Jackhammer Massacre title

AKA: Jackhammer

Tag line : Self destruction is only the beginning.

Jackhammer MassacreJack (Aaron Gaffrey) used to be a wealthy company executive, until he lost everything due to his problems with drug addiction. Now he's all but homeless, and sleeping in an engineering shop where he works as a night watchman.

Unfortunately, a couple of his pusher friends come round one evening looking to collect their dues. But when he's unable to pay them, they inject him with a lethal cocktail of drugs intending to kill him, but instead this has the unfortunate side effect of turning him into a drug fuelled psychopath.

Grabbing a pneumatic drill (or Jackhammer as the Americans like to call them) off the shelf, he quickly makes mincemeat of the 2 before skulking off in a drug induced state of delirium. But come the morning it seems that Jack is still in his drug crazed rage, as his boss soon finds out when he comes to open up.

To make matters worse, it seems that his boss has just sold the business and the new buyers are about to get more than they bargained for when they come round to look over the place. Lets just hope that Jack runs out of extension lead before they run out of places to hide.

This low budget indie shocker by Joe Castro isn't bad as far as z-grade films go, but isn't exactly a cinematic masterpiece either (and that's putting it mildly). The film is mostly let down by the hammy acting and unlikely plot lines, but the gore effects aren't bad.

Overall Marks : 3.5/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Director Joe Castro is probably best known for his special effects work in the horror field. His more notable credits include the "Humanoids from the Deep" remake, "Campfire Tales", "Wishmaster 3" and "Bloodfeast 2 : All U Can Eat".

  • Aron Gaffey also starred in Joe Castro's "Revolting Dead".


  • "Adult" film stars Scott St James and Rob and Rachael Rotten appear in the film.


  • The film was shot in only 6 days, though they worked extremely long hours to do it. The longest of which they worked 22 hours straight.


  • Pneumatic drills the size of the one used in the film are actually too big to be powered by electricity. In reality, it would have had to have run on compressed air.

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