The Toolbox Murders
  • Directors(s)

    Dennis Donnelly

  • Production Year

    1978

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    90m

  • Cast

    Tim Donnelly, Wesley Eure, Evelyn Guerrero, Kelly Nichols, Nicolas Beauvy, Aneta Corsaut, Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin

  • Cuts

    A version of this work was cut

Film

The Toolbox Murders

strong bloody violence, sexualised nudity
  • Directors(s)

    Dennis Donnelly

  • Production Year

    1978

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    90m

  • Cast

    Tim Donnelly, Wesley Eure, Evelyn Guerrero, Kelly Nichols, Nicolas Beauvy, Aneta Corsaut, Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin

  • Cuts

    A version of this work was cut

THE TOOLBOX MURDERS is a US horror thriller, from 1978, in which a series of murders of women take place in an apartment complex.

Violence

Women are murdered using a variety of tools, including a drill, a hammer and a screwdriver. There is sight of blood both during and in the aftermath of these killings. A naked woman is chased through her apartment before being killed using a nail gun.

A man forces himself on a woman, who struggles and resists. It is implied that he subsequently rapes her, although no rape is shown.

In one scene a man is stabbed, also with some bloody detail. Another man is set on fire.

Nudity

A naked woman masturbates and caresses herself in a bath. There is some focus on breast nudity but no explicit detail.

There is sight of porn magazines, featuring full female nudity.

There is further breast nudity when a woman changes her clothes.

Other issues include an implied car crash, with bloody aftermath detail, moderate verbal sex references and mild bad language (eg 'shit').

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The Toolbox MurdersCinema91m 42sMiracle Films Ltd21/11/1979
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The Toolbox MurdersPhysical media + VOD/Streaming90m 5s88 Films Limited01/09/2017
The Toolbox MurdersPhysical media + VOD/Streaming91m 5sHorror Video Ltd.24/02/2000
  • Classified date

    01/09/2017

  • BBFC reference

    CVF032748

  • Language

    English