I’m going to admit something first – I’ve never seen 1985’s apparently tongue in cheek The Nail Gun Massacre, though I expect my slasher-mad colleague Ross Hughes has. Here is the IMDB synopsis:
Following the brutal rape of a young woman by a gang of construction workers, a mysterious figure wearing a motorcycle helmet and driving a gold hearse begins hunting the perpetrators down. The masked avenger’s weapon of choice, obviously, is a nail gun, with which he (or could it be she?) takes out the rapists one by one. Just who is this murderous vigilante?
Anyway, it’s getting a remake, and Dread Central have revealed the first poster for it which is shown above. The film is directed by Robert Hall [Laid To Rest, Fear Clinic], written by Darren Bevill [Appetites] and is produced by Texas Frightmare Weekend founder Loyd Cryer, who re-released the original film in 2014 on DVD with Code Red Entertainment. When asked about the new version, Cryer said a few things about it:
“Robert Hall and I have been talking about this for a couple of years, and finally we are making it happen. Hall’s film Lightning Bug is a personal favorite, and obviously with the unmatched death scenes in his Laid To Rest series, I found the right guy to bring it to life.”
“I’ve been really fortunate to have amazing casts in all my films despite the budget, and although I can’t reveal anything just yet, Nail Gun will be no different and feature a familiar and stellar cast.”
“It’s going to be a FUN MOVIE for sure; however, the new screenplay is really smart, and we are pulling back on the camp for sure. It’s an update for today’s demanding audience bringing you WTF superb nail gun kills of course.”
Sounds good to me, though I guess I’d better finally check out the original….