Stan Winston

Oct. 07, 2008 | 2:44 p.m.

Greg Nicotero talks about the masters of movie mayhem and ‘malicious hysteria’

Hero Complex brought you an exclusive, in-depth piece yesterday on the future of Stan Winston Effects, the storied special-effects house founded by the late, great wizard of Hollywood. Now Gina McIntyre, who writes about horror for the H.C., brings us a chat with Greg Nicotero, another master of movie mayhem and the executive producer of a new documentary about the artistry of horror that airs tonight on Starz. If your DVD library contains multiple copies of the “Evil Dead” films, this one’s for you. The documentary “Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh” features interviews with the makeup artists responsible for creating some of the most gruesome moments in horror cinema: Dick Smith, Tom Savini, Rick Baker, Rob Bottin and Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero of KNB EFX, the Van Nuys-based shop that, during its 20 years in business, has amassed a lengthy […]
Oct. 06, 2008 | 1:30 p.m.

Stan Winston and the tricky business of Legacy

(Note: There’s also a tidbit here about the "Green Lantern" film project, check after the jump.) The creature creators at Stan Winston Studio specialize in Hollywood miracles — they brought dinosaurs to life for "Jurassic Park" and turned metal men into movie history with "Iron Man" and "The Terminator" — but their next trick will be their toughest. The illustrious special-effects shop will try to hold on to its history even as it sheds its late founder’s name and abandons his storied workshop. Stan Winston, (at right) a four-time Oscar winner, died in June in Malibu at age 62 after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. He was universally eulogized as one of the true wizards of Hollywood. "The entertainment industry has lost a genius," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said at the […]
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