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Toolbox Murders (2004)

A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place.

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Nell and her husband Steven are looking for a business, as well as a home, when they come across the Lusman Arms apartment block. They move in and begin renovating the building, in which a series of weird killings begin to take place. When she finally discovers the supernatural evil behind it all, she gets more than she bargained for! Written by Leatherface15

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Every year, thousands of people come to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. Some succeed. Some go home. And some just disapear. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language, some sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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The only film Sheri Moon Zombie appeared in that was not directed by her husband. She did this film out of a personal favor due to Rob Zombie and Tobe Hooper being friends (as she has stated before that she will never be in a movie or project that is not directed by her husband as she had no desire to be an actress before). See more »

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A box of detergent appears and disappears from a washing machine between shots. See more »

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Byron McLieb: Any fix-it problems you have, just call Ned at extension 10.
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Every years thousands of people come to Hollywood to pursue their dreams. Some succeed. Some move back home... And some just disappear. See more »

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Remake of The Toolbox Murders (1978) See more »

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California (Back To Hell)
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I can only wish I enjoyed my work so.
2 September 2005 | by (The IMDb Horror Board!) – See all my reviews

This remake was surprisingly enjoyable, despite the low IMDb rating, and perhaps Tobe Hooper's best work since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Mix some elements of Polanki's Apartment Trilogy with some from TCM, and throw in a few inventive, violent kills à la the original Toolbox Murders, and you have a rather enjoyable horror movie. Also adding to it is the good performance from up and coming horror starlet Angela Bettis. The killer was pretty cool too; I liked how giddy he was after sprinkling lye on some guy's face, held down by a vice, Casino style! I can only wish I enjoyed my work so. Of course, it's not a flawless movie. The plot maybe could have used a bit more work but if you just go with it, it's really a minor complaint. The DVD has two commentaries (one with Hooper!), deleted scenes (mostly more graphic shots of the kills), a short interview with Hooper, and some trailers, including the great one for High Tension! I'm glad I bought it, despite a hefty $20 tag.


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