If you don’t know the name Tom Savini, then you don’t know horror. The beolved make-up and special effects genius turned actor is responsible for some of the finest examples of gory creations in some classic horrors including Dawn and Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Martin and Creepshow 2. He has also turned up as an actor in countless movies since the 1970’s. In other words, after more than three decades in the wonderful world of horror, Tom Savini is what we call a legend.
Continuing to act, Savini has not worked on special effects or makeup for more than a decade, so it is with great pleasure that we have found out the guy is about to return to work on effects and makeup on two new Australian horrors, Nick Nicolaou’s Mary Doe and Daniel Krige’s Redd Inc. We also have the synopsis on the two movies to allow your imagination to start running wild as to what great things Savini can do for the films.
Redd Inc is a horror revenge story that follows Annabelle – a burlesque webcam stripper – who gets abducted and ends up chained to a desk with five others in a macabre, horrific make-shift office. Their self-appointed “boss” is escaped, wrongly-convicted serial killer Thomas Reddmann, aka Redd, demented from experimental, behaviour modification treatment. He requires Annabelle and his other “workers”, who were all participants in his trial, to find the true serial killer… or die horribly. Savini cameos with the lead villain being played by Nicholas Hope. Kelly Paterniti also stars in the indie that’s now in post.
Mary Doe, which is in development, tells the story of a twelve-day trek across the desert and the insignificant form that is Mary Doe who has exhausted all of the life within her. Rescued from death’s door, she finds herself abandoned with five men in a decommissioned government facility used for testing biological weapons.
Lost with no memory of who she is and no placement in this world, she finds no reason to want to win her freedom – to journey BACK FROM THE DEAD…
Isolation breeds paranoia – no one can hide from their demons forever. As Mary unravels her past, the world she has fallen into crumbles down around her. The MUTANTS have found their way into the bunker. She has to gather her strength and find a reason to want to live – to want to get out of this HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.
Mary Doe is a horror/thriller in the vein of films such as Alien, The Thing, Dawn of the Dead and Terminator.
Murder, Deception, Justice… A classic noir femme fatale story set in the world of the BANISHED and the UNDEAD!
Mr Savini, it is good to have you back!!
(Source: Dread Central)
By Matt Wavish