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Scanners - head explosion

Much like its infamously explosive setpiece, the making of Scanners was a real headache.

With director David Cronenberg hot off The Brood, the abnormal time pressures of the Canadian tax-shelter era rushed Scanners into production without a script. With only two months to wrap principal photography, Cronenberg was forced to write and shoot the film simultaneously, all while managing a hectic production with his biggest budget to-date.

It was a fake head they filled with pig guts that they then shot with a 12-gauge.

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