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

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  23 September 1983 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Bracken
Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
Frank Braña ...
Sgt. Holden
Ian Sera ...
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 ...
Silvia Gambino ...
Mary, elevator victim
Carmen Aguado ...
Carla, aerobics instructor


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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Did You Know?


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 »


Before the killer saws off one of the victim's arms, it's obvious that the saw chains on the chainsaw are not moving. See more »


Dean: Professor Brown... you see... is a homosexual.
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Absolutely hilarious
18 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to give this a 10! It was the most funniest thing I've ever seen. Over the top, ridiculous, insane...etc. This movie made my day! So bad it's good. If you take it serious you'll think it's terrible. If you don't have a dark sense of humor it's terrible. The lines and the bad dubbing are the most hilarious part. A must see for fans of bad horror movies. And gore...well gore galore! The surprise ending is a thing to witness! I doubt the intention was to be funny but that's the only way to take it and enjoy it. I was fully entertained. possibly the most funny slasher flick ever made. A must see in my book! "the most beautiful thing is smoking pot and *beep*ing on a water bed at the same time." WOW what a great line! Where can I find a girl like that!!!!!!!!

ps.watch out for bad chop suey!

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