An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?
While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
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
According to a 1983 edition of Fangoria magazine, Edward Montoro, president of the distribution company Film Ventures International and its sister company, Artists Releasing Corporation, was not interested in "Pieces" even though horror films were primarily one of its primary product. Producer Stephen Minasian convinced Montoro to give the film a chance, telling him: "Go and see it with an audience." A test screening was duly arranged and Montoro was astonished to see the audience roaring with laughter. "They absolutely loved the picture. That's what made me change my mind ... I normally wouldn't want this kind of slasher picture, but the audience started laughing right away," Montoro said. See more »
(at around 1 min) Although the prologue is set in 1942, the mother tells the boy to get a plastic trash bag, even though it was invented in 1950. Aside from the American version that has this goof, the Spanish version she just asks for a dustbin. See more »
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men. Couldn't put the pieces together again.
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The Spanish cut of the film has alternate credits and longer shots of the Dean piecing together his jigsaw puzzle - thus stretching the film's runtime by an extra minute. See more »
A strange slasher film with some very poor acting. Paul L. Smith wins the honours for worse acting in this daft gore flick but he is also the most entertaining as the very unhelpful gardener whose chainsaw goes on walkabout (why he never feels the need to lock it up to keep it away from the deranged killer is beyond me, but then again there are many points like this in this film). For such a big campus we have very few suspects, three in total (which includes the gardener who is ruled out pretty early) which get wittled down even quicker within the first 30 minutes leaving the viewer with only one glaringly obvious suspect, but never mind... How the murder gets around the campus with this chainsaw hidden is beyond me but there are some pretty neat hacking and dismemberment to watch and the piles of limbs left behind is quite comical. Speaking of which, we are subjected to a hilarious scene when undercover tennis playing police woman finds another victim in the changing rooms (this victim is sawn in half and the legs taken. She screams out "Bastard!" numerous times whilst clenching her fists, and then we have a random martial arts instructor kicking out at her in another scene for absolutely no reason..! There is a God-awful and stupid plot twist 20 seconds at the end of the film that makes no sense whatsoever and almost destroys what is a daft but fun addition to the slasher cycle. I give it 6 out of 10 (an extra point for the gore and a rather good axe job at the beginning of the film).
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