“Tom Savini is one of the most influential and prolific special effects artists in movie history, with over 300 credits to his name.”
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Prepare to get out your Creepshow VHS tape and make a pot of coffee because this documentary will keep you up all night viewing your favorite horror films from childhood to the present. From George A. Romero’s Martin’s realistic wrist-slashing effect to Tom Savini’s Special Makeup Effects Program, the new trailer for Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini takes us down a haunting memory lane. Get your coworkers to join you in the gore!
Tom Savini, Danny McBride, Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Alice Cooper, Greg Nicotero, Tom Atkins, Corey Feldman, and others appear in the documentary. Tom Savini’s early films with Pittsburgh director George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, and Monkey Shines, are revisited in this video. We also learn more about the makeup and special effects utilized in cult masterpieces such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Friday the 13th (I-IV), Maniac, The Burning, and The Prowler.
Savini has been open about how his Vietnam experiences impacted his makeup effects. When questioned, he responds, “That is a question I am often asked. I saw a lot of first-hand anatomically accurate gore, and I think the most significant aspect of that was realizing that even if we construct a dead corpse or scenario, seeing the actual thing gives you a different sensation. I’m not pleased if I’m producing a gruesome effect and it doesn’t give me the same sensation as seeing the actual thing.” Do you remember the scary mask from The Black Phone? You guessed correctly! Savini!
“How hilarious, I assumed this could be your work the minute I saw the poster online,” one admirer said of his work. Demonstrating that he’s been frightening the living daylights out of us since we were born, “Working on anything with @scottderrickson gives me the greatest goosebumps. You are a real craftsman, Savini. Scott, you are a great director! I’m still disappointed that you didn’t get to work on Dr. Strange 2.” “Looks scary as hell friend, fantastic work as usual, you’re the man,” says another.
For almost two decades, he has directed the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects Program at the Douglas Education Center. His catchphrase is, “‘What do I need to see in order to trust that what I’m seeing is true?’ Then you present it to a group of people.”
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“Perhaps no program in the world is more characterized by the individuals that work there, or by the spirit, energy, and creativity that they represent. Take your imagination on a journey you’ve never been on before! Join the hundreds of students from across the globe who have already started Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program. You’d always been aware that you were unique. And you’re finally paying attention to that inner voice – the voice of creative reason. Let us now assist you in honing your talents by teaching you how to bring your drawings to life and your nightmares to life.”
Andy Westfall and Jason Baker created Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini. Check it out on October 19th, direct-to-VOD.
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