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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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Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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)
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Directed by
Nick Palumbo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Palumbo 

Produced by
Herman Goering .... executive 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

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Additional Details

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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:
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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?

Cerina Vincent was cast 24 hours before the shoot.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:
Sewing the DeadSee more »


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43 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Miserable-Sick-Pointless, 21 May 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

You know you're in trouble when the DVD opens with the director proudly announcing that multiple production studios rejected his project and that members of both cast and crew were arrested several times because the explicit nature of the footage bordered on being illegal. There's only one thing worse than an untalented horror director, and that's an untalented horror director suffering from a gigantic ego. Even though the introduction is only a couple minutes long, you can clearly tell that Nick Palumbo worships himself and that he's a little bit too proud of his own work. Referring to "Murder-Set-Pieces" as simply a bad film would be too easy, because it actually doesn't even qualify as being a film. In order to make a film, and yes that even includes a mindless horror film, you require character drawings, continuity and something that at least remotely resembles a storyline. "M-S-P" features none of the above. Palumbo's precious life work is nothing more than an overlong compilation of vile and ultra-sadistic images that are edited together without the slightest attempt to build up a plot and/or tension. I'll be the first to admit that the violence, gore and raw sex easily rank among the most disgusting and sickest footage ever captured on film, but it's all very pointless and leading nowhere and thus it automatically loses all of its shocking impact. Ravishing young women are briefly introduced, usually whilst performing a strip-act, and only moments later they end up nailed against the walls of a torture chamber, screaming and begging for their lives in vain. The maniac responsible is a nameless German immigrant who lives in Las Vegas and severely suffers from sociopath tendencies. His granddaddy was a prominent Nazi (maybe even Hitler himself, as the script even fails to properly explain that) and apparently that's his only excuse for butchering and sexually abusing young girls. The whole thing simply doesn't make any sense. If he's a Nazi, then why doesn't he aim his anger at Jews or other religious groups? If he's simply a woman-hater, then why do the pointless childhood flashbacks exclusively revolve on him walking across a railroad? This photographer dude just is the dumbest, most random serial killer in the history of horror cinema and even though he leaves behind thousands of obvious clues at each crime scene, there doesn't seem to a single cop working in Las Vegas. There's a negligible 'sub plot' about the 10-year-old sister of one of the his victims investigating the habits of the killer herself, but the elaboration of this is totally implausible and actually just too stupid for words.

"Murder-Set-Pieces" desperately wants to be disturbing and controversial, but it never surpasses the quality level of infantile amateur rubbish due to the lack of logic and incompetent plotting. Whenever there isn't any filthy rape or torture going on, "M-S-P" is dreadfully boring and nearly impossible to sit through. Heck, even when there is filthy rape and torture going on it gets boring after a while. The make-up effects on the girl's bodies may be very graphic, but still most of the actual murders are committed off screen. That's just lame and even a bit hypocrite considering the self-assurance of the director. One thing I can't possibly deny is that Mr. Palumbo has a great taste in women and he's clearly also able to talk them into playing humiliating and degrading roles. Okay, most of them are first-time actresses and professional strippers, but still I think they imagined their film debuts to be slightly different. Lead performer Sven Garrett terribly overacts, especially when he shouts out his lines in German, and the guest appearances of veteran horror icons Gunnar Hansen and Tony Todd are hardly even worth mentioning. Hansen briefly appears as mechanic who has a Third Reich flag in his living room (wow, how courageous!) and, judging by his facial expressions, Todd didn't even seem to be very interested in playing the clerk of an adult bookstore. For the record, in the sequence at the bookstore, the German killer dude refers to Nick Palumbo's previous film "Nutbag" as a real snuff film. Yeah right, talk about gigantic egos. In short, "Murder-Set-Pieces" certainly isn't worthy of all the internet-hype and it honestly isn't half as shocking as it wants to be. This film is nothing more than the overactive imagination of a wannabe artist and real horror fans won't be the least bit impressed.

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