Directed by: Nick Palumbo
Starring: Mack Hail (Killer), Renee Sloan-Baio (Mandy),
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Serial Killers
Plot/Favourite Scenes – Spoilers:
Nutbag is the first film of Nick Palumbo, director of Murder Set Pieces. A serial killer idly prowls the streets of Las Vegas picking up prostitutes and other women he sees on the streets or in bars, all the while rambling to himself crude philosophies about death and suffering. There are references to a traumatic childhood that include seeing his white mother being fucked and then stabbed by her black lover and also a near-death beating by his father before the old man shot himself. In between his ramblings he drives around, walks bizarrely and polishes off women in different ways. There doesn’t seem to be a sexual angle to his killings as he is never shown raping or fucking the women. He is just compelled to kill. That’s it.
The killings include dunking in a bathtub, throat slitting, the use of masks including a pig head and a couple of impressively shot stabbings in the cunt.
All in all, a nice collection of murders that look quite good and believable though some of the stalking scenes and rambles slightly drag – but in a way, they also reflect the killer’s suicidal boredom and purposeless meanderings as he goes about life just looking to kill time more than anything else.