Smoke & Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini (2015) Review

I want to be him when I grow up

This past Sunday, I browsed the Shudder app and came across the movie thumbnail to your right. The face jogged my memory. I said out loud, “That’s sex machine in From Dusk Till Dawn!” Little did I know, Tom Savini is much more than that. He’s an innovator in the film industry. A stuntman, special effects/makeup artist, and director.

After what seemed like a few minutes, I took a seat, and watched the whole documentary. You get a sense of how serious Savini is about his craft. The guy is responsible for the most spine-tingling images I’ve ever seen. For more details read my blog How Horror Shaped Me, as I discuss the films that scarred and influenced me.

Even if you’re not a horror fan, you can at least enjoy his wild creations. The passion and pride Savini have for his art oozes out of the screen and is contagious. This is a tale of perseverance and why it’s important to do what you love. I highly recommend you bear witness to his journey. Smoke & Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini gets a 9 out of 10.

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