Jimmy Laine [= Abel Ferrara]
This bit of gore was undoubtedly inspired by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s hastily-shot and technically inept in every department operation.
An artist, living in a tenement near Union Square with two girlfriends who’re not reluctant to turn to each other when his attentions are elsewhere, find it increasingly difficult to keep the wolf from the door. Things get worse. A punk rock band moves into the floor below him and the noise pushes him over the edge.
The most stupid thing about the film is why, when he turns into a murderer with an electric drill, he doesn’t go downstairs and eliminate the band. No, he picks winos in doorways as his victims before turning to other targets – his girlfriends.
The Driller Killer
Navaron. Director Abel Ferrara; Producer Rochelle Weisberg (exec.); Screenplay Nicholas St John, Louis Mascolo; Camera Ken Kelsch; Editor Orlando Gallini, Bonnie Constant, Michael Constant, Jimmy Laine [= Abel Ferrara]; Music Joseph Delia; Art Director Louis Mascolo
(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1979. Running time: 90 MIN.
Jimmy Laine [= Abel Ferrara]
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