Juan Piquer Simón

Highest Rated: 46% Pieces (1983)
Lowest Rated: 38% Slugs (1987)
Birthday: Feb 16, 1935
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Juan Piquer (who calls himself "Simon" to attract foreign i.e. English-speaking investors) resides in Madrid, Spain, where he has produced and directed "exploitation" pictures for two decades running. He owns his own studio and creates and/or designs many of the impressive special effects sequences you see in any of his many imaginative undertakings. He grew up loving American cinema as a child in Franco's Spain, and even worked with some famous American filmmakers when they shot in Spain in the 1960's before becoming a director himself. Recent global competition from American product in Spain has forced Piquer to severely reduce his output (he can't get the wide theatrical releases he once enjoyed), but he's proven resilient if nothing else over the years. And while his films have been universally panned by the "establishment" critics, they have a kind of loopy, Ed Wood quality that must be endured to be fully appreciated. Of Piquer it can be said, "He makes them because he loves making them, whatever the outcome.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Rift (La Grieta) Screenwriter Director 1995
No Score Yet Black Magic Mansion Screenwriter Director 1991
No Score Yet Endless Descent Producer Director 1990
38% Slugs Director Producer 1987
No Score Yet The Unearthling Screenwriter Director 1984
46% Pieces Director 1983
No Score Yet Mystery on Monster Island Director Producer Screenwriter 1981
No Score Yet Supersonic Man Director Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet Supersonic Man Screenwriter Executive Producer Director 1978
No Score Yet Where Time Began (The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth) Director Screenwriter 1977


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