The news has just come out today that visual effects mastermind Stan Winston has died. We are officially one step closer to monster movies never being the same again. Aliens, Predator, The Terminator, T2, The Thing, and Jurassic Park are many of the movies whose effects blew my mind the first time around and still manage to do so with every repeat viewing. This man's special effects helped to shape my childhood imagination and gave me a love and respect for horror/sci-fi films that Hollywood has been trying it's damnedest to rob me of for years now. I shed a collective tear for the film industry.
Bye, Stan. This nerd's gonna miss you.