Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

2006

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

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For decades fright fans have cowered in horror as vicious killers stalked their helpless prey in the cold flicker of the projector bulb and in darkened living rooms with the curtains firmly drawn. Now, for anyone who has ever wondered just what motivated the filmmakers behind these brutal classics, this look at the history of the modern slasher film offers demented insight into some of the most terrifying motion pictures ever released. From Psycho to the giallo genre to Freddy Vs. Jason, Going to Pieces offers a comprehensive overview of the entire slasher genre as discussed by such horror luminaries as Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sean S. Cunningham, and Rob Zombie.

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Critic Reviews for Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

All Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (1)

  • best-suited for someone who'd not only never seen a horror movie but who'd never even heard of such a thing. His mind would be blown.

    March 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/5
  • Como antologia dos grandes momentos do gênero até funciona, mas sua análise sobre as questões temáticas e sociais é pedestre, a montagem falha em sua cronologia e %u2013 o maior pecado %u2013 ignora filmes seminais como Dementia 13.

    January 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

  • Oct 24, 2009
    A good watch but it's almost just a commercial for the genre. They get into the history of how people were against the slasher flicks when they were coming out but there was no one to talk about the other side of the situation. It's a very one sided doc. This is one for the fans of the genre, by fans of the genre.
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  • Mar 25, 2009
    If you're looking for a simple and informative documentary on the history of the slasher flick, this is a good film to see.
    John M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2008
    Simply a great and entertaining history and survey of slasher films throughout the years. It made me want to check out some I'd never seen and rewatch others. One problem I had with it is that it completely leaves out Bob Clark's Black Christmas, that definitely had a large influence on the slasher genre... for shame.
    Patrick D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2008
    Brilliant documentary about the history of slasher films as told by John Carpenter, Wes Craven, makeup artist Tom Savini, and various actors and filmmakers of the horror genre. If you're a horror enthusiast, this is a must see.
    Eric S Super Reviewer

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