Tom Savini’s Grande Illusions Gets Re-Release


GrandeIllusionsFeat-386x500Okay horror fans, listen up. You know you dig you some Savini. Just admit it, the man is an utter genius. Whether behind the camera, in the makeup department or on screen, Savini never fails to give the viewer exactly what they want.

Thing is, how many of you knew that Savini wrote a pair of books on Special FX makeup techniques back in the day? I remember seeing them in the local bookstore when I was young, but my Mom, god love her, would never let me get them. Lets face it, I may have been a tad young for that sort of thing (try telling that to Tommy Jarvis).

Well, now you and I are in luck. Now we don’t have to pay the inflated Ebay prices, because those sick freaks over at , the same
publisher that brought us Kane Hodder’s Unmasked, are giving us a re-issue of not one, but both Grande Illusions in one convenient book.

While there is not a dedicated page for the book itself yet, it does appear on the websites front page, so I am guessing that we can be expecting news on the book any time now.

Of course you can also keep an eye over at www.savini.com where I am sure there will be an announcement soon.

What do you think? Interested in learning from the master or just curious on what he has to say? Let us know in the comments.

In the meantime, check out this sick cover for Grande Illusions, and while you are at it, go check out the publishers website for some awesome books and cover art.




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      1. Hans Curtis October 12, 2013 at 5:10 am


      2. Lee Abernathy October 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        The first Grande Illusions was one of THE best books ever published…got it when it first came out, and still treasure it……the second one was cheap, rushed, and lame.