A scene from legendary sci-fi shocker Scanners has topped a poll listing the best screen murders in history.

The horrific moment - when a man's head explodes in graphic detail - was voted for by readers of MOVIE magazine.

In the 1981 flick, directed by horror maestro David Cronenberg, Scanners are people who can kill just by thinking about it, and in the favourite scene a businessman is brutally murdered when his head blows up.

Other films in the top 10 include IRREVERSIBLE, ALIEN, Final Destination 2, American History X and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

02/09/2003 13:51