Driller Killer

Overview

Iconoclastic filmmaker Abel Ferrara made his directorial debut with this gory but fascinating horror tale about a troubled artist played by Jimmy Laine, aka Abel Ferrara. Haunted by bizarre hallucinations and the fear he'll end up a wino like his father, the artist eventually snaps and begins taking out his frustrations on a growing number of homeless people, attacking them with a power drill. In time, his violent obsessions get worse and he begins attacking people closer to him, including an art dealer and a ...
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Overview

Iconoclastic filmmaker Abel Ferrara made his directorial debut with this gory but fascinating horror tale about a troubled artist played by Jimmy Laine, aka Abel Ferrara. Haunted by bizarre hallucinations and the fear he'll end up a wino like his father, the artist eventually snaps and begins taking out his frustrations on a growing number of homeless people, attacking them with a power drill. In time, his violent obsessions get worse and he begins attacking people closer to him, including an art dealer and a woman he's been dating. Ferarra also wrote several of the songs performed by a punk rock band in the film; he gained greater notoriety with his next film, the cult item Ms. 45.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Abel Ferrara directed and starred in this notorious gore/art film about a painter (played by Ferrara using the name "Jimmy Laine") who snaps because a loud punk-rock group moves into his building. After killing a few bums with his drill, he starts taking revenge on people he resents. Dark and moody, this film comes across as a slightly classier version of Last House on Dead End Street, albeit with the same oppressively grim ambience. One of the primary films involved in the British "video nasties" debate, it really isn't all that bloody save for one graphic drilling, but the disturbing tone still makes it a decidedly unpleasant experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2012
  • UPC: 639767538299
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 83,418

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Laine
Carolyn Marz
Baybi Day
Bob de Frank
Harry Schultz
Harry Schultz
Peter Yellen
Technical Credits
Abel Ferrara Director
Joe Delia Score Composer
Ken Kelsch Cinematographer
Nicholas St. John Screenwriter
Rochelle Weisberg Executive Producer
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