Special Effects

 (1984)


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Nice Snuff Flick
Aug 13, 2008
parkinsonb2002 - yahoo.com
Read the reviews on Netflix or blogs and they're mostly bad. A common theme is that Zoe Lund is a horrible actress and this is Larry Cohen's worst. Wrong on both counts. I think this is better than his most successful... Full review
less than special
Jul 27, 2008
TheatreX - imdb.com
Since "Body Double" and this came out the same year, I'm glad I spent money on seeing "Body Double" at the theater and not this. To me, this film covers sort of the same territory, although not nearly as well. Eric... Full review
BODY DOUBLE, I MEAN SPECIAL EFFECTS, IS LUKEWARM
Dec 09, 2004
Randall Phillip - imdb.com
WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS CONTAINED HEREIN. This is an okay one-time watch, but don't expect anything spectacular. The only thing that made this interesting for me was the "cheese factor." In other words: bad acting, bad hair-do's, terrible music soundtrack, moronic... Full review
An average film!
Oct 21, 2002
HumanoidOfFlesh - imdb.com
Larry Cohen's "Special Effects" is an average snuff-themed horror film.Eric Bogosian plays here an on-the-decline director who murders a starlet(brilliant Zoe Tamerlis,who sadly died in 1999)on camera and decides to use a dead ringer to make a film about the... Full review
Bogosian rules.
Aug 22, 2000
mrseldomseen - imdb.com
After making a disastrous, special-effects laden film, a movie director decides to make a low budget biography of a murdered actress. To make her murder look as real as possible the director murders the actress himself. Could have been a... Full review
Could have been better.
Jun 27, 2000
brandon sites - imdb.com
A failed movie director kills an actress he is auditioning for a film. He then begins to make a film about her life and tries to frame her boyfriend in the process. An interesting idea is hampered by rather uneven... Full review
Hitchcockian film, as done by Cohen...
Jul 13, 1999
Parca - imdb.com
Nicely twisted and rather unpredictable thriller, with a very interesting character played by Bogosian. Worth a check...... Full review

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