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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
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Starring (View all)
Ed Green

Ed Green

Narrator
Wes Craven

Wes Craven

Himself
Herb Freed

Herb Freed

Himself
Stan Winston

Stan Winston

Himself
Tom Savini

Tom Savini

Himself
John Dunning

John Dunning

Himself


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J. Albert Bell

J. Albert Bell

Rachel Belofsky

Rachel Belofsky



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4 years ago at Aug 26 11:44
This is a pretty good treatment of the thinking that went on behind the scenes of movies like "Prom Night", "Friday the 13th", "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and others. The great thing is that the cool stories and insights are told by the key players involved (directors, producers, special effects artists). You get to hear not only their thoughts on the psychology involved,... read more
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Release date: 13 October 2006
Documentary (13), Horror (12), Slashers (7), Genre (7), Wes Craven (6), Sean Cunningham (6), Betsy Palmer (6), Scary Movies (5), Horror Movies (5), 2000s (4), 1980s (3), Slasher (3), 2006 (3), Magazine (3), Violence (3), 1990s (2), Nudity (2), Blood (2), 1950s (2), Actor (2)
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Kurkkuharja added this to a list 2 months, 4 weeks ago
My movie year 2014 (477 movies items)

"5.6. (USB-tikku) Tylsänpuoleinen dokkari nimensä mukaisesta aiheesta. Tekijät heittävät perusskeidat genren historiasta sekä perusteista, eikä oikeastaan mitään uutta tietoa jää käteen, paitsi joitakin Savinin erikoistehosteita koskevia jippoja. Kun suurimman osan esitellyistä filmeistä on jo nähnyt, ei niiden gorehetkien katsomisessakaan oikein ole mieltä (olisiko muutenkaan?). Myös pinnallisuus piinaa dokkaria, eikä esimerkiksi italoslasherista saada juuri mitään irti, h"


vanessa added this to a list 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The Movies of 2006 (464 movies items)
Connor added this to a list 7 months ago
My horror movie diary 2014 (24 movies items)

"A great documentary about the slasher genre."


Connor added this to a list 7 months, 1 week ago
My horror movie diary 2014 (24 movies items)

"A great documentary about the slasher genre."


Connor added this to a list 7 months, 2 weeks ago
My horror movie diary 2014 (24 movies items)

"A great documentary about the slasher genre."


Wenchtits McWench added this to a list 1 year, 5 months ago
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Orlok added this to a list 1 year, 11 months ago
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"Day 5: Favorite horror director. I love almost all of his films."


Tumppi added this to a list 2 years ago
Watched in 2012 (514 movies items)

"Katsottu: 13.8.2012 Melko perinteinen dokkari slasher-elokuvista. Monet genren suurimmat nimet käyvät vähän kertomassa juttuja ja sitten katsellaan elokuvien parhaita pätkiä. Kyllähän tästä saa ihan mukavasti ideoita omaan elokuvaan sekä läjän mielenkiintoisia slashereitä katsottavaksi. Erityisesti pitää huomauttaa elokuvan tekijätiimiä siitä, että Black Christmas on muuten sitten ensimmäinen slasher, vaikka tosin Bavan Bay of Bloodissa olikin jo viitteitä uuden genren synt"


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Mackenzi added this to a list 2 years, 2 months ago
200 new movies in 2012 (154 movies items)

" March 29, Youtube Maybe I'm not a big enough slasher fan, maybe it's because I watched it on Youtube and all those annoying comments always get to me, I dunno. I just wasn't hooked with this doc. It's also been a pet peeve of mine when documentaries ruin the ends or plot twists of movies, but what are you gonna do besides fast forward through ones you haven't seen... Was cool to see the critic and "civilian" reactions to slashers. I had no idea there was such hatred for the genre. "


Jamie M. added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
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Nosoki added this to a list 2 years, 4 months ago
Watched in 2012 (534 movies items)

"14.4. Genrefanien tekemä dokkari genrefaneille. Alan suuret nimet sanovat välillä jotain kivaa, mutta suurimmaksi osaksi leffa on vain genren suurimpien teosten loppuratkaisujen yksityiskohtaista spoilaamista, joten kaltaiselleni ihmiselle, joka ei pahemmin slashereista välitä, elokuva ei tarjoa mitään. New Line Cineman Jeff Katz selittää yli-innostuneena slasherien hienoudesta aivan liikaa, ja mies ärsytti hyvin paljon."


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" Netflix Instant Surprisingly thorough and informative documentary about those horror movies we all love so much. Definitely worth a watch, and near-essential for die-hard horror nuts. "


Hootsaidtheowl added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
Hootsaidtheowl added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
Watched In 2012 (366 movies items)

" First Viewing Rented Library DVD A very insightful doc on slasher films. I watched a lot more in my teenage years and it reminded me I need to get back to that. I enjoyed a lot of the interviews and any horror fan will love it. Beware though as it enjoyed showing spoilers from Slasher Films a bit more than I would have liked, for the films I hadn't actually seen no less."


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"I freaking love this documentary! As a horror fan, I find it to be really much fun and really interesting. It has a lot of my idols, like John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Sean Cunningham, Tom Savini, and so on. I highly recommend it to any fans of horror and slashers! "


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"Day 22 - Favorite documentary "


the giraffe added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Best movies of 2006 (47 movies items)

" An excellent look at slasher films. If I had one complaint, it'd be that they tell a bit too much of what happens in the films they discuss (like how they end). But perhaps they figured the ones they talked about would've been seen already."


Spike Marshall added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
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"Home - New An intriguing, urbane and fun look at the rise and metamorphosis of the slasher film. Features some great interviews with legends such as Carpenter and Savini and is chock full of great anecdotes and fantastic clips. "


Kid ▲ added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
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"A documentary on the history of the slasher film. "


the giraffe added this to a list 3 years, 9 months ago
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"As I said elsewhere: Excellent documentary detailing the history of the slasher film. I find it interesting that even though Wes Craven didn't pioneer the style, he singlehandedly revived it twice so far. I like that they interviewed directors and special effects artists for this, as both are equally important in the success of any horror film. If I had any complaints, it'd be that the doc should have spoiler alerts in case you haven't already seen any of the films they discuss...in most cases"


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"Day 21 - Favorite documentary. "


dappa1975 posted a review 4 years ago

“This is a pretty good treatment of the thinking that went on behind the scenes of movies like "Prom Night", "Friday the 13th", "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and others. The great thing is that the cool stories and insights are told by the key players involved (directors, producers, special effects artists). You get to hear not only their thoughts on the psychology involved, but also about the marketing struggles they had to deal with.

Essentially, this is a documentary which interweaves present-day interviews with film clips from classic 80's horror flicks to give you a behind the scenes look at a genre during its peak period of interest. If you're a horror fan, you'll probably like watching this.

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