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Effects (1980)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  June 1980 (USA)
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Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the "killings" in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a "snuff" film.

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Cast

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Dominic (as Joseph F. Pilato)
Susan Chapek ...
Celeste
John Harrison ...
Lacey Bickel
Bernard McKenna ...
Barney
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Rita / Mona
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Nicky
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Lobo (as Chuck Hoyes)
Blay Bahnsen ...
Scratch (as Blay Bahnson)
Joe Wittkofski ...
TV Director
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TV Sound Man
Dave Balko ...
TV Video Man (as Dave Belko)
Jackie Lahane ...
Murdered Girl (as Jackie Lehane)
Cindy Sebastian ...
Dancer
Bobbi Van Eman ...
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Duke Snyder ...
Campfire Extra
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Horror movie about an insane film director who hopes his crowning achievement will be a "snuff" documentary about the actual demise of a film crew working on a horror-movie shoot. The director's real cast and crew aren't too pleased when they find out about his project though. Written by Ørnås

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Making movies can be MURDER!

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Horror | Thriller

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June 1980 (USA)  »

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The Manipulator  »

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$55,000 (estimated)
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Due to a distributor problem, the film never received a theatrical release or home video release. It never aired on television either. The October 2005 Synapse Films DVD release is the film's first official release anywhere in the world. See more »

Quotes

Dom: [to Lacey, holds up a fake, bloody leg] Hey, uh, I'm goin' into town for a burger. You want one?
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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RADIO JINGLES
Written by John Harrison
Performed by Ron 'Byrd' Foster
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Mildly effective snuff horror thriller.
25 July 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A low-budget horror film is being shot in a secluded mountain area by a hard-working crew and a cast of bewildered actors.However it soon becomes apparent that another crew is shooting the making of the horror film and their intentions are evil.They intend to make the ultimate horror film with real victims,real blood and real death-a genuine snuff movie."Effects" is pretty hard movie to recommend.There are plenty of dull moments where nothing interesting happens.The acting is fairly decent and there are some memorable moments including the director showing 8mm snuff film to his crew,the hunt for Dominic in the woods and startling final twist.It's a shame that the pace of the film is so sluggish.Worth a look for fans of snuff phenomenon.


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