Cast Members of Note- The awesome Christopher George, and his wife Linda Day George.
Singing Humpty Dumpty while putting together a puzzle... isn't that every boy's dream activity? Wasn't it yours? No, mine either, so I'm glad this annoying little kid's puzzle is at least a picture of a nude chick, which at least makes the whole thing a little less lame. Of course when his mom catches him whacking off to his filthy puzzle, she proceeds to smack him and call him filthy and stupid, and in turn he kills her and saws her into pieces. Bitch had it coming!
|"I told you not to jazzercize, bitch!"|
This movie is pure 80's exploitation horror bliss. In a way, I want to call this a Giallo movie; a black gloved killer, crazy music, excessive gore, bad Italian dub, horrid acting, nonsensical plot... Aw hell, it's Giallo! In a away it really does fit that mold, as the best thing about Pieces is its copious amounts of gore and violence.
This is the 2nd to last film that Christopher George made before his death in 1983. The man was awesome, starring in such genre greats as Pieces, Mortuary, Graduation Day, The Exterminator, Enter the Ninja, and one of my personal faves, The Gates of Hell. We love and miss that guy.
So much of this movie is bad, from the dubbing to the actions of the characters, to the plot, that it makes it pretty damn funny. The cops at the beginning may be the worst cops ever, the students act and talk like they're semi-retarded, and everyone just seems to be in this general malaise... I know it's 80's Italian Cinema, but man, we laughed out loud in places.
The ending. In the last 5 minutes of this movie, we're treated to the all too familiar "What in the hell?!?" slow-motion, makes-zero-sense-whatsoever type of ending... and I'm tired of being confused.
|You just gotta love it.|
Italian Horror from the 80's is lots of fun. Also, Italian Horror from the 80's seldom makes any sort of coherent sense at all.
Pieces is a trashy, fun, bloody, expectational mess of a Horror flick... but it's also pretty bad... which makes it kinda good... I say see it for the blood and gore, and have fun with it. Beware the cheese factor though.
Christopher George was a horror movie pimp... and he was from my neighborhood!