I owe Brad Jones all the knowledge i knew of this film before investigating this release. Most of this is due to the fact that this one really manages to effectively spread out it's murder scenes so that there's no real down time. There are moments of unintentionally hilarious reprieve on display throughout the film. Apparently filmed with a budget comparable to a fifth-grader's allowance, this baby pulls out all the stops. One double murder in particular, a naked couple screwing each other against a tree before getting bumped off, is an exploitation gem as. The acting is horrible, and the movie is jam packed with flaws.
I'm going to start this review at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Nail gun massacre and was 'entertained' from start to finish. We see the rape at the start and there's five guys, but somehow the five men turn into about thirty. The gloves of a giallo villain. This is very typical slasher fare with a very simple plot - a woman is raped by a group of construction workers. It contains everything a bottom of the barrell film should: shoddy effects, bad oops, horrible acting, awful lighting and an ultra annoying music score that sounds like a keyboard chuckling. I say it this way because comparisons with non entities such as Black Devil Doll From Hell, Las Vegas Bloodbath and Axe Em would be just plain childish.
His height and build also changes through the course of the movie because the director hired two stunt doubles, one of which happens to be female! I would much rather watch this than Lord of the Rings or Star Wars movies. Just who is this murderous vigilante? The Good News: Frankly, this one here isn't all that bad and does have a couple of really good points. This concept didn't translate to movies. As you can tell, that pissed me off. Sadly, we are left wondering what the hell they were thinking while making this laughable attempt to entertain. It's a film about Humanity as much as it is about grinded down and not rubber nail stubs glued onto a face.
Though I'm generally not a fan of fake wear to make something look vintage, the rest of the art presentation is good. Every great slasher flick has a recognizable antagonist. It makes most B-movies look like high-budget Hollywood classics. I'm not making this up, seriously! The acting overall is bad, but passable by eighties slasher standards. The Nailgun Killer looks like a paintball enthusiast.
Advertisement Starring Jerry Nelson, John Rudder, Martin Smith, Rocky Patterson, Shelly York Directed by Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton Synopsis: 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. The killer in this movie is seemingly deliberately made as ridiculous as possible. John and Tom discover the bodies of Hal, Ben, and Ann and call the Sheriff. Well you may well be wrong, because finally I've found an obscure number that can rival definitive flicks such as Friday the 13th or Rosemary's Killer on pure enjoyment value. One dude takes one in the privates, a couple girls get them in the boobs and at one point, two girls, who appear to be walking on a country road in an abondoned area somewhere in another city, show up for the purpose of being pierced.
It at least has the distinguishing feature of a nail gun- obsessed killer, and it also excels at capturing the dreariness of sleepy backwoods Texas, which is more than one would necessarily expect. I have a special place in my heart for films such as this one, that place deep within me that embraces the horrible, terrible stupidity of low budget gore. Suspicion points us towards an old bag called Mrs Bailey, but we never get to meet her. They also find their nail gun missing. But the one saving grace, the killer is hilarious! Apparently, this movie is somewhat well known seeing as how according to this website, it's been referenced in numerous other films.
If none of that interests you, then pass this up, The Nail Gun Massacre is what it is, and its not what its not. Because there is a possibility they're carrying the seed of a rapist? Minutes later, they are called to the road outside of town where the hitchhiker was nailed to the concrete in the middle of the road. There are clues throughout the narrative that point towards the sheriff and doctor, working together for some odd reason, being the main characters but apparently the movie forgot to tell us; instead of having a character to hang your interest on, the film gives us an ensemble of rapists and mental defectives and asks us to pick our favorite from them. The 'acting' here is sooooo bad that the characters even have difficulty playing dead! Perhaps this was to cover the bad acting? Most of the men are buffoons, and the women prancing around naked. This grade Z movie truly is a classic of unintentional humour. Tagline: A very penetrating story! An outtake reel offers a peek at shooting the film, with lots of clapboard shots, alternate takes, and deleted pieces of sex and nudity. My favourites were the dead man balancing himself out, and particularly the final death scene.
It is an absolute must see. Just by hearing the title you can give this your own score. To summarize: Both movies are exploitative and filthy. It's poorly shot, poorly edited, poorly sound mixed, and poorly written, but it's one of those so bad it's watchable kind of things where you can laugh at all the horrible stuff on screen. Following the rape of a young woman by a gang of construction workers in a backwoods Texas town, a mystery killer in camouflage sporting an automatic nail gun pack begins picking off any unfortunate local who crosses his path. He also doesn't wear the usual psycho garb, as he's decked out in camoflauge and dark helmet, with an oxygen tank in back. How can I describe it? If anything could have blossomed after the production of this lowest of lowbrow slashers, then it'd have to be a relationship between that cashier and the wonderfully hammy old guy from the town, who gives another unforgettable performance! But sadly even the 'plot' is ludicrous.