Monday, June 16, 2008

Stan Winston: RIP

Special Effects pioneer Stan Winston faded to black on Sunday at the age of 62.

Along with Rick Baker, he basically defined the pre-CGI makeup/small-scale SFX era of the '80s and '90s.

If you saw either of these guys' names on a movie, there was going to be something interesting to look at. Highlights of Stan's career included the startling gore in the little known Dead & Buried (Jack Albertson's last film?), the disturbing ghost-rape movie The Entity and the unforgettable SFX bonanzas The Thing and Aliens.

His little horror flick Pumpkinhead is under-rated.

He looked a bit older than 62 which bodes ill for those of us who do seem prematurely aged.

RIP, buddy, or at least come back as a convincing zombie.

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