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Jackhammer (2004)

R | | Horror | 16 January 2004 (USA)
Jack Magnus is a successful businessman who periodically does drugs with his best friend Mike. When Mike takes some bad stuff, Jack panics and leaves him to die. His guilt eventually causes... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Gaffey ... Jack Magnus
Kyle Yaskin Kyle Yaskin ... Mike Fletcher
Nadia Angelini Nadia Angelini ... Sam
Trudy Kofahl Trudy Kofahl ... Tori Magnus
Jill Moore Jill Moore ... Bobbie
Bart Burson ... Zach
Evan Owen Evan Owen ... Brian
Desi O'Brian Wilson Desi O'Brian Wilson ... Nelson (as Desi O'Brian)
Christopher Michaels Christopher Michaels ... Roger
John Sarley John Sarley ... Darren
Joe Haggerty Joe Haggerty ... Borris
Scott St. James Scott St. James ... Taylor
Staas Yudenko ... Vic
Rob Rotten Rob Rotten ... Max
Rachel Rotten Rachel Rotten ... Veronica


Jack Magnus is a successful businessman who periodically does drugs with his best friend Mike. When Mike takes some bad stuff, Jack panics and leaves him to die. His guilt eventually causes him to become a full fledged, utterly pathetic junkie. After being force fed a particularly nasty brew by a vindictive supplier, Jack seems to only grow stronger, surviving the ordeal and living on to become a crazed jackhammer killer. He's now utterly paranoid, believing that everybody is out to get him, with his paranoia manifested in visions of his dead friend. Written by Scott LeBrun

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Self destruction is only the beginning



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, drug use, language and sexual content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jackhammer Massacre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Slaughterhouse Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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For a while, it works
14 September 2004 | by duce122See all my reviews

The Jackhammer Massacre (a.k.a. Jackhammer – 2004) C-89 min. D: Joe Castro. Aaron Gaffey, Kyle Yaskin, Bart Burson, Nadia Angelini, Evan Owen, Rob Rotten, Rachel Rotten, Desi O'Brian. A direct-to-DVD revenge/slasher movie details a successful businessman's fall into insanity and growing love for his jackhammer, thanks to drugs. The first slasher movie in memory to blame its killer's antics on drugs...for a while, it even works too (with some nasty & gory special effects). It's nice to see a direct-to-DVD slasher gorefest. Unfortunately, the film's horrendous acting (worse than anything the 80s slasher films had to offer, which is really sad) and laughable last 20 minutes lead to its downfall. There is no excuse for the filmmakers to have been satisfied with the amount of bad acting in this movie (though the lead, Aaron Gaffey, isn't half bad). RATING: 3 out of 10. Rated R for graphic violence and gore, grisly images, drug use, sexuality, adult themes, and profanity.

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