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Murder Party (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 21 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.

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Jeremy Saulnier

Writer:

Jeremy Saulnier
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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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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

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"Everybody Dies!"


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Trivia

Filmed in February 2006 with no money. The makers, an amateur filmmaker collective known as the Lab of Madness, couldn't find investors, so they had to perform multiple roles as both cast and crew, and pay for everything themselves. 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

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

So It Goes
Performed by The Hard Ups
Written by T. Lozada, E. Spiro, R. Walsh
Intlcork Records
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Starts off promising then quickly lowers
16 November 2017 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Accepting a strange party invitation, a middle-aged man finds that the event is really a ruse by a group of psychopaths intending to kill him only to continually thwart their attempts in the process and has to save himself from the remaining group finishing what they started.

This could've been quite the fun and enjoyable effort. What really tends to give this one a lot to work with is the exceptionally silly and goofy premise at the forefront of this one. The general concept of their ruse makes for a fun twist that's given right at the beginning of the film and the utterly cheesy premise has a lot of time to really work itself out with plenty of crazy encounters featuring him at the mercy of the group. The initial scenes of him mingling about the group where he's unaware of what they're going to do to him as they begin getting really obscure and off-the-wall makes for an overall stellar start to the film. As well, the way this quickly delves into the bonkers territory with their games and torture tactics which has a sense of unease in what's going on as they go through their routines and games with him which is where this one does slip somewhat but still has enough overt weirdness about it to really generate some fun times with their treatment of him setting up the film's best aspects in the final half. Consisting of a series of chases around not only their captive warehouse but also the neighboring art installation which ramps up the gore nicely but also has some thrilling action overall. Given that there's a lot of stellar gore and bloodshed, this here really makes for quite a fun time while it does have a few minor problems. The film's main issue is that it tends to downplay its stellar premise from the get- go with the idea of basically strapping him down in a chair for the main part of the film. He doesn't have much to do for almost nearly an hour into this and then has just slightly more to do than that in the overall finale so he really could've been written out of the film and not changed it much. That really does lower this one significantly since he doesn't do anything and has nothing to do with the story overall, rendering him somewhat useless than what should've been the case. As well, most of that is due to the film's other big issue with the really banal and overlong round of interviewing they go through which takes up so much time to accomplish nothing but irritation as nothing happens during these countless sessions and manages to drag this out with it's meandering and utterly unnecessary moments which are unneeded in the end. As well as the somewhat obvious low-budget nature of the film, these here are what really lower this one.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence and heavy drug use.


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