Amazing Special Effects That Were Actually Made For Cheap


Movies love using CGI these days but sometimes, going the cheap way is best. These movies all used practical, inexpensive effects and they were great. 'Hollywood magic' was a term used to refer to the beautifully constructed practical effect sets that allowed filmmakers to bring to the screen any manner of creations, from otherworldy castles set in a magical land to alien spaceships looming in the sky. Nowadays, almost every special effect can be boiled down to being done with CGI. The process is simple, but a very expensive one. And the results are not always ideal. That is why the following films decided to roll up their sleeves and come up with their own practical effects, most of which could be accomplished after a quick trip to the hardware store.