Now where did I put that head?

by BA_Harrison | created - 05 Sep 2013 | updated - 05 Sep 2013 | Public

Films in which severed heads turn up in the most unlikely of places.

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1. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 20,539 | Gross: $5.67M

The severed noggin in this one goes for a spin in a laundromat washer/dryer.

2. Theater of Blood (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

Votes: 10,563

Arthur Lowe's decapitated head turns up atop a delivery of milk bottles.

3. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, War

71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 397,408 | Gross: $110.52M

Ben Stiller pops Steve Coogan's head on the end of his gun.

4. Superstition (1982)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

Director: James W. Roberson | Stars: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell

Votes: 2,807

A couple of minutes in a microwave for this head makes a nasty mess.

5. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,534,801 | Gross: $100.13M

It's in the back of a courier's van for Gwyneth's pretty little head.

6. He Knows You're Alone (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape?

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing

Votes: 3,642

A severed head makes an unusual ornament for a home aquarium.

7. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 61,237 | Gross: $2.02M

In a tray of goop and between Barbara Crampton's thighs!

8. The House on Sorority Row (1982)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy

Votes: 8,369 | Gross: $1.29M

It'll take more than a few flushes to send this head around the U-bend.

9. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

22 Metascore

A group of camp counselors trying to reopen a summer camp called Crystal Lake, which has a grim past, are stalked by a mysterious killer.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 132,221 | Gross: $39.75M

Mrs. Vorhees's head spends a lot of time in Jason's shrine before being put in a fridge at the start of Pt 2.

10. Dahmer (2002)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present.

Director: David Jacobson | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Artel Great, Matt Newton

Votes: 10,057 | Gross: $0.14M

Jeff won't show dad what he keeps in his wooden box.

11. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 45,698 | Gross: $21.03M

Under a layer of icing! I want my caaaaaake!

12. The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

Director: William Sachs | Stars: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge

Votes: 4,444

In a stream and over a waterfall onto some rocks.

13. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Votes: 2,688 | Gross: $1.17M

The old severed head in a bucket routine.

14. Microwave Massacre (1979)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Horror

Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite.

Director: Wayne Berwick | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe, Marla Simon

Votes: 2,622

Not in the microwave, but in the fridge.

15. American Psycho (2000)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

64 Metascore

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 535,346 | Gross: $15.07M

Patrick Bateman prefers to keep his severed head in the fridge as well.



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