Tom Savini, "The Godfather of Gore," to Speak
at UNC Asheville;
Audience Treated to a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Horror Movies
Local horror movie buffs will get an early Halloween treat this year --
master make-up artist Tom Savini will reveal the secrets for creating such
gruesome movie characters at Jason Voorhees from "Friday the
13th" and Leatherface from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" at 7
p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. This
talk is not recommended for children or the faint of heart! The event is
free and open to the public.
Savini, nicknamed "The Godfather of Gore," is an accomplished
horror movie make-up artist, actor, director and stunt coordinator. He
starred as Sex Machine in Robert Rodriquez’s "From Dusk Till
Dawn" and as Roland in "The Demolitionist." Savini has
appeared in many George A. Romero projects, including "Martin,"
"Knightriders" and "Creepshow." He directed the 1990
interpretation of Romero’s original horror classic "Night of the
Living Dead" and is currently in pre-production for his latest
directing venture, "The Forest Prime Evil."
For more information, call Don Diefenbach, UNC Asheville associate
professor of mass communication, at 828/251-6731.
- Dr. Diefenbach, UNCA Associate Professor of Mass Communication,
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director,