30 Totally Rad Special Effects From ’80s Movies That We Wish Would Save Us From Our High-Tech CGI Prison

30 Totally Rad Special Effects From ’80s Movies That We Wish Would Save Us From Our High-Tech CGI Prison

Ah, the ‘80s. Who could have known that all your horrendous restaurant table concoctions of ice cream, mustard and Shirley Temple were actually training you for bodily fluid mixing on a film set. In those days, that kind of disgusting witches brew — and a basic knowledge of mechanics and camera trickery — could get you all the shots you needed. So don’t worry about sending these dailies off to some CGI nerd. Send them off to some film editor nerd instead! 

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Amazing effects made without CGI Society Spoilers for this 1989 classic by Brian Yuzna: The rich are cannibalistic aliens! Not only that, but they melt into each other in a shapeless, Akira-like blob. The bonkers effects were done by cult Japanese artist Screaming Mad George. CRACKED.COM

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The white stuff that pours out of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters is shaving cream. The production team initially wanted to pour 150 pounds of it on William Atherton, but he asked them to pour it onto a stuntman first, to see what would happen. The stuntman was flattened like a pancake, so they reasonably agreed to only use 75 pounds. CRACKED.COM

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30 Totally Rad Special Effects From ’80s Movies That We Wish Would Save Us From Our High-Tech CGI Prison

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30 Totally Rad Special Effects From ’80s Movies That We Wish Would Save Us From Our High-Tech CGI Prison

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS Jack Nicholson chopped through the prop door too fast in The Shining. CRACKED COM Since Nicholson used to be a volunteer firefighter, he was so good with the axe that when it came time to take down the prop door, it went down unnaturally fast. The production had to replace the flimsy door with a real one so Nicholson could hack away at it.

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'80S HORROR CLASSICS SLEEPAWAY CAMP THE GRASS WAS PAINTED. While the movie is set in the middle of summer, it was actually shot in early fall, so green spray paint was applied to the grass in order to make it look season-appropriate. CRACKED.COM

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The actors playing dead people in Day of the Dead had to keep their faces above rotting meat for hours. They'd lay under a false floor, leaving only their head and shoulders visible next to a fake body cavity filled with pig guts. Shooting those scenes took hours and hours, and they just had to bravely endure the stench all that time. CRACKED.COM

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