what... I don't even... just can't even... this movie.
Like a really bad giallo blended in with a sleazy America teenage slasher of the 80's - there are moments of outright crazy violence and certainly pushes some boundaries and buttons - in a sense you really can't say that this is a 'good' movie, well in fact it is pretty terrible with some wonderfully awful scriptwriting and dialogue, Pieces ends up being quite entertaining and fun to watch, though not enough to cover up it's vast gaping flaws.
A wonderful oddity that is part slasher, part Giallo, part comedy and some other parts that are clearly lost in translation. It doesn't skimp on the claret though and there are some pleasingly gory chainsaw set pieces. The ultimate reveal is not a surprise but there's a ridiculous twist ending, a kung-fu teacher scene, a Bluto-like grounds keeper, a military band playing tennis court and a waterbed death in what's meant to be a school gymnasium.
There are so many…
I hosted a viewing of PIECES on Friday night with a bunch of people as a GUESS THE KILLER night! It was massive amounts of fun. I thought guessing the killer would be a real easy feat, but there's so many suspects and the movie is so silly that it really makes you feel like skies the limit.
I really love PIECES because it's a fantastic blend of GIALLO and SPLATTER. It never gets so gruesome that you can't have fun along the way, and the in between killing scenes are actually more hilarious and entertaining than the gore. Watch it with a group!
Original Music by CAM, from the hit album Mago Tago. And the Police Academy Soundtrack.
The kills are dynamic, but the cat and mouse maneuvers that precede them are plodding.
The film as a whole is aimless, desultory, and dull. For instance, the character that emerges from the darkness to implement a series of martial art techniques. What does this add to the film? It’s a question I asked frequently throughout.
I enjoyed Slugs more.
"The most beautiful thing in the world is smoking pot and fucking on a waterbed at the same time."
Ridiculous. Over the top. Brilliant.
First off I love the tag line to this movie. "Yes, it's exactly what you think it is." It's just funny and so start forward about this being a gory slasher film. I kind of enjoyed this one. It was a little bit scary and I had fun trying to figure out who the killer is. If your a fan of horror and especially 80's slasher films then check this one out. Worth a watch.
A very interesting gorehouse flick from Italy. While not one of the more popular underground movies from that country, it still is worth checking out for the effects at that time, acting, and solid story. You'll have a bit of a hard time finding it, but this is something you won't regret seeing, and may come back to it again at some point.
Ehh, this was just ok for me. No tension, no scares, no atmosphere and a twist that I saw coming from the beginning. The only real reason to check this out is definetly for the kills, they are awesome. The score is also awesome. The beginning of this film is also pretty awesome, but other than that its just ehh. If I want to check out a chainsaw wielding maniac, ill stick with Leatherface.
-Complete trash and it knows it
-Slow motion water bed murder
-Why did the Kung Fu teacher attack the undercover tennis star?
-Reveal of the killer's identity was lackluster
-Characters needed a bit more definition
-Come on... how stupid were the cops?