Toolbox Murders (2004)
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Tobe Hooper, who directed one of the truly iconic American horror films of the 1970s, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, offers his take on another well-remembered scare-fest of the era with this remake. Steve (Brent Roam) and Nell (Angela Bettis) are a young couple living in Los Angeles who are short on money -- she's just started work as a teacher, while he's a medical student doing his internship. They rent a flat in the Lusman Arms, a once beautiful but now decaying (and therefore affordable)
Jan 1, 2004 Wide
Mar 15, 2005
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Toolbox may not renew the splatter genre in any significant way, but the chills and kills prove Hooper, when armed with the right script, can still tighten the fright screws.
Saying The Toolbox Murders is the finest Tobe Hooper film since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ... isn't saying much.
...Hooper creates a film that's almost as effective as his first big success - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
In a genre where so many titles disappoint, Hooper makes sure that this one won't.
Toolbox Murders is arguably the movie everyone has been waiting for Hooper to make since Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
A truly vicious, gruesome and utterly ludicrous movie that exists only to make us jump in our seats.
Tobe Hooper's latest is not unlike an episode of Melrose Place as imagined by Lucio Fulci.
I suspect one might as well just place the audience in a room and periodically make sudden loud noises.
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