How Jurassic Park changed the way movies are made forever

Here's a fascinating bit of film history: one of the most incredible moments in movie history wasn't in a movie at all but just a test shot for Jurassic Park. It's that test footage—of a T-Rex walking—that changed movies forever. It's that scene—simply called the Dinosaur Skin Test—that made filmmakers realize how… » 6/11/14 2:21am 6/11/14 2:21am

Jurassic Park 4 is being shot in this gorgeous abandoned amusement park

I don't really care about Jurassic World—Jurassic Park 4, if you prefer—but abandoned amusement parks are awesome. When I heard that the movie is being shot in this amazing abandoned Six Flag in New Orleans, beautiful images of huge dinosaurs running around this gorgeous place started to pop into my mind. » 6/06/14 9:42pm 6/06/14 9:42pm

Godzilla trailer's audio track matches Jurassic Park perfectly

The Awesomer found this masterful mashup by Zach Prewitt using the entire audio track from the new Godzilla trailer to create an entirely new trailer for Jurassic Park. Everything matches perfectly, which shows the magic of good editing—and perhaps the fact that most movies nowadays are cookie-cutter films at heart. » 5/16/14 10:44pm 5/16/14 10:44pm

Terrify Your Dinner Party Guests With These Thudding T-Rex Ice Cubes

The number one rule for hosting a successful dinner party? Make sure your guests fear gruesome death by dinosaur at least once during the evening. The best way to achieve the effect? These ice ripples that mimic that scene—you know the one—from the original Jurassic Park. No T-Rex needed! » 3/08/14 9:00am 3/08/14 9:00am

Relive Jurassic Park's Iconic Hacking Scene Right From Your Browser

For the most part, Jurassic Park isn't the kind of movie you'd want a chance to live out, what with the mortal danger and velociraptors and all that. But thanks to the amazing Jurassic Systems website, you can experience of of Jurassic Park's safer thrills first-hand: getting hacked by Dennis Nedry. » 3/03/14 9:30am 3/03/14 9:30am

This image showing every second of Jurassic Park looks like dino skin

To be fair, if you put together every second of any movie in one image, that image would almost always look like the skin and scales of dinosaurs but I swear my mind is making me believe it even more for Jurassic Park. It also kind of looks like a Magic Eye picture and I half expect T-Rex to pop out and chase after me. » 2/08/14 2:32am 2/08/14 2:32am

Whoa, the Raptor Cage From Jurassic Park is on Ebay Right Now

Jurassic Park is probably the greatest movie ever made, so the possibility of owning even the tiniest fragment from its history makes me excited. But if tiny fragments aren't enough for you, here's a huge prop that's up on Ebay's block this week: The velociraptor crate cage used in the film. Fake raptor prop included… » 1/27/14 1:20pm 1/27/14 1:20pm

Real life Jurassic Park exists in Australia and everyone needs to go

We're going to Australia, everybody. You, me, your mother, my neighbor, your dog, the guy on the subway, the girl in the book store, everybody. Why? Because they've built the closest thing to a real life Jurassic Park there. Called Palmersaurus Dinosaur Park, it's home to 160 animatronic dinosaurs that move, blink,… » 12/16/13 7:21pm 12/16/13 7:21pm

This is How the Jurassic Park Animatronic Triceratops Was Built

As a young pup watching Jurassic Park, I was in terrified of the T-Rex, fearful of the Raptors, in awe of the Brachiosaurus and annoyed of that little spraying dinosaur. But probably above all, I felt for the Triceratops. It was hurt! It was dying! It was so incredibly detailed. Stan Winston School revealed how they… » 4/16/13 11:30pm 4/16/13 11:30pm

How Jurassic Park's VFX Wizards Brought One of the Largest Dinos of All…

In shots where they were seen walking, Jurassic Park's resident brachiosaurs were realized with ground-breaking computer animation. But for shots when the film's human characters interacted with them high in the trees, the brachiosaurs were brought to life with complicated animatronics created by Stan Winston Studios. » 3/25/13 10:45am 3/25/13 10:45am