Overview

This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with "Halloween," "Friday the 13th," and "Prom Night." The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the Reagan years, the films get gorier, budgets get smaller, and their appeal wanes. Then, "Nightmare on Elm Street" revives the genre. Jump to the late 90s, when "Scream" brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Although some criticize the genre as misogynistic (Siskel and Ebert), most of the talking heads celebrate the films: as long as there are teenagers, there will be slasher films, says one.

  1. Jeff McQueen

    Director

  2. Adam Rockoff

    Novel

  3. Rachel Belofsky

    Writer

  4. J. Albert Bell

    Writer

  5. Michael Derek Bohusz

    Writer

  6. Rudy Scalese

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ed Green

    Narrator

  2. John Carpenter

    John Carpenter

    Himself

  3. Rob Zombie

    Rob Zombie

    Himself

  4. Lilyan Chauvin

    Lilyan Chauvin

    Herself

  5. Betsy Palmer

    Betsy Palmer

    Herself

Full Cast & Crew

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

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 13, 2006
    NR
    Theatrical

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    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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