Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’ve known Greg Nicotero for 12 or 13 years now. We bonded over our mutual love of Jaws and he hasn’t been able to shake me loose since. I was very proud of his directorial work on last week’s The Walking Dead. He got a nice juicy episode and knocked it out of the park in my humble opinion.
But then that shouldn’t be a surprise. If there’s any living guy who knows more about zombies I’d like to meet him. Today’s picture is proof of how far back his zombie knowledge goes as you can see a very young Nicotero (wearing the Creepshow shirt) assisting Tom Savini on the set of George Romero’s Day of the Dead.
The movie itself is a bit underrated when it comes to Romero’s hardcore fans, I think. Sure, it’s the low budget version of the epic end-of-days movie Romero wanted to make and doesn’t quite live up to both Night and Dawn, but it also has some of the best zombie work in Romero’s original 3 films. It also benefits from the quality of Romero’s latter day zombie, if I’m to be honest.
So, here’s a great shot of Savini working that creepy tongue zombie puppet with Nicotero lending a hand.
Thanks to the Practical Effects peoples for finding this one. Click to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic is of a nice fucking model.