Sunday, October 20, 2013

Masters Of Horror! (Stan Winston)

The other fucking makeup God.

We lost him in 2008. (:-(

(For his whole career, see here, and here).

The Bat People (1974)

Bat people, Octomen, we all have to start somewhere.

Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

See here.

The Wiz (1978)

See here.

The Exterminator (1980)

See here.

Dead & Buried (1981)

See here.

Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

See here.

The Thing (1982)

See here, and here.

The Terminator (1984)

See here.

Ghoulies (1985)

See here.

Invaders from Mars (1986)

See here, and here.

Aliens (1986)

See here, and here.

Won his first Oscar for this one.

The Monster Squad (1987)

See here, here, here, here, and here.

Predator (1987)

See here.

Oscar nomination.

Pumpkinhead (1988)

See here.

His directorial debut.

Leviathan (1989)

"Alien", underwater.

Predator 2 (1990)

See here.

Ah, I begin to see how the fateful Xenomorph head ended up on the Predator ship....

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

See here, and here.

Another Oscar win.

Batman Returns (1992)

See here, here, here, and here.

Cool, my favorite one!

Also, another Oscar nomination for Stan.

Jurassic Park (1993)

See here.

Another Oscar win.

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

See here, and here.

Congo (1995)

Um...well, it had Bruce Campbell....*shrug*

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, written by William Goldman, Stan Winston effects, what could possibly go wrong?
Poop grenade.

The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Val Kilmer again!
And, quite possibly Marlon Brando's most....eccentric performance.

The first of a Stan Winston H.G. Wells trilogy.

The Relic (1997)

A big old sloppy gangbang frappe of every monster in the shadows movie.
Except this time, in a museum.

Leonard Maltin gave it an "ehhh".

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

See here.

Another Oscar Nomination.

Small Soldiers (1998)

See here, and here.

Instinct (1999)

Very loosely based on the book, "Ishmael", which was a bunch of blithering pretentious radical environmentalist twaddle that critics adored.

The film was less well received.
To put it mildly.

Lake Placid (1999)

Started the whole "Betty White is awesome", craze.

Followed by 3 crappy straight to cable sequels.

Inspector Gadget (1999)

See here.

End of Days (1999)

See here.

Galaxy Quest (1999)

See here.

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Some formulaic murder mystery with ghosts crap.
I could tell it was a dud from the ads.
I always know it's a dud from the ads.
You can't fool me.

Pearl Harbor (2001)

See here.

A.I. (2001)

See here.

Another Oscar nomination.

Jurassic Park III (2001)

See here.

The Time Machine (2002)

A remake of the 1960 one.

Eh, I could take it or leave it.
It's pretty, I'll give it that.

Part 2 of the Stan Winston H.G. Wells trilogy.

Darkness Falls (2003)

A killer Tooth Fairy.
Yeah, you heard me.

Made its money back, but the critics shredded it.

The title makes me think of the Killswitch Engage song.
I just can't help it.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

See here.

Wrong Turn (2003)

Mediocrity followed by 4 crummy sequels.

Constantine (2005)

See here, and here.

War of the Worlds (2005)

A fusion of the novel, and the 1953 film.


Part 3 of the Stan Winston H.G. Wells trilogy.

Doom (2005)

See here.

Ended up being a sneak preview of the new Dr. McCoy.
Who knew?

Iron Man (2008)

See here, here, here, here, and here.

Indiana Jones and the 
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

See here.

Or, as Lloyd Kaufman calls it "Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skullfuck".

Now, really, anything after 2008 was done by his shop, because, y'know, he died.

But, to finish this off, here's two more I already did.

Terminator Salvation (2009)

See here.

Hey, he started Terminator off, may as well finish the series.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

See here, here, and here.

Geee IIII traaaact!!!

So, yeah, between him, and Rick Baker, they did pretty much every movie ever.

I know, that's a lot of fuggin' reruns, but...hey, those two guys did everything.
Impossible not to retread old ground.

Tomorrow, to wrap up this makeup artist trilogy, Robert Kurtzman.

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