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Murder-Set-Pieces -- Set against Sun City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder.


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Release Date:
1 April 2008 (USA) See more »
Prepare yourself for the first American NC-17 horror film. See more »
Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 Baio ... Hooker #1 (as Renee Sloan)
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?

Despite constant internet rumors this film was never given an NC-17 by the MPAA.See more »
The Photographer:I've got to shoot some girls tonightSee more »
Movie Connections:
Features Triumph of the Will (1935)See more »
Sewing the DeadSee more »


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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Garbage, not worth time or money, 10 January 2007
Author: greboca

I've read the hype. I've anticipated checking it out for myself. I was even a little hopeful that the negative feedback about this flick (both here on IMDb and EVERYWHERE ELSE on the web) was just backlash. I guess I should have known.

The fact of the matter is, MURDER SET-PIECES is a giant steaming pile of crap. Unimaginative crap. Boring crap. Poorly acted crap. Unbelievabley BAD crap. An acquaintance of mine had ordered the unrated/original cut off the MSP website, and knowing that the R-rated Lions Gate version was about to drop, I asked to borrow his to check out this so-called "masterpiece of horror". What a joke. I'm so glad I haven't bothered to try and buy a copy myself. Here's a few takes on this gigantic misfire:

THE ACTING - horrid. The lead is a joke, a hulking boring one-dimensional lug who looks like he was dragged out of the gym - unwillingly - to mutter poor dialogue. When he slipped into German, I couldn't help but stifle laughter.

THE DIALOGUE - atrocious. Come on Nick, give us SOMETHING. I'll say this, the dialogue matches the acting-- flat and poorly done.

THE GORE - well you'd think that at least the film's saving grace would be the gore fx, right? WELLLLLL... sorry to say, no. In fact, there is VERY LITTLE GORE in this film. I have to think that the Lion's Gate cut version must have concentrated more on cutting-out nudity than gore. Sure, there's blood. Whoop-dee-doo. Guess what, I can go to a costume shop and get a gallon of fake blood too. So if you're anxious to see splats of blood hitting walls/floors, this movie is for you. If you actually want GORE EFFECTS, look elsewhere. The ToeTag team have done much better work in the A.Underground films (which I wasn't too keen on, but have to admit the FX were stunningly well conceived).

THE NUDITY - yeah, there's a great number of nekkid ladies in this film. If you're under 15 years old and don't have an internet connection, than this movie will really pop your corn. Otherwise... *yawn*. When there's NO CONTEXT, then naked bloody ladies just don't have any affect on the viewer (especially a seasoned horror fan). It's pointless... just like this whole film. Oh, speaking of pointless...

THE 9/11 FOOTAGE - tacky, tasteless and downright unnecessary. Just like this whole film.

It's downright hilarious that the director thinks he's made a masterpiece here. I suggest he start watching the horror-titles he constantly throws-around and take some lessons from REAL film-makers, because he just isn't anywhere CLOSE to their league or level of talent.

The only "disturbing!" thing about this film is the giant waste of money and resources this poor-excuse-for-a-horror-flick represents. Apparently the budget was approx. 2-million, and it was (as the director will quickly point-out) shot on 35mm. Big bloody deal. It still ends-up being a giant wasteful dump of a movie with no characterization, no plot, no FX, and no reason for existing. Some of the best horror-films were shot on a shoestring budget on 16mm. Go figure.

Avoid this at all costs.

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