Tom Savini Paints the Screen Red for Two Aussie Films

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Tom Savini got his start in the film business by creating some of the greatest F/X work horror movie fans have ever seen. As his career expanded, he left behind the latex and Karo syrup and began creating characters in a different manner … by portraying them on screen. While that’s cool and we love some of Tom’s characters, we’ve been hungry for him to get back to F/X work. Speaking of which …

According to, after almost a decade horror legend Tom Savini – who was responsible for creating special effects and makeup for such classics as Friday the 13th and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead – has come out of retirement on makeup and effects to get his hands dirty on two new Australian horror films – Nick Nicolaou’s Mary Doe and Daniel Krige’s Redd Inc.

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!

For more visit the official Mary Doe website and check out Mary Doe on Facebook.

More on both of these as it comes.

Tom Savini Paints the Screen Red for Two Aussie Films

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