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Going to Pieces - el éxito y la caída del cine de destazamiento ()

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (original title)
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

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Directed by

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Jeff McQueen ... (field director)

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J. Albert Bell ... ()
 
Rachel Belofsky ... ()
 
Michael Derek Bohusz ... ()
 
Adam Rockoff ... (book)
 
Rudy Scalese ... ()

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Michael Baker ... executive producer
Rachel Belofsky ... producer
Christopher Black ... associate producer
Randy Manis ... executive producer
Michael Ruggiero ... executive producer
Rudy Scalese ... producer

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Harry Manfredini

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Michael Fimognari
Armando Salas

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Michael Derek Bohusz ... (as Michael Bohusz)

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Peter Mezei ... additional editing
Kevin O'Connor ... colorist
Jacob Vaughan ... assistant editor

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Vanessa Cartier ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Stephan Shelanski ... executive in charge of production

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Stewart Hopewell ... second unit director
Jeff McQueen ... field director

Sound Department

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Eric Dosch ... sound mixer
Andrew Edelman ... sound mixer
Karl W. Lohninger ... sound mixer

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Kelly Herrin ... gaffer
Stewart Hopewell ... assistant camera
Erwin Landau ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Peter Mezei ... additional photography
Patrick Murphy ... gaffer
Jon Myers ... steadicam operator
Ricardo Smith ... grip

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Donald Webb ... composer: additional music

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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

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Laurie Agard ... special thanks
Daniel Farrands ... special thanks (as Dan Farrands)
Bryan Norton ... special thanks
Joseph Stefano ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Every Evil, Every Nightmare, Together in One Film See more »
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Also Known As
  • Going to Pieces - el éxito y la caída del cine de destazamiento (United States, Spanish title)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (United States)
  • 封印殺人映画 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • На куски: Рассвет и закат слэшеров (Russia)
  • Slasherfilmernas uppgång och fall (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Features The War of the Worlds (1953). See more »
Crazy Credits Joseph Stefano, in loving memory See more »
Quotes John Carpenter: New talents come along, old talents fade away.
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