AZA Killer - 1979

Boldizsar Csernak (Boldizsár CR)2012/2012

Magmart Festival

Magmart Festival
Salerno, Italy

AZA Killer is a tribute to Abel Ferrara's low budget horror film "Driller Killer" (1979). The tribute is made on multiple levels: by using amateur cast with a similar sociological background as in the original. Musicians from a current alternative scene who are casted as themselves. In my case a scene thriving, interesting but probably too dark and self-destructive to be popular enough to bring success and peace for its makers. Even though using contemporary digital technology instead of film I am also referring to aesthetics similar to the era. Low lit/naturally lit scenes, unpolished camera work, raw editing style. The reason why I wanted to comment on the year 1979 with this film is because I love the original movie's authenticity and documentary feel and it is definitely an outstanding achievement from the time. I can also relate to the circumstances of the artist living on the edges of society, being isolated and financially hopeless in a massive metropolis. Ferrara's film is coming from the guts and really shows something about our dark side. It is art and entertainment at the same time without trying to have an agenda or being pop.


  • Title: AZA Killer - 1979
  • Creator: Boldizsar Csernak (Boldizsár CR)
  • Date Created: 2012/2012
  • Location: Italy

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