July 21, 2014
The BBFC banned this film and I can certainly see why. Now to clarify, we're talking about the Director's Cut which is hard to find and is considerably different (and far more nasty) than the commercial Lions Gate release. Simply put: this is the best Video Nasty in over 30 years. It is one of those rare horror films that lives up to its reputation. Three labs refused to process the film. The producers, cast and crew were all arrested. It is the most expensive independent horror film in history - costing two million. It is as brutal as any horror film ever gets. Especially in its treatment of children. That said, I cared deeply for the little girl and wanted desperately for her to survive. The film doesn't pull any punches and has a ton of brutal sexual violence and a bucket full of gore. The acting is believable and there are at least a a dozen scenes that would normally be banned and considered way too over-the-top. Ultimately, it's a horrible experience but easily one of the greatest and most accomplished video nasties I have ever seen. Argento, Polanski, Hooper & Herzog are all thanked. I can certainly see the Argento influence, especially in the music and colors. Also, the first scene is an homage to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Bottom line: if you want to know what a serial killer's life is like, then check out the director's cut of this nasty little horror film. It doesn't get better (or worse) than this.
January 4, 2014
Sick, depressing, shameful, repulsive trash.
There is no need for this film to exist, except for the reason to please deeply disturbed people.
April 17, 2014
I knew it. My first instinct was not to watch this movie because it would be crap. But I did. I wish I just didn't.
Wow, this is such a waste of a lot of things. A waste of money, a waste of running time, a waste of SOME good actors, I could go on, you know. This is a very pretentious film; it tries to give the man's killing of prostitutes a deeper insight by making it highly stylish. But no. That doesn't mask the razor-thin plot line that ultimately drags on because only little things happen in some dragged out scenes. The film is about 80 minutes long, but believe me, it feels like you're watching a 3-hour long movie. I feel so sad for the people who participated in making this horrid piece of crap.
January 19, 2014
Vile, trashy, horrific, disgusting, and just plain wrong, this "movie" belongs in a dumpster along with the director/writer. It clearly borrows from superior films of this type like American Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer but the acting is atrocious in comparison. I saw the director's cut which was disjointed and random with it's editing (similar to the above-mentioned films), but there was no rhyme or reason to any of it and the director inserted clips from 9/11 for shits and giggles. The only plus side to this is it's chalk-full of beautiful naked women and you can tell that all the budget went into the gore effects. There are some truly ballsy scenes: one involving a baby and another involving a little girl, but this type of film honestly shouldn't exist it's in such bad taste.
July 5, 2013
Twisted, sick and incredibly gory. If you find anything of a plot here, I would honestly be interested in being enlightened. I found this like an over indulgent glimpse into the head of a person I had really got no interest in visiting.
May 28, 2013
It was messed up when I was younger, now its just self parody. It's not very good at all lol.
December 7, 2012
October 19, 2012
I do love films bloody horror movies and exploitation flicks with sex and ultra violence. Movies like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Clockwork Orange", "Evil Dead" and "Cannibal Holocaust" are all classic examples of horrifying movies that are well worth watching. And then there is "Murder-Set-Pieces", a exploitation slasher filled with sex, gore, violence and death all being turned up to 11 while the story is a big fat zero. "Murder-Set-Pieces" is badly directed (everything is very dark), horribly acted (except for Tony Todd who is doing a cameo I don't see anyone else in this having a movie career going for them) and there is no storyline to follow. The entire movie just follows a manic serial killer called 'The Photographer' (Sven Garrett) fucking and killing women. And scene by scene is him either fucking or killing someone, nothing more. If it wasn't for the 'cool' cameos by horror icons such as Tony Todd ("Candyman"), Gunnar Hansen and Edwin Neal (both from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre") and some 'cool' gore effects I would give this movie a even lower rating, but still this is a terrible movie that is nothing but a waste of time.
October 15, 2012
One of those films that I've always heard of, but had never got around to seeing just because of the way that the people behind the production chose to promote it, essentially spamming horror movie message boards about how great the film was, how excited they were for it to come out, but never really admitting that they were a part of the film's street-team.
That said, this was awful, pretentious wankery as a guy just kills and wanders around Vegas, then kills some more, it's pretty fucking pointless.
Pass, unless your morbid curiosity gets the better of you.
July 29, 2012
I love deranged films, but this movie fell short of being a great one. The opening was awesome and gave slight chills, but as the movie progressed it became duller by the minute.
September 2, 2012
Next to Nekromantik, this is the worst so-called "movie" of all time.
April 30, 2012
Horrendously bad, not in terms of gore though.
May 15, 2012
See the unrated director's cut version.
April 23, 2012
Rated one of the most violent films ever by Total Film, yes it might well be, trouble is its awful with non existent plot, production values and acting .Risible.
March 21, 2012
I came across this film on many lists of 'shocking' and 'most disturbing' horror movies, but I've seen better serial killer movies with less blood. Plus, it was a bit artsy-fartsy, and the acting is just awful for the kind of movie it's trying to be. It was mildly entertaining.
February 16, 2012
" I'm looking for a snuff film, called The Nutbag." lol.
Tedious, overly bloody, badly written & horribly acted, it's like a very bad 70's slasher drive-in flick. The trailer is more interesting then the movie, believe me.
November 5, 2011
By promoting itself as the most shocking, grotesque, controversial, etc. film of all time, and being banned from several film labs and the UK (unsurprisingly), it was never going to live up to the hype, even in its uncut form. Essentially a big-budget slasher B-movie, M-S-P is very well made and everything that went into it is astounding but the finished product fails to deliver on any level, especially its shock value (apart from one scene which went way too far).
September 30, 2011
Although the acting is atrocious, and the story doesn't flow that well, Murder-Set-Pieces is still really entertaining. I can't say it's a great movie, but I liked it a lot. The violence was awesome, and the message behind it will definitely make you think... if you can understand German. Yeah, here's the reason everybody on this page is saying the movie didn't make sense. This film is in English, but at times the photographer will speak German. And it's ONLY when he's speaking German that his actions and story are explained. I enjoyed it, because I can understand German.
Murder-Set-Pieces is a commentary on the Nazis' trivialization of sex and childbirth, resulting in a neglected child who grew up hating his mother and all women like her. Unless you don't understand German, then it's just gory fun... with bad acting.
May 7, 2011
A mess from beginning to end
February 6, 2011
Just a load of sex, blood and gore