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rhett
07-06-2008, 02:08 AM
Stan did some serious damage to the genre before sadly passing before his time last month. Which one of these projects that he contributed the effects for is your favorite?

maskull
07-06-2008, 02:18 AM
Really hard to choose but went with Aliens.

KamuiX
07-06-2008, 02:58 AM
A very difficult choice, but I hold The Terminator near and dear to my heart, and it's one of only a handful of films I could watch once a week and never get sick of.

onebyone
07-06-2008, 03:02 AM
What an incredible body of work he had. Just amazingly talented.

For me though, Aliens is the clear winner. There are precious few movies that I like better than that one.

Workshed
07-06-2008, 03:41 AM
Man, look at that list!

The Monster Squad is a no-brainer for me, as Winston did an incredible job of capturing the character of those classic villains, and he seemed like the perfect choice to do the capturing.

I am a big fan of many of these films, however. But, I've never seen Dracula's Dog--how is it?

rhett
07-06-2008, 04:07 AM
I am a big fan of many of these films, however. But, I've never seen Dracula's Dog--how is it?
Also goes by Zoltan: Hound of Dracula. Paff loves (http://horrordvds.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=434) it. :D

Workshed
07-06-2008, 04:14 AM
Also goes by Zoltan: Hound of Dracula. Paff loves (http://horrordvds.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=434) it. :D

ha ha, good review, Paff. Thanks for the heads-up.

SaviniFan
07-06-2008, 04:38 AM
Dead & Buried. Aliens was a close second.

othervoice1
07-06-2008, 06:38 AM
I gave the edge to Aliens

thrashard76
07-06-2008, 08:04 AM
The Terminator

Hellbilly
07-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Aliens.

Shock Waves
07-06-2008, 11:37 AM
I had to give it to THE THING. I remember the visceral effect that movie had on me.

Predator is my follow up vote.

bigdaddyhorse
07-06-2008, 12:24 PM
Can't choose, too many great and loved creations.
I would go The Thing as it's a favorite movie, but Aliens and both Predators, not to mention Terminator and Pumpkinhead? Even Wrong Turn had some awesome gags. Can't do it, Stan fucking ruled.

Mattapooh
07-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Well, Stan Winston's team only did the dog in the kennel in The Thing, and I think a lot of that was based on Rob Bottin's design. Really, that's a Rob Bottin movie.

As much as I love Aliens, Giger's design of the aliens was better and James Cameron designed the Queen himself. I love Predator, but I don't think anything can touch Terminator 2 in my mind. I think it's one of the most perfect Hollywood films of all time and probably the one film I've watched more than any other.

The Chaostar
07-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Yeah, Bottin is the man behind the Thing...

So I voted for Terminator.

KR~!
07-06-2008, 03:53 PM
I say The Thing because that is what made me a fan.

satans-sadists
07-06-2008, 07:17 PM
I would have voted for Gargoyles (1972) if it had been included. I really love 70's made for TV horror films and this is the one I've revisited the most over the years. From this list, I can't really decide between Predator, Aliens, and The Terminator.

Darga
07-06-2008, 08:10 PM
I would have voted for Gargoyles (1972) if it had been included. I really love 70's made for TV horror films and this is the one I've revisited the most over the years. From this list, I can't really decide between Predator, Aliens, and The Terminator.


Yup, that would be my vote too. That was my favorite movie when I was a kid. I need to check out the DVD again one of these days.

rhett
07-06-2008, 09:02 PM
I realized THE THING was Bottin's baby, but it is such a seminal film in the history of visual effects, I figured it had to be included here regardless of Stan's contributions. Plus, that kennel scene is totally awesome.

KR~!
07-06-2008, 09:20 PM
It's really amazing, He co-created Predator, Terminator, and The Alien Queen!

I also thought that Pumpkinhead looked awesome , even if the films themselves were pretty crappy, besides the 1st one which was actually good.

fattyjoe37
07-06-2008, 10:48 PM
My favorite movie he worked on is Terminator, but my favorite of his effects are in Monster Squad.

soxfan666
07-07-2008, 12:09 AM
T2 for me. It is one of the movies (like Jaws) I end up watching everytime it is on, which seems like every week.

maybrick
07-07-2008, 12:45 AM
I realized THE THING was Bottin's baby, but it is such a seminal film in the history of visual effects, I figured it had to be included here regardless of Stan's contributions.

Really? I think the inclusion of THE THING in the poll, and the fact that it's winning, clearly invalidates the point of the poll. All it tells us now is that the majority of us prefer Rob Bottin to Stan Winston.

dwatts
07-07-2008, 02:07 AM
Went with The Hand. coz it wasn't going to get any love otherwise.

Weird having The Thing here - it's such a popular film, it's inevitable it would win.....

The Chaostar
07-07-2008, 02:08 PM
All it tells us now is that the majority of us prefer Rob Bottin to Stan Winston.

:lol::lol::lol:

Exactly!

:lol::lol::lol:

DVD-fanatic-9
07-07-2008, 09:31 PM
The one I remembering enjoying or liking the most was Lake Placid. But I haven't re-watched it in quite awhile. Same goes with Aliens, but I'm really not into action-thriller-sci fi combos.

Mutilated Prey
07-08-2008, 05:07 PM
So many good ones! I went with Terminator, but The Thing, Wrong Turn, Dead and Buried, Pumpkinhead, Predator and Aliens just to name a few are all great as well!

Rocker10
07-09-2008, 03:17 AM
The Thing for me. Plenty of good choices there though.

Myron Breck
07-09-2008, 04:45 AM
Sorry. No way in Hell I can narrow this down, not even to Top 5...

maybrick
07-09-2008, 04:51 AM
The Thing for me. Plenty of good choices there though.

Score another one for Rob Bottin!

I choose other for THE HOWLING! :D

geeare
07-09-2008, 04:40 PM
i went with the Thing but Lake Placid is close behind that.

Livingdead102
07-12-2008, 07:25 AM
I went with Pumpkinhead. It's probably not my favorite film from the list, but as far as effects go, that thing looks fucking REAL to me.