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The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | Video January 1987
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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Storyline

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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Cheaper than a Chainsaw! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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January 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Mark's girlfriend is sad because he has to go to work]
Mark's Girlfriend: [showing her breasts to Mark] They need some attention, they're lonely, they need someone to play with.
[Mark repeats that he can't stay]
Mark's Girlfriend: [angry] But you said that we could play doctor all day long, today!
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »

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So laughably bad
22 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film opens up with a young woman being raped by a group of construction workers, and then years later someone dressed in a motorbike helmet and camouflage starts killing off all the rapists and plus a few townspeople.

That's the basic storyline to this movie, and plus I really liked the idea of a killer using a Nail Gun as his weapon of choice, which is good going, something different and original, but sadly that's where the praise ends, as it is poorly executed in this pile of rubbish of a movie.

The effects are terrible for one thing, the nails are clearly rubber and the blood looks like tomato sauce, and it seems that there was absolutely no effort put into this movie whatsoever, just random shots of fake looking deaths and nudity. And don't even get me started on the acting, I mean even when they get hit with the nail-gun they could have at least screamed convincingly. It fails on every single level suspense, scares, production values, gore, menacing killer. It does have one sort of redeeming quality and that is it's unintentional comedy, (I mean there is even a scene with a store clerk clearly reading a script), like I said effortless. And the killer what was up with that, clearly a short person with a female like build and when unmasked a tall person, and with one liners that would make Freddy Kruger cringe.

So all in all a pathetic mess of a movie, that's not even worth watching a first time let alone a second, a good idea but poorly executed which is a shame.


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