Yes, the legendary makeup effects artist is back in the director’s chair!
As revealed on social media this week by Tom Savini and his team, Savini has stepped behind the camera for a new horror web series that just began filming, with episodes directed by Savini himself along with Robert Tinnell and Tina Romero, George Romero’s daughter.
The series is a collaboration between George Romero’s filmmaking program and Savini’s makeup effects program, both offered by PA’s Douglas Education Center.
“Cant reveal too much, but prepare yourself for magic tricks, violence, revenge, and horror in the style of a silent film,” Savini teased over on Instagram.
“Imagine Oldboy shot as a silent film starring Lon Chaney Sr. It’s violent AF!!!” actor Jason Baker also teased in a tweet.
Robert Tinnell wrote and produces the web series.
Had a blast being directed by @thetomsavini for a new web series. Imagine Oldboy shot as a silent film starring Lon Chaney Sr. It’s violent AF!!! by Robert Tinnell with episodes directed by Tinnell , @thetomsavini, & George A. Romero’s insanely talented daughter @TINAROMERO pic.twitter.com/n0NWa1P7sq
— Jason Baker (@bakingjason) January 15, 2018
#BTS shots of this awesome project I acted in for George Romero’s Filmmaking program and @thetomsavini Special FX program at @douglasedcenter. It was a privilege to be directed by two incredible directors @TINAROMERO and Robert Tinnell.#georgeromero #tomsavini #pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/tO4uAdBOVT
— Mandy Simpson (@SandyMimpson) January 3, 2018
Directing @bakingjason In my first episode for a new web series today. Cant reveal too much, but prepare yourself for magic tricks, violence, revenge, and horror in the style of a silent film. Written and produced by @roberttinnell1 with episodes directed by Tinnell, Myself, and George A. Romero’s amazingly talented daughter @dj_trx. SFX provided by my students at @douglasedcenter. Stay Tuned… #tomsavini #georgeromero #horror #silentfilms #savinischool