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New Tom Savini Documentary Offers Extended Preview

Many people argue that Tom Savini is THE reason that Friday The 13th became the juggernaut slasher franchise of the 1980's and quite possibly of all time. His special effects work on the original 1980 film as well as Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter in 1984 set industry benchmarks for make-up and prosthetic work. His visionary work, however, reached further than Jason Voorhees to such films as Dawn Of The Dead and Creep Show.


Tom's acting career also earned him cult status with turns in films such as Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn as Sex Machine and recently as an assassin in Machete. His career in film is just one small part of a truly interesting life that has touched so many that are fans of cinema. It was announced over three and half years ago that a brand new documentary was being produced that chronicles Tom's entire life named Smoke and Mirrors.

The documentary contains interviews with friends of Savini such as Night Of The Living Dead Director George Romero as well as former collaborates in make-up effects Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger. The documentary does not have a release date as of yet, but when news comes down about a release date, we will let everyone know. In the mean time, watch an extended look at Director Jason Baker's new documentary below. The preview alone is fascinating and should make fans of Friday The 13th and Horror films very happy.



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