Tom Savini and Dark Ink are set to release Grande Illusions Books I & II as one book for first time! Originally released in the early 80ís and 90ís, 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 Tomís films.
I think I still have my copy of Grande Illusions from the 80s; it actually helped kickstart my (unhealthy) obsession with horror movie gore. This is awesome news.
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 Illusions will hit book shelves on October 15th.