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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
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Every fear you've ever felt. Every evil you've witnessed. Every nightmare you've ever known...have come together for the first time on film. Going to Pieces is the ultimate anthology that takes you on a horrifying journey through your favorite slasher films including, Halloween, Psycho, Friday the 13th, Prom Night, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and When a Stranger Calls. Interviews with horror icons John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Rob Zombie, Tom Savini and many more guide you through a series of gruesome scenes from classic films and recent hits. Watch as the history of the slasher film comes alive...if you dare.
- Filmmaker commentary
- A Message from author Adam Rockoff
- Bonus interviews
- Trivia game
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This is a quasi "documentary" and more like a glorified
entertainment tonight type show doing a special on slasher films.
If you're looking for history and a sense of "connecting the dots"
between films and their respective time-lines..you won't find it here.
Case in point,"Psycho" and "Peeping Tom" [both 1960] get about a 60 second mention...fast fwd to 1978!?! Let's skip the entire Italian giallo period...minus a brief [yet again]mention of Mario Bava and let's not even acknowledge "Black Christmas" or "Schizo"  both of these films are forerunners to the genre and yet they're completely ignored.
Although "going to pieces" boasts some great clips and some decent interviews, it's all so quick and clearly catering to the
"attention span zero" generation. Finally,I can accept the inclusion of neo-slasher films like "Scream" & "I Know What you did Last Summer". However,why are films such as "SAW" and "Hostel" that are definitely NOT slasher films shown..let alone discussed..so unbelievably irritating!
I was truly looking forward to seeing this documentary as I grew up during the "slasher n stalker" craze and saw many of them in the theatre...for considerably less than what I paid for this DVD, mind you.
Going to pieces...it certainly does.
It has great interviews with everyone relevant to the Horror Genre.
It has great examples from all sorts of Slasher films and I would recommend this film for anyone that would want to learn everything they can on the Slasher Genre.
Very information and I am so glad to have it for my Horror collection!