Tom Savini, AKA The Sultan of Splatter, The Godfather of Gore.
Tom Savini is the most influential special effects artist of all time, he has worked on all of George A Romero's 'Dead Trilogy' aswell as Friday the 13th and Creepshow.
Savini is primarily known for his groundbreaking work in the field of special makeup effects. He got his breakthrough working with George A. Romero, providing a convincing wrist slashing effect in the opening scenes of Martin (1977). The following year, working with an expanded budget on Dawn of the Dead, Savini created his signature palette of severed limbs and bite-marks.