Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pieces (1982) aka Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche

 4.5 / 5 Jun '09
Tagline: You Don't Have To Go To Texas For A Chainsaw Massacre
Directed by: Juan Piquer Simon
Written by: Joe D'Amato, Dick Randall
Actors include: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana
Genre: Horror
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA/Spain/Puerto Rico

This one takes place on a campus where there is a chainsaw killer (who murdered his Ma and chainsawed her to pieces) on the prowl. He seems to be taking different parts from the victims but what is he doing with them and will he be stopped? It was a fun little bloody number in very poor taste for those who love excessive carnage. What's cool is that although you are guaranteed to be splattered with guts and things, and actually the story holds up too! It's a bit of a whodunnit in a way, and it's even a little creepy. Considering it's kinda riding the coattails of gems like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" this actually stands up on it's own. Definitely one to seek out, particularly if you think slashers have to be entirely mindless and pointless as this one disproves that those theories.

Availability:  On DVD

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