Monday Bloody Monday: ‘Exploding Head On A Plate’ From ‘The Horror Show’ (1989)

I realized while I was eating breakfast the other day, that I haven’t had a lot of posts on my site focusing on exploding heads.  Yes, it was a random thought – but an important one nonetheless.  Because now I can start to go in the right direction, and I’ll even kick things off with a lesser known exploding head to boot!

Welcome to Monday Bloody Monday (sometimes known as Sunday Bloody Sunday) where I am indeed showcasing a very special exploding head.  And not just any exploding head – an exploding head from the 1989 movie The Horror Show!  Or as some of you may know it, House III (which really never made much sense to me).  So what do you get in the following clip besides an exploding head on a plate?  Well, you get Lance Henriksen yelling!  How’s that for doubling down?  Get at it below:

News: Jumping Kangaroos! Wolf Creek 2 Is Coming!

It’s taken awhile, but funding has finally come through for the long awaited sequel to the 2005 Australian indie horror flick, Wolf Creek.  No dingos eating babies here – even more frightful because John Jarratt is reprising his role as the Outback looney, Mick Taylor, in Wolf Creek 2 and is ready to throw some more hapless victims on the barbie.  Yes, the character who Quentin Tarantino praised highly (who he even put in his new movie Django Unchained btw) and the man who made you cringe with the term “head on a stick” is back!  But seriously though, can we talk about that scene real quick?  I’m squirming in my chair right now just thinking about it – easily one of creepiest and most effective kills ever in a horror movie.

*this is what happens when you say that Foster’s beer isn’t delicious*

Quick synopsis for the sequel:  Lured by the promise of an authentic Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the vast and isolated region ever wants to meet, Mick Taylor.

I’m definitely down for more Mick Taylor carnage and I’ve got to give it up to him as well for creating one of the creepiest laughs ever in a movie (sorry Max Jenke from the Shockeresque movie, The Horror Show).  I think when we watch his character in Wolf Creek though, we all think the same thing:  What the hell happened to Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan)?  Oh yeah – that whole tax thing.  Crikey!  Anyway, let’s hope that Wolf Creek 2 keeps pushing forward so we get it sooner than later. Now let’s all rejoice in this news with some stereotypical Australian 80’s pop music!