The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Directed by Dennis Donnelly
Writing credits Neva Friedenn Robert Easter
Cameron Mitchell .... Vance Kingsley
Pamelyn Ferdin .... Laurie Ballard
Wesley Eure .... Kent Kingsley
Nicolas Beauvy .... Joey Ballard
Once again, some nut has it in for beautiful women. "Toolbox murders" are raging at an apartment complex. The cops are baffled. We get to see a couple of brutal murders involving naked, horny women. So far, so good. Then the movie wanders off into the psychology of the madman and proceeds to drop dead. What a shame. However "The Toolbox Murders" does have an outrageously sleazy murder scene that makes it worth seeing once:
*EXPLOITATION SCENE SPOILER*
The highlight of the film involves a woman taking a bubble bath. The killer waits patiently by the bathroom door as she rubs herself raw underneath the bubbles. After she's done pleasuring herself, he chases her around the apartment with a nailgun. He "nails" her a couple of times and then lovingly puts the final nail through her head.
This was one of the greatest scenes in exploitation movie history. Watch this movie just for that scene. The rest of the movie will only hurt you.
SCORE: 2 out of 4 for power tool massacres