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Name
  
Tom Savini


Role
  
Actor ┬Ě savini.com

Children
  
Lia Savini, Lon Savini

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Full Name
  
Thomas Vincent Savini

Born
  
November 3, 1946 (age 77) (
1946-11-03
)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Other names
  
The Godfather of Gore The Sultan of Splatter

Occupation
  
Actor Special make-up effects Director Producer Stunt performer

Education
  
Carnegie Mellon University

Books
  
Grande Illusions: A Learn-by Example Guide to the Art and Technique of Special Make-up Effects from the Films of Tom Savini

Movies
  
Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk till Dawn, Creepshow, Machete, Django Unchained

Similar People
  
George A Romero, Robert Rodriguez, Sean S Cunningham, Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo

Profiles

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Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stuntman, director, and award-winning special make-up effects creator. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

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Savini directed Night of the Living Dead, the 1990 remake of Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead; his other directing work include three episodes of the TV show Tales from the Darkside and one segment in The Theatre Bizarre. As an actor and stuntman, he has appeared in films such as Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, From Dusk till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete, Django Unchained and Machete Kills.

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Early life

Savini was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is of Italian descent. He was raised Catholic and graduated from Central Catholic High School. As a boy, his inspiration was actor Lon Chaney, Sr., and Savini attributes his earliest desires to create makeup effects to Chaney and the film Man of a Thousand Faces. Experimenting with whatever medium he could find, the young Savini practiced creating makeup effects on himself, later convincing his friends to let him practice his craft on them. He also discovered another passion, acting. Combining his makeup applications and homemade costumes, he especially enjoyed scaring his friends. Savini attended Point Park University for three years, before enlisiting in the United States Army. After his tour in Vietnam, he attended Carnegie-Mellon University, as the first undergraduate to be awarded a full fellowship in the acting and directing program. He appeared in stage productions throughout college and continued on stage long after his tour of duty in Vietnam.

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Savini served as a combat photographer during the Vietnam War. In a 2002 interview, he told the Pittsburgh Post "When I was in Vietnam I was a combat photographer. My job was to shoot images of damage to machines and to people. Through my lens, I saw some hideous [stuff]. To cope with it, I guess I tried to think of it as special effects. Now, as an artist, I just think of creating the effect within the limitations we have to deal with." He continued to practice with makeup in Vietnam, often frightening indigenous peasants by appearing to suddenly transform into a "monster". Using the lens of his camera, Savini separated himself from the real life horrors of war; however, all the images still haunted his mind. Savini said his wartime experiences influenced his eventual style of gory effects: "I hated that when I watched a war movie and someone dies. Some people die with one eye open and one eye half-closed, sometimes people die with smiles on their faces because the jaw is always slack. I incorporated the feeling of the stuff I saw in Vietnam into my work." In 1970, while on guard duty, a flare was triggered in the jungle area Savini was watching. Against military protocol, Savini fired into the bush without informing his superiors. Other soldiers likewise began firing until a duck wandered from the bush completely unharmed. Due to his failure to follow orders, Savini was taken off guard duty from his bunker on the following evening. That same evening, the bunker came under attack and several soldiers were wounded or killed. As a result of this incident, Savini earned the nickname "Duck Slayer" and to this day will not eat duck.

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Among the many talents Savini achieved as a young man was the art of fencing, he is a tournament fencer as well as an accomplished gymnast. Much of his stunt work and some of his characters reflect these graceful abilities; however, he is also accomplished with a bull whip and can easily execute a motorcycle stunt. Many of his characters have been bikers or madmen who are hardened and eerily evil.

Career

Savini is primarily known for his groundbreaking work in the field of special make-up effects, also known as prosthetic makeup. His signature style and techniques bring vivid realism to genre films. Early in Savini's career, Dick Smith became an inspiration and a guide, later becoming an associate at Savini's Special Make-up Effects Program. Among other projects, Smith is known for his groundbreaking work in The Exorcist.

Savini got his breakthrough working with Pittsburgh filmmaker George A. Romero, providing a convincing wrist-slashing effect in the opening scenes of Martin (1978). The following year, working with a larger budget on Dawn of the Dead, Savini created his signature palette of severed limbs and bite-marks. In the 1980 slasher film Friday the 13th, Savini expanded his repertoire of blood and gore. He continued to perfect those techniques in another film that year, Maniac. Along with the 1981 films The Burning and The Prowler, Savini earned the nickname "The Sultan of Splatter". In 1982, he created more traditional horror effects in the film Creepshow directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. In 1984, he agreed to work on Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, where he killed his creation Jason Voorhees. Returning to the zombie genre in 1985, Savini was nominated and won the 1985 Saturn Award for Best Makeup Effects for his work on the Romero's Day of the Dead. In 1986, Savini worked with director Tobe Hooper on the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Savini has also worked on films by Italian director Dario Argento, first in 1990 on the film Two Evil Eyes and again on the 1993 film Trauma. In the 1991 film Heartstopper, he created special effects for director John A. Russo. Although focusing more on his acting career in recent years, Savini has continued to be active with special makeup effects and in 2011 supervised the effects for the Australian film Redd Inc.

As an actor, Savini has appeared in many of the same films he was creating effects for. His first appearance was a relatively straight, innocuous character in Martin in 1978; however, he played a menacing biker called Blades in his next film Dawn of the Dead (1978), a role he reprised in zombie form with a cameo appearance in the 2005 continuation of the series, Land of the Dead. In the 1980 film Maniac, his brief role in the film found him facing the maniac's shotgun and having his head blown off in a spectacular display. Savini had a much more prominent role as biker and antagonist Morgan, the Black Knight, in George A. Romero's Knightriders (1981). Continuing with the biker theme, Savini played the universally recognized, whip-wielding, vampire-fighting biker "Sex Machine" in the 1996 Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez film From Dusk till Dawn. (This character was a riff on Blades from Dawn of the Dead replete with the same costume.)

In 2007, Savini had a role in Planet Terror, one of two stories in the Grindhouse film, directed by Robert Rodriguez. Savini plays Deputy Tolo, who fights to save his town from an infestation of zombie-like creatures. In another Rodriguez film, Machete, based on a fake movie trailer played during the film Grindhouse, Savini played Osiris Amanpour, hired to track and kill the main character, Machete. Savini reprised his role in the sequel, Machete Kills. Throughout the years, Savini has appeared in movie roles from cameos as the vampire David Van Etten in Lost Boys: The Tribe, as the sheriff in the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, or tongue in cheek characters, like Jesus Christ in Zombiegeddon (2003). In 2006, Savini essayed the role of Prester John, the mythical villain in the dreamlike Sea of Dust. That year also saw the release of Johannes Roberts' Forest of the Damned, in which Savini played a mad hermit surrounded by angels cast from heaven. In 2008, he made a brief appearance in Zack & Miri Make a Porno as a thieving slumlord. He also appeared in The Dead Matter, along with Andrew Divoff and Jim O'Rear. Savini voiced himself on The Simpsons episode "Worst Episode Ever". While making an appearance at Android's Dungeon, Savini performs the "Gutbuster" gag, covering the crowd in "blood and guts" and consequently humiliating the Comic Book Guy. In 2012, Savini appeared as a shop teacher, Mr. Callahan, in the Pittsburgh-set teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring Logan Lerman. Savini also appeared as one of the Trackers in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Future projects include Savini starring in the Nazi zombie film The 4th Reich directed by Shaun Robert Smith, playing the role of SS-Standartenf├╝hrer Oskar Dirlewanger. As a film director, Savini helmed episodes of the syndicated television series Tales from the Darkside, the aforementioned 1990 color remake of Night of the Living Dead and, House Call, the pilot of the proposed series The Chill Factor, which starred Pittsburgh actor Bingo O'Malley. In 2011, he directed "Wet Dreams", one of six segments to the horror film The Theatre Bizarre. In 2009, Savini announced his plan to direct a new film, Death Island, with special make-up effects by his former protege Greg Nicotero. On September 1, 2013, Savini began a crowd funding project on Indiegogo for Death Island. His plans are to begin filming by the end of 2013.

In the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry, Savini appears as one of the real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack; other celebrities include James Gunn, Jim O'Rear, Brinke Stevens, Ken Foree, Stephen Susco, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs and blues man Mem Shannon.

Savini also briefly took part in Jerry Lawler's 2010 revival of the Memphis Wrestling pro wrestling television show. His on-screen character sent horror-movie monsters (played by wrestlers from the Memphis area) onto the show to get revenge for Savini who blamed Lawler for the death of Savini's friend Andy Kaufman; the monsters' handler was manager "Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock.

In 2012, American filmmaker Jason Baker debuted a biography of Savini entitled Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini.

He stated during a Q&A with fans that the hardest movie he has ever worked on was Creepshow because it was "5 movies in 1".

FX education

Savini runs the Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program at the Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania. Savini is happy to say that he refers offers he receives for movie make-up effects projects to his students and graduates of his school as well.

Savini is the author of several books on special effects including Grande Illusions I and II (1983, 1994) which detail the production and mechanical workings of many of his famous film effects. In Horror F/X, a 1989 direct-to-video interview conducted by frequent collaborator John A. Russo, Savini explains many of his effects techniques, illustrated by film clips and behind-the-scenes video footage. He is also associated with other books in the horror genre including Book of the Dead and Horror 101 for which he wrote the foreword. Savini has also appeared in public demonstrating his effects, including two memorable appearances in the 1980s on Late Night With David Letterman in which he demonstrated such effects as "fire gel" and a gunshot to the head on Letterman himself.

Filmography

Actor
-
Restricted (announced)
-
Bad Dennis (announced) as
Randy Buckshot
-
Nightmare City (announced)
-
Pigboy: He Ain't No Babe! (announced) as
Pigboy's Daddy (rumored)
-
Beaten Path (pre-production)
2020
Pandemonic as
Poem
2020
NOS4A2 (TV Series) as
Snake
- The Night Road (2020) - Snake
2020
Locke & Key (TV Series) as
Locksmith
- Trapper / Keeper (2020) - Locksmith
2020
Fantasmagoria (TV Mini Series)(credit only)
2018
Thieves and Phantoms (Short) as
Father Wilton
2016
Devil Ant 3: Son of Devil Ant (Video)
2016
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series) as
Burt
- Dark Side of the Sun (2016) - Burt (credit only)
- Matanzas (2016) - Burt
- Rio Sangre (2016) - Burt
- La Llorona (2016) - Burt
- Straitjacket (2016) - Burt
- Shady Glen (2016) - Burt
- Protect and Serve (2016) - Burt
2015
The Sadist as
The Sadist
2015
The Misfits: Tour Video Collection (Short) as
Riot Squad Officer
2013
LocoCycle (Video Game) as
Holt Ryebach (voice)
2013
Machete Kills as
Osiris Amanapur
2013
Cool as Hell as
The Demon Slayer
2012
Django Unchained as
Tracker
2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower as
Mr. Callahan
2012
Inhuman Resources as
Peter Bava
2012
Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood as
Sheriff of Nottingham
2012
Death from Above as
Sheriff Raynick
2012
So Sick Social Club: Sweet Nothing (Music Video) as
Flesh Dealer
2011
Horrorween (Video) as
Killer
2011
The Theatre Bizarre as
Dr. Maurey (segment "Wet Dreams")
2010
Crazy Rides a Sawhorse as
Talkin' Tom (voice)
2010
Machete as
Osiris Amanpour
2010
Baggage Claim (Short)
2010
The Dead Matter as
Sebed
2010
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series) as
Police officer
- One Hundred (2010) - Police officer
2008
Sea of Dust as
Prester John
2008
Zack and Miri Make a Porno as
Jenkins
2008
Lost Boys: The Tribe (Video) as
David Van Etten
2007
It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To as
Uncle Tom
2007
Diary of the Dead as
Man Shouting on Radio 'Shoot in the Head' (voice, uncredited)
2007
Loaded Dice (Video) as
The Bishop
2007
Planet Terror as
Deputy Tolo
2007
Grindhouse as
Deputy Tolo (segment "Planet Terror")
2006
The Absence of Light as
The Higher Power
2006
Beyond the Wall of Sleep as
Sheriff
2005
Forest of the Damned as
Stephen
2005
A Dream of Color in Black and White as
Cabby
2005
Land of the Dead as
Machete Zombie
2004
Special Report: Zombie Invasion (Video short) as
Sheriff Cahill
2004
Unearthed as
Det. Victor Tonelli
2004
Death 4 Told as
Man (segment "The Psychic")
2004
Dawn of the Dead as
The County Sheriff
2003
Vicious (Video) as
Kane
2003
Zombiegeddon (Video) as
Jesus Christ
2002
Blood Bath (Video) as
Stranger
2002
Ted Bundy as
Salt Lake City Detective
2001
Eyes Are Upon You as
Eddie Rao
2001
Children of the Living Dead (Video) as
Deputy Hughes
2001
Web of Darkness (Video) as
Rouge
2001
The Monster Man (Video) as
Uncle Joe
2001
The Simpsons (TV Series) as
Tom Savini
- Worst Episode Ever (2001) - Tom Savini (voice)
2000
Sheena (TV Series) as
Peter Reynolds
- Lost Boy (2000) - Peter Reynolds
1999
The Devil Ant (Video)
1997
Wishmaster as
Pharmacy Customer (uncredited)
1996
From Dusk Till Dawn as
Sex Machine
1995
Mr. Stitch (TV Movie) as
Chemical / Weapons Engineer
1995
The Demolitionist as
Roland
1992
Innocent Blood as
News Photographer
1990
Two Evil Eyes as
The Monomaniac (segment "The Black Cat") (uncredited)
1989
Heartstopper as
Lt. Ron Vargo
1987
Creepshow 2 as
The Creep
1986
Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (Music Video) as
Teacher (segment "Be Chrool to Your Scuel")
1985
Twisted Sister Feat. Alice Cooper: Be Chrool to Your Scuel (Music Video short) as
Teacher
1985
The Ripper (Video) as
Jack the Ripper
1984
The Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie) as
Motorcyclist
1984
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter as
Jason (Hitchhiker Murder Scene) (uncredited)
1982
Creepshow as
Garbage Man #2 (segment "Epilogue")
1981
Knightriders as
Morgan
1980
Maniac as
Disco Boy
1980
Friday the 13th as
Killer's Hands (uncredited)
1979
Effects as
Nicky
1978
Dawn of the Dead as
Motorcycle Raider
1977
Martin as
Arthur
Make Up Department
-
Nightmare City (special makeup effects supervisor) (announced)
2012
Inhuman Resources (special make-up effects supervisor)
2006
Veritas, Prince of Truth (makeup artist: KNB Effects Group)
2002
Ted Bundy (special make-up effects)
1999
Cold Hearts (special makeup effects supervisor)
1996
Cutting Moments (Short) (makeup effects supervisor)
1996
The Assassination File (TV Movie) (makeup effects)
1995
Mr. Stitch (TV Movie) (makeup design and effects)
1995
Ghostwriter (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 4 episodes)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 4 (1995) - (key makeup artist)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 3 (1995) - (key makeup artist)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 2 (1995) - (key makeup artist)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 1 (1995) - (key makeup artist)
1993
Necronomicon: Book of Dead (makeup effects consultant)
1993
Killing Zoe (special makeup effects)
1993
Trauma (makeup artist) / (special makeup effects)
1991
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (special makeup effects)
1990
Two Evil Eyes (special makeup effects supervisor)
1988
Monkey Shines (special makeup effects)
1986
Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (Music Video) (special makeup effects artist)
1986
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (makeup artist)
1985
Invasion U.S.A. (special effects makeup)
1985
Day of the Dead (special makeup effects)
1984
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (special makeup effects artist)
1982
Xiao sheng pa pa (special makeup effects artist)
1982
Alone in the Dark (additional makeup effects: Toni's apparition)
1982
Creepshow (special makeup effects)
1981
The Prowler (special makeup and effects)
1981
The Burning (special makeup and effects)
1981
Eyes of a Stranger (special makeup effects)
1980
Maniac (special makeup and effects)
1980
Friday the 13th (special makeup effects)
1977
Martin (makeup artist)
1974
Dead of Night (makeup artist)
1974
Deranged (makeup artist)
Special Effects
-
Nightmare City (special effects supervisor) (announced)
-
Lycanthrope (special effects supervisor) (pre-production)
-
Sarah (special effects makeup - credit only) (pre-production)
2021
The Black Phone (masks created and designed by: Callosum Studios)
2020
Stay Home (Short) (Jason mask design)
2020
Sky Sharks (special effects supervisor)
2012
Death from Above (special effects technician)
2001
Web of Darkness (Video) (special effects makeup) / (special effects supervisor)
1996
Cutting Moments (Short) (special effects supervisor)
1995
Ghostwriter (TV Series) (special effects - 4 episodes)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 4 (1995) - (special effects)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 3 (1995) - (special effects)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 2 (1995) - (special effects)
- Attack of the Slime Monster: Part 1 (1995) - (special effects)
1994
Backstreet Justice (special effects)
1993
Necronomicon: Book of Dead (associate creator: "darkman" and resurrected "clara", Optic Nerve Studios Inc.)
1990
Two Evil Eyes (special effects)
1989
Heartstopper (special effects)
1988
Red Scorpion (special effects makeup)
-
Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode, 1988) (special effects makeup - 1 episode, 1985)
- Family Reunion (1988) - (special effects)
- Halloween Candy (1985) - (special effects makeup)
1987
Creepshow 2 (makeup effects consultant)
1984
Maria's Lovers (special effects makeup)
1984
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (special effects supervisor - uncredited)
1982
Midnight (special effects)
1981
Nightmare (special effects director: New York - original version)
1981
The Prowler (special effects)
1979
Effects (special effects)
1978
Dawn of the Dead (makeup & cosmetic special effects)
1977
Martin (special effects)
1974
Dead of Night (special effects - uncredited)
Miscellaneous
2014
An Experiment in Fear: The Making of Monkey Shines (Documentary) (archive materials)
2013
Cutting Moments with Bob Elmore (Video short) (provider: archival footage and images)
2013
The World's End: The Making of 'Day of the Dead' (Video documentary) (photography: video & images)
2013
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (Video documentary) (archival material) / (behind the scenes footage: "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter")
2013
Blood 'n Fire Memories with Tom Savini (Video short) (footage and stills)
2004
Nightmares in Foam Rubber (Video documentary short) (behind-the-scenes video)
2003
Return to Crystal Lake: Making 'Friday the 13th' (Video documentary short) (archival material)
2003
Savini's EFX (Video documentary short) (behind-the-scenes footage)
2003
Two Masters' Eyes (Video documentary short) (behind-the-scenes footage)
2002
The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (Video short documentary) (archival material)
2001
Web of Darkness (Video) (fight choreographer)
2000
The American Nightmare (Documentary) (still photographs: courtesy of)
1999
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Video documentary short) (sculptor: Ardath Bay bust)
1995
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Horny Biker Babes, Horny Shrinks, and Horny Zombies (1995) - (director: archive footage)
1984
Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- Inside the Closet (1984) - (creator: creature)
1981
The Burning (horror sequence designer)
Director
-
Nightmare City (announced)
2019
Creepshow (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Skincrawlers/By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain (2019) - (segment "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain")
2018
Flicker (TV Series short) (episode director)
2012
Red Scorpion: on-Set Behind the Scenes Footage (Video documentary short)
2011
The Theatre Bizarre (segment "Wet Dreams")
2009
Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (segment "House Call")
2004
Chill Factor: House Call (Video short)
1990
Night of the Living Dead
1984
Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Family Reunion (1988)
- Halloween Candy (1985)
- Inside the Closet (1984)
Stunts
2001
Children of the Living Dead (Video) (stunt coordinator)
1990
Two Evil Eyes (stunts)
1988
Monkey Shines (stunts)
1980
Friday the 13th (stunts)
1978
Dawn of the Dead (stunt double: Jeannie Jefferies - uncredited) / (stunt double: Larry Vaira - uncredited) / (stunts)
1977
Martin (stunts - uncredited)
Producer
-
Nightmare City (co-producer) (announced)
2018
Thieves and Phantoms (Short) (executive producer)
2017
Friday the 13th: The Game (Video Game) (executive producer)
2015
The Sadist (producer)
1994
Spooky World (Video documentary short) (producer)
Camera Department
2003
Shooting Zoe (Documentary) (on set filming)
1980
Document of the Dead (Documentary) (still photographer)
Writer
-
Nightmare City (announced)
Cinematographer
2017
Friday the 13th: The Game (Video Game)
Visual Effects
2017
Friday the 13th: The Game (Video Game) (visual effects supervisor)
Costume Designer
2020
Rosary (Short)
Thanks
2021
The Movies That Made Us (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Friday the 13th (2021) - (special thanks)
2020
Memories of Monroeville: Revisiting the 'Dawn of the Dead' Mall (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2020
The FX of Dawn (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2020
Zombies and Bikers (Video documentary) (special thanks)
2020
Fantasmagoria (TV Mini Series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Villa Manzoni: The Gate of Hell (2020) - (special thanks)
2019
The Tom Savini Lecture (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2018
Dogman's Rabies (special thanks)
2017
Dylan vs. Jason: Evil Clashes (Short) (special thanks)
2015
Hell Night: Devil's Pass (special thanks)
2014
An Experiment in Fear: The Making of Monkey Shines (Documentary) (extra special thanks)
2014
The Dark Half: The Sparrows Are Flying Again! - The Making of the Dark Half (Documentary short) (special thanks)
2014
Toys of Terror: The Making of 'Dolls' (Video short) (special thanks)
2014
At All Cost (Video) (special thanks)
2013
Cropsy Speaks (Video short) (special thanks)
2012
Moxina (Short) (grateful acknowledgment)
2010
The United Monster Talent Agency (Short) (thanks)
2009
Jason's Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (Video short) (special thanks)
2009
Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2009
Erection (Video) (special thanks)
2008
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce (Video short) (special thanks)
2007
Can't Stop the Rock (Video documentary) (special thanks)
2007
Diary of the Dead (very special thanks)
2007
Kottentail (special thanks)
2006
The Dead Live (Video) (thanks)
2004
Lord of the Undead (special thanks)
2003
Savini's EFX (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2001
Hell Night (Video) (special thanks)
2000
The Dead Hate the Living! (Video) (special thanks)
1996
Frankenstein and Me (special thanks)
1991
A Chiller Theater Reunion (TV Special) (special thanks to)
1986
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors (Video documentary) (special thanks)
1980
Document of the Dead (Documentary) (special thanks)
Self
2023
SPOOKTACULAR! (Documentary) (filming) as
Self
-
Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show (Documentary) (post-production) as
Self
2023
Dead Meat Horror Awards 2023 (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2023
Taste the Blood of Martin (Documentary) as
Self
2022
In Search of Darkness: Part III (Documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
2022
The History of Metal and Horror (Documentary) as
Self
2022
The 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Makeup Effects Artist, Day of the Dead / Self - Special Makeup Effects, Friday the 13th
- 23-11 (2022) - Self - Makeup Effects Artist, Day of the Dead
- 49-37 (2022) - Self - Makeup Effects Artist, Day of the Dead
- 62-50 (2022) - Self - Makeup Effects Artist, Day of the Dead
- 75-63 (2022) - Self - Special Makeup Effects, Friday the 13th
- 88-76 (2022) - Self - Makeup Effects Artist, Day of the Dead
2022
Charles Band's Full Moon Freakshow (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Episode 4: Tom Savini (2022) - Self
2021
Behind the Monsters (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Jason Voorhees (2021) - Self
- Chucky (2021) - Self
2021
The Movies That Made Us (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Special Makeup Effects
- Friday the 13th (2021) - Self - Special Makeup Effects
2021
Horror's Hallowed Grounds (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Dawn of the Dead (1978) (2021) - Self
2020
Backstage: The Making Of The Theatre Bizarre (Video documentary) as
Self
2020
Memories of Monroeville: Revisiting the 'Dawn of the Dead' Mall (Video documentary short) as
Self
2020
The FX of Dawn (Video documentary short) as
Self
2020
Zombies and Bikers (Video documentary) as
Self
2018
History of Horror (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Garbage Man #2
- Nine Nightmares (2020) - Self / Garbage Man #2
- Slashers Part 1 (2018) - Self
- Zombies (2018) - Self
2020
Tales of the Uncanny (Documentary) as
Self
2020
In Search of Darkness: Part II (Documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
2020
Dead Talk Live (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini and Anthony Timpone are our Special Guests (2020) - Self - Guest
2020
Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (Documentary) as
Self
2020
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (TV Series) as
Self
- Maniac (2020) - Self
2019
The Tom Savini Lecture (Video documentary short) as
Self
2019
Tom Savini - Private Tour of His House and School (Documentary) as
Self
2017
Mr. Lobo Does (TV Series) as
Self
- Monster Bash (2017) - Self
2017
Monsterpalooza 2017 ft. Tom Savini (Video) as
Self
2017
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell (TV Series) as
Self
- Jimmy Star Is the Sh*T!!! (2017) - Self
2016
Tales from the Creep (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
The Wizard of Gore: A Conversation with Tom Savini (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
Tom Savini's Behind the Scenes 'Creepshow' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
House of Pain: The Make-Up Effects of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' (Video documentary) as
Self
2016
Savini's Night (Video documentary short) as
Self
2015
Inside Bryan (Video documentary) as
Self
2015
Bizarre Transmissions from the Bermuda Triangle (TV Series) as
Self
- Recap Show (2015) - Self
- SPOOKY EMPIRE "Steampunk Special" (2015) - Self
2015
Cinema 3 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 24 October 2015 (2015) - Self
2015
Tria33 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.105 (2015) - Self
2015
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini (Documentary) as
Self
2015
Nerd Nation TV (TV Series) as
Self
- Tom Savini (2015) - Self
2015
The Walkers Among Us (Documentary) as
Self
2014
An Experiment in Fear: The Making of Monkey Shines (Documentary) as
Self
2014
Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man (Documentary) as
Self
2014
That $#!% Will Rot Your Brain: How the Monster Kids Transformed Popular Culture (Documentary) as
Self
2014
Doc of the Dead (Documentary) as
Self
2013
Demented Features (TV Series) as
Self
- Brown Bag Frankenstein (2013) - Self
- More TV Than We Can Watch (2013) - Self
2013
The World's End: The Making of 'Day of the Dead' (Video documentary) as
Self
2013
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (Video documentary) as
Self - Special Make-Up Effects
2013
Blood 'n Fire Memories with Tom Savini (Video short) as
Self
2013
The Phantom of the Opera: Unmasking the Masterpiece (Documentary)
2013
A Date with Destiny: Tom Savini Reflects on Knightriders (Video documentary short) as
Self
2013
Sheriff Tom Vs. The Zombies as
Self
2012
Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary (Documentary) as
Self
2012
Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood - Pleiten Pech und Pannen (Video documentary short) as
Self
2012
Halloween Wars (TV Series) as
Self - Judge
- Zombie Wedding (2012) - Self - Judge
- Science Gone Wrong (2012) - Self - Judge
- Battle of the Vampire Killer (2012) - Self - Judge
- Evil Clowns (2012) - Self - Judge
2012
I Heart Monster Movies (Documentary) as
Self
2012
Red Scorpion: Scorpion Tales with Tom Savini (Video documentary short) as
Self
2012
Face Off (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Judge
- Night Terrors (2012) - Self - Guest Judge
2012
MENTALLUSIONS: Radical Eclectic Films of Benjamin Meade as
Self
2011
The Return of El Topo Chico (Short) as
Self
2011
Nightmare Factory (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2011
Mom I'm a Zombie (Documentary) as
Self
2011
Underground Entertainment: The Movie (Documentary) as
Interrupting Tom
2011
I Want to Be Tom Savini (Documentary short) as
Self
2010
Blob Town (Documentary short) as
Self
2010
Guten Abend RTL (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 22 November 2010 (2010) - Self
2010
The Death Dealer with Tom Savini (Video documentary short) as
Self
2010
Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time! (Video) as
Self
2009
Tattoos: A Scarred History (Documentary) as
Self
2009
Jason's Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (Video short) as
Self
2009
New Beginnings: The Making of Friday the 13th Part V - A New Beginning (Video short) as
Self (uncredited)
2009
Popatopolis (Documentary) as
Self
2009
Friday's Legacy: Horror Conventions (Video documentary short) as
Self
2009
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Host
2009
A Friday the 13th Reunion (Video documentary short) as
Self
2009
Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th (Video documentary short) as
Self
2008
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2008
Tom Savini: Horror Effects (Documentary short) as
Self
2008
It's Hard Being Evil (Video documentary short) as
Self
2008
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (Documentary) as
Self
2008
Science of Horror (Documentary) as
Self
2008
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce (Video short) as
Self
2008
Starz presents Zombie Mania (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2007
Chucky: Building a Nightmare (Video documentary short) as
Self
2007
The Horrorhound (Video documentary) as
Self
2007
The Shark Is Still Working (Documentary) as
Self
2007
Just Desserts: The Making of 'Creepshow' (Video documentary) as
Self
2007
Blood, Boobs & Beast (Documentary) as
Self
2006
Horror Fans (Short) as
Self
2006
The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills (Video documentary) as
Self
2006
American Scary (Documentary) as
Self - Director
2006
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (Documentary) as
Self
2006
It Runs in the Family (Video documentary) as
Self
2006
Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw (Video documentary) as
Self
2006
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2006 (Video documentary) as
Self
2005
Tom Savini: On Serial Killers, CGI, & Childhood (Documentary short) as
Self
2005
After Effects: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking (Video documentary) as
Self
2005
Undead Again: The Making of 'Land of the Dead' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2005
Dream of the Dead (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
Dream of the Dead: George Romero (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2004
Crystal Lake Victims Tell All (Video documentary short) as
Self
2004
UnConventional (Documentary) as
Self
2004
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Part I: 100-81 (2004) - Self
2004
Friday the 13th Chronicles (Video short) as
Self
2004
Secrets Galore Behind the Gore: Friday the 13th (Video short) as
Self
2004
The Dead Will Walk (Video documentary) as
Self
2004
Chill Factor: House Call (Video short) as
Self
2004
Tom Savini: The Early Years (Video documentary short) as
Self
2004
Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man (Video documentary) as
Self
2004
Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement (Video documentary short) as
Self
2003
The Many Days of 'Day of the Dead' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2003
Savini's EFX (Video documentary short) as
Self
2003
Two Masters' Eyes (Video documentary short) as
Self
2002
The Midnight Movie (TV Series) as
Self
- Frightvition 2002 (2002) - Self
2001
Behind the Scenes with Day of the Dead (Video documentary short) as
Self
2001
Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2000
Scream and Scream Again: A History of the Slasher Film (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2000
Hollywood Goes to Hell (TV Short documentary) as
Self
2000
The American Nightmare (Documentary) as
Self
1999
The Dead Walk: Remaking a Classic (Video documentary short) as
Self
1998
The Best of Chiller Theatre (Video documentary) as
Self
1997
Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America! (Documentary) as
Self
1997
Il mondo di Dario Argento 3: Il museo degli orrori di Dario Argento (Video documentary) as
Self
1997
A-Z of Horror (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
1995
Movie Magic (TV Series documentary short) as
Self
- Horror Makeup: Fright Factories (1995) - Self
1994
Spooky World (Video documentary short) as
Self
1993
Zombie Jamboree: The 25th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead (Video documentary) as
Self
1992
The Vault of Horror (TV Movie) as
Self
1991
Dario Argento: Master of Horror (Documentary) as
Self
1989
Z-TV (TV Movie) as
Self
1989
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- George A. Romero & Tom Savini (1989) - Self
1984
Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- Episode #6.38 (1987) - Self
- Episode #5.110 (1986) - Self
- Episode #4.6 (1985) - Self
- Episode dated 13 June 1984 (1984) - Self - Guest
1987
Drive-in Madness! (Documentary) as
Self
1986
Scream Greats, Volume I: Tom Savini (Video documentary) as
Self
1985
Dario Argento's World of Horror (Documentary) as
Self
1980
Livewire (TV Series) as
Self (1982)
1980
Document of the Dead (Documentary) as
Self
Archive Footage
2022
Il museo degli orrori di Dario Argento (Video documentary) as
Self
2016
Heroes Manufactured (Documentary) as
Self
2014
Missing Reel (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Zombies! (2014) - Self
2007
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary) as
Motorcycle Raider / Man Shouting on Radio 'shoot in the Head / Self / ...
- Diary of the Dead (2013) - Man Shouting on Radio 'shoot in the Head
- Land of the Dead (2013) - Self
- Dawn of the Dead (1978) (2013) - Motorcycle Raider
- Creepshow (2009) - Garbage Man #2
- From Dusk Till Dawn (2007) - Sex Machine
- Friday the 13th (2007) - Man The Knife Killer
- Dawn of the Dead (2007) - Motorcycle Raider
2010
Joe of the Dead: Acting in a George Romero Classic (Video documentary) as
Motorcycle Raider
2004
Nightmares in Foam Rubber (Video documentary short) as
Self

References

Tom Savini Wikipedia


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