The Toolbox Murders (1978)

This is a strange one. The movie starts off as one of the more depraved exploitation films I’ve encountered thus far; scene after scene of gratuitous nudity and horrendous violence towards women randomly peters out after half hour and the movie turns into this slow investigation / psychological piece. It is bizarre to see pretty much all of the slasher kills over and done with in one go, and honestly, it really effects the pacing and the remaining hour is an absolute slog to get through. A shame, as the snuff-vibes of this thing are totally minging to begin with. Toolbox Murders is brutal, but it really misses the mark.