A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the ... See full summary »
A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.
The grand tale of a zombie holding a arm. He also travels the world learning about life, and the meaning of it all. He also meets a girl zombie holding a body. Will they fall in love? Will they complete that human body? Watch and find out.
Hollywood, California is turned upside down by a series of strange and horrific murders creating chaos and turmoil in tinsel town. One particular victim is kidnapped, held captive and ... See full summary »
In Hollywood, the young teacher Nell and her husband, the resident Steven Barrows, move to an old building called Lusman Arms. Some sixty years ago, the place was glamorous, but presently is completely decadent. Many dwellers have disappeared along the years. While her husband is working in the hospital, the lonely Nell hears some weird noises and becomes afraid of the place. While jogging, she is introduced to (and becomes close to) her neighbor Julia Cunningham, and they schedule a hike together on the next day. Julia never shows up, and Nell looks for her in the building, finding a hiding block behind the wall, where an evil being, which was born from death, lives with many dead bodies.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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The US release was heavily censored to get an "R" rating rather than an "NC-17". The following scenes were edited:
The "drill kill" of the girl in the apartment was about 20-30 seconds longer, showing much more blood fly out of the back of her head, and the drill going all the way through her mouth. After the killer retracts the drill, he then begins drilling again into her head. Also, this scene is well-lit as opposed to the darkened version in the "R" rated cut.
The man getting his head sawed in half; this scene was much longer. More blood and grue flies out as the killer saws, and the aftermath of the top half of the man's head being ripped off was shown, and the camera lingers longer on it when it hits the ground.
The man being strapped to the table and killed was a bit longer. There were more hits with the hammer, more screams from the man, and a better view of the powder being poured on his head. A more grisly after-view of the man's lye-laden head was present afterward.
I will start with saying that I am usually quite anti-remake, but this 2004 version of "The Toolbox Murders" was adequate. Tobe Hooper managed to capture the late 1970s essence and transcribe it to a modern version.
While "The Toolbox Murders" is not a horror masterpiece, then it is still entertaining enough for what it was. What worked for me was the pseudo-supernatural element of the story. As for scares and such, then the movie is a most other slasher movies.
The movie was predictable, yes. But then again, so are many slasher/horror movies. The story was adequately paced, although there were actually many deaths throughout the entire movie.
It was essentially the cast that saved the movie, in particular Angela Bettis.
This isn't Tobe Hooper's best movie, not by a long shot.
"The Toolbox Murders" isn't particularly outstanding amidst the countless movies in the horror genre, and as such I am rating it a mere five out of ten stars. This is the type of movie you Watch once, then put the movie away with a very unlikely'chance of ever watching it again.
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