Oh Man, I Shot Marvin in the Face.
Pulp Fiction has some great moments, but none as good as this. Vincent and Jules are driving with Marvin in the backseat. They are having a philosophical debate about God’s intervention into the shooting that just took place back at the apartment. Vincent turns, resting his massive handgun on the back of the seat, to ask Marvin’s opinion. Just at the end of the question, the gun accidentally goes off, plastering Marvin’s brains all over the back window.
Dario Argento made some fantastic movies. Opera is no exception. The scene that stands out in this one (aside from the crow eating the eyeball) is where Betty is tied up by the murderer who tapes needles under her eyes, so she can’t blink. Her boyfriend comes back from making her a cup of tea to find her tied up. Confused, he slowly approaches her. As he gets close, a knife is thrust up into his neck so deep it ends up in his mouth. He drops to his knees and then gets absolutely butchered. Sadly, he gets killed to horrible 80s rock music which I don’t think he saw coming either.
Alien Chest Burst
This one has to be on the list because this scene was a total surprise for everyone in the room. The whole crew of the ship is sitting around the table having a meal. Everyone is in good spirits and Kane seems to have suffered no ill effects from his encounter with the “Face hugger”. Happy team, bonding together, breaking bread . . . .until Kane starts to cough and convulse, ending up on his back on the table as the alien punches through his chest and escapes into the ship. What a terrible way to end a meal.