After almost a decade, horror legend Tom Savini – who was responsible for creating special effects and makeup for such classics as Friday the 13th and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead – has come out of retirement on makeup and effects to get his hands dirty on two new Australian horror films, reports if.
The man who was responsible for creating special effects and makeup for such classics as George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, oversaw and assisted in creating the effects for the Daniel Krige-directed Redd Inc and upcoming zombie flick Mary Doe.
“ ‘Redd Inc‘ is a horror revenge story that follows Annabelle – a burlesque webcam stripper – who gets abducted and ends up chained to a desk with five others in a macabre, horrific make-shift office. Their self-appointed “boss” is escaped, wrongly-convicted serial killer Thomas Reddmann, aka Redd, demented from experimental, behaviour modification treatment. He requires Annabelle and his other “workers”, who were all participants in his trial, to find the true serial killer… or die horribly.” Savini cameos with the lead villain being played by Nicholas Hope. Kelly Paterniti also stars in the indie that’s now in post.
The zombie flick Mary Doe, created by Nick Nicolaou, is currently in development.