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1 April 2008 (USA) See more »
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Sven Garrett ... The Photographer

Cerina Vincent ... L.A. Girl

Tony Todd ... Clerk

Gunnar Hansen ... Mechanic

Edwin Neal ... Good Samaritan (as Ed Neal)
Jade Risser ... Jade

Valerie Baber ... Charlotte
Destiny St. Claire ... Weight Bench Girl
Maria Keough ... Little Girl on Bus

Renee Sloan ... Hooker #1
Lauren Palac ... Hooker #2
Andrea Mitchell ... Model
Jessie DeRoock ... Young Photographer
LeAnn Clinton ... Girl on tracks
Shandee Lang ... High Chair Girl #1 (as Shandee Long)
Christina Holsinger ... Hooker #3
Fred Vogel ... Masked Psycho
Darren Williams ... Masked Psycho #2
Jerami Cruise ... Video Victim
Cristie Whiles ... Dildo Girl #1
Shelby Lyn Vogel ... Dildo Girl #2 (as Shelby Jackson)
Jeremy Haye ... Security Guard
Kylle Epperson ... Green Ball Girl
Katie Richards ... Megan
Amber Richards ... Toilet Girl
Natalie Scytow ... Strip Girl #1
Sarah Murray ... Strip Girl #2
Crissy Moran ... Tree Girl #1
Jenna Velanni ... Tree Girl #2 (as Jenna Valanni)
Shawna Jacobs ... Ice Cream Girl #1
Shannon Weller ... Ice Cream Girl #2
Stephanie Negrete ... Dream Girl
Carrie Flaska ... Zombie
Natalie Himmler ... Halloween Girl #1
Hannah Keough ... Halloween Girl #3
Brittni Truitt ... Halloween Girl #4
Karri Jonas ... Halloween Girl #5
Sherrie Winings ... Psychic (as Sherri Winings)
Tanja Grupp ... German Mother
Kendra Flynt ... Baby Girl
Jami Jent ... High Chair Girl #2 (as Jamie Jent)
Ashley Twigg ... Chainsaw Girl
Carmen Dunn ... Old Lady #1
Joan Gibbs ... Old Lady #2
Janice Risser ... Salon Patron #3
Casie Gillespie ... Candy
Andrea Hartman ... Basement Girl #1
Carrie Shields ... Basement Girl #2
Jennifer Stuber ... Basement Girl #3
Jennifer Cross ... Basement Girl #4
Stacy Kushniruk ... Basement Girl #5
Shawna Hale ... Basement Girl #6

Lana Stewart Nold ... Basement Girl #7
Jena Peacock ... Mirror Girl
Liv Holley ... Pole Girl
Natasha Bunker ... Dancing Blonde Girl
Paul Bischot ... Bus driver
Danyel Makenna ... Bus Rider
Shawna Edge ... Bud Rider
David Palumbo ... Bus Rider

Rob Marchitti ... Bus Rider
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jill Michelle ... Various (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Palumbo 
Writing credits
Nick Palumbo (written by)

Produced by
Herman Goering .... executive producer
Nancy Klein .... line producer
Ehrlich Livingston .... executive producer
Nick Palumbo .... producer
Andrew Piersante .... executive producer
Thomas Quinlin .... executive producer
Original Music by
The Bronx Casket Co.  (as The Bronx Casket Company)
Eric Galligan 
The Giallos Flame 
Cinematography by
Brendan Flynt 
Film Editing by
Todd C. Ramsay  (as Todd Ramsay)
Casting by
Nick Palumbo 
Art Direction by
Joe Zito 
Set Decoration by
Ethan Allred 
Makeup Department
Jerami Cruise .... makeup artist
Ricky Lee Leonard .... makeup artist
Fred Vogel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tess Fayre .... production manager
Leonard Hayes .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Cristie Whiles .... storyboard artist (as Cristie 'Crusty' Whiles)
Sound Department
David Bartlett .... adr editor
David Bartlett .... adr mixer
David Bartlett .... sound effects editor
David Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Beachy .... sound mixer
Rod Bermudez .... sound mixer
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound effects editor
Mike Fields .... boom operator
Randall Gillion .... sound coordinator
Sean Grey .... sound assistant
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Michael Kreple .... adr mixer
Michael Kreple .... dialogue editor
Chris McDonough .... foley mixer
Evan Meszaros .... boom operator (as Evan Messaros)
Jessica Pettyjohn .... sound coordinator
Eric Reuveni .... sound re-recording mixer
Terra Reuveni .... sound coordinator
Walt Taymor .... sound mixer
Chris Thomas .... sound assistant
Ben Zarai .... adr mixer
Ben Zarai .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Jerami Cruise .... special effects
Ricky Lee Leonard .... special effects
Fred Vogel .... special effects
Sven Garrett .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Arsenio Assin .... second assistant camera
Ron Brooks .... electrician
Jason Cielo .... electrician
Marcis Cole .... steadicam operator
Gabriel Delerme .... gaffer
Lucas Eberstark .... grip
George Gatter .... chief electrician
Werner Gropp .... loader
Paul Grupp .... key grip
Emil Hampton .... focus puller
Felix Heilemann .... gaffer
Tet Kay .... first assistant camera (as Tertius Kuijper)
Steve Larno .... electrician
Rick Leeson .... best boy
Fritz Luffa .... grip
Jurgen Reichmann .... gaffer
Mark Rosenthal .... best boy
Jimmy Sans .... best boy
Philip Spitznamen .... grip
William Springs .... best boy
Hans Tobias .... grip
Shelby Lyn Vogel .... still photographer (as Shelby Jackson)
Jonas Weimer .... gaffer
John Willis .... grip
Paul Bischot .... key grip (uncredited)
Shane Sauer .... gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alex D'Lerma .... adr voice casting
Editorial Department
Deborah McAfee .... negative cutter (as Debbie McAfee)
Brian J. Cavanaugh .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Jennifer Avenell .... production assistant
Sara Faber .... script supervisor
Alice Foreman .... publicist
Sam Osman .... caterer
Warren Prewitt .... production assistant
Megan Reagan .... production assistant
Natasha Trotter .... production assistant
Paul W. Hazen .... film acquisitions representative (uncredited)
Brett Dandow .... special thanks
Art Ettinger .... special thanks
Brendan Flynt .... special thanks
Neal Fredericks .... this film is dedicated to
Ryan Golchuk .... special thanks
Elaine Lamkin .... special thanks
Paul Lew .... special thanks
David Palumbo .... special thanks
Steve Restivo .... special thanks
Janice Risser .... special thanks
Dana Strum .... special thanks
D.D. Verni .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • ToeTag FX (special makeup effects) (as Toe Tag Pictures)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for grisly bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexuality and nudity, and for language
105 min | 91 min (director's cut) | USA:83 min (R-rated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) (director's cut) | Ireland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Norway:18 | Norway:(Banned) (re-rating) (2008) | UK:(Banned) | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

30 people are murdered in this film and 55 gallons of blood was spilled.See more »
The Photographer:It's ironic. Women suck blood out of men every day. But at the end of every month, it leaks out.See more »
Movie Connections:
Jesus Doesn't Live Here AnymoreSee more »


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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
M-S-P is O-T-T!, 26 November 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Sven Garrett is The Photographer, a Nazi nut-job who is as proficient with his cut-throat razor as he is with his camera: when he's not taking pictures of naked babes, he's slitting their throats. His girlfriend, a pretty hairdresser, is none the wiser, but her younger sister Jade (Jade Risser) senses that all is not right with the Teutonic lens-man and decides to investigate...

Ever since it first hit the horror scene in 2004, Nick Palumbo's Murder-Set -Pieces has been the cause of much controversy; this has been less to do with the content of the film, and more to do with endless (and rather shameless) promotion from its makers (an act commonly known as 'shilling'). M-S-P's supporters claim it to be the ultimate in gruelling, no-holds-barred gory terror, whilst its naysayers, fed-up with having the film shoved down their throats, have labelled it as worthless crap.

I would say that neither is an accurate description: I've seen plenty of films that are easily as harsh (if not moreso), and loads that are less worthy of a viewing. If anything, Palumbo and pals are simply guilty of trying too hard.

As M-S-P piles on the excess, in an effort to tick as many boxes in the extreme movie-making checklist as possible, it becomes increasingly more ridiculous. Nazis (check!), explicit gore (check!), child murder (check!), misogynistic psycho (check!), lesbians (check!) chainsaw mayhem (check!), rape (check!), necrophilia (check!) full frontal nudity (check!): Palumbo has obviously never heard that less can sometimes be more.

But what works against the film on one level, works FOR it on another: as a serious study of psychotic behaviour, M-S-P is a complete failure, but, as a demented exercise in gloriously OTT nastiness, it is a definite success.

Garret is absolutely priceless as the muscle-bound maniac who murders women because he believes them all to be worthless whores; what he lacks in acting ability, he sure makes up for in enthusiasm, and he willingly does whatever is required of him to make Palumbo's vision a reality, whether it be chewing on a limbless torso, chainsawing a woman's head, killing a little girl, or receiving head from a head (which has been removed from the rest of the body). In the cinematic psycho stakes, he's no Michael Rooker or Joe Spinell, but he certainly gives it all he's got!

Aside from Garret, the majority of the remaining cast can pretty much be divided into two categories: silicone chested bimbos willing to strip for a few minutes of screen time; and familiar faces from the genre, including Tony 'Candyman' Todd, Gunnar 'Leatherface' Hansen, Ed 'The Hitchhiker' Neal, current horror hottie Cerina Vincent, and August Underground's Fred Vogel. The naked ladies are all game girls—most willing to be degraded and mutilated on-screen for the sake of 'art'—whilst the seasoned horror professionals add extra entertainment value with some fun cameos (Todd, in particular, is a hoot, as a porn store clerk who messes with the wrong customer).

M-S-P can also be praised for some excellent gore, courtesy of the Toe Tag team (of which Vogel is a member). The bloodletting in this film is consistently good, with vicious stabbings, juicy throat slashings, body parts aplenty, and the delightfully gruesome 'chainsaw to the head' effect.

With a less than perfect script, and a patchy performance from its lead, it's easy to see why horror fans got a little twitchy when this film was compared to the likes of Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. But for those looking for a sexy, sick, silly and sordid sleaze-fest, I think that Murder-Set-Pieces deserves a go—regardless of how you feel about its creators and their dubious promotional methods.

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