The Driller Killer

The Driller Killer

1979 • United States • Directed by Abel Ferrara

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey… One of the most infamous ‘video nasties’, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut.

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The Driller Killer
  • The Driller Killer

    1979 • United States • Directed by Abel Ferrara

    In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrar...

Extras

  • In Conversation with Abel Ferrara

    Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara.

  • Mulberry Street

    2010 · United States · Directed by Abel Ferrara

    Mulberry St., Ferrara’s feature-length 2010 documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work.

  • Willing and Abel Ferrology 101

    Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45