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Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Runtime:84 mins
Director:Dusty Nelson
Year Released:1980
Production Country:USA


Late Shift at the Grindhouse - Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS-- special custom trashy trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!



A low-budget horror film about a low-budget horror film gone very, very wrong.


"A chilling combination of luxury and discomfort." - Variety


"An unsettling climax that takes 'illusion vs. reality' to disturbing lengths." - Mondo Digital


"The Day For Night of horror." - Focus on Film


Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, Effects is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should.  A group of coked-up filmmakers - including Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Joseph Pilato (Day of the Dead), and John Harrison (Tales From the Darkside: The Movie) - gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher.  As filming begins and "accidents" happen, it's clear that something isn't right.  And no one can be trusted.  Landing somewhere between Snuff and a student film by John Carpenter, Effects is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.  


Make-up effects by horror legend Tom Savini (Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Creepshow)


Starring Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction, Day of the Dead), Susan Chapek (Lorenzo's Oil), John Harrison (Dune), Debra Gordon (Day of the Dead) and Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn)


Preserved from the only surviving 35mm print by American Genre Film Archive