Total Recall: The Best of Stan Winston
We take a look back at the celebrated career of Hollywood's beloved creature artist.
| Pumpkinhead (1988, 53 percent)|
Winston's directorial debut tells the spooky tale of a father who, after summoning the titular demon to enact revenge against those who killed his son, learns there's a price to be paid for his actions. Set in the Appalachian Mountains, Winston's film blends the supernatural with fairy tales, and his bony, raptor-like creature is the stuff of nightmares. Given his duties as director, Winston delegated much of the special-effects work to others; nonetheless, he crafted a creepy morality tale whose cult has only increased with time. Rob Vaux of Flipside Movie Emporium called it "satisfying B-movie fun from effects maestro Stan Winston."
Leviathan (1989, 11 percent)