TIL one of the special effects in Highlander (1985) was achieved by strapping car batteries to the actors’ legs and wiring them up so they’d spark when a sword struck. Production would pause while filming these scenes after three takes because the sword handles would get too hot.

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This entire movie is a TIL goldmine. * Main actor didn’t speak English * They cast a famous Scottish actor, but he didn’t play a Scotsman. He played an Egyptian? * Queen provided 4 original songs for the film, at the height of their fame?! I’ll let others find more


This is also how they achieved the effect of Freddy Krueger’s blades throwing sparks as he scrapes them along a pipe in the first *Nightmare on Elm Street* movie.


It’s better to burn out, than to fade away!


The Highlander was a documentary, and the events happened in real time.


I know that it was the 80’s and this wasn’t even close to the worst thing going on on movie sets. However, isn’t this, like, unbelievably dangerous?