The Driller Killer (1979)

An artist slowly loses his mind as he and his two female friends scrape to pay the bills. The punk band downstairs increasingly agitates him, his art dealer is demanding that he complete his big canvas painting as promised, and he gets into fights with his girlfriends. When the dealer laughs at his canvas he snaps, and begins taking it out on the people responsible for his pain and random transients in the manner suggested by the title.

(Plot summary written by Ed Sutton)


Runtime original: 01:36:00

Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:46

Director: Abel Ferrara

Writer: Nicholas St. John (screenplay)

Editor: Bonnie Constant, Michael Constant, Abel Ferrara (as Jimmy Laine), Orlando Gallini

90to5 Editor: DollFace

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90to5 Editor Bio:

Abel Ferrara’s classic video nasty, re-imagined as a punky, trashy, blood soaked short. Set to a dirty, driving rock n’roll soundtrack Reno (Ferrara) is a frustrated artist, slowly losing his grip on reality. Using the music to set the pace, I have tried to retain the central plot, without skimping on the gore, or diminishing the chillingly comic ending. Enjoy!

— DollFace



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6 Responses

  1. A great way to view a film without having to sit through the whole thing. Vera should try Gone With the Wind, the Russian film of War and Peace or Berlin Alexanderplatz.

  2. I liked this edit much more than the other one on driller killer. Really interesting how viewpoints and editing art make a 5min clip so different from the root which is the same. Great job!

    • Hey thanks! I found it really challenging deciding which story threads to abandon and which to keep, whilst retaining the main point of the film. I genuinely love the music, so I decided to use that as the backbone to hang the other scenes from. I wish I’d had time to try this with more films! Glad you liked it. DF

  3. I didn’t like the feature film but I really enjoyed your edit. Well done DollFace! Best wishes!
    By the way, funny credits. 😉

    • Ah cheers! I probably spent way too long getting them right, but I think you really need to include them, because they act like the punchline for the film. DF

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