MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 613 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 2,098 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 54 critic

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 22 Dec 2010
 
a list of 21 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Jul 2012
 
a list of 337 titles
created 6 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 7.1/10 X  

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky
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 | 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
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor
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 7.4/10 X  

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Stephenson
Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Carmen Argenziano, Allan Arkush, John Ashley
Food, Inc. (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner
Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb
The Bridge I (2006)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel
Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla
The Imposter (2012)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton
Stars: Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach
Overnight (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith
Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker
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 (archive footage)
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


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Going to Pieces: 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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Documentary That I Can Really Get Behind
14 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is pretty much what you'd expect from the title: a group of actors, directors and special effects people talk about the slasher genre of the early 1980s. They cover all the big ones, some of the lesser ones, and go over the backgrounds.

How did the Italian films of Mario Bava influence the slashers? Are they anti-woman? Do they make kids do bad things? Is it a dead genre? All of this is covered and more... such as the concept of the "final girl" and other tropes so often found in horror.

I would have liked a bit more history, and maybe more credit given to Bob Clark and "Black Christmas" (which, to me, deserves more recognition than John Carpenter's "Halloween"). But I can't really complain with all these people they found to interview -- getting Carpenter, Craven, Rob Zombie and more to appear on film? Well done.

I have met the man who wrote the book this film is based on, the charming Adam Rockoff. If this film was your idea of education, get his book! Much more than you can cram into a 90-minute film.


2 of 2 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:
?