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 “DAWN OF THE DEAD” Savini, Joe “DAY OF THE DEAD” Pilato, and John “TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE” Harrison — gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher. As filming begins and “accidents” happen, it’s clear that something isn’t right. EFFECTS is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.
SPECIAL FEATURES – New 4K scan from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence! – Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba – UBU short film – BEASTIE short film – Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull! – AFTER EFFECTS documentary with optional commentary track
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