What are the best movie scenes involving disembodied heads?
September 26, 2012 8:00 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite movie scenes involving severed and/or disembodied heads?
posted by Mothlight to Media & Arts (74 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
For a Halloween project, I'm collecting spooky, funny, or otherwise striking moments from the cinema involving disembodied heads. Bonus points if the heads are talking, floating, or doing something bizarre. Examples: The Brain That Wouldn't Die, Re-Animator, Mystics in Bali. Silent films would be awesome. I've found interesting scenes in Les Vampires, some Méliès films, and a D.W. Griffith picture about Judith of Bethulia beheading Holofernes (spoiler!).
Decapitations might be OK, but I'm not looking for anything too upsetting so any snuff-style footage or torture porn is probably inappropriate here unless it has a tongue stuffed into its cheek. Nor am I interested in things like the otherwise awesome tortoise scene from Breaking Bad; TV is not the movies and the movies are not TV and never the twain shall meet. At least not in my project.
I've racked my brain and scoured Google and the IMDb keywords, but I haven't found the variety of scenes I'd like to have. I'd appreciate any recommendations.