The Driller Killer Movie Review Summary

Actors: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Harry Schultz

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THE DRILLER KILLER is the first movie of Abel Ferrara he directed in 1979.
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The movie is not your regular horror thriller. Of course, there are some gory scenes with a drill but the main part of the movie is the description of the evolution of the madness of Reno Miller, an artist, a painter who's suffering from the artists's usual problem : the lack of money. He's supported by his girl-friend Carol who patiently waits for Reno to finish his last painting. But everything goes wrong for the artist : a punk-rock band is rehearsing in the next apartment and the art gallery owner he works with doesn't like the painting. When Carol finally leaves him, Reno has already become completely mad and committed a few murders. Now, he's after his ex-girl-friend.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   stalker with romantic feelings for victim Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   sewers/subways    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians!    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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