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Nails in the post
on 10 November 2015
''Its cheaper than a chainsaw'' goes the happy-go-lucky tagline and that thought process seems to have trickled down to the producers as well for this dopey excuse for a slasher flick finally gets the premium treatment from those kind folks at 88 Films and well, things ain't pretty...
The... erm... er... film (I would like to say ''story'' but for fear of a word from the Trades Description Act) has a dimwitted gang (giving construction workers a bad name everywhere) rape a woman in a small, unnamed town. As the movie opens up with this unsavory act, you kinda get from the get-go what the filmmakers are going for and it ain't high art. From that horrific event, someone clearly wants to take revenge and out of nowhere appears a serial killing vigilante (clad in fetish style biker duds) who wields a nail gun and makes it his personal mission to hunt down the rapists (and to be fair, any other person that pops up in his way) responsible for the heinous crime. Luckily for the audience, this mystery man not only nails men in their privates (he even takes a liking to the ladies as well, for all you equal opportunity fans out there), he also dishes out bad jokes and talks in a drawn out cross between Darth Vader and a Simon Says electronic game from the 80s. Yeah, he's a right winner. The movie looks like it was made by a 12 year old kid who's drank too much Fanta and managed to steal his Dad's video camera (apparently it was ''directed'' by two gentlemen called Bill Leslie and Terry Lofton who may need to have a lie down at some point and rethink their lives) with some of the best/worst acting (take your pick) I've seen in a long time... Yeah, its gory, yeah its violent, yeah its weird - but its also amateur hour and no manner of great make-up effects will save this flick - it truly is a turd. And no matter of 21st century digital remastering, 88 Films cannot polish this one.
Granted, 88 have done a great job and the transfer is fine but unfortunately when the source material is this lame - its hard to make it anything other than what it actually is: Very cheap and badly made. All in all, I wouldn't consider myself a fan but if you are in the mood to take a punt, wait a while for the price to plummet. You will thank yourself in the long run.