The Driller Killer is a 1979 horror film directed by and starring Abel Ferrara. It was on a list of banned so-called "video nasties" in the United Kingdom. The film was banned in the UK from 1984 until 1999, when a version omitting 54 secs from the head-drilling scene and 2 earlier murders was approved for an 18 certificate. The full uncut version was finally passed by the BBFC in November 2002. On 10 June 2010 it was re-released as video on demand.