Directed by: Nick Palumbo
Starring: Sven Garrett, Jade Risser, Gunnar Hansen, Cerina Vincent, Tony Todd
Language: English (English subtitles)
Genres: Serial Killers, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Torture, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Nazism, Dolls
Plot – Spoilers:
This movie initially generated some interest for featuring cameo appearances from actors known for their iconic roles – Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Tony Todd (Candyman) and Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever).
Murder Set Pieces follows a Nazi-influenced serial killer and his depraved obsession with torturing and killing hot women. These include women he has picked up or prostitutes. Picking up women seems an easy task for him given that he is well built and wealthy apart from being a photographer. Women seem eager to pose for his modelling shoots that always end up badly for them. He has a girlfriend who seems quite stupid and oblivious to his parallel life. There is also an eerie angle of danger looming for her kid sister whom he seems to have an unclear interest in.
As a movie, it is not particularly well made, but is a must watch if you’re looking for gratuitous gore and sexual violence.
The version here is the Director’s Cut. Basically, Uncut in terms of any shocking scenes. There are two other versions of Murder Set Pieces: R rated version which is also the DVD version which lost 22 minutes of footage. The other version is the Theatrical Cut which is actually longer than the one shown here and runs for 1:45:10. There is nothing extra that is effed up in it and so we chose the Director’s Cut as the theatrical version had an annoying counter running in a large strip at the bottom of the video.
Update: Have added the Theatrical Cut as requested 🙂
From an effed up movie perspective, there are plenty of torture scenes involving sexual gratification. Two scenes in particular stand out:
1. The first one involves him beating and raping a stripper he picked up while abusing her for giving him “flirty eyes”. Insane!
2. The next is a lesbian scene where he’s in bed with two bimbettes while having sex in the dark. He slits one girls throat while the other remains unaware of what just happened until she feels the warmth of blood splashing around.