NOT SAFE FOR WORK: 13 Gruesome Decapitations

High Tension: Most creative decapitation on the list? Quite possibly! There’s something to be said about the savagery of this particular execution, if for no other reason than the fact that we just don’t see this gruesomeness every day. For those who’ve forgotten this riveting sequence, High Tension’s villain (I won’t specifically identify the killer, in the off chance that you’re one of about a dozen people alive who haven’t seen this amazing flick) actually uses a dresser to take one head clean off. I mean gone in one hasty motion, nothing but blood splatter lingering. This is one of the moments that established Alexandre Aja as a certified powerhouse of horror, and he followed it up with a few more equally impressive moments as the picture progressed (come on, you know you got a kick out of the “oral” scene). His body of work henceforth speaks for itself.

13 Gruesome Decapitations

Cigarette Burns: Many will argue that Cigarette Burns was the last truly great film John Carpenter made (I’m actually quite the fan of The Ward, believe it or not). I’m not mad at anyone who stands by that assessment, as this was a highly disturbing production crammed full of aesthetics designed to ignite revulsion and real fear. And there are some very haunting visuals to boot, it’s not just the gratuitous violence that stands out. However, that gratuitous violence is at times completely inescapable and unforgettable. Case in point, the decapitation of that poor broad who’s tied to the chair of some strange sadomasochistic freak who happens to be in possession of a massive blade. It’s no wonder Daryl Dixon is so well versed in disposing of walkers – the poor guy’s been witnessing beheadings for about a decade already. He’s got a huge edge on Rick!

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...

American Werewolf in London
Friday the 13th
Dog Soldiers
2001 Maniacs

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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