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The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

 -  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 ...
Doc
Ron Queen ...
Sheriff
Beau Leland ...
Bubba
Michelle Meyer ...
Linda (as Michele Meyer)
Sebrina Lawless ...
Mother
Monica Lawless ...
Baby
Jerry Nelson ...
Victim #1
Mike Coady ...
Mark
Staci Gordon ...
Mark's Girlfriend
Randy Hayes ...
Brad
Thom Meyers ...
Hitchhiker (as Tom Meyers)
John Price ...
John
Charles Ladeate ...
Tom
Joann Hazelbarth ...
Maxine
Frances Heard ...
Storekeeper
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

When the actress who was originally hired to play the store clerk didn't show up for the shoot, director Terry Lofton got his grandmother--the real clerk at the store where they were shooting--to take the role. She ended up reading her lines straight from the script, which can be seen on the counter in front of her. Later Lofton said she was embarrassed about appearing in the movie when she found out how much sex was in it. See more »

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In the infamous store scene, the cashier woman looks straight at the camera. See more »

Quotes

The killer: [to the first victim] What do you think? Those are the worst headaches... the ones between the eyes?
[laughing]
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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It's Cheap Alright..
20 November 1998 | by (8%) – See all my reviews

Just on the off-chance that anyone might be actually looking for a review for this hideous, wretched little movie, here it is. This movie was made on a budget that couldn't have realistically exceeded $300.00. Seriously. Hershey's syrup gore, rubber nails, cheap, synthy music at the most inappropriate of times, and so much more. The very beginning of this film treats us to what has to be the world's least realistic rape scene ever. (and I am by no means an advocate for rape, but this was just silly) From there, the Nail Gun killer (portrayed masterfully on the box's hand-drawn cover as a guy with his crotch hiked up to comical proportions), a nasty little guy decked out in what appears to be a biker helmet held together with duck tape, some camoflage, and a nail gun with a big, yellow curly-cord which kinda defeats the purpose of camo if you've got a big yellow cord hanging off your back.. proceeds to "slaughter" some backwoods morons, nails a man in the crotch, (who just moans and groans, sort of like Al Johnson from the band U.S. Maple. I'm pretty sure I'd do more than just a little bit of whining if somebody nailed my equipment point-blank) and goes around saying witty things like, "Nailed ya," or something stupid like that. Oh yeah, he drives around an inconspicuous GOLD Herze, too. You see this same Herze parked at a shop where the soon (but not soon enough, as the film proceeds for another 90 minutes)-to-be-revealed killer works, so I guess the filmmakers wanted the viewer to use their deductive reasoning skills. I kinda wish I'd have used my deductive reasoning skills and not wasted $1.08 on this trash.

Also worth mentioning: the killer's voice (they ran it through a synthesizer to make it sound deep and scary. that, and he laughs a lot. mwa ha ha! kinda like that) the killer's running ability (not suprisingly, the killer's stunt doubles were all women. while watching it I'd figured the person actually running in the killer's costume was a 12 year old boy.) the gratuitous, skanky t&a (lots of that good old fashioned 80's skank, too. huge hair, make-up applied 3 & 4 layers at a time, tan lines.. bliss) and finally, the old man (I don't know who this old coot was or where director Terry "T.L." Lofton found him, but god love him he was the best thing in the movie.) There is so much more to this horrible movie that I can't spoil (or can't remember because I've blocked it out of my mind) for you so it's definitely recommended if you're looking for a bad time.


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