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How a single scream changed the course of video game history

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Video games have had a, shall we say, chequered history when it comes to their interactions with and portrayals within legacy media. Something that can be, at least, partially attributed to a single scene in the game Night Trap where a lady gets kidnapped by a bin bag vampire with a granny grabber. No, seriously.

The Lord of the Rings movies were lit by magic

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Lighting is an underappreciated and, if a lot of modern movies and TV shows are anything to go by, often ignored aspect of creating media with some shows being darker and more poorly lit than a cira 2010 MySpace profile picture. Which is presumably why when the person in charge of lighting for The Lord of The Rings movies was asked where the lighting for scenes was coming from, slapped that shit down harder than a concrete plunger.

Nobody knows how the Fantastic Four’s costumes work

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The Fantastic Four have been a comic mainstay for well over half a decade at this point and during that time Marvel’s First Family have had more costume changes than a drag queen with OCD. While the costumes have undergone numerous visual redesigns, a constant and fittingly fantastical feature of each one is that they’re able to survive constantly being on fire for no particular reason. 

That time giggly Elmo got a bunch of people trampled

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As we’ve discussed on this site before there was a time in the mid-90’s when members of the public were willing to throw hands over small sacks of beans shaped like random animals. A bizarre story made all the more unusual by the fact that this actually kind of happened twice, with the finger of blame being pointed squarely into the cold, unfeeling eyes Sesame Street‘s Elmo. 

That time they shot like 50 arrows at an actor, for realism

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As we’ve discussed on the site before, legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa was a micro-managing perfectionist who was famous among his peers for his insistence on getting even the most minor of seemingly inconsequential details just right when it came to making his movies. Something that saw him peppering an actor with about half a dozen actual arrows for a scene where he got shot to death, by arrows.