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The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

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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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Mike Coady ...
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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 <>

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Additional scenes of nudity were added to the film at the demand of the distributors. 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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"It's time for the organ transplant. You're the donor and I'm the recipient."
13 March 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A must-see for bad movie buffs. Fun stuff. A killer drives around in a gold hearse, wearing camouflage and a motorcycle helmet, killing people with a powerful nail gun. Bad acting and bad script (the most important elements of a crummy flick) are here in abundance.

After the massacre has begun, there's a scene in a small shop where the old lady clerk says "Remember when you could go outside without having to worry about the mosquitoes or the killers?". Classic. There's a scene of a couple making out in a car, while the radio plays a song (sung by the director?) called Foosball. The dj talks a moment, and then plays Foosball AGAIN. Watch for the scene near the beginning, of the couple in bed. It looks like a less explicit outtake from a porno. "But you said we could play doctor all day, today!" the girl complains. Then, topless, she walks to a large mirror to comb her hair. The camera then shamelessly zooms in on her breasts in the mirror reflection! Hilarious!

The director, Terry Lofton, recently released a DVD of this movie. At least one scene (a couple in a forest)is slightly extended. Oddly enough, my DVD does not contain any end credits, but they are on my old VHS.

I'd say the movie sucks, but that's what makes it so entertaining. I would much rather watch this than Lord of the Rings or Star Wars movies. If you're into this kinda stuff, and you can't find NGM at your video store, I highly recommend you search for it online.

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