We learned earlier this week that Tom Savini has partnered up with Trick or Treat Studios for Halloween 2019, with Savini coming aboard to design a line of original zombie masks for the company. Savini is of course no stranger to zombies, having worked on Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, as well as directing the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead.
“Special effects artist, actor, director, stunt man, teacher, mentor – all these things could easily describe the career of Tom Savini but none of them do justice in describing his influence on the horror genre,” Trick or Treat Studios announced this week. “Horror classics like Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow and Day of the Dead are but the first rung on a career ladder than has spanned decades and continues to thrill genre audiences around the globe. Recent years have brought him acting acclaim with roles in films like From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, Django Unchained and Grindhouse. Needless to say, Trick Or Treat Studios are absolutely thrilled to have Horror Legend Tom Savini on our team!”
The masks won’t be released until closer to Halloween (it is, after all, still only January), but we’ve got your first look at Tom Savini’s Faces of Horror collection right here, right now!
Meet “Tombed,” “Graves” and “Mort” below.