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Iconoclastic filmmaker [[Performer~P89631~Abel Ferrara~abelferrara]] made his directorial debut with this gory but fascinating horror tale about a troubled artist (played by [[Performer~P40039~Jimmy Laine~jimmylaine]], aka [[Performer~P89631~Abel Ferrara~abelferrara]]). Haunted by bizarre hallucinations and the fear he'll end up a wino like his father, the artist eventually snaps and begins taking out his frustrations on a growing number of homeless people, attacking them with a power drill. In time, his violent obsessions get worse and he begins attacking people closer to him, including an art dealer and a woman he's been dating. Ferarra also wrote several of the songs performed by a punk rock band in the film; he gained greater notoriety with his next film, the cult item [[Feature~V33725~Ms. 45~ms45]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 15, 1979


Abel Ferrara
Ken Kelsch
Rochelle Weisberg
Executive Producer