William Lustig (born February 1, 1955 in The Bronx, New York), also known as Bill Lustig, is an American film director and producer who has worked primarily in the horror film genre. He is the nephew of former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta.
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
As a film director, Lustig is best known for his low-budget horror 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 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 films and exploitation films on DVD. He also produced both remakes of his films Maniac (2012) and Maniac Cop (2016), the latter co-produced with Nicolas Winding Refn.
|1977||Hot Honey||Credited as Billy Bagg|
|The Violation of Claudia|
AKA Street Gang
|1990||Maniac Cop 2|
|1993||Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence|
- Lustig, William; Steve Voce (Spring 1995). "William Lustig; Interview by Steve Voce". Psychotronic Video. 20: 52–59.
- Canby, Vincent (1981-01-31). "Maniac". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "NYC Horror Film Festival Announces 2009 Lineup and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient". DreadCentral. November 6, 2009.
- March 2008 Interview with L.A. Record
- Cultfilms en Kutfilms Interview with Bill Lustig (April 13, 2007)
- "'Maniac Cop' Sales Art Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn!". Bloody Disgusting.