Today's movies are full off CGI. However, let's give credit to the horror filmmaking community where love of practical effects is deeply engrained. There's still nothing like a tactile mutant goblin eating a fresh bloody corpse, and it sure beats the distraction of bad CGI. Here are 5 horror movies with awesome practical effects.
The Thing (1982)
John Carpenter's remake underperformed in the box office when it was released, but the film has become a classic that inspired a generation of horror filmmakers. Most of the creature effects were designed by Rob Bottin. And, Dean Cundey's exceptional cinematography adds to this film's amazing look and tone.
30 Days of Night (2007)
Based on Steve Niles comic strip, 30 Days of Night was directed by David Slade. The practical effect highlight involves a rad decapitation.
The Fly (1986)
David Cronenberg's scifi, horror film has a lot of practical effects as you'd imagine for any creature feature made in the mid 1980s. The Fly's final transformation still gives us the willies.
A parasitic creature made of spiky bits of its victims? Yes, please!
127 Hours (2010)
It's not your standard "horror" flick but 127 Hours is horrifying on many levels. Leave it to the great Danny Boyle to create a truly unnerving scene that apparently only took 20 minutes to film. Many fake arms were on hand but they only needed one!
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