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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 ...
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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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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When a couple are killed, one of them is clearly breathing. See more »

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[Mark and Brad go to the forest to cut wood. While they walk between the trees, they talk about a homicidal prowler]
Mark: Yeah, just let that killer show up, 'cause I'll cut 'em up with this chainsaw.
[Brad walks away from Mark and searches for a place to urinate. Without being seen, the nail gun killer has arrived at the forest and stops behind Brad. Brad hears the footsteps and gets annoyed]
Brad: [urinating] Hold on, Mark. You want me to piss on you?
[Brad turns and urinates on the left leg of the killer]
The killer: ...
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25 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Every horror collector worth their salt will at least have heard of The Nail Gun Massacre. It's such a tempting title isn't it? I finally gave in and bought the special edition DVD. This film is one big mess from start to finish, but you already knew that. The most interesting thing in it was breasts, big huge breasts at that! One woman has breasts so big that they're all you (and the cameraman) can focus on. The biggest problem with Nail Gun Massacre is that you can't really hear what anyone is saying, making it hard to follow. Every time someone speaks there's a horrible noise that sounds like a passing train. Perhaps this was to cover the bad acting? If anything they should have removed it and let the actors do their thing, no matter how untalented they are. At least we can laugh at them then! The sound is atrocious, half the time the background noise is louder than what people are saying. You also can't hear the supposedly "funny" lines from the killer, as the voice is too distorted.

It does have it's good moments though. You can't help but laugh at such an inept film, with scenes such as a couple 'doing it' against a tree, where all you can see is the mans white ass jiggling around. The best part for me was when the killer says to the big breasted woman: "Get inside, big tits!" And there's another hilarious scene where a woman gets hysterical and says "I'm gonna die, I know I'm gonna die!" I would say the film was worth watching just for those two scenes!

For a low budget "so bad it's good" film, The Nail Gun Massacre is nothing special. There's other low budget films that are much funnier such as The Suckling and They Don't Cut The Grass Anymore (the acting is worse than Nail Gun Massacre, yet more hilarious).


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