Special Effects Make-Up Artist, Actor, Stunt-Man and Director Tom Savini to Speak at UNC Asheville on March 28


Tom Savini, known for his special effects and make-up work on cult-classic films like Friday the 13th, as well as his acting and directing work, will talk about his career and screen film excerpts in a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Seating is first-come first-served with no advance reservations.

Savini’s special effects make-up work spans dozens of films including creating Jason of Friday the 13th as well as the zombies for George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead – his work in the latter film earned a Saturn Award for Best Make-Up Effects.

Savini’s numerous acting credits include From Dusk Till Dawn, Grindhouse, and Django Unchained. He is also director of the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead and several episodes of television’s Tales from the Darkside.

This event is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Departments of Mass Communication, Drama, and New Media. For more information, contact Don Diefenbach, chair and professor of mass communication, at ddiefenb@unca.edu or 828.251.6731.