Stan Winston RIP

Very sorry to hear that special effects genius Stan Winston died on Saturday, aged just 62. I never met or interviewed the man, but always got the impression that he was very nice and approachable. Despite having worked on blockbusters, and receiving four Academy Awards, he had a real affinity for the horror genre, being a longstanding Partner of LA's Screamfest event.

The man's movie resume shrieks for itself: Predator, The Thing, Aliens, all three Terminator films... a legend has passed. The word "Wow" will now be used significantly less in cinemas, worldwide.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

62 is no age at all, I was shocked when I got a facebook alert about this morning. This year is shaping up to be a sad one indeed for losing some movie greats.