Horror Film Legend Tom Savini to Appear at 2007 Eerie Horror Film Festival

Actor, director and make up effects legend Tom Savini announced as special guest of honor at the 2007 Eerie Horror Film Festival.

Erie, PA, January 08, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Eerie Horror Film Festival has announced that actor, director and special effects legend Tom Savini will be appearing as a special guest at their annual event in October of 2007.

Savini, best known for his astonishingly realistic make-up effects in such horror classics as “Dawn of the Dead” (1978), “Friday the 13th” (1980) and “Maniac” (1980), has been active in the film industry since the early 1970's when he returned home from a tour as a combat photographer in Viet Nam.

In 1977, Savini joined forces with director George A. Romero for the movie “Martin” and formed a long lasting relationship that has produced several classics of the horror genre including “Dawn of the Dead” (1978), “Day of the Dead” (1985), “Creepshow”(1982), “Monkey Shines”(1988) and most recently, “Land of the Dead” (2005).

In addition to providing the make-up effects, Savini has also appeared as an actor in several of the Romero films as well as in memorable roles in the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead” and the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez films “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996) and in their soon to be released film “Grindhouse” (2007).

Savini has also directed films and television programs including a feature length remake of Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” in 1990 and episodes of the “Tales from the Darkside” TV series in the 1980's. He is currently directing a new project called “The Forest.” He also runs a popular make-up/special effects school in Monessen, Pennsylvania and has his own effects company, Tom Savini, Ltd.

Savini will be joining fellow Romero alumni Ken Foree and Leonard Lies, actors featured in the original “Dawn of the Dead,” at the 4th Annual Eerie Horror Film Festival which takes place October 10 - 14, 2007 at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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