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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tom Savini’s Death Island movie campaign on Indiegogo

5 Sep

Tom Savini applies make-up to Ari Lehman, crea...

Tom Savini applies make-up to Ari Lehman, creating his vision of Jason Voorhees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a departure from the usual wargaming stuff, we go to the realms of movieland and the undead, Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare for Tom Savini‘s Death Island!!

Ok, so if you don’t know who Tom Savini is, you might as well be a zombie! Serious fans of the horror genre will instantly recognise the legendary man behind this brilliant new Indiegogo campaign to raise $1 million to fund a new zombie film, Death Island.

Tom is a SFX pioneer, accomplished actor (Knightriders, Dawn of the dead (original & remake), From Dusk till Dawn) , director and producer, and this new movie will mark his return as director since he did the remake of Romero’s original Night of the Living dead. With the help of us lot, we could make this a reality and even get a speaking role in the upcoming film (Yeah, I wish..) But for the princely sum of $10, you will be added to the credits of the actual movie!

Speaking as someone who grew up with reading Tom’s SFX books, and watching his effects in many horror movies (Especially the original Dawn of the dead, in which not only did he do the zombie SFX, but played a biker too!!) It would be great to think that a lowly zombie fan such as myself could be involved, sure I haven’t the cash to pay the big bucks, but $10 is a great price for what you get, and you’ll really be helping out too! I’m definately up for this, and hope that some of you out there will dole out a little $10 zombie love for our Tom, to get a great sounding Zombie movie made (One with some proper pedigree too!!)

Involved as well, is the one and only Tony (Candyman) Todd, Tiffany Shepis and Debbie Rochon, and more thought to be signing on too once funding is secured.  The plot seems to indicate that the themes will take the Zombie back to its voodoo roots, and add more to the movie mythology of these undead flesheaters! Brilliant!!

$10 is around £6.50 or so, so as soon as I get a few pounds spare, I’ll be funding for a space in the limelight!!

How about you? Get over and check it out people!

Tom Savini’s Death Island | Indiegogo.

Update: I’d just like to say many thanks to Tom for the link back from the project page! Good luck with the movie!!

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