“The Toolbox Murders is a clumsily directed sleaze gem (the only feature of Donnelly who otherwise worked in television) that is totally misogynistic and unrelentless but is much aided by Mitchell’s hammy performance, as well Ferdin’s believable and sympathetic one. The casting of former child actors–that many of us grew up watching on Saturday morning TV– is so unusual, that it’s almost taboo to see them appear in something like this!”George R Reis,
The original Toolbox Murders was released in 1978, and then the great Tobe Hooper remade it in 2004. And while the updated version was not as loved as the original, we’re now getting a trilogy whether you like it or not.
Doesn’t look like Tobe will be working on this one and I hope that no delays cause this one to stay on the shelf as Toolbox Murders 2 had some real behind-the-scenes drama go on when the director took the footage to make his own movie without the permission of the producers. We’ll keep you updated on this one.