#1 Chopping Mall (1986): Death by killbot.
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A brilliantly awful sci-fi/horror from the Corman stables, is typical 80s stuff. Full of horny teenagers who you know are going to die in hopefully gruesome ways. The girl that first buys it in Chopping Mall, is chased through the mall by one of the renegade killbots. As the semi-clad teen tries pathetically to run (slowly) away, the killbot shots her in the arse. Which still makes me laugh. Unable to run, she turns and faces her pursuer, only to be shot in the head! And BLAM!!!
1986, must have been a good year for exploding heads, as in Wes Carven's bizarre sci-fi horror we have another one. The scene when the cyborg Samantha takes revenge on the nasty neighbour Elvira, by slamming a basketball at her head. In what is one of the most laughable exploding head scenes ever. In what has become a cult classic film for it's awfulness. A film that was so hacked and slashed that even Craven himself has said he's not even sure what kind of movie it is.
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Jumping forward to the much more recent Irish horror comedy, Stitches. As the revengeful birthday clown that has returned from the dead catches up with one of his intended victims. Sticking his balloon pump in the back of his head, and blowing his head up until it eventually bursts. Played for laughs, this scene from the movie that is a homage to 80s slasher flicks, is just brilliant. As with many of the 80s films it is paying respect to, the film is just so-so, but makes it up with a great death scene like this one.