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Pieces (1982)

Mil gritos tiene la noche (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Mystery | 23 September 1983 (USA)
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.

Director:

(as J.Piquer Simon)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as John Shadow)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Bracken
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Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
Frank Braña ...
Sgt. Holden
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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 ...
Suzie
Silvia Gambino ...
Mary, elevator victim
Carmen Aguado ...
Carla, aerobics instructor
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Storyline

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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Pieces... It's exactly what you think it is! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "look" of the killer was based on the comic book character "The Shadow", not as is often thought Italian 'giallo' cinema. See more »

Goofs

Before the fifth victim is killed, the close up of the stall door getting chainsawed shows some dim lines or marks (when the chainsaw is) to cut the door downward. See more »

Quotes

Dean: Professor Brown... you see... is a homosexual.
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Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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The Citizen Kane of schlock
27 March 2003 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Incredibly, insanely funny Spanish-made horror picture, one of the worst ever made. Others have done a great job cataloguing the abominable dialogue (`Bad chop suey,' `Bastard!-Bastard!-Bastard!,' etc.) and other flaws. I'll just add that there really are very few movies out there that provide the kind of relentless entertainment value bad-movie buffs crave. `Sleepaway Camp' is one; `School's Out' (aka `Schrei--Denn Ich Werde Dich Töten!') is another. But this one may be the best of them all. In my reviews, 2 is the magic number, meaning that the movie is so horrible it's an absolute must-see, and I'm very proud to bestow it here. 2 out of 10.


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