The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW! » 11/27/14 10:00am 11/27/14 10:00am

The Story Behind Scanners' Unforgettable Exploding Head Scene

The exploding-head scene (you know the one) from David Cronenberg's bloodhappy cheesefest, Scanners, is easily its most iconic. But have you ever wondered how the film's special effects team made the head burst just so? It wasn't pyrotechnics. It wasn't pneumatics. The answer, it turns out, was a lot more… » 7/12/14 3:00pm 7/12/14 3:00pm

9 Classic Movies That The Cast or Crew Thought Were Garbage

Movie-making is a chaotic sort of alchemy. You don't know what you're going to end up with until you're done, and maybe not even then. Still, it can be shocking to read about the making of your favorite movie, and discover that people on set had zero respect. Here are nine beloved films that people making them thought… » 4/25/13 10:50am 4/25/13 10:50am

The 10 Most Absurdly Bloody Fight Scenes In Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction movies aren't all about highfalutin spacefaring and benevolent starmen. No, sometimes they're about putting a mutated martial arts master into a dystopian penitentiary's comically unsafe meat grinder. Just in time for the lunch rush, here are ten of our favorite scenes that balance goofiness and gore. » 8/29/12 10:10am 8/29/12 10:10am

Robert Pattinson recreates Cronenberg's Videodrome and Scanners

Giving some much-deserved respect to his Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg, actor Robert Pattinson staged a photoshoot where he recreated scenes from Videodrome and Scanners. Good to see that Pattinson is happy about shoving guns in his insides and sleeping with copies of himself, like any good Cronenberg fan. » 5/10/12 2:09pm 5/10/12 2:09pm

Head-exploding science fiction flick Scanners gets a TV show

These days, director David Cronenberg does Oscar-style fare like A History of Violence, but back in the 1980s he made splattery body horror cheesefests. Scanners is one of the best of the lot, giving us a spooky, memorably gross, look at the lives of outcast telepaths who were the victims of government experiments.… » 7/23/11 11:30am 7/23/11 11:30am

This Is Your Body At The Airport

This isn't concept art for Dr. Manhattan or CG work for a nude android — it's the body of a random man, walking through an airport scanner. You won't meet the person viewing this ultra-revealing image, but still. » 10/13/09 2:20pm 10/13/09 2:20pm

When Heads Explode

I don't know about you, but I love a good exploding head. Ever since I saw psychic mutant head-exploder flick Scanners as a tot, I've tracked all the ways a head can explode in film. Sometimes it just pops like a watermelon dropped off a roof; sometimes it gets all bulgy and eye-poppy; and sometimes it goes slowly,… » 2/22/08 2:26pm 2/22/08 2:26pm

Screw "Scanners" Reboot — Remake "The Brood"

Poor David Cronenberg, the artsy B-movie director who brought you Videodrome, Scanners, and A History of Violence. The guy just wants to keep making subversive indie actioners like his recent Eastern Promises, but the world loves him for his early horror work and just wants to keep remaking it into the ground. He… » 1/01/08 8:00am 1/01/08 8:00am