Best sci-fi movie trivia of 1985

Back to the Future picture

Trivia: The farm where Marty arrives in 1955 belongs to a man called Peabody, and he calls his son Sherman; both names are a tribute to "Sherman and Mr. Peabody", two cartoon time travellers.

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Weird Science picture

Trivia: When Gary is first telling Wyatt of his idea to make a woman, Wyatt asks,"What about your girl[friend] in Canada?" a reference to Anthony Michael Hall's character in "The Breakfast Club." In the Breakfast Club when Bender is asking Brian if he is a cherry, Brian says that he had slept with a girl from Canada that he met at Niagara Falls.

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Day of the Dead picture

Trivia: Real pig guts were used for the scene where Joe Pilato (Rhodes) is ripped in half. The guts were accidentally left out of the freezer for the weekend and so were rotten when they were used. The stench was so bad that everybody ran off the set once they finished.

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The Return of the Living Dead picture

Trivia: The eyetest-sign in the office where Burt tells the Army story reads 'Burt is a slave driver..'

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Re-Animator picture

Trivia: Based only very loosely on the story "Herbert West: Reanimator" by H.P. Lovecraft, taking great liberties with the original story. This was, reportedly, one of Lovecraft's least favorite among his stories, one that he only wrote in order to "pay the bills."

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome picture

Trivia: Aunty Entity's name is never mentioned in the film. She is only referred to as just "Aunty."

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Cocoon picture

Trivia: Some of the cloud effects were created by dumping colored dyes in tanks of water which were then superimposed into the shot.

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