The Story Behind Scanners' Unforgettable Exploding Head Scene

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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 straightforward.

Via /r/movies


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Question...aside from the Fly and Scanners, does anyone have any other Cronen-gems to recommend?