You might want to start clearing out some space on your bookshelf – there’s something on the horizon that no horror fan is going to want to miss. Actor, director, and special effects guru Tom Savini has announced that he will be releasing a beautiful coffee table photo biography spanning his entire career in film.

Savini wears a lot of hats. As an actor, Savini has appeared in films like Dawn of the Dead (1978), Planet TerrorMachete, and Django Unchained. And, of course, the greatest film role of all time: Savini appeared as the pistol-codpiece and whip-wielding badass Sex Machine in From Dusk Till Dawn, alongside Hollywood heavy hitters like George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, and Quentin Tarantino. Details of the new coffee table book are scarce at the moment, but the news comes straight from the actor’s personal Twitter account:


Savini also has experience in the director’s chair, including a few episodes of the 1980s horror anthology Tales from the Darkside and the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead. However, Savini is best known for his make-up and special effects work, and it seems likely that this will be the focus of his photo biography. His work on films like Friday the 13th (1980), and Creepshow (1982) helped elevate them beyond generic horror films and help shape them into the classics they are. He also runs a special effects school, helping to train and educate the next generation of movie makers.


Savini’s special effects work is legendary in the movie making industry, and especially in horror circles. Even though all we have so far is an announcement and a shot of what will probably be the cover of his photo biography, we can get behind anything that will showcase what Savini has done for horror over the last several decades. Stay tuned for more information on Savini’s book as it becomes available, and check us out on Twitter, in the official NOFS subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club for more on your favorites in horror.


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