TOM SAVINI

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Heroes & Inspirations Greg Nicotero -

Tom Savini was the guy. Dawn Of The Dead, Fri­day The 13th – they were two movies that ush­ered in the “splat­ter era” of spe­cial ef­fects. I be­came a fan of Tom based on the work on those movies. I re­mem­ber get­ting fake ID for the first time I watched Dawn Of The Dead, and see­ing the head ex­plode, and see­ing the zombie bite the woman in the neck. I al­most vom­ited I was so hor­ri­fied. But I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. Then you flash for­ward to 1984 and I find out I’m work­ing with him on Day Of The Dead. And he was the guy.

Ni­cotero went from ad­mir­ing Tom Savini films to work­ing on them.

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