Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Today we are looking at a pair of pictures that give us a close look at a very recognizable prop for Freddy nerds. In the admittedly lesser, but still fun, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, directed by Renny Harlin, there’s a scene where Freddy appears to the lead at a nightmare diner and sees the delivery of what is known as the “soul pizza,” which has the trapped souls of his victims as meatballs.
It’s actually a really effective and creepy effect that was done with a combination of cinema tricks… from real actor’s faces in close up screaming for help to a big, special effects pizza with mechanical faces. Thanks to the Practical Effects Group we have a close look at the front and back of this pizza, so you can see some of the mechanics put into this sequence. Click to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic is coming. Be afraid.