Effects (1979)

USA,
84m
35mm film, colour, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Dusty Nelson.

Premise

The crew of a low budget horror film start to suspect that their director is actually making a snuff movie.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Dusty Nelson
© 1979 The Effects Co.
A film by The Image Works
Executive Producer: John S. Harrison Jr
Produced by: Pasquale Buba & John Harrison
Written by: Dusty Nelson
Based on the Novel…Snuff by: William H. Mooney
Director of Photography: Carl E. Augenstein
Cinematographer: Toni Semple-Nelson
Editor: Pasquale Buba
Music: John Harrison & Ron Foster, Lee Balber, The Night Owl Band
Sound: Pat Buba, Nick Mastandrea
Special Effects: Tom Savini
Art Director: Ellen Hopkins

Cast
Joseph F. Pilato (Dom)
Susan Chapek (Celeste)
John Harrison (Lacey)
Barney McKenna (Barney)
Debra Gordon (Rita)
Tom Savini (Nicky)
Chuck Hoyes (Lobo)
Blay Bahnson (Scratch)
Joe Wittkofski (TV director)
John Sutton (TV sound man)
Dave Belko (TV video man)
Jackie Lehane (murdered girl)
Cindy Sebastian (dancer)
Bobbi Van Eman, Duke Snyder, Kim Snyder (campfire)
Doug Harrison, Dave Andrews, Ramona Zini, Martin Schiff, Nancy Allen, Tom Turich (bar)

Alternative Titles

Death's Director – alternative title
The Manipulator – alternative title

Extracts included in
After Effects: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking (2005)

References

Books

  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note