Special Effects Guru John Vulich Dies At 55

It’s always a sad time when we lose someone from the horror community. You may not recognize the name, but John Vulich will forever be remembered by his body of work in the genre. Working under Tom Savini, he created special effects for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) and Day of the Dead (1985). His other credits include Ghoulies (1984), Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), and Night of the Living Dead (1990) just to name a few. He is also known for working with the special effects crew for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series (1997) and Angel (2000). His work in television was well received and helped him win 3 Primetime Emmys.

Though he is gone, the films he has left his imprint on will last forever. Ensuring his life’s hard work for our genre will never be forgotten.



John Vulich

October 10, 1961 – October 12, 2016



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Hey there boils and ghouls! My love of horror films came on a dark and stormy night.... ....Truthfully, it probably happened in 1980-something during a sunny day when I was 5 or 6. That movie was JAWS. I had never been so terrified to go swimming and I live in a land-locked state! I have been a Horror Hound ever since. Having seen hundreds of films, some good and some downright dreadful, my love for horror cinema has grown stronger than ever! A couple of my favorite directors are Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter. Contributing here at T.H.S and being able to work with these other folks will be a treat I look forward to. I will share secrets after a few drinks and I also enjoy long romantic walks in dimly-lit cemeteries. My fave top 5 films are: 1)Dawn Of The Dead (Original) 2)The Thing (Carpenter's Remake) 3)Zombie 4)The Beyond 5)Friday the 13th pt IV: The Final Chapter Stay Scared! -ZombiSurvivor