Imagery can say so much more
words, usually in less time and with greater effect. But in order for imagery to be
effective, it must be delivered by a master. A student of the human
natural uses emotion to
help fuel the effect. He is truly a master of his craft, he is the monster-maker. He who
creates the grande illusion. Tom Savini is directly responsible for many of the great
images that have become some of today's modern classics. He is "the man that made horror good again."
Tom has taken words and replaced
them with images. His effects and wizardry have helped to deliver some of horror most
telling moments. Who could ever forget his classic zombies in "Dawn of the
Dead", "Day of the Dead", and "Night of the Living Dead 1990".
His creatures from "Creepshow", or classic killings in the original
"Friday the 13th". This is just some of the works
of this maestro of mayhem.
Some people go to see movies for
their favorite actors or actresses, or favorite director, but I go to see anything with Tom Savini's name attached to it. Not
all are good, but at least Tom can deliver the goods. No matter if it is as an actor,
director, doing stunts, or special effects, Tom's contributions are always top-notch.
Probably my favorite of Tom's work
is his and George Romero's remake of "Night of the Living Dead". I know that Tom
doesn't have many fond memories of this production, but I thought it was great. This is
definitely one of the best zombie movies in the last 10 years. Don't get me wrong, I loved
the original, but I really enjoyed Savini's re-crafting of this horror classic. Not many
remakes even hold a candle to the original, but this one might have out shown it. Great
Recently, I had the pleasure of
meeting Tom and spending some time talking to him about his career and he view on the
state of horror today. I found him very open and down to earth. He is definitely not your
average Hollywood star. He is a true horror fan, who has never let us down.
Hopefully, someday Tom will visit
my site and find it a fitting tribute to the genre we all love, horror. He has definitely
greatly enhanced my horror enjoyment and I am very thankful. As always please e-mail me if you have anything you can add
to this page, or if you have any comments, criticisms or suggestion.
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