Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pieces (1982)

Original title: Mil Gritos Tiene la Noche

Director: Juan Piquer Simon

Writers: Dick Randall, Joe D'Amato, Juan Piquer Simon

Composers: Carlo Maria Cordio, Librado Pastor

Starring: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor, Gerard Tichy, May Heatherly, Hilda Fuchs

More info: IMDb

Tagline: You Don't Have To Go To Texas For A Chainsaw Massacre!

Plot: Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? I doubt it.

Featured on Stephen Romano Presents Shock Festival (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

This feels like a down the line cross between a slasher and a giallo and it works as both.  There are a few grisly chainsaw deaths (the only form of killing in this picture) which are all fun to watch.  And like most 80s horror you get some nice nudity from time to time.  It was neat seeing Paul (Bluto from POPEYE (1980)) Smith, who could be the killer.  The motivation of the killer is never explained well, I mean, at least you don't know why he's suddenly killing after all these years.  It's not that important, I guess, that we know but it would have been nice if that had been thought out.  But who comes into these pictures wanting a great story, right?  Just bring on the fun, gory kills and some boobs every once in a while and give us 90 minutes of fun and this one does that.

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