The ridiculously hard to catch killer, lugging an ENORMOUS chainsaw around a college, casually carving up girls to collect whatever pieces he needs for a pet project - this film is a lot of fun and well worth a look for the awful dubbing and dialog alone.
Also there is a kung fu teacher that randomly attacks a lady and then falls over, then gets up and says he had bad chop suey. This scene cannot be explained but I like that the director felt it was necessary. it's actually more random that I made it sound.
And you can't forget the girl on a skateboard who crashed into a giant sheet of mirror carried by two workers, like a cartoon.
Please update the information you have regarding this exceptional, unique slasher film. Aristide Massaccesi (aka Joe D'Amato) had absolutely nothing to do with this picture. This is a rumor that has been floating around the internet for quite a long time now, based on the erroneous assumption that John Shadow is yet another in the long line of pseudonyms Massaccesi used during his long career. While I agree that the name seems almost too awesome to be true...it is. British filmmaker and rock musician John Shadow was once married to Swedish beauty queen Ewa Aulin and was indeed a real person. Pieces is one of his three known film credits, let's give credit only where it is due.
The gore factor in this is very high and pretty effective. Some very over the top effects and use of a chainsaw. We also get to see several very gorgeous 80's chick in the flesh while trying to escape the carnage...
The killer of the movie is pretty easy to figure out and not much mystery there....However, there is a cool scene at the end showing exactly what the killer was up to cutting up all these woman. Another great gore effect....
So if you like your horror cheesy 80's style with horrible dubbing (filmed in Italy), then check out Pieces because you wont be disappointed...Oh and seeing Linda Day George scream "You bastard" 5 times in row is priceless...She really looks like she had to work to get those lines out...