Stan Winston RIP (7 April, 1946 - 17 June, 2008)

We showcase the work of Hollywood’s most revered special-effects artists, the late, great Stan Winston.

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Stan Winston was one of the many makeup artists responsible for the astonishing special effects in John Carpenter’s 1981 horror/sci-fi flick The Thing. Even in today’s climate of seamless CGI trickery, the practical effects in this film — including a head sprouting legs and decapitating itself from its body — remain truly jaw-dropping. Stan Winston received a 'special thanks' in the film credits for his sterling work.

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