The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time ... See full summary »
This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »
Charles de Lauzirika
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Scream Greats Vol. 1: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects (1986)
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
Pretty good documentary from Fangoria takes a look at the make-up effects of Tom Savini. Through interviews with Savini, George Romero and various others, we get to learn about how he works and what originally got him wanting to work in movies. Savini talks about seeing MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES at an early age and how Lon Chaney was his biggest influence. He also talks about the various "issues" that some people have with slasher movies and the violent effects that he creates. At just under an hour I don't see how any fan wouldn't love this. As usual, Savini is always great to listen to and he's certainly not short on great stories to tell. Not only do we get his stories but we get a lot of behind-the-scenes footage showing the master doing his stuff to create his effects. Clips from MARTIN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, MANIAC, THE PROWLER and various others are shown. For some strange reason, various Friday THE 13TH clips are shown but usually for the films that Savini didn't work on (like 2 and 3). An extended period of the running time is devoted to DAY OF THE DEAD and the various effects that Savini did on the picture. There are plenty of great stories about the making of the film as well as various issues that happened (including guts in a refrigerator). Overall, SCREAM GREATS VOL. 1 is a very good look at Savini's career up to this point and his fans should really enjoy it.
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