Horror movie legend Tom Savini has finally emerged from a fifteen year, self-imposed hiatus to supervise the Special Effects Make-Up in the highly anticipated new office horror flick, Redd Inc.
The creator of ground breaking makeup effects in dozens of horror classics including; Friday the 13th, Day of the Dead (Saturn Award), Dawn of the Dead and Creepshow has spent the last fifteen years working as an actor and director. An on-screen favourite of director Robert Rodriguez, Savini appears as Sex Machine in From Dusk Till Dawn as well as performing pivotal roles in Machete and Grindhouse – Planet Terror. He also directed his own remake of Night of the Living Dead.
For his work on Redd Inc., Savini selected and closely supervised Makeup Special Effects creators and artists Nick Nicolau and Paul Katte and their company Makeup Effects Group (MEG), overseeing a number of important, graphic horror elements required by the script. Their handpicked team worked tirelessly to create and apply dozens of special make-up effects on the shoot in March and April this year. Savini said, “I have worked with hundreds of artists since I started in make-up in the 1970’s. I haven’t done special effects make-up for many years, preferring to give the work I’m offered to my students. I only came out of ‘retirement’ because of the MEG guys. There’s no one better around right now and we were all so excited by the Redd Inc. script we couldn’t say no to the chance to work together on it”.
Tom Savini’s video announcement of his attachment to Redd Inc. can be viewed at http://blog.reddincthemovie.com. He also makes a cameo appearance in the film.
Redd Inc. is the story of a capricious, officious and vicious boss (Redd) who traps his victims and forces them to work in an horrific office of his own insane creation. They are tasked with a seemingly impossible job which they must complete or face a grisly “termination”.
Redd Inc. is the first feature film to include crowd-sourced content ranging from acting performances through to set dressings and original music performances.
Directed by Daniel Krige (West) and starring Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby) as Redd, the film is due for release in late 2011.
This post was written by Albert Saliba