On episode 74 of The Bloodcast, I told of a story about how I was “inspired” by Tom Savini’s appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman which led me to try my own “fire effect” in high school. Good times. That Savini appearance I spoke of happened in ’87, but it wasn’t the first time the maestro of gore stopped by Letterman’s show. Savini was welcomed on in 1986, the year Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 hit theaters and the year his Scream Greats Vol. 1 hit VHS.
Savini proved to be a fun guest, trotting out his gruesome creations from TCM 2 for a live studio audience – not to mention a late-night television viewers! – to gawk at (“This is just sickening, isn’t it!” Letterman says).