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How Special Effects Wizard Tom Savini Changed The Horror Genre Forever

CGI in movies dates back all the way to the early '70s, when the film "Westworld" featured CGI in scenes involving the robot Gunslinger. A few decades later, "Toy Story" would become the first film to be entirely rendered in 3D animation. Since then, the use of CGI in film has taken off and never looked back. Gone are the days of special effects that rely on a particular form of physical artistry rather than the use of a computer. As dazzling and convincing as these computer generated effects ca...
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The Friday The 13th Accident That Left A Cast Member Blind For Months

"Friday the 13th" is one of the biggest horror franchises ever. The film famously drew inspiration from John Carpenter's "Halloween," even though the first chapter didn't feature the masked Jason Vorhees as the killer, added a more significant body count than Michael Myers' (at least until recently), and the rest is history. Making scary movies before the slasher genre was fully established was not easy, and the bloody sequences in "Friday the 13th" were pretty inventive at the time, including o...
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Ethan Hawke's The Black Phone Mask Was Designed By Horror Legend Tom Savini

If you've seen "Creepshow," "Friday the 13th," or "Maniac," you've beheld the work of Tom Savini. The legendary fx artist has been in the game for over 40 years, from Bob Clark's '74 Monkey's Paw riff "Deathdream" to his feature directorial debut, a 1990 remake of George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead," and finally coming full circle to directing an episode of Shudder's "Creepshow" series in 2019. Pulling from his experience as a combat photographer during the Vietnam war, Savini incorpor...
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New Trailer and Poster for SMOKE AND MIRRORS: THE STORY OF TOM SAVINI

New doc looks at the career of FX artist Tom Savini. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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The Scariest Scene In Land Of The Dead Showcases George Romero At His Finest

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt explains why "Land Of The Dead" is responsible for one of his favorite group-scare memories, and Ariel weighs in on the unexpected pick.)George A. Romero's original "Dead" trilogy rightfully reigns as the pinnacle of zombie cinema. His later trio, "Land Of The Dead," "Diary Of The Dead," and "Survival Of The Dea...
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Jason Voorhees pandemic mask available

Want a Jason Voorhees mask from its legendary creator? Complete with a fabric backing to reduce the likelihood of viral transmission? Tom Savini is taking orders. Via iHorror: Savini has worked on two of the Friday the 13th films, the 1980 original as well as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter in 1984. Baker was responsible for the visual effects on The Dark Knight Rises. If anyone can create a fashionable and functional mask for the health and safety of others, it’s this duo! Now horror fans ...
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SpaceX is launching 'dark satellites' to stop its Starlink project from wreaking havoc with astronomical research. Astronomers are skeptical.

Elon Musk's space exploration company, SpaceX, plans to launch up to 42,000 satellites into orbit to beam internet down to remote parts of the Earth. SpaceX has already put close to 200 Starlink satellites into orbit, and astronomers say their observations of space are being affected by bright streaks of light caused by the reflective spacecraft. SpaceX said it would solve the problem by putting a dark coating on future satellites. However, it's an extremely difficult feat of engineering to pa...
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New on Blu-ray: ‘The Shining’ 4K, ‘Crawl’, ‘The Omen’ Box Set, ‘Vampires’, ‘3 From Hell’, ‘Two Evil Eyes’

In an odd twist of fate, coincidence, or maybe just because it’s Halloween season, every title in this week’s Blu-ray round-up is a horror movie. So if you’re not a horror fan, uh…see you next time! For everyone else, these are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week. The Shining 4K Ever hear about this film called The Shining? It’s an underrated gem that no one talks about. I’m kidding, of course. Everyone knows Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, an iconic horror film that ...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Mexico, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Vampires, Features, Oliver Stone, Vatican, Stanley Kubrick, Graham, Mars, Kubrick, George Romero, The Omen, Harvey Keitel


Horror Legend Tom Savini Directing ‘Creepshow’ TV Series Episode Based on a Joe Hill Story

Director and make-up legend Tom Savini created effects for George Romero’s Creepshow movie, so it’s only fitting that Savini would have a part to play in Shudder’s Creepshow TV series. Savini will direct an episode of the show, adapted from Joe Hill‘s short story “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain.” The story involves a Loch Ness Monster-like creature. It would be wrong to have some sort of new Creepshow without Tom Savini, and thankfully, Shudder knows that. The director, actor and make...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, House, George Romero, Joe-Hill, George, Lake Champlain, Bruce Jones, John Esposito, Savini, Tom Savini, Creepshow, Shudder, FANGORIA


Tom Savini to Direct an Episode of Shudder’s Creepshow!

Tom Savini to direct an episode of Shudder’s Creepshow! During an interview at the 2019 Monsterpalooza (via Collider), horror icon Tom Savini revealed that he will direct one of the twelve episodes of Shudder’s upcoming horror anthology series Creepshow. Savini will an episode based on Joe Hill’s short story “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” which centers around two friends who unexpectedly finds a dead plesiosaur on the beach. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptSta...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, TV News, EC, Joe Hill, Romero, Ed Harris, George A Romero, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Savini, Tom Savini, KNB EFX Group, Creepshow, Shudder


Truffle Hunting in Tuscany: in the woods, with a dog, digging for tartufo

The truffle hunter, much like his cousin the porcini hunter, is a lone beast. Out at the crack of dawn with his faithful dog, armed with a spade and dressed in camouflage, he moves under cover of darkness so that nobody finds out where he searches for the precious subterranean fungus. He spreads the aromatic equivalents of landmines to throw rival beasts off track, doing everything to protect his livelihood, for bringing in a precious edible of sufficient size can feed his family for a week. Luc...
Tags: Travel, Food, Japan, Milan, Michelin, Florence, Mediterranean, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Andrea, Luciano, Giotto, Pisa, Tommaso, Savini, Savini Tartufi Italy


Do Makeup Effects Artists Bring Something Special to the Director’s Chair?

This month marks the 30th anniversary of one of horror cinema’s most memorable creature creations. Stan Winston ‘s Pumpkinhead (1988) was no box-office juggernaut, but it’s found a home with genre fans over the years who’ve come to appreciate both its tight little tale of revenge and the mad genius of its title creature design. The film’s greatness suggests the argument that makeup effects artists might be ideal as directors of makeup effects-heavy horror movies just as action films like ...
Tags: Movies, Features, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, James Cameron, George Romero, Roger Corman, Romero, Smokey, WINSTON, John Wick, Burman, Dean Koontz, Alan Smithee, Michael Myers, Tom Burman


The Scariest Movie Zombies of All-Time

The Scariest Movie Zombies of All-Time Zombies, ghouls, revenants — they’re all undead humans who attack and consume the flesh of the living. Zombies are the most recognizable monsters in cinema, but there wouldn’t be any if it weren’t for George Romero. His 1968 horror masterpiece Night of the Living Dead introduced the world to the hordes of flesh-eating rotten corpses. Once only relegated to horror, zombies now exist in all forms of pop culture. Now, we have zombie movies for kids, zombie ...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Peter Cushing, Hulu, George Romero, Peter Jackson, Stephen, Sarah, Gore, Don, Romero, Barbara, Living Dead, Robert Carlyle, Cushing


Chicago Police Department Officers Raid Wrong Home

Again. Guns were drawn, even on small children, when Chicago officers raided a family’s home. Dave Savini is investigating why this happened and how this family will never be the same. “One guy said you better shut the F up if you know any better,” said Peter Mendez. Peter was 9 when the trauma began. It was dinner time when Chicago police busted his front door open, invading his family’s home. “Assault rifles, maybe like a few pistols,” Peter recalled. His little brother Jack was by his side th...
Tags: Police, Chicago, Military, Cbs, Jack, Peter, Chicago Police Department, Mendez, Savini, Dave Savini, Peter Mendez Peter, Jack Savini, Gilbert Mendez Peter, Gilbert Mendez


Effects Blu-ray Review

Effects: Obscure horror movie stars Tom Savini and was mentored by George A. Romero Sometimes when a movie is “lost” and then “found”, one tends to wish the picture had stayed lost; an artifact of note but a dud as a work of cinema. Not so with Effects, the fluid, bizarre and even avant garde proto-meta horror film directed by Dusty Nelson and nurtured by the late, iconic director George A. Romero, that was made in 1978, screened at festivals to some acclaim in 1980 and then just…vanished. Sy...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Effects, Dvd, Rhodes, Pittsburgh, Dawn, Blu, Martin, Romero, Harrison, Fellini, Burgh, Agfa, John Harrison, George A. Romero


John Harrison on Effects and George A. Romero

Filmmaker and composer John Harrison talks about his movie Effects and his lifelong relationship with George A. Romero Cobbled together with loose change by late horror film icon George A. Romero‘s friends, Effects is a mesmerizing do-it-yourself horror movie starring FX legend, actor and director Tom Savini, Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), and actor/director and composer John Harrison (Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Tales from the Darkside). A group of coked-up filmmakers — including Savini and ...
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Effects: Obscure George A. Romero Alumni Movie Gets 4K Treatment

Effects: Forgotten George A. Romero alumni-made meta horror movie gets dug up by the Alamo Drafthouse In a wild bit of cult movie news today, Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, has just announced an  August 22, 2017  release date for the Effects Blu-ray as well as a celebratory cast and crew screening. What’s Effects, you say? Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero‘s friends, Effects is a mesmerizing do-it-you...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Austin, Effects, Dvd, George Romero, Nelson, Michael, Pittsburgh, Harrison, Alamo Drafthouse, Charles Forsman, Agfa, John Harrison, George A. Romero, ComingSoon


Top 10 Exploding People in Cinema

Exploding people: Here’s our 10 favorite films in which human beings go “kablooey”! How many high-octane horror and action movies come armed with marketing that boasts about how “EXPLOSIVE!” the picture is. Too many to count, I’d say. But how many actually deliver on their eruptive promises? A precious few… But there are a series of classic films – mostly horror, naturally – that are indeed explosive. Literally. These movies employed then state-of-the-art special FX to illustrate shocking sce...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Raiders, Monty Python, Shaw Brothers, John Wayne, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Smith, Scanners, Wesley Snipes, FX, Steven Spielberg, Contamination, Dawn, John Carpenter, Brian De Palma


Why Dawn of the Dead Still Matters

George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie masterpiece Dawn of the Dead is still one of the most important movies ever made In theory, I try hard not be one of those film/media culture writers that repeats ad nauseam that “zombies are everywhere” but for the purposes of this piece, I have no choice: zombies are indeed everywhere. In film. In comics. In games. On television. And with AMC’s The Walking Dead preparing to start production on its 8th season (and the remainder of the 7th airing imminently), ma...
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Creepshow 2 Blu-ray Review

Lackluster horror sequel Creepshow 2 is out on Blu-ray from Arrow Video on December 13th When you stack the George A. Romero-produced, Michael Gornick-directed Creepshow 2 against the stomach-churning dung heap that is the impoverished, unrelated and late out of the gate Creepshow 3, it’s Citizen Kane. But when viewed as a follow-up to one of the greatest – if not the greatest – horror anthology film ever made, it just doesn’t quite cut the mustard. For a legion of fans, Creepshow 2 was a lu...
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Keita Balde Diao's agent dismisses talk of move from Lazio to Napoli

Keita Balde Diao's current Lazio contract expires in 2018. Keita Balde Diao's agent Roberto Calenda has rubbished reports that Napoli are lining up a bid for the Lazio winger in January. Fuelling the rumours is RAI reporter Ciro Venerato, who told Radio CRC that "Keita's agent Ulisse Savini has met with Napoli to talk about Keita, and the Partenopei are offering more money than Lazio." Savini is not the Senegal international's representative, though, and his actual agent, Cal...
Tags: Football, Senegal, Sport, Story, Transfers, Italian Serie A, Lazio, Napoli, Ben Gladwell, RAI, Keita, Keita Balde Diao, Savini


Set Report: Monsters and Slime on the Set of From Dusk Till Dawn

ComingSoon.net goes behind the scenes to hang with monsters and masters on the set of El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn One afternoon I got an invite to fly from Toronto to Albuquerque, New Mexico to check out a KNB monster on the set of El Rey’s third season shoot of its acclaimed series From Dusk Till Dawn and then fly back 12 hours later. So of course, I accepted. Wouldn’t you? I won’t bore you with details about the flight itself. But it was nice. I ate some stuff. Had a drink. Chatted up my s...
Tags: TV, Texas, Movies, Horror, Mexico, Toronto, Quentin Tarantino, Gecko, Robert Rodriguez, Albuquerque, Tom, Sánchez, Dusk Till Dawn, El Rey, Seth, Burt


Dopeness: Satin Pearl Nero Mercedes S550 Coupe

When it comes to tuning a car as classy as the Mercedes S-Class Coupe you have two options really. You can either go for one of those prissy European kits and make your car even more snobby, or you can do what the owner of this heavily customized Mercedes S550 Coupe has done, which is mix Japanese and American elements to make your German car truly unique. The mods on this Nero Mercedes S550 Coupe began with what appears to be a Wald body kit, revising the car’s bumpers, front wings, side sk...
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Ranked: George A. Romero’s Dead Films

We rank all of the official George A. Romero zombie classics from greatest to least As the director tells it, George A. Romero was driving the 35mm print of his maiden feature film voyage Night of the Living Dead from Pittsburgh to New York City for its world premiere. The year was 1968 and, as the day got darker and the distance between the two cities got shorter, Romero turned on the radio to learn that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. Understandably shaken, Romero couldn’t he...
Tags: Movies, Horror, New York City, Walking Dead, Canada, Dennis Hopper, Venice, Martin Luther King Jr, Sarah, Pittsburgh, Day Of The Dead, Dawn, Martin, George, Romero, Dario Argento


20" Savini BM13 Wheels Matte black Finish With Tires (We Finance_No Credit Needed!) $1549

New Set of (4) 20" BM13 Wheels With Tires in a Nice Matte black finish, Wheels With Tires have a super clean Concave Design. Price Includes Professional Mounting and Computer Road Force Balancing, Please see Pics. Wheel Size: 20x8.5/20x10 Wheel Fit [...]
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20 Spots With Breads, Toasts and Bagels We Love

What's more delicious than a freshly baked loaf of bread? It's comfort in food form, perfuming the air with an intoxicating, yeasty aroma we love. Perfect for topping, tearing, slathering with butter or dunking into a dip, here are 20 breads, bagels and toasts from restaurants around the country that are great for sharing with friends or mopping up your entree's leftover sauce: 1. Sadelle's (New York) Photo provided by Major Food Group. Both a bakery and a restaurant, Sadelle's offers var...
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