FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Pieces

True to its tagline, Pieces is “exactly what you think it is,” and what it is is awesome. Directed by Spanish filmmaker J. Piquer Simón, this 1982 slasher comes to the party offering copious gobs of gore and a healthy serving of leering sleaze. The heartwarming tale of a boy who just wants to make his own jigsaw puzzle out of human body parts, Simón stages the blood-soaked carnage with the same gleeful perversity of the film’s murderous, childlike killer. Bad dubbing, reckless scenes of violence, and a black gloved slasher give the film a bastard Giallo feel, and the synth-heavy music by “Cam” veers amusingly between effective, pulsing suspense and whacked-out goofball cheese. Come join us for a stabbing, hacking, chain-sawing good time with this true exploitation classic!

Dir. Juan Piquer Simón, 1982, 35mm, 85 min.

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