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1 April 2008 (USA) See more »
Prepare yourself for the first American NC-17 horror film. 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 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?

Taglines claimed this film to be "the first American NC-17 horror film", but this is incorrect for two reasons. First of all, many American horror films have received an NC-17 rating in the past. Second of all, this film was never rated NC-17.See more »
The Photographer:I've got to shoot some girls tonightSee more »
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87 out of 123 people found the following review useful.
My honest opinion of "Murder-Set-Pieces", 12 January 2007
Author: psychoticpleasures2004 from Australia

Let me set the record straight, first and foremost—I am an enormous fan of the horror genre. I have never had more fun with any other type of film. There is nothing that I enjoy more than kicking back with a good scary movie.

I'll be honest. When I first heard about "M-S-P," I was a bit apprehensive about seeing it. Some of the reviews I'd read on its graphic content made me wonder if this was a film I should sit through. After all, this *was* the film titled the most "graphic and disturbing horror film ever made." I finally got my hands on an uncut copy a few months ago. I sat back with a good friend of mine and popped the disc in. As the film progressed, the two of us began to chuckle. Those small, child-like giggles soon turned into full on hysterical laughter. "M-S-P" is a film so laughably bad, the two of us couldn't believe our eyes.

What is called the most graphic and disturbing horror film ever made is nothing more than gore for the sake of gore, violence for the sake of violence, and vicious bloodshed for the sake of vicious bloodshed. That's not what the two of us found so funny. What we found so incredibly hilarious was the fact that this film was ever made in the first place. Who could've possibly been behind this pathetic drivel? Then, I stumbled upon the homepage and MySpace of writer/director Nick Palumbo. Oy vey. Where to begin? This is a man so positively hellbent on making a name for himself, it's actually downright sad and most of all, pathetic. Most of the hype around the film comes from him himself. *He* is the one calling this film shocking, disturbing, graphic, violent, terrifying. *He* is the one responsible for the public's knowledge about the film's content. *He* is the one claiming film labs refused to print it and the set was intruded upon by uniformed officers brandishing rifles and guns. He *wants* more than anything to go down in the books as the most controversial horror director in history.

If those are your aspirations, fine. If you have the talent to back it up, wonderful. Sadly, he does not. What he presents the audience with is a weak script that goes basically nowhere. There is no story arc, there is no character development, there is nothing but bloodshed. Most of the dialogue in the film makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It is an incredibly poorly written script that must've been only about twenty pages long upon its completion. Mr. Palumbo does not care about story. He does not care about dialogue. He does not care about creating characters an audience can identify or even sympathize with. When a new character is presented, he or she (mostly she) is simply killed off. That's it. Time to move on to the next scene of vicious bloodshed. I felt absolutely no remorse for any of the characters getting the axe because they simply were not believable. This film contains some of the stiffest, forced performances I've ever seen, most of which came from Sven Garrett.

I read an incredibly poignant, smart, and honest review by film critic John Fallon that perceived the film as a "'Look at me, look at me! 9-11 footage! Look at me!' opus." Very true. Mr. Palumbo desperately wants you to look at him. He wants you to believe the film is all of the aforementioned adjectives. He wants you to believe he himself is sick and depraved. He is not. The film is not. It's just another pathetic film that tries way too hard and simply does not deliver.

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