To anyone who knows anything about horror films (both campy or iconic) Tom Savini is more than a special effects icon. He is a bona fide superstar. Sure you’ve seen his face in From Dusk Till Dawn and Dawn of the Dead, but his real talent lies behind the camera creating the legendary effects in films like Day of the Dead and Friday the 13th to name but a few. So, while we just love talking about Tom’s work, there’s a new documentary on the horizon devoted to the man of the hour and that’s got us excited.
The film, titled Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini, chronicles his career and offers us wonderful insights and testimonials from other famous magic makers and effects artisans (like George Romero, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger) that Tom has the luxury of calling his friends. This clip is a 10 minute segment from the film (which is still in post production) but still a good sampling of what’s to come. Enjoy!