Savini

Jason Baker’s long-awaited documentary focusing on Tom Savini, the Maestro of Gore is coming to Shudder in December.

This doc has been a longtime in the making. And something, I personally have been dying to watch. The Kickstarter campaign that was executed in 2011 is finally going to bare its fruits of gore as it explores Savini’s amazing career in film.

What a year to be a Savini fan too. Earlier this year he released a fantastic coffee table book titled Savini: The Biography, and now a detail oriented doc titled Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini.

Special Makeup effects legend, actor, director and stuntman Tom Savini has redefined the horror genre with his arsenal of talents. But who is the man behind the “King of Splatter?” From his childhood in Pittsburgh to his tour of duty during Vietnam, to his beginnings with George A. Romero and beyond, Smoke and Mirrors is the defining documentary on the life and career of a horror icon.

The doc features interviews with icons such as,  George A. Romero, Greg Nicotero, Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Alice Cooper, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley, Tom Atkins, Corey Feldman, Howard Berger, Bill Moseley,  Tony Todd and more.

Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini lands on Shudder Dec. 16.