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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ed Green ... Narrator (voice)

John Carpenter ... Himself

Wes Craven ... Himself

Herb Freed ... Himself

Stan Winston ... Himself

Tom Savini ... Himself
John Dunning ... Himself
Joseph Stefano ... Himself
Jeff Katz ... Himself
Debra Hill ... Herself (archive footage)
Malek Akkad ... Himself

Greg Nicotero ... Himself
Amy Holden Jones ... Herself (as Amy Holden-Jones)

Rob Zombie ... Himself
Anthony Timpone ... Himself (as Tony Timpone)
Sean S. Cunningham ... Himself

Betsy Palmer ... Herself

Harry Manfredini ... Himself
Paul Lynch ... Himself
Joseph Zito ... Himself

Armand Mastroianni ... Himself

Felissa Rose ... Herself
Chela Johnson ... Herself
Fred Walton ... Himself
Lilyan Chauvin ... Herself

Robert Shaye ... Himself
Robert Oppenheimer ... Himself

Christa Campbell ... Herself

Aine Leicht ... Herself
Gage Leicht ... Himself
Natasha Talonz ... Herself
Michael Powell ... Himself (archive footage)
Karlheinz Böhm ... Himself (archive footage) (as Carl Boehm)

Anna Massey ... Herself (archive footage)
Brenda Bruce ... Herself (archive footage)
Maxine Audley ... Herself (archive footage)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)

Janet Leigh ... Herself (archive footage)

Anthony Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Lucy Grantham ... Herself (archive footage)
Sandra Peabody ... Herself (archive footage)

David Hess ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred J. Lincoln ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeramie Rain ... Herself (archive footage)

Lynne Griffin ... Herself (archive footage)
Marian Waldman ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Berryman ... Himself (archive footage)

Moustapha Akkad ... Himself (archive footage)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Herself (archive footage)

Donald Pleasence ... Himself (archive footage)
Nancy Kyes ... Herself (archive footage)

P.J. Soles ... Herself (archive footage)

Charles Cyphers ... Himself (archive footage)

Brian Andrews ... Himself (archive footage)

Kyle Richards ... Herself (archive footage)
John Michael Graham ... Himself (archive footage)
Nick Castle ... Himself (archive footage)
Gwen Van Dam ... Herself (archive footage)
Will Sandin ... Himself (archive footage)

George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Tony Moran ... Himself (archive footage)
Adrienne King ... Herself (archive footage)
Robbi Morgan ... Herself (archive footage)
Jeannine Taylor ... Herself (archive footage)

Kevin Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Walt Gorney ... Himself (archive footage)
Willie Adams ... Himself (archive footage)
Debra S. Hayes ... Herself (archive footage)
Ari Lehman ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Tough ... Himself (archive footage)

Leslie Nielsen ... Himself (archive footage)
Joy Thompson ... Herself (archive footage)
Pita Oliver ... Herself (archive footage)
Casey Stevens ... Himself (archive footage)
Anne-Marie Martin ... Herself (archive footage) (as Eddie Benton)
David Mucci ... Himself (archive footage)
Sheldon Rybowski ... Himself (archive footage)
Tammy Bourne ... Herself (archive footage)
Dean Bosacki ... Himself (archive footage)
Leslie Scott ... Herself (archive footage)
Joyce Kite ... Herself (archive footage)
Brock Simpson ... Himself (archive footage)
Karen Forbes ... Herself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Abbott ... Herself (archive footage)

Jason Alexander ... Himself (archive footage)

Melissa Sue Anderson ... Herself (archive footage)

Dario Argento ... Himself (archive footage)

David Arquette ... Himself (archive footage)

Patricia Arquette ... Herself (archive footage)

Priscilla Barnes ... Herself (archive footage)

Drew Barrymore ... Herself (archive footage)
Mario Bava ... Himself (archive footage)

Kimberly Beck ... Herself (archive footage)

Tobin Bell ... Himself (archive footage)

Camilla Belle ... Herself (archive footage)
Joseph Beruh ... Himself (archive footage)

Jessica Biel ... Herself (archive footage)

Ronee Blakley ... Herself (archive footage)

Hart Bochner ... Himself (archive footage)

David Boreanaz ... Himself (archive footage)

Dominick Brascia ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Brooker ... Himself (archive footage)
Rita Mae Brown ... Herself (archive footage)

W. Earl Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

Andrew Bryniarski ... Himself (archive footage)
Howard Busgang ... Himself (archive footage)

Neve Campbell ... Herself (archive footage)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Denise Cheshire ... Herself (archive footage)

George Clooney ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Collet ... Himself (archive footage)

Courteney Cox ... Herself (archive footage)

Matt Craven ... Himself (archive footage)
Sandee Currie ... Herself (archive footage)
Lou David ... Himself (archive footage)
Vicky Dawson ... Herself (archive footage)

Debra De Liso ... Herself (archive footage) (as Debra Deliso)

Jonathan Demme ... Himself (archive footage)

Johnny Depp ... Himself (archive footage)

Heather Donahue ... Herself (archive footage)
Lisa Dunsheath ... Herself (archive footage)

Rodney Eastman ... Himself (archive footage)

Roger Ebert ... Himself (archive footage)

Cary Elwes ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Englund ... Himself (archive footage)

Corey Feldman ... Himself (archive footage)

Glenn Ford ... Himself (archive footage)

Deborah Foreman ... Herself (archive footage)

Jodie Foster ... Herself (archive footage)

Jsu Garcia ... Himself (archive footage)

Rebecca Gayheart ... Herself (archive footage)

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Herself (archive footage)

Warrington Gillette ... Himself (archive footage)
Joy Glaccum ... Herself (archive footage)

Farley Granger ... Himself (archive footage)

Sid Haig ... Himself (archive footage)

Tom Hanks ... Himself (archive footage)

Jessica Harper ... Herself (archive footage)

Jay Hernandez ... Himself (archive footage)

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Herself (archive footage)

Andree Honore ... Herself (archive footage)

Anthony Hopkins ... Himself (archive footage)

Gina Smika Hunter ... Herself (archive footage)

Holly Hunter ... Herself (archive footage)

Joshua Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)

Katherine Kamhi ... Herself (archive footage)

Jamie Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Dana Kimmell ... Herself (archive footage)

Ken Kirzinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Marta Kober ... Herself (archive footage)

Heather Langenkamp ... Herself (archive footage)
Edgar Lansbury ... Himself (archive footage)
J. Lee Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)

Matthew Lillard ... Himself (archive footage)
Aaron Lipstadt ... Himself (archive footage)
Suzanna Love ... Herself (archive footage)
Frank Mancuso Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Matthew McConaughey ... Himself (archive footage)

Rose McGowan ... Herself (archive footage)
Derek McKinnon ... Himself (archive footage)
Kate McNeil ... Herself (archive footage)

Dina Meyer ... Herself (archive footage)
Michelle Michaels ... Herself (archive footage)

Bill Moseley ... Himself (archive footage)
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Herself (archive footage)

Ken Olandt ... Himself (archive footage)

Ryan Phillippe ... Himself (archive footage)

Jada Pinkett Smith ... Maureen (archive footage) (as Jada Pinkett)

Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Linnea Quigley ... Herself (archive footage)
Bill Randolph ... Himself (archive footage)

James Read ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)

Kelly Rowland ... Herself (archive footage)
David Sederholm ... Himself (archive footage)

Linda Shayne ... Herself (archive footage)
Marc Sheffler ... Himself (archive footage)
Anthony Sherwood ... Himself (archive footage)

Gene Siskel ... Himself (archive footage)

Shawnee Smith ... Herself (archive footage)
Joe Spinell ... Himself (archive footage)
Amy Steel ... Herself (archive footage)

Fisher Stevens ... Himself (archive footage)
Penelope Sudrow ... Herself (archive footage)
Carlos Sério ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles Serio)

Skeet Ulrich ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Venturini ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Villella ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Wahrer ... Himself (archive footage)

Rachel Ward ... Herself (archive footage)
Timothy Webber ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Weinstein ... Himself (archive footage)

Harvey Weinstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Cindy Weintraub ... Herself (archive footage)

Tom Welling ... Himself (archive footage)

Leigh Whannell ... Himself (archive footage)

Vanna White ... Herself (archive footage)
Dick Wieand ... Himself (archive footage)

Thomas F. Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)

Alicia Witt ... Herself (archive footage)

Amanda Wyss ... Herself (archive footage)

Renée Zellweger ... Herself (archive footage)

Sheri Moon Zombie ... Herself (archive footage)

Daphne Zuniga ... Herself (archive footage)
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J. Albert Bell 
Rachel Belofsky 
Michael Derek Bohusz 
Adam Rockoff  book
Rudy Scalese 

Produced by
Michael Baker .... executive producer
Rachel Belofsky .... producer
Christopher Black .... associate producer
Randy Manis .... executive producer
Michael Ruggiero .... executive producer
Rudy Scalese .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Fimognari 
Armando Salas 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Derek Bohusz  (as Michael Bohusz)
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Cartier .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stephan Shelanski .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stewart Hopewell .... second unit director
Jeff McQueen .... field director
 
Sound Department
Eric Dosch .... sound mixer
Andrew Edelman .... sound mixer
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelly Herrin .... gaffer
Stewart Hopewell .... assistant camera
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Erwin Landau .... camera operator
Peter Mezei .... additional photography
Patrick Murphy .... gaffer
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Ricardo Smith .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Peter Mezei .... additional editing
Kevin O'Connor .... colorist
Jacob Vaughan .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Donald Webb .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Marc Barson .... legal counsel
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Karen Falzone .... legal counsel
Jessie Gietl .... legal counsel (as Jesse Gietl)
Stewart Hopewell .... title designer
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances
 
Thanks
Laurie Agard .... special thanks
Daniel Farrands .... special thanks (as Dan Farrands)
Bryan Norton .... special thanks
Joseph Stefano .... in memory of
 

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Good but flawed, 13 August 2007
Author: Superunknovvn from Austria, Vienna

The positive things about "Going To Pieces" are that it tries hard to include as many Slasher flicks as possible and deliver pieces of trivia for each of them. There are interviews with some influential directors of the genre (John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Sean Cunningham,...), actors, make-up guru Tom Savini and some "horror-experts".

For starters, this movie is a good introduction to the genre. Real fans will not find a lot of new information here. We all know about the influence of "Halloween", we've heard the story of how Freddy Krueger has been created, we know how Wes Craven revived the genre with "Scream". Sure, it's unfair to criticize that all this is being told again in a documentary like this. After all the story wouldn't be complete without this information, but in the end one can't learn too much from "Going To Pieces".

It would have been a real treat to learn the history of gore in movies, to learn about the influences for American slasher in detail. Instead we are only told about Italian horror in what seems like 2 minutes and then there's no further mention of it. "Halloween" is made out to be the first slasher movie, when even "Black Christmas" came before it in America. "Friday The 13th" is given more credit than it really deserves as an original movie. Make no mistake, I'm not trying to imply that those movies aren't very important to the genre, but it would have been a fresh approach to take a closer look at their origins.

Another thing to consider is that before "Going To Pieces" you should either make sure that you know all of the movies mentioned in the documentary or accept the fact that some great twist endings will be spoiled for you, some of which are the only reason to watch these flicks in the first place ("Sleepaway Camp", "Happy Birthday To Me").

In the end "Going To Pieces" will get you excited about watching old slasher flicks again (probably until you rent something like "Pieces" and realize the film is not half as exciting as it's made out to be in hindsight), but there are books out there that are a lot more informative than this documentary.

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