DRILLER KILLER (1979) - Presented by Arrow Video Club & Director Taster: Abel Ferrara

  • dir. ABEL FERRARA
  • year. 1979
  • country. USA
  • run-time. 1h 36min
  • rating. 18

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30


Deptford Cinema in alliance with Arrow films present: Arrow Video Club! Arrow Video Club seasons will showcase cutting edge movies from across a dizzying range of genres, nations and eras: westerns, gangster films, new arthouse hits, digitally restored classics, and a few forgotten gems. All films will come from the catalogue of one of the most prestigious British film labels!

Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York director Abel Ferrara is no stranger to controversy, but The Driller Killer ensured he would forever be notorious. This is one of the original 'video nasties' that were restricted in Britain.

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey…

This screening also officially launches our season celebrating the singular mind that is director Abel Ferrara.