Rusty Nails (a.k.a. Rusty Osgood, born 1966) is an American director, writer, producer, and actor. He is best known for his feature-length B-movie Acne. Nails has also made several short films, including God is Dad, The Ramones and I, Grethel and Hansel, Animated Corpse, and Santiago vs. Wigface, which won a special recognition award.
Rusty Nails grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts and was active in Boston’s punk scene. Exposed to B-movie through the local television program Creature Double Feature, Nails became obsessed with old horror films. He made his first foray into the genre in the 1980s with his punk rock band, The Creeps, for whom he sang and about such subjects as teenage violence (“On TV”) and being turned into a zombie by a virulent strain of pimples (“Acne”). Nails released music by The Creeps on his own label, Wasted Effort Records, along with other local bands like fellow punkers The Angry Kids, the busker street-pop duo Egg (whose members left to join Caroliner Rainbow and found The Presidents of the United States of America), and post-hardbore band Cabal for whom Nails also played bass.