David Cronenberg gave 1981 audiences something they had never seen before in his film Scanners – exploding heads. A gruesome image to be sure, but one that became emblematic of his story of warring telepaths. In advance of the film’s release on blu-ray today, the Criterion Collection has released a short clip from the disc’s special features in which special makeup artists Stephan Dupuis and Chris Walas, director of photography Mark Irwin, and special effects supervisor Gary Zeller reveal the process they went through to create that moment.
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