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In Memoriam

June 16th, 2008 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments


Special effects and make-up artist STAN WINSTON is responsible for some of the most incredible monsters ever seen in film. We’re talking big time blockbusters like ALIENS, PREDATOR and the JURASSIC PARK series. He not only designed the nightmare creature PUMPKINHEAD, but he also did a beautiful job directing that picture as well. The incredible dog kennel scene in THE THING? Yep, Stan was all over that too. One of my fondest, not to mention Kindertraumiest, movie memories is seeing DEAD AND BURIED in a drive in with my cousins. WINSTON’s work in that movie helped to make your Unkle Lancifer the shell of a man he is today. He will be sorely missed and there is not enough CGI in the universe to replace the likes of him. Please visit Stan’s IMDB page for a full list of his remarkable contributions to the world of film.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 IrvingWallaceNo Gravatar // Jun 16, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    He was my idol…i met him once and he said that someday we would work together, well maybe not here.

  • 2 Jeff AllardNo Gravatar // Jun 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Besides his more noted accomplishments, Winston was also responsible for the transformation FX on Manimal – one of my favorite shows as a kid! I remember at the time thinking that it was a big deal to see movie-quality FX like that on a TV show.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 17, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I loved that Manimal show! It had Melody Anderson from DEAD AND BURIED and FLASH GORDON on it. I would love to see that again!

  • 4 Jeff AllardNo Gravatar // Jun 17, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Me too! The Sci-Fi Channel used to air the entire series in a day-long marathon every now and then back in the mid-to-late ’90s but I stupidly never had the presence of mind to tape it. I guess I always assumed they’d keep running it. Oh well, maybe it’ll make its way to DVD one of these days!

  • 5 LexicalNo Gravatar // Aug 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I didn’t even know he died! Ugh! Stan Winston is dead? I am almost as sad as when I heard Jim Henson had bit the bullet. Wow.

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