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Tom Savini in 'Maniac'

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Tom Savini's death in 'Maniac'

Tom Savini (1946 - )

Special Effects Artist

Film Deaths Edit

  • Dawn of the Dead (Zombi) (1978) [Motorcycle Raider / Zombie]: Playing a dual role, "Motorcycle Raider" falls to his death off a mall balcony after being shot by Ken Foree. "Zombie" is run over by Scott H. Reiniger with a truck. (The character "Motorcyle Raider" would later return as zombie in Land of the Dead.) (Thanks to Wen)
  • Maniac (1980) [Disco Boy]: Decapitated with a shotgun blast when Joe Spinell fires through the windshield of Tom's car. (Behind-the-scenes trivia: To ensure that the effect was done perfectly, it was actually Tom himself, acting as Joe's double, who fired the shot at the dummy head.)
  • The Ripper (1985) [Jack the Ripper]: Playing a ghost, he is finally destroyed by Tom Schreier. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • The Demolitionist (1995) [Roland]: Shot in the chest by Nicole Eggert during a shoot-out. (Thanks to Dignan)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) [Sex Machine]: After turning into a vampire, he is decapitated with a whip by George Clooney; his severed (but still-living) head lands by Juliette Lewis' feet, and she shoots it with a shotgun. His still-living body transforms into a giant rat-like monster, and is finally killed when Juliette shoots him with a wooden arrow from a crossbow. (Thanks to Joe)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004) [County Sheriff]: Presumably killed (off-screen) by the zombies; we only see him being interviewed on television, but considering the extent of the carnage, it's likely that he doesn't survive. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Grindhouse (Planet Terror) (2007) [Deputy Tolo]: Torn apart by a group of zombies. (Thanks to ND)
  • Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) [David Van Etten]: Head torn off by Angus Sutherland after he and his vampire gang attack him.
  • The Dead Matter (2010) [Sebed]: Consumed by Andrew Divoff's dark magic matter, which releases his soul from his body.
  • Django Unchained (2012) [Tracker #1]: Shot to death, along with the other trackers, by Jamie Foxx after Jamie bursts into the trackers' cabin. (Thanks to Tommy, Tim, Matthew, Arben, and ND)
  • Death From Above (2012) [Sheriff Raynick]: Hit with a truck by the possessed Kurt Angle (off-screen) (It only shows the truck coming at him)
  • Machete Kills (2013) [Osiris Amanapur]: Disintegrated/turned inside out by Mel Gibson with a malfunctioning laser gun when Tom jumps in front of a shot that was intended for Danny Trejo.

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None known

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