Welcome to 31 Days of ’80s Horror boys and ghouls! Each day in October I’ll be posting about a horror film from the 1980s, some of which you may have heard of, others may be a little more obscure. This is the month to celebrate all things spooky so I wanted to present some films from my favorite era of the horror genre. I hope you enjoy the column and discover some new ’80s horror flicks to watch, or rewatch, whatever the case may be. I know I’ll be checking out some of these ghastly tales myself since I’ve come across a few that even I’ve never heard of! So on with the horror! On with the terror! On with the ’80s!
A psychopathic killer stalks a Boston campus, brutally slaughtering nubile young college co-eds, collecting body parts from each victim to create the likeness of his mother who he savagely murdered with an axe when he was ten years old!
Pieces stars Christopher George (City of the Living Dead, Mortuary) and Lynda Day George (Mortuary) and comes from Spanish exploitation director Juan Piquer Simón (Slugs: The Movie). Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth has gone on record to endorse this 1982 slasher, “One of my top horror films of all time! Not only is this the ultimate chainsaw movie, it’s the ultimate slasher film. It has everything you could possibly want, by the bucketful. Full on chainsaw violence, absurd amounts of nudity, and the greatest ending in horror history. A masterpiece of early 80’s sleaze.” I don’t know about you but I’m sold.
How to watch Pieces
Pieces is currently available on DVD. (Buy Pieces on DVD)
I couldn’t find a full trailer for Pieces but here is a TV spot for the film.
To see the other entries in the 31 Days of ’80s Horror column, click here!
by Ben McBride
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