Horror, by Abel Ferrara, United States, 1979.
Artist Reno Miller (Abel Ferrara) and his girlfriend Carol enter a church where a homeless man approaches the artist, but Reno and Carol, scared, run away. Reno returns home and finds a large electricity bill, a phone bill, and can't afford to pay the rent. He shares the apartment with Carol and his drug-addicted lover Pamela in a run-down neighborhood in New York. Reno decides to go to art dealer Dalton and ask him for an advance for his next painting, but Dalton tells him that he wants to see the painting first and then possibly buy it.
Despite its low budget and amateurish production values, The Driller Killer has become a cult classic among horror fans. Abel Ferrara's performance as the lead actor who slowly transforms into a ruthless serial killer is absolutely insane. The film is an exploration of the dark urges that lurk in every human being and was shot in New York City in the late 1970s, a time of great social and political unrest. The city was plagued by crime and poverty, and this climate of tension is reflected in the film, which tells the story of that place and time in a very interesting and realistic way.
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