Effects (1978)



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This low-budget, Pittsburgh-lensed thriller takes a semi-satirical look at the low-budget horror film industry. The story centers on an insane filmmaker who hopes his crowning achievement will be a "snuff" documentary about the actual demise of a film crew working on a horror-movie shoot. Obviously, the director's real cast and crew are none too pleased to find themselves unwilling participants in this project. Fans of steeltown horror movie icon George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) will … More

Rating: R
Genre: Horror
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Written By: William H. Mooney, Dusty Nelson
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On DVD: Oct 25, 2005



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An extremely early slasher film, Effects also delves into the faux-snuff-film genre, which experienced a brief heyday in the 70s and has a seen a resurgence with the found footage genre. Ultimately, Effects feels more like a 70s exploitation film than the slasher genre that was about to overtake theaters for the next few years; however, all the basic elements of the slasher genre are basically in place. While not a great film by any means, Effects will delight fans of early slasher films or 70s exploitation cinema who don't mind bad acting, contrived plots, and weak special effects.

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