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Tom Savini’s “Grande Illusions Books I & II” Gets Single Book Re-Release!

Dark Ink Publishing is pleased to announce the release of “Grande Illusions Books I & II” in one book for the first time ever.

Tom Savini’s classic and perennial books on Special Make-Up Effects has inspired generations of filmmakers, such as Peter Jackson; “We went into Braindead with our imaginations sparked by the “Grande Illusions” book.

Originally released in the early 80’s and 90’s, the books have become a staple for aspiring make-up artists, filmmakers and movie lovers for generations by showing how to do effects through step-by-step techniques, using examples from Tom’s films.

With both books conveniently put into one, along with a new introduction from Tom, fans and filmmakers can now enjoy the ease of having both classic guides in one ultimate edition. Featuring dozens of pictures, illustrations and examples from classic movies such as Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Creepshow, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Maniac and many others, readers get to see first hand how Tom created each amazing effect that made him a legend of the craft.

Included in the book are great forwards by none other than, Stephen King, George Romero and Dick Smith.

Grande is now available to mass audiences through traditional distribution for the first time ever, giving these books an extended life that will no doubt inspire another generation.

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  • BabyJaneHudson

    Geez it would be nice if there was an easy way to find out where to buy the book. If you go to Tom’s page it sends you to Author Mike’s page which sends you to the store which sends you to Amazon which doesn’t have it listed!

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