Title: Driller

Also known as:
Driller: A Sexual Thriller

Year: 1984

Genre: Adult / Comedy / Parody

Language: English

Runtime: 85 min

Director: Joyce James

Writer: Joyce James, Timothy Green Beckley

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087176/

Screams of terror turn into screams of pleasure as singer, Mr. J, brings his fans into a sex filled world with psychos, hunchbacks, and zombies in a dark dungeon where flesh meets flesh in a wild orgy of monsters and beauties.

Our thoughts:
It's finally here. Thanks to Wild Eye Releasing and Devil's Den, the ungodly absurd "Driller" has finally found its way to DVD. Yes! There is a God! If you don't know what "Driller" is then I can only ask you one question: What the hell is wrong with you? For the uninitiated and the non-perverted, "Driller" is a porn parody to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," complete with choreographed dance sequences, singing, zombies, sparkling gloves, an effeminate acting black guy with a high pitched voice, and bestiality. Wait, does sex with a werewolf-cat-monster thing count as bestiality?

I have no idea what the story is here; some nerdy guy takes his busty nerdy girlfriend to see Mr. J's concert. They come back, have hilarious awkward sex, nerdy guy leaves, nerdy girl falls asleep thinking about Mr. J and then that's where things get a little bit weird. Zombies show up, cue a song-and-dance number, then suddenly you're watching some very unusual creature-on-gal porn that will only make you feel dirty and perverted. After that, it becomes about zombies, monsters, spankings, DP'ing, glowing dildos, orgies...Hell, even Richard Nixon shows up to this, doing something with his nose that makes what Bill Clinton did with a cigar seem not so bad.

I'm really at a loss for words with "Driller;" as a porno, I found it fairly unappealing. There's really nothing 'sexy' about it - this is just weird and makes you question why you are watching a porno with monsters. Then again, I don't think "Driller" was intended to be 'tantalizing' due to the amount of humor and absurdity that's in the movie. Not to mention all of the hilarious things that are said during the sex scenes. Opposed to hearing the usual "you're so big" thing you get in porno’s; in "Driller" you get a woman saying, "You're on my bladder." Or the zinger during the orgy scene that features a guest appearance by Nixon, "Presidents are always pulling out." Things of that nature make me believe that "Driller" Was going for the comedy and the entertainment, not something for people to watch when they think they're alone. (God's watching you and he's going to kill a kitten if you don't quit it.)

Thanks to this wonderful DVD by Wild Eye/Devil's Den, there's an interview with producer and co-writer Timothy Green Beckley, who gives a run down on the past and present on all things relating to "Driller." I always believed that this movie was a 'lost' piece of smutty cinematic treasure since this would always be available from tape traders and bootleggers. Apparently though, "Driller" had a successful run in theaters and drive-ins, which further solidifies the idea that this movie exists more as entertainment than as adult-entertainment. And for that, I say, pick up a copy of this movie. It's actually a fairly well made movie with some, albeit cheesy, cool monster make-ups and it's just a fun movie. It's so absolutely ridiculous and absurd that you can't help but laugh at it, even the sex scenes will make you laugh. If you can't laugh at "Driller" then you might want to visit a proctologist, because that stick up your ass has probably gone past the point of no return.

Positive things:
- Absurdly funny.
- Cheesy-fun creatures.
- Nothing out there like it.
- Irrefutable proof that all white women have jungle fever even if the black guy is extremely effeminate.
- Features Toxie before he became a star in his breakout role as "The Toxic Avenger"
Negative things:
- A great piece of entertaining trash. A not so great porno.
- Someone got a little out of control with the sound effects.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 5/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 2.5/5
Comedy: 3/5

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