“A post-punk variation on REPULSION.”
— HYSTERIA LIVES!
Showing an even seedier side of 1970s New York than TAXI DRIVER, Abel Ferrara’s landmark art-horror debut provides a look back to when Manhattan was an unforgiving labyrinth, a city of sleaze-inciting panic and inspiring an era of filmmaking that has rarely been equalled. Starving artist Reno (played by director Abel Ferrara) lives in a squalid tenement and is plagued with nightmarish visions. Tenuously clinging to sanity, Reno loses it when a punk band moves in next door and he takes to the streets to vent his rage . . . with a power drill. DRILLER KILLER strikes a terrific balance between punk atmosphere and horror shocks -- and as a bonus, features some of the most repulsive on-screen pizza eating ever!