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Released: Mar 01st, 2011
Running Time: 83 Min.
Director: Joyce James
DVD Extras: Interviews, Still Gallery(ies)
Cast: Frank Serrone, Esmeralda (I), Rod Retta, George Payne, Cassandra Leigh, Taija Rae, Dick Howard, Renee Summers, Others
Critical Rating: AA
Genre: Classic, Film, Parody
Zombies! Werewolves! Psychos! Pop Stars! A depraved dungeon full of werewolves, zombies, mutants and hunchbacks converge for creepy copulations and outrageous orgies in this seldom-seen slice of 35mm vintage XXX sex and slime from 1984. Unsuspecting female fans of music megastar 'Mr. J', including adult legend Taija Rae, are subjected to the sick and sinful advances of horribly hung hunchbacks, sex-starved psychos and the flesh-hungry undead when he leaves the stage from his latest tour and decides to give his groupies the grope of a lifetime! You will not believe the secret sexual weapon that this shape-shifting superstar unleashes to turn his fans' screams into creams, but it lives up to the title of the film... did we mention it's a musical?
The ads promised all the singing, dancing and special effects of the Michael Jackson Thriller music video. But once inside my VCR, Joyce James’ Driller quickly proved a far cry from the MTV mainstays as well as its adult film contemporaries.
Louise (Taija Rae) is infatuated with the rock star Driller (Mr. J), a Jackson clone who attempts to sing, dance and look like the effeminate super star. After seeing Driller in concert Louise goes home for a quickie with nerdish boyfriend Dan (Dick Howard), and then falls asleep to dream about the “Hot Star.”
But the dream quickly becomes a nightmare for Louise – and the audience – as Driller turns into a werewolf. The hairy, yellow-eyed beast could be considered a “were-horse” because of the size of its sex organ, which can rotate like a power drill (complete with sound) as he uses it to violate Louise and send her into her nightmare.
The entire movie is pretentious, relying on name recognition with the well-known Thriller video and the Jacksonian image. Dimly lit scenes and the quick flick of the editor’s knife have left the sex scenes appearing cold and detached.
Producer/director Joyce James has paid too much attention to mediocre dancing and singing and not enough to acting and sex. As a result, Driller comes up short in providing entertainment in either category.
However, there is a dose of political humor thrown in as well as an homage to the cult favorite Rocky Horror Picture Show. But Driller needs more than that to turn it into a good sex flick.