Top 10 Exploding Humans in Cinema

Scanners (1981)

David Croneberg’s lively ESP shocker is a treat for Dick Smith fans. Smith (The Exorcist) built the duplicate replica of Louis Del Grande’s head and FX supervisor Gary Zeller crawled under the prop and blasted it apart with a shotgun. A revolting, but effective effect!

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

Python with an outrageous opening that sees an obese man eating everything at a fancy restaurant. Soon, his stomach tremors and he asks for “the bucket” before exploding and blowing all his guts and half-consumed food everywhere.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

John Carpenter’s muscular and daffy amalgam of John Wayne swagger-Western and Shaw Brothers wire-trip is one of the master’s exceptional and coolest efforts. Nowhere is it mysterious than when a baddie inexplicably commits suicide by blowing himself up, simply by breathing heavily.

Deadly Friend (1986)

Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend is a pretty tepid movie, a wonky blend of The Terminator, a Frankenstein flick and teen romance. But the show stopper is seeing crabby actress Anne Ramsay get her head blown apart by zombie robot Kristy Swanson’s rogue basketball. Even nastier in the unrated cut!

Blade (1998)

The epic showdown between Blade (Wesley Snipes) and Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) is a sonic boom of awesome, even with the now dated early CGI effects, the likes of which see Dorff mutate into a giant, throbbing blood-filled zit that erupts everywhere. Oddly, Blade never gets a drop on him, but that’s neither here nor there.

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