The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  January 1987 (USA)
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After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rocky Patterson ...
Ron Queen ...
Beau Leland ...
Michelle Meyer ...
Linda (as Michele Meyer)
Sebrina Lawless ...
Monica Lawless ...
Jerry Nelson ...
Victim #1
Mike Coady ...
Staci Gordon ...
Mark's Girlfriend
Randy Hayes ...
Thom Meyers ...
Hitchhiker (as Tom Meyers)
John Price ...
Charles Ladeate ...
Joann Hazelbarth ...
Frances Heard ...


Following the brutal rape of a young woman by a gang of construction workers, a mysterious figure wearing a motorcycle helmet and driving a gold hearse begins hunting the perpetrators down. The masked avenger's weapon of choice, obviously, is a nail gun, with which he (or could it be she?) takes out the rapists one by one. Just who is this murderous vigilante? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Writer/director Terry Lofton said the movie was inspired by some construction worker friends of his who he saw having a "nail gun battle" at a construction site. The scene was re-created for the movie. See more »


When one of the construction workers is doing the "nailgun fight" he runs for cover and steps on a rake that shoots up and hits him in the crotch, in a shot right afterwards the rake is missing. See more »


[Tom is buying groceries in an old store]
Storekeeper: [to Tom] Do you remember when you could sit outside and not worry about the mosquitoes and the killers?
[surprised, Tom smiles]
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You've Got Nailed
8 January 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After a young woman is brutally pack-raped by construction workers, a mysterious leather-clad vindicator (imagine the progeny of 'Darth Vader' and "The Wraith" as an audio-visual cue) stalks, then summarily gelds the attackers with galvanised nail gun precision.

I've seen some howlers and this is tough to beat for egregious shoddiness. Jagged editing and jump cuts that look like they've been made with a knife and fork, sound that only certain species of whale can detect with sonar-echolocation and paltry special effects (denim is apparently impervious to nails, whereby they hang limply like fashion accoutrements, despite the victim writhing in pain, clutching at a severely bloodied crotch) are but a few in a litany of feeble production values that will either have you terminating proceedings at the earliest juncture, or, laughing hysterically throughout.

No doubt inspired by "I Spit on Your Grave", there's really not that much substance in the storyline of which to speak, other than 80-odd minutes of, well, nailing. Too trivial to qualify as a criminal justice commentary, and not sophisticated enough to be dark humour, it's amateurish, uncomplicated and unlikely to offend any but those with delicate sensibilities. If you enjoy those 'so-bad-they're-funny' movies, then this should surely please. Others may want to avoid.

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