For the American gang leader and labor racketeer, see Billy Lustig
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.
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 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.
Lustig is a nephew of boxer Jake LaMotta.
- Lustig, William (interview subject); Steve Voce (interviewer) (Spring 1995). "William Lustig; Interview by Steve Voce". Psychotronic Video 20: 52–59.