The Toolbox Murders

The Toolbox Murders

Director: Tobe Hooper Cast: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Juliet Landau

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Tobe Hooper, who directed one of the truly iconic American horror films of the 1970s, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, offers his take on another well-remembered scare-fest of the era with this remake. Steve (Brent Roam) and Nell (Angela Bettis) are a young couple living in Los Angeles who are short on money -- she's just started work as a teacher, while he's a medical student doing his internship. They rent a flat in the Lusman Arms, a once beautiful but now decaying (and therefore affordable) apartment building managed by the sleazy Byron McLieb (Greg Travis), who tries to pass off the ramshackle accommodations as "charming" and "historic." Watching over the Lusman Arms beside Byron is Ned (Adam Gierasch), a greasy simpleton who serves as the building's handyman. Steve and Nell haven't been living at the Lusman especially long when she notices that a growing number of young women living in the building have been meeting a violent death, and with some help from good-hearted part-time actor "Jazz" Rooker (Rance Howard), she begins looking into the murders and makes some disturbing discoveries about both the building management and her fellow tenants.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/2005
UPC: 0031398172178
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 48,991

Special Features

Closed Caption; 16:9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital audio; 2.0 Dolby stereo surround; Commentary with director Tobe Hooper and writers Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch; Commentary with producers; Theatrical trailer; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Bettis Nell Barrows
Brent Roam Steven Barrows
Juliet Landau Julia Cunningham
Greg Travis Byron McLieb
Adam Gierasch Ned Lundy
Marco Rodriguez Luis Saucedo
Rance Howard Chas "Jazz" Rooker
Sheri Moon Zombie Actor

Technical Credits
Tobe Hooper Director
Yuda Acco Production Designer
Jace Anderson Screenwriter
Andrew Cohen Editor
Roland Carroll Executive Producer
Joseph Conlan Score Composer
Tony DiDio Producer
Adam Gierasch Screenwriter
Dean Jones Makeup Special Effects
Shon LeBlanc Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve R. Miller Art Director
George Nemzer Sound/Sound Designer
Terence S. Potter Producer
Jackie Quella Producer
Ryan Carroll Executive Producer
Rene Torres Executive Producer
Clancy Troutman Sound/Sound Designer
Straw Weisman Executive Producer
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/Abandoned Toolbox [5:42]
2. Hammer Time [4:45]
3. Meeting the Neighbors [5:56]
4. A Bad End [5:28]
5. Rehearsing Death [2:57]
6. It Just Feels Wrong [7:16]
7. Getting Nailed [6:36]
8. Driller Killer [6:29]
9. The Walls Listen [5:35]
10. Charming Oddities [5:58]
11. Building Symbolism [6:07]
12. Caught on Tape [5:04]
13. Gruesome Discovery [5:56]
14. Lye Still [5:43]
15. Born of Death [6:28]
16. Crashing Symbols/End Credits [8:46]

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The Toolbox Murders 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i never heard of the original but i saw a trailer to this and it looked interesting. this is about a killer that stalks people in a hotel or motel whatever and a woman of course investigates and the ending i was like oh come on not one of those again type of ones you always see in horror movies basically...a cliffhanger. i thought the movie was okay but not something great or whatever. and angela bettis was okay but seriously skinny....horror movies suit her i guess. glad to see the actress that was drusilla in buffy and angel was in this movie. she really is pretty and does make a good tragic vampire. its good to see her in other stuff besides buffy and angel. shows she can play other characters besides vampires but so looks like one right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago