The Toolbox Murders - Click to View Larger...Our Favorite Movie Posters #104: The Toolbox Murders - A man dressed in black drives through Los Angeles, and flashes back to a girl dying in a car accident. The man arrives at an apartment complex, and kills a female tenant (who recognizes him) with a drill. Afterward, the man dons a ski mask, and murders two other women, the first with a hammer, and the second with a screwdriver.
That's the start of the classic 1978 splatterfest, "The Toolbox Murders," which stars: Cameron Mitchell, Wesley Eure, Tim Donnelly, Aneta Corsaut, Pamelyn Ferdin, and Nicholas Beauvy.
Actress Kelly Nichols - Click to View Larger
Starlet Kelly Nichols also played one of the killer's nudier victims (as Marianne Walter), and was featured on the poster. You may know her better as the star of numerous 70s and 80s porn classics, where she got "nailed" in other, more pleasurable ways.
Actress Pamela Ferdyn - Click to View Larger
Pamela Ferdyn, who played the killer's young kidnap victim, and spends much of the movie tied to a bed, is better known as the voice of Lucy on a few of the Peanuts animated television specials, as well as one Peanuts feature film.
Pamelyn was a frequent guest star on episodic television in the 1960s and 1970s, with appearances on Bewitched, Green Acres, The Andy Griffith Show, Branded, Daniel Boone, Custer, The Monkees, The Flying Nun, Gunsmoke, Shazam!, The High Chaparral, Mannix, The Brady Bunch, Family Affair, Love, American Style, Marcus Welby, M.D., Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Apple's Way, The Streets of San Francisco, Baretta, CHiPS, and 240-Robert.
The film was marketed as being a dramatization of a true story, and was listed as a "video nasty". In 2004, it was remade by Tobe Hooper as "Toolbox Murders."
Toolbox Murders is available on Amazon.com on both Blu-Ray and DVD.
Warning, the trailer below contains a few nude scenes. So, NSFW, consider yourself warned.