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Tom Savini

Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Tom Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat photographer in Vietnam, Savini saw first-hand the gruesome carnage for which he later gained fame, simulating it on ... See full bio »

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Django Unchained
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn Sex Machine
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead Motorcycle Raider


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 2016 Bad Dennis (announced)
Randy Buckshot
 2016 Pigboy: He Ain't No Babe! (announced)
Pigboy's Daddy (rumored)
 2016 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
- Matanzas (2016) ... Burt
- Rio Sangre (2016) ... Burt
- La Llorona (2016) ... Burt
- Straitjacket (2016) ... Burt
- Shady Glen (2016) ... Burt
 2015 The Sadist
The Sadist
 2015 The Misfits: Tour Video Collection (Short)
Riot Squad Officer
 2013 LocoCycle (Video Game)
Holt Ryebach
 2013 Cool as Hell
The Demon Slayer
 2012 Django Unchained
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Mr. Callahan
 2012 Inhuman Resources
Peter Bava
 2012 Death from Above
Sheriff Raynick
 2011 Horrorween
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre
Dr. Maurey (segment "Wet Dreams")
 2010 Crazy Rides a Sawhorse
Talkin' Tom (voice)
 2010 The Dead Matter
 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
Police officer
- One Hundred (2010) ... Police officer
 2008 Sea of Dust
Prester John
 2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe (Video)
David Van Etten
 2007 Diary of the Dead
Man Shouting on Radio 'shoot in the Head' (voice, uncredited)
 2007 Planet Terror
Deputy Tolo
 2007 Loaded Dice (Video)
The Bishop
 2007 Grindhouse
Deputy Tolo (segment "Planet Terror")
 2006 The Absence of Light
The Higher Power
 2006 Beyond the Wall of Sleep
 2005 Forest of the Damned
 2004 Unearthed
Det. Victor Tonelli
 2004 Death 4 Told
Man (segment "The Psychic")
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
The County Sheriff
 2003 Zombiegeddon (Video)
Jesus Christ
 2003 Vicious (Video)
 2002 Blood Bath (Video)
 2002 Bundy
Salt Lake City Detective
 2001 Eyes Are Upon You
Eddie Rao
 2001 Children of the Living Dead (Video)
Deputy Hughs
 2001 Web of Darkness (Video)
 2001 The Monster Man (Video)
Uncle Joe
 2000 Sheena (TV Series)
Peter Reynolds
- Lost Boy (2000) ... Peter Reynolds
 1995 Mr. Stitch (TV Movie)
Chemical / Weapons Engineer
 1995 The Demolitionist
 1992 Innocent Blood
News Photographer
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
The Monomaniac (segment "The Black Cat") (uncredited)
 1989 Heartstopper
Lt. Ron Vargo
 1986 Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (Video short)
Teacher (segment "Be Chrool to Your Scuel")
 1985 The Ripper (Video)
Jack the Ripper
 1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie)
 1982 Creepshow
Garbage Man #2 (segment "Epilogue")
 1981 Knightriders
 1980 Effects
 1980 Maniac
Disco Boy
 1977 Martin
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Music video: Appeared in and did make-up for Twisted Sister's "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" video. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 19 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[asked if his Vietnam experiences influence his makeup effects) I get asked that question a lot. I did see a lot of first-hand anatomically correct gore and I think the most important part of that was if we create a dead body or situation there's a certain feeling you get from seeing the real thing. If I'm creating a gory effect and I don't get the same feeling when I saw the real stuff, I'm not ... See more »


Has a haunted house, Terrormania, also located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The students from the classes he has perform and work in the haunted house. See more »


Realistic blood and gore effects, done with no preparations See more »


The Godfather of Gore

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