[Unlike movie special effects, where the viewer sees the perfect take of an effect, creating special effects for a live haunted attraction is a more sustained and drawn out effort.] It has to be right there in front of you, like a three-act play, ... You have to think it through from beginning to end. You want to fool a live person in front of you.
"Thomas Vincent "Tom" Savini" is an United States/American actor, stunt double/stuntman, Film director/director, and award-winning Prosthetic makeup/special make-up effects creator. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin (film)/Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead (1985 film)/Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th (franchise)/Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac (1980 film)/Maniac, The Burning (film)/The Burning, The Prowler (1981 film)/The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Savini directed Night of the Living Dead (1990 film)/Night of the Living Dead, the 1990 remake of Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead; his other directing work include three episodes of the TV show Tales from the Darkside and one segment in The Theatre Bizarre. As an actor and stuntman, he has appeared in films such as Martin (film)/Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, From Dusk till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete (film)/Machete, Django Unchained and Machete Kills.More Tom Savini on Wikipedia.