William Lustig

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icon-jorgensen-lectureJorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series

William Lustig

  1. Monday, November 21, 2011 3:00 p.m.
Still image of filmmaker Bill Lustig

This Jorgensen Lecture will be in an interview format.  Mr. Lustig will be interviewed by David Church, PhD Candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture, Film and Media Studies.  The interview will cover Mr. Lustig's career as a director of films in the horror genre, as well as theatrical and home market distribution.

William Lustig is an American film director and producer who worked primarily in the horror film genre. As a film director, Lustig is best known for his films Maniac, Vigilante, Uncle Sam, and the Maniac Cop series.Lustig has also worked as an actor playing small roles in his own films as well as in films by Sam Raimi, most notably as a fake Shemp character in Army of Darkness and a dockworker in Darkman. As of 2009, Lustig is the CEO of Blue Underground; an entertainment company specializing in the release of obscure and exploitation films on DVD and BluRay.