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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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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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Forget about that guy with the chainsaw. And start worrying about the deranged Nail Gun Killer! See more »


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Additional scenes of nudity were added to the film at the demand of the distributors. See more »


When the killer falls off of a mining machine, his leg can be seen at the bottom of the screen, indicating that he had hit a pad. 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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