Monday, June 8, 2009
This is one a lot of fans have probably seen already, but I have this weird soft spot for the first entry into the franchise. The behind the scenes photos that Tom Savini took of his special make-up effects has this very beautiful, black and white look to them that I just love looking at. It may come from Savini's work as a combat photographer in the Vietnam War-- his ability to capture the beauty in death. I use the term "beauty" in the sense of the photograph and the photography, not the actual dead body. This photo is of Harry Crosby (Bill) getting prepared for his scene where Alice finds him dead on the pumphouse door.