy thing than anything else, and proof that we have devolved into a nation of absolute pussies.


Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:23pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

Yeah like douches calling me out for not being PC about a comment i made about an "actresse's" weight awhile back ,this is a horror site not a pussy convention!


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Sat, 04/19/2014 - 1:49pm.
Cinemascribe's picture

Says the oversensitive pussy still whining about it a month later.


Submitted by Cinemascribe on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:48am.
MonsterMash's picture

And as prophesized, the DC comments section descended into the mindless atrocity of internet quarreling, such to the extent that the difference between when compared to that of youtube was indiscernible.


Submitted by MonsterMash on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:47pm.
Terminal's picture

Man and society still has little respect for the horror genre. I wonder why.


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:36pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

You're right it's childish if Scribe wants to get his panties all twisted because of a simple "insensitive" comment that's on him, squashed!,carry on.


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:50pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

Speak of the bitch and he appears!,we can call you PUSSYMAN! I'm not the one that threw a bitch fit when someone made a comment about Precious that offended him and proceeded to take his time to try to list her every meaningless accomplishment , pathetic twat!


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:34am.
frank_dracman's picture

Now now, let's keep the gloves up, gentleman.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:16pm.
Terminal's picture

That's very true, creepy.

Truth told, the only entry I thought was gruesome was the Haute Tension decapitation with the dad. That said, the list has decapitations, just not gruesome ones.


Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:43pm.
Terminal's picture

Using the term "gruesome" very loosely, here.


Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:31pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

Does the Scanners blown up head count? Another great one was the Dr Channard decapitation in Hellraiser 2 that was sick!


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Sat, 04/19/2014 - 1:52pm.
kiddcapone's picture

Another day, another seemingly arbitrary baffling Top something list....

Some no brainers that should be there...

Re-animator
American Werewolf in London
Friday the 13th
Dog Soldiers
2001 Maniacs
Dead/Alive
Creepshow


Submitted by kiddcapone on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:05pm.
frank_dracman's picture

Yeah, Re-animator really should have been on here. I wonder if these "NSFW" articles get more page views than others. You know, the kids love things they're not supposed to have.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:28pm.

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