Here’s how they created that ‘Scanners’ exploding head, crystal clear?


Ah Scanners, forever remembered as the sci-fi horror with THAT exploding head. But how did the makers pull it off I hear you ask?

Well, the answer is here dear friends, and the below video will tell you exactly how David Cronenberg’s special effects team pulled off something never seen before in cinemas, a man’s head exploding, but with very little camera cutaways so it actually looked real!

Today’s movie fan may not appreciate the effort and genius that goes into this shot, but I remember it, and I remember being floored by its brilliance and creativity.

If you thought that David Cronenberg’s exploding head in Scanners was a work of genius, then check out the below video which is part of the new US Blu-Ray release for the film. It;s fascinating!


About Matt Wavish 9999 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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