Aquarius to release Tobe Hooper's The Toolbox Murders in the UK
3rd Jun 04
Aquarius films are to release Tobe Hooper's remake of the exploitation film The Toolbox Murders theatrically in the UK this September.
The film has received great reviews and attention, and has now been sold in 29 countries (Fangoria are currently interested in nabbing the US distribution rights).
By all accounts (see creature-corner.com's review here) the film shows a return to form by the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, and it is also great news for Aquarius, who have financed and produced 17 UK tax incentive feature films in the last 2 years.
The Toolbox Murders looks at the seamy underside of Hollywood, the side hidden behind the premieres, show-biz bashes and glamorous award ceremonies; that side of Hollywood that sees thousands of hopefuls each year have their dreams ground down; that side that sees a small few disappear never to be seen again!
New to Los Angeles, Nell (Angela Bettis) and Steven Barrow (Brent Roam) rent an apartment in the Lusman Building. Built in the 1940s, this luxurious art deco hotel was a playground for the rich and famous in Hollywood's heyday. Later it fell on bad times…but now the old building is being restored to its former glory. What no one knows, however, is that the Lusman should never have been tampered with. Renovating the building has brought out a supernatural horror -- someone or something who knows every secret of the place, who can get past any lock. One by one he’s picking off the residents.
The film stars Angela ('May') Bettis, Juliet ('Ed Wood' and Drusilla from 'Buffy' & 'Angel') Landau, Brent ('Tremors 4') Roam, Sherri ('House of 1000 Corpses') Moon and Rance (father of Ron) Howard.