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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.

Writer:

Terry Lofton (story & screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rocky Patterson Rocky Patterson ... Doc
Ron Queen Ron Queen ... Sheriff
Beau Leland Beau Leland ... Bubba
Michelle Meyer Michelle Meyer ... Linda (as Michele Meyer)
Sebrina Lawless Sebrina Lawless ... Mother
Monica Lawless Monica Lawless ... Baby
Jerry L. Nelson Jerry L. Nelson ... Victim #1
Mike Coady Mike Coady ... Mark
Staci Gordon Staci Gordon ... Mark's Girlfriend
Randy Hayes Randy Hayes ... Brad
Thom Meyers ... Hitchhiker (as Tom Meyers)
John Price John Price ... John
Charles Ladeate Charles Ladeate ... Tom
Joann Hazelbarth 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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Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

In an interview with director Terry Lofton, he recalled realizing that it would never be taken seriously as a horror movie. Instead, he decided to try to give it a more comical tone. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

The killer: [to the first victim] What do you think? Those are the worst headaches... the ones between the eyes?
[laughing]
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Don't Go in the Woods... Alone! (2013) See more »

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Hurrah for boobies!
25 April 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

Every horror collector worth their salt will at least have heard of The Nail Gun Massacre. It's such a tempting title isn't it? I finally gave in and bought the special edition DVD. This film is one big mess from start to finish, but you already knew that. The most interesting thing in it was breasts, big huge breasts at that! One woman has breasts so big that they're all you (and the cameraman) can focus on. The biggest problem with Nail Gun Massacre is that you can't really hear what anyone is saying, making it hard to follow. Every time someone speaks there's a horrible noise that sounds like a passing train. Perhaps this was to cover the bad acting? If anything they should have removed it and let the actors do their thing, no matter how untalented they are. At least we can laugh at them then! The sound is atrocious, half the time the background noise is louder than what people are saying. You also can't hear the supposedly "funny" lines from the killer, as the voice is too distorted.

It does have it's good moments though. You can't help but laugh at such an inept film, with scenes such as a couple 'doing it' against a tree, where all you can see is the mans white ass jiggling around. The best part for me was when the killer says to the big breasted woman: "Get inside, big tits!" And there's another hilarious scene where a woman gets hysterical and says "I'm gonna die, I know I'm gonna die!" I would say the film was worth watching just for those two scenes!

For a low budget "so bad it's good" film, The Nail Gun Massacre is nothing special. There's other low budget films that are much funnier such as The Suckling and They Don't Cut The Grass Anymore (the acting is worse than Nail Gun Massacre, yet more hilarious).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Nailgun Massacre See more »

Filming Locations:

Combine, Texas, USA See more »

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Futuristic Films See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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