Zero Effect is a 1998 film directed by Jake Kasdan (son of famed Hollywood writer/director Lawrence Kasdan) starring Bill Pullman as 'the world's most private detective' Darryl Zero and Ben Stiller as his assistant Steve Arlo.
The film features Ryan O'Neal as Stark and Kim Dickens as Sullivan. Written by Jake Kasdan, the film is to some extent inspired by A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The film was scored by The Greyboy Allstars.
Zero, a brilliant but reclusive private detective for hire, traditionally works from afar with Arlo as his representative in the field. Socially awkward and inept (but extraordinarily confident in his deductive abilities), Zero keeps himself locked in his apartment, where he composes awful songs on his guitar and subsists on a diet of tuna, Tab, pretzels, Campbell's soup, and amphetamines. Zero and Arlo are retained by Gregory Stark to investigate who is blackmailing him. During the investigation, Zero takes to the field and encounters Gloria..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120906
Nightbreed is a 1990 movie based on Clive Barker's novella Cabal. It was directed by Clive Barker. To this day, Barker expresses a disappointment with the final cut and longs for the recovery of the reels so it might be freshly edited. Unique behind-the-scenes footage of some of the lost scenes has now been uncovered, some of which is showcased at Clive's Revelations website. It was intended as "the Star Wars of monster movies", with over two hundred monsters created by Image Animation.The movie centers around Aaron Boone (portrayed by Craig Sheffer), a man plagued by dreams of a city called Midian, populated by bizarre creatures and deviants of all types who refer to themselves as the "Nightbreed". Aaron is framed for several murders by his psychopathic therapist, subsequently killed by police and resurrected by the magic of Midian. Boone joins forces with the other monsters to defend themselves from the true monsters of the story:..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100260