Christian (Christian Twiste) had hit it hard right before Christmas, as
he's lost his job at a time when the job market is notoriously down, and
the Federated Collection Agency constantly threatens to send over
bill collectors. Now all this would even be not so bad if it wasn't for
Christian's constantly nagging newly-wed wife (Lisa Goulian), who wants
him to get both a job and a Christmas tree pronto. Christian's only relief
in these days is listening to the radio show of Dr. Brenda Dobbs (Tesia
Nicoli), a call in psychologist, and he tries time and again to call in,
but seems the Federated Collection Agency has hitched his phoneline. Plus,
all the water fawcets are leaking, but in a way that seems like a
concerted effort to drive him crazy. Eventually, Christian finds relief in
murder, first it's a random lady in a park who just happens to go by the
name Brenda Dobbs (Syd Stauffer), then a plumber (Austin Lovell) the
Federated Collection Agency has sent over, eventually even his wife
(though maybe not), and the only reason he's not found out is because the
investigating detective (Ryan MacNamara) makes a right mess of it.
Eventually, Christian actually goes to a job interview, at the Federated
Collection Agency no less, and the interviewer is a splitting image of Dr.
Brenda Dobbs (and thus also played by Tesia Nicoli) - but when Christian
doesn't get the job due to a mix-up, something ultimately snaps inside him
One thing's for sure: Master Pieces sure is a
one-of-a-kind movie, inasmuch as it defies clear specification. Some parts
of the film play as pure horror, with plenty of gruesome bits as well as
utter suspense and excitement in the third act to vouch for that, but then
the plot as such also takes a turn to the absurd every now and again, has
touches of satire, and plenty of humour ranging from the crude and
gross-out to the very refined, changing between all of this deliberately
and without warning - and all is carried by self-confidently over-the-top
performances that would seem really out of place in any other movie.
Whether you'll like it is basically a question of how much you're leaning
towards the unusual and weird, but if you do very much so, then this one's
definitely for you.