Top 10 Worst Practical Special Effects in Movies

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    March 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm

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  2. itkojecockot

    March 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    The Terminator was a low-budget movie and considering the fact that J.
    Cameron did it with only about 6 mil. dollars it had outstanding special
    effects, for such amount of money it was a masterpiece !!!?


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  4. Johnny Langlois

    March 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Walking dead there is an arm that looks so plastic

  5. Chocolates

    March 10, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Why are you ripping on films that are 20-30 years old??


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  7. standepain

    March 11, 2015 at 12:40 am

    But a crappy practical effect is still light years better than a crappy CGI

  8. Android Twelve

    March 11, 2015 at 1:15 am

    some of these effects might be bad, but id take them over CGI any day of
    the week. CGI is needed for some movies of course, but its not a excuse to
    use it all the time..We need more movies with old school makeup and
    effects..Fans appreciate it more in my opinion.?

  9. BewareTheForce

    March 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

    What, am I stupid? Those Terminator effects look really good.?

  10. Ulver27

    March 11, 2015 at 2:16 am

    robocop never had a real special effect failure. It shouldn’t be on the


    March 11, 2015 at 2:17 am

    I love the animatronic Arnold in Terminator 1. I think a moving human head
    could not have been made better at that time. ?

  12. Holly Figueroa

    March 11, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Birdemic is not on here… so this list is invalid. lol?

  13. Virtuously .Selfish

    March 11, 2015 at 2:40 am

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  15. Sic's Space

    March 11, 2015 at 3:18 am

    I knew this would make me angry but I watched it anyway. Really only Troll
    2 deserves to be on this list, the rest are perfectly decent and really you
    noticed the nightmare one was a dummy, the first time you saw it? or was it
    only when you rewound it and paused it and such. Also the effects in Street
    Trash are awesome and inventive especially for a film of it’s budget and

  16. maximum96

    March 11, 2015 at 4:18 am

    How about Birdemic? ?

  17. hankheavy

    March 11, 2015 at 4:51 am

    The Terminator effects looks very machine like which does makes sense,
    since you know… he is a fucking machine!?

  18. Marco Estiercol

    March 11, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Not one Ed Wood movie? Weird…?


    March 11, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Movie Bloopers?

  20. AESCULAPTORmark3

    March 11, 2015 at 5:58 am

    The Terminator movie, The scene where he looked in the mirror and removed
    his own eye was terrible!, he looked so fake!, he just didn’t look human at
    His movements were far too mechanical, and his skin looked artificial. He
    kinda looked like a robot rather then human.being. The special effects were
    terrible, it just didn’t work?

  21. Retrovibes

    March 11, 2015 at 6:33 am

    The Terminator eye scene has no business being on this list. The fact that
    there were people out there that couldn’t tell if it was fake or not is a
    testament to how good it was. I’m not even bringing the budget argument
    here. That head scene is one of the most difficult practical effects to
    pull off. It’s a real size head and torso, filmed from very close range,
    with extreme detail, properly animated, including the other eye. I dare
    anyone to find another movie with a similar effect done better. Saying it’s
    one of the worst practical effects is bullshit. Not to mention we’re
    talking Stan Winston here. Stan.fucking.Winston.?

  22. kingv911

    March 11, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Ses, who wants the charm of practical effects when you can have that shitty
    rendered computer look that makes every movie look the same??

  23. marcel decoteau

    March 11, 2015 at 7:59 am

    wtf beetle juice was good?

  24. TheCoper COper

    March 11, 2015 at 8:50 am

    So no Yoda from Star Wars? Interesting…?

  25. Darren Stephens

    March 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Street Trash is pretty much perfect as it is….!?