Directed by Dusty Nelson
Joe Pilato (DAY OF THE DEAD) stars as Dominic, a young and enterprising cinematographer who has ventured to a remote mountain retreat to provide camerawork and special effects on a low-budget horror movie. What he finds there is a skeleton crew made up of eccentric and unpredictable talents.
A young cinematographer ventures to a remote mountain retreat to provide camerawork and special effects on a low-budget horror movie
Cast: Joseph Pilato, Susan Chapek, John Harrison
The opening was a little rocky, but once I got used to the unusual rhythms and approach to characterization i was blown away. The performances are a little rough, but the unique concept and approach elevate the film. This should be recognized as a horror classic instead of being a hidden gem.
Great unusual editing, feels freshly inspired like some film students got together and had fun assembling creatively. The characters are well defined, I liked John Harrison a lot.
A treat for George Romero and Tom Savini fans. Although the film is not completely successful, it is definitely strange enough to be worth a watch, and has some endearing low budget flaws.
WOW this movie is TOTALLY WEIRD!!! Tom Savini is at his finest.
This movie blew my mind! It is truly an astonishing film with a meta element that feels more like it was made for today's market rather than its actual era, the late 70s. Unlike more contemporary examples (such as "Cabin In The Woods"), "Effects" is deceptively deadpan and doesn't spoon feed the plot to the viewer, so make sure to stay alert! The dialogue doesn't always spell everything out, you have to remain engaged to keep up. The rewards are great though, I can't think of many examples of movies that did to me what "Effects" did. I was shaken!