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Tom Savini, Gun Media Team Up for ‘Summer Camp’ Slasher Game

Gun Media, the designers behind Breach & Clear, Breach & Clear: Deadline and Speakeasy, have teamed up with horror film icon Tom Savini to announce Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp. The first installment in a series that pays homage to the splatter/slasher movies that dominated the ’80s, Summer Camp is a third-person survival game set in a wooded campground similar to those of Sleepaway Camp, The Burning and the Friday the 13th franchise.

Within the campground players take on the role of one of 6-8 teen counselors

That Time Tom Savini Set Letterman’s Hand on Fire, Brought Texas Chainsaw 2 FX…

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).