Going To Pieces  [DVD]
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The feature-length documentary provides a comprehensive and original look at the importance, prominence and newfound legitimacy of the horror film sub-genre: the "slasher film". This pop culture phenomenon delighted fans with its iconic psychopaths, gory special effects, brainless teenagers in peril, and more than a bit of soft-core sex. Through their unconventional methods of production, distribution, exhibition and marketing, these slasher films forever changed the face of cinema.
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'Going to Pieces' is based on Adam Rockoff's book (which restricted itself to covering the years 1974-1986) and goes through the central elements of the genre with interjections from individuals who have contributed landmark productions to it (Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sean Cunningham, even Amy Holden Jones!) and clips from a large cross-section of films. The only possible flaw is that it focuses much of its time on the well-known franchises. Even through tribute is paid to the likes of 'Happy Birthday to Me', 'Graduation Day', 'The Burning' and the ultra-trashy 'Pieces', where is 'Hell Night'? More importantly, where is the original 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre'? While this is a minor point, it's more than compensated for with some previously banned footage, most notably the pitchfork-shower scene from 'The Prowler', which was heavily scissored by the BBFC.
Time is taken to attempt to defend the genre somewhat, by drawing analogies between 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and Buddhist properties and making a case for (most of) these films really being more than simplistic body count gorefests; slasher movies CAN be cathartic.Read more ›
I can't say I learnt anything new however as most of the anecdotes are well worn. However, it is good to here the original protagonists recall them.
For anyone just discovering the movies such as Halloween, Friday The 13th and the like this is invaluable.
I picked this up off Amazon for £6 and it's a bargain at that price.
The film contains some great slasher moments (Jason's 'death' etc) but the highlight is the vast array of interviews with big names from the genre, there's the usual big guns such as Wes Craven and John Carpenter, the genius that is Tom Savini, but you also get loads of lesser known names thrown in the mix with plenty of interesting anecdotes such as Paul Lynch ("Prom Night") and Fred Walton ("When a Stranger Calls", "April Fool's Day").
If you're a fan of the genre, which I am, then you'll love this highly enjoyable documentary
In the extras there are movie quizes to test your slasher movie knowledge too.
plus wes craven tells you the story behind the classic nightmere on elm street and it's pretty spooky.
so take a look for yourself you won't be disappointed.
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This is a documentary about horror movies and it has interviews with horror directors and it talks about certain films like Friday 13 and Halloween so it can be interestingPublished on 14 Aug. 2014 by Miss Krissy Turner
Good dvd good price and on time! what else can i say! very interesting as a horror fan! cool !Published on 5 Dec. 2012 by monk
personally most of the information in this films i already new, although it was nice to see a small tribute to the best catogory of horror it paid it's respects to the rise and... Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2011 by pete77star
If you have spent quite a few years plowing through the many slashers films you've heard of, but have yet to complete your quest, this is a DVD to avoid. Read morePublished on 2 Aug. 2010 by buckaroo
'Going to Pieces' is an okay documentary which chronicles the slasher genre. It features some quite good interviews with key figures but never really gets under the skin of the... Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2009 by M A Tierney