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Murder Party (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | January 2007 (USA)
A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity.

Director:

Jeremy Saulnier

Writer:

Jeremy Saulnier
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Sharp ... Christopher S. Hawley
Kate Porterfield Kate Porterfield ... Ticketed Lady
Tess Porterfield Lovell Tess Porterfield Lovell ... Ticketed Little Lady
Puff Snooty Puff Snooty ... Sir Lancelot
Damon Lindsay Damon Lindsay ... Subway Rapper
Macon Blair ... Macon
Stacy Rock ... Lexi
Skei Saulnier Skei Saulnier ... Sky
Paul Goldblatt Paul Goldblatt ... Paul
William Lacey William Lacey ... Bill
Sandy Barnett Sandy Barnett ... Alexander
Bill Tangradi ... Zycho
Sampson Saulnier Sampson Saulnier ... Hellhammer
Beryl Guceri Beryl Guceri ... Photo Assistant
Michael Clomegah Michael Clomegah ... Party Doorman
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Storyline

On Halloween Eve in Brooklyn, an average Joe loser named Chris finds an invitation to a costume party. Arriving at the "party", Chris discovers he's fallen prey to the lethal trap set by deranged artists. As the night wears on, rivalries within the group flare up. A body count accrues, and Chris must take advantage of the ensuing chaos if he's to survive the night. Written by Magnolia Home Ent

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"Everybody Dies!"


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Tubi

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Festa Assassina See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Lab of Madness See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the truth serum scene, actual hypodermic needles filled with with sterile saline were being used. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins), the boom mic is reflected in the window during the art gallery sequence. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Fuck this whole scene... Everybody dies!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," the final listing in the credits is "Party's Over." See more »

Connections

References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

National Lust
Performed by Drunk Horse
Written by Eli Eckert
Tee Pee Records
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Not bad for a very low budget
26 February 2019 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

I stumbled across 'Murder Party' last night on Netflix and thought it looked worth a watch. It was apparent pretty early on that this was filmed with a very low budget (the trivia section claims it was made with "no money"). The actors were unrecognisable, the sets were reasonably basic and there were not going to be any special effects at any point in the film clearly. None of that means it can't be a good film however. Hell, look at Kevin Smith's 'Clerks' for proof.

The director of 'Murder Party' has gone on to make some very well received horror/thriller films, so it very cool to see where he, Jeremy Saulnier, got his start. There are some elements to the film that would indicate there was class behind the camera. A lot of the dialogue is quite intriguing and surprisingly well written (a must for a low-budget film). Also considering the budget the horror scenes that feature later in the film were very well created. The film is short at only 80 minutes and even then feels like it could have shaved 15-20 minutes off. The pacing in the first half of the film is a slight issue. Also I wouldn't have minded seeing a more creative ending. All in all though this is a watchable enough film if you stumble across it on Netflix late one night.


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