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William Lustig

William Lustig was born on February 1, 1955 in Bronx, New York. During his teenage years, Lustig avidly watched a huge volume of lowdown trashy exploitation fare at numerous 42nd Street grind house theaters in Manhattan and also worked as a movie theater usher in Fort Lee, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, he took a few film classes ... See full bio »
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 2012 Maniac (producer)
 2011 Zombie Lover (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 Zombie Wasteland (Video short) (executive producer)
 2011 Children of the Night (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 Meet the Boyles (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 My Time with Terror (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 Tales of Laura Gittleson (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 Murders in Perugia (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2010 Anna and the Killer with Caroline Munro (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2010 Dark Notes (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2010 Maniac Men (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2010 The Death Dealer with Tom Savini (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2010 Acting Among the Living Dead (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2009 I'm an Actress! (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2008 Franco De Sade (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 Sexual Aberrations of Cecilia (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 Bloody Jess (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Karate Master (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 The Producer (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 The Pyjama Girl Mystery: A True Story of Murder, Obsession and Lies (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Daughters of Darkness: Locations of Darkness (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Daughters of Darkness: Playing the Victim (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Forbidden Screenplays (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Giornata nera (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Laying Down the Law (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Street Law: Laying Down the Law (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 Out of the Shadows (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 The Spaghetti West (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 99 Women: Jess' Women (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 Being Bubby (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 Christ Kid, You're a Weirdo (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 Jess' Women (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 Jesús in Furs (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 Strip Nude for Your Giallo (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Deathdreaming (Video short) (executive producer)
 2004 Tom Savini: The Early Years (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Lloyd Kaufman Goes Hollywood (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Starring the Jolly Rogers (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Desperately Seeking Susan & Richard (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Kicks and Crashes (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Rolling in Rio (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2004 Sadomaniac (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Absence of Malick (Video documentary short) (associate producer)
 2003 The Godfathers of Mondo (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Realising 'The Deer Hunter': An Interview with Michael Cimino (Video short) (associate producer)
 2003 Dan O'Bannon: Crafting Fear (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Robert Englund: An Early Work of Horror (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Stan Winston's Dead & Buried EFX (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Return of the Vampyres (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Capturing the Swell (Video documentary short) (associate producer)
 2003 Celluloid Crime of the Century (Video documentary short) (associate producer)
 2003 Savini's EFX (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 The Cult Film Legacy of Lynn Lowry (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Two Masters' Eyes (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Alien Arrives on Earth (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Watching the Alien (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Run Man Run: 35 Years Running (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Designing 'Salon Kitty' (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Inside Salon Kitty (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Playing 'The Deer Hunter': An Interview with John Savage (Video documentary short) (associate producer)
 2002 To the Devil... The Death of Hammer (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Dirty Books, Dirty Movies: Barney Rosset on Henry Miller (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Songs of Clichy (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Django, Tell! (Video short) (producer)
 2002 Revolver: Calling the Shots (Video short) (producer)
 2002 I Got Nailed in the Toolbox Murders (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Living in Darkness (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Tales of the Contaminated City (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 The Theorem of Delirium (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Death in Venice (Video short) (producer)
 2002 Solamente Bido (Video short) (producer)
 2002 Miracles & Mercies (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Discovering 'Evil Dead' (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Hell Rats of the Living Dead (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Uncut and Run (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Raquel Welch in the Valley of the Dinosaurs (Video documentary short) (associate producer)
 2002 The Devil Thumbs a Ride (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 Fulci of the Apocalypse (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 Shooting Violent City (Video) (producer)
 2001 Strange Days of Short Night (Video) (producer)
 2001 The Wicker Man Enigma (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 Suspiria 25th Anniversary (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 The Joe Spinell Story (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Tales of the Cat (Video short documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Beyond the Living Dead (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 A Head for Horror: Lamberto Bava on 'Macabre' (Video short) (executive producer)
 2001 More Lust, Less Dust (Video short) (executive producer)
 2001 Inside 'Manhunter' (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 The 'Manhunter' Look: A Conversation with Dante Spinotti (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 A Hollywood Life: Remembering Frances (Video short) (executive producer)
 2001 Clockwatching with Mr. Cleese (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 Curse of Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 The Joys of Emmanuelle, Parts 1-3 (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2000 The Making of 'Evil Dead II' or The Gore the Merrier (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2000 Deep Red 25th Anniversary (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2000 Inferno 20th Anniversary (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 1999 The Men Behind the Army (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 1999 'Halloween' Unmasked 2000 (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1983 Vigilante (producer)
 1980 Maniac (producer)
 1978 Hot Honey (producer - as Billy Bagg)
 1977 The Violation of Claudia (producer - as Billy Bagg)
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Other Works:

Directed hardcore porn films in the 1970s under the name Billy Bagg, including the successful "Violation of Claudia". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Billy Bagg | Bill Lustig

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

"When I was in New York and I had my office on Broadway, before Federal Express and fax machines there used to be things called messengers and they used to come up to my office and see the posters for "Maniac" and "Vigilante." That was my audience. They used to go crazy over those movies. So that's what I always say to myself -- that's my audience. I'm making movies for the dishwasher, the ... See more »

Trivia:

Nephew of boxer Jake LaMotta. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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