Blu-ray

Effects

Street Date:
August 22nd, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1980
MPAA Rating:
R
Studio:
The American Genre Film Archive
Length:
84 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Starring:

Joe Pilato, Tom Savini, Susan Chapek, John Harrison, and Debra Gordon

Director:

Dusty Nelson

Plot Synopsis:

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, Effects is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should. A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Tom Dawn of the Dead Savini, Joe Day of the Dead Pilato, and John Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Harrison -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher. As filming begins and accidents happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between Snuff and a student film by John Carpenter, Effects is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.

Technical Specs

  • NEW 4K restoration (master struck from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence

Supplements

  • Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba
  • After Effects documentary with optional commentary track
  • Beasite - short film
  • UBU - short film
  • Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull!