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Who wouldn't wanna be killed by a power tool?!?!

  • Jul 6, 2010
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+4
I was flipping through the free On Demand movies and came across Toolbox Murders HD and thought I would give it a try - after all it was free (it was directed by the man who did Texas Chainsaw Massacre so I wasn't sure about this one!) but I really was surprised that I was not disappointed.

Steven and his wife Tess move into an old apartment building; he is in Medical School and is working in the ER as an intern, so he's not home much.  But his wife hears unexplained screams from the neighbors through the thin walls.  The landlord is not much help as he attributes all the noise to "the charm of the building" - Tess calls the police 2 times because of the horror she hears but nothing is to be found and the police very nicely think she's overreacting.

In this movie you have a boy next door who spies on Tess' neighbor with his computer, an off-the-wall girl right next door with an abusive boyfriend, an old man who has lived in the building for over 40 years, a handyman who is freaky looking, and some more odd characters.

Anyway, the neighbors are getting killed with power tools; a power drill through the head, a nail gun in the throat, and much more so it could be a little gruesome but without too much to wanna make you puke.  Now it's up to Tess to find out what's going on when her neighbors turn up missing and no one believes her.  She also realizes that each floor has no apartment #4, which is strange indeed.

If you like suspense, this movie has it; it was not too ridiculous as some thrillers can be, and the grossness I would rate at about a 3; not too much but enough to make you want to leave your toolbox the hell alone.
Who wouldn't wanna be killed by a power tool?!?! Who wouldn't wanna be killed by a power tool?!?!

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July 22, 2010
It wasn't bad--although our red herring is so obviously a red herring!
 
July 21, 2010
Sounds like my type of horror movie. Great review, Brenda!
July 22, 2010
Thank you -- I am enjoying the banter back and forth with Aerin and Woo as much as I enjoyed the movie!!
July 22, 2010
Yeah, me too. They are so much fun!
July 22, 2010
I know it -- they are both very clever and it's too much fun for me!!
July 22, 2010
Agreed! They make me want to be wittier. :)
 
July 11, 2010
Great review, this Tobe Hooper film is actually a remake from a film in 70's I believe. I also liked this film but I will admit now that I am a fan of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, maybe because I live in Texas now. Any way great review.
July 11, 2010
Thank you -- you're a fan of the Chainsaw Massacre films huh? You're braver than I am!!
July 20, 2010
cannibal Holocaust anyone? ;)
July 21, 2010
OMG - I couldn't take that movie at all - and I was dumb enough to watch the second one too (hey, I was forced by friends and it was a peer pressure thing) and was a nervous wreck--I needed a Valium after that one LOL
 
July 07, 2010
You had me with your closing line; grossness...I like it! LOL! I wonder, is murder by super-glue is possible or even duct tape? he-heh. Very nice find, Brenda!
July 07, 2010
LOL - I don't know about the super glue, but I will NOT allow my husband to come near me with a nail gun!! LOL Thanks for the comment hunni.
July 17, 2010
we won't tell anyone, Aerin LOL!
July 19, 2010
That's right; we won't say a word about the super glue thoughts running through your head!! LOL
July 19, 2010
LMAO - that's hysterical!! You could knock off a bunch of 'em with savings like that...
July 19, 2010
(I can't type anymore--Aerin super-glued my fingers together LOL)
July 21, 2010
Aerin--you're hysterical!! LOL
July 21, 2010
well, I did also learn how to type with my toes LOL!
July 21, 2010
Woo - You seem like the type that would have something extra up your sleeve (or in your socks) LOL
July 21, 2010
Aerin - I think I may have to get an extra tube just in case I need to shut my hubbie's piehole - this is a MUST HAVE for some of us women!! Thanks for the idea!!
July 21, 2010
Awwww-----good one Aerin!! LOL  Nothing worse than a keyboard with fungus among us!!  Woo - you started something funny here..... 

I've threatened the hubby with many horrific things (I can't mention them here unfortunately!) but the super glue is one I had not thought of; I guess I am more sadistic when I think of what I'd like to do him and something simple never crossed my mind.......
July 22, 2010
ok...this begining to sound like a comedian's corner LOL!
July 22, 2010
You're right - I need to look through my drawers some more LOL
July 22, 2010
Hell Woo - this is better than the movie that started all this comedy!! LOL Maybe we should rate us!!
July 22, 2010
in that case we get a 5 out of 5. :) Aerin gets a 4.5 for picking on me. LOL!
July 22, 2010
ulp!
July 22, 2010
I love it!!! Yes, Aerin deserves lots of points for being so clever!! LOL
 
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I love to read mysteries and thrillers; I am addicted to scary psychological thrillers and horror movies; "The Exorcist" and "Silence of the Lambs" being 2 of my favorites. I love … more
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Director: Tobe Hooper
Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 1, 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Adam Gierasch
Runtime: 1hr 35min
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