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Pieces (1982)
"Mil gritos tiene la noche" (original title)

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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.

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Lt. Bracken
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Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
Frank Braña ...
Sgt. Holden
Edmund Purdom ...
Ian Sera ...
Kendall
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Willard (as Paul Smith)
Jack Taylor ...
Professor Brown
Gérard Tichy ...
Dr. Jennings
May Heatherly ...
Mrs. Reston
Hilda Fuchs ...
Grace - the Dean's Secretary
Roxana Nieto ...
Virginia Palmer, 1st victim
Cristina Cottrelli ...
Jenny, pool victim (as Cristina Cottrel)
Leticia Marfil ...
Mary, elevator victim
Silvia Gambino ...
Neighbor
Carmen Aguado ...
Carla, aerobics instructor
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While playing with a puzzle, a teenager is repressed by his mother, and he kills her and severs her body with an ax. Forty years later, in an university campus in Boston, a serial killer kills young women and severs their bodies in parts, stealing body pieces from each student. Lt. Bracken makes a deal with the dean of the campus, and infiltrates the agent Mary Riggs as if she were a tennis teacher and together with the student Kendall, they try to find the identity of the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Carvalho, Brazil

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Because producer Dick Randall was simultaneously making kung-fu films in Rome, a cameo for a Bruce Lee imitator, Bruce Le, was written into this film, even though this scene makes no sense in the context of the rest of the film. See more »

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At the beginning of the film when the mother is screaming at her son over the pornographic puzzle she mentions that his father is in the Air Force. In 1942 when this scene took place, the US Air Force was not yet in existence. The main US flying force was called the US Army Air Corps until after WWII. See more »

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Naked to Be Killed - A Slash, Gore and Cheesy Cult-Movie
24 March 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While playing with a puzzle, a teenager is repressed by his mother, and he kills her and severs her body with an ax. Forty years later, in an university campus in Boston, a serial killer kills young women and severs their bodies in parts, stealing body pieces from each student. Lt. Bracken (Christopher George) makes a deal with the dean of the campus, and infiltrates the agent Mary Riggs (Lynda Day George) as if she were a tennis teacher and together with the student Kendall (Ian Sera), they try to find the identity of the killer.

"Pieces" is so bad, senseless and ridiculous, that contradictory becomes very hilarious and a slash, gore and cheesy cult-movie. The first funny points are the beautiful naked "actresses", always naked to be killed – all the victims are women with delicious bodies. The dialogs, screams and situations are so absurd that become another attraction: the tennis player that is an undercover cop to survive; or the student that accesses the documents and help the police in the investigation itself; or the killer that starts killing forty years after his first death with unexplained reasons or trigger. I could list lots of unreasonable situations in the screenplay, but better off the viewer finds them (and certainly will). The bloody effects are good, but when the killer is stabbing a woman on a water bed, the terrible cut is absolutely visible. I personally liked this film a lot, but I only recommend it for fans of trash-movies. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Terror da Serra Elétrica" ("The Chainsaw Terror")


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