MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,417 this week

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 2,278 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 55 critic

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon
Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini
Horror | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A compilation of clips from 17 classic slasher films.

Stars: Andrew Robinson, Grace Kirby, Ashley Laurence
Scream: The Inside Story (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Farrands
Stars: David Arquette, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels
Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Farrands
Stars: Melyssa Ade, Loyd Albin, Diane Almeida
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Turek
Stars: David Arquette, Brian Avery, Lisa Beach
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands
Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary that follows the evolution of the 'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It examines why the films are so popular and revisits many of the original locations used... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Hutchinson
Stars: Moustapha Akkad, Ana Alicia, Brian Andrews
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner
Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund
Halloween: The Inside Story (TV Movie 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr.
Stars: Brian Andrews, Kenny Caperton, John Carpenter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Green ...
Narrator (voice)
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
John Dunning ...
Himself
Joseph Stefano ...
Himself
Jeff Katz ...
Himself
Debra Hill ...
Herself
Malek Akkad ...
Himself
...
Himself
Amy Holden Jones ...
Herself (as Amy Holden-Jones)
...
Himself
Anthony Timpone ...
Himself (as Tony Timpone)
Edit

Storyline

This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with "Halloween," "Friday the 13th," and "Prom Night." The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the Reagan years, the films get gorier, budgets get smaller, and their appeal wanes. Then, "Nightmare on Elm Street" revives the genre. Jump to the late 90s, when "Scream" brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Although some criticize the genre as misogynistic (Siskel and Ebert), most of the talking heads celebrate the films: as long as there are teenagers, there will be slasher films, says one. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every Evil, Every Nightmare, Together in One Film


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

John Carpenter: New talents come along, old talents fade away.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Joseph Stefano, in loving memory See more »

Connections

References Fantasia (1940) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's only a documentary. . .It's only a documentary. . .
25 November 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting and pretty thorough documentary on the slasher film. It's not as good as reading a book on the subject, of course (there are several now, and this documentary is based on one of the better ones), but you get lots of films clips, and some interviews, not only with the usual horror convention attendees like Tom Savini and Felissa Rose,but also with more obscure characters like the Rabbi Herbert Freed who directed the obscure slasher "Graduation Day" (before he was a rabbi, of course).

What's most interesting for someone like me who is old enough to remember the first wave of slasher movies, is to recall how alarmed adults were at the time by these movies, which look like pretty harmless fun now. I especially remember the way they actually picketed "Silent Night, Deadly Night" because they were upset by the idea of an axe-murdering Santa Claus (in an ideal world these kind of idiots would be met with tear gas and police batons, just like anti-war protesters--who often have a legitimate reason for being upset--often are).

It's also ironic how widely available, thanks to DVD, uncut versions of these movies are today, considering how they were hacked up by American censors back then or outright banned over in Britain. It's probably just as stupid to get worked up about movies like "Hostel" or "Captivity" like people do nowadays. Remember the famous ad-line to "Last House on the Left" (one movie this doc barely mentions, although I guess it isn't really a slasher). "It's only a movie... It's only a movie. . .


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
List of Movies covered? PPV1RVD420
What about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? donmurdoc
Where is Argento?!? odierfin
Which movie is this? poefan
Another what movie is this clip from topic lofan-1
UK DVD lounge_films

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?