From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Effects (1980, USA) is a Horror film directed by Dusty Nelson.


Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 87 Min.
  • Production Co: Image Works | International Harmony
  • Distribution Co: International Harmony (1980) (USA) (theatrical) (NOTE: This film was never released theatrically)
  • Directed by Dusty Nelson
  • Written by William H. Mooney, Dusty Nelson
  • Starring Joseph Pilato, Susan Chapek, John Harrison
  • Produced by Pasquale Buba, John Harrison
  • Original Music by John Harrison
  • Cinematography by Carl Augenstein, Toni Semple
  • Film Editing by Pasquale Buba

Plot Summary

  • While a small film crew are shooting a low budget horror movie in a house in the woods, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur, and the movie slowly starts to turn into a "snuff" film.

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  • The Manipulator (USA)


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