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Win Every Costume Contest With This Incredible Stranger Things Make-Up Tutorial 

Video: Stranger Things costumes are sure to be everywhere this Halloween, so you’ll need to distinguish your ensemble by striving for complete authenticity. The ultimate Dead Barb will take some work, but YouTuber Freakmo — who specialises in effects make-up — will show you how in her cheerfully informative tutorial… slugs and all.

You May Never See A Better Video Than Mad Max: Fury Road Without Special Effects

Video: Thirty seconds into watching this video, my face already hurt from smiling too much.

ILM Plays God In This Crazy New Force Awakens VFX Reel

Video: The only thing more impressive than invisible visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is seeing the work that went into them. Industrial Light & Magic’s Oscar-nominated effects work gets stripped totally naked in this brand new VFX breakdown.

Watch A Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Melt Away In The Most Horrific Way Possible

Video: These days all you need to recreate Hollywood-calibre visual effects is a fast PC and some expensive 3D software. But if you want to try your hand at recreating old-school special effects, find yourself a 3D printer, make a miniature version of Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and go to town with a blowtorch.

This Transformers Short Film Is Every Kid's Imagination Come True

Video: In his latest short film called The Real Deal, Patrick Bovin uses some flawless CG to bring a five-year-old’s imagination and a set of Transformers toys to life. It’s as close as you can get to looking inside a kid’s brain while they play.

Why Jurassic Park's Visual Effects Still Look Amazing Today

Video: Jurassic Park still holds up. It’s an excellent movie that’s still fun to watch, the dinosaurs are still scary as hell, and the visual effects still look spectacular. How is that possible? Even though Jurassic Park changed the way films use visual effects, the restraint it used with its own effects is what has made it stand the test of time.

Send Up A Prayer For Finished Effects After Watching This Deleted Once Upon A Time Scene

Video: In a deleted scene from the fifth season of Once Upon a Time, Hook confronts Regina about the whole “kill your father” thing. That’s not the best part of this deleted scene. The best part is the effects.

Terrify Everyone With This Animatronic Shark Costume

Video: As Alfred pointed out in The Dark Knight, some men just like to watch the world burn. To them, a day at the beach spent lounging in the sun isn’t particularly enjoyable. But a day at the beach spent terrorising swimmers with this amazing animatronic shark suit? Now that’s an afternoon well spent.

All Hail This Brilliant Animatronic Hypnotoad

Video: Remember that live-action Futurama fan film someone was making? In addition to binging Bender, Fry, Leela, Zoidberg and the professor into our world, the Fan-o-rama filmmakers are working on realising other characters too, including the all-knowing, benevolent, hypnotoad — ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD (replica).

These Moving Time Lapses Are Made With Just A Single Still Photograph

Video: Though it may seem like you’re watching a time lapse that uses hundreds of photos of a scene to track the passing of time, you’re actually just looking at a single picture “moving” with the magic of software called Platograph Pro. It’s one still photograph that’s been moved digitally. How?

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