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A psychopath cuts a bloody swath across Nevada in this gruesome horror story. The Photographer (Sven Garrett) is a nameless German fashion illustrator with an ugly past (his grandfather was a friend and associate of Adolf Hitler) and a profoundly violent nature. Working out of Las Vegas, The Photographer is a vicious serial killer who attacks men, women, and children with equal brutality. The Photographer periodically dates a woman named Charlotte (Valerie Baber), who has a younger sister named Jade (Jade Risser), but prefers to devote his spare time to mutilating Sin City's riffraff. Jade… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Aspires to be a highly stylized exploration of the mind of a serial killer, but it's nothing more than a gory, bloodsoaked snuff film, reveling in its own shock value as women are stabbed, strangled, raped and mutilated."
‑ Debra Birnbaum, New York Post
"Pic's nastiness is so insistent, one-dimensional and excessive it risks self-parody."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Palumbo has managed to take the best pieces of horror, thriller, and truth and patch them together in a tirade of horrific and disturbing imagery."
‑ Heidi Martinuzzi, Film Threat
"The director Nick Palumbo is determined to shock through a fictional German-born serial killer, who makes his mission clear with every thrust of knife blade and pelvis."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"...amateurish and flat-out irredeemable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An interesting effort to make the ultimate horror movie by imitating modern classics of the genre in a systematic way."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"The lowest form of cinematic life, a movie so utterly degenerate it makes you wish that indie filmmakers had to prove a basic standard of decency in order to buy a camera."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"Murder Set-Pieces is recommended for the fan of unvarnished exploitation grue; for those needing a little more style with the substance, dig deeper into your Argento collection."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"A rather sickening marathon strung together by the flimsiest of subplots and populated exclusively by blood-soaked strippers."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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