Juan Piquer Simón’s 1983 film "Pieces" could be one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Mainly because of the awful audio transfer.. It’s like watching an old Godzilla movie, there is a huge delay in the dialoge. The funny thing is, you can tell they’re all speaking english and saying exactly what we hear, it’s just terribly off.
The first scene is pretty amusing.. a child is putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and his mother enters the room with a big smile. Coming up behind him and looking over his shoulder she see’s that the puzzle is of a naked woman. Furious, the mother throws the puzzle across the room and beats the child. She tells him she’s going to end this once and for all and goes through all of his drawers, throwing all of his porno magazines around the room. All of a sudden the child completely mutilated his mother with an axe.
We are then shifted 40 years later to a college in Boston. A psychopath is killing girls with a chainsaw, and taking certain pieces from each body, obviously to make some weird puzzle of a woman. The gore is pretty cheesy but entertaining, arms flying, girls getting sawed in half.
The thing that makes this movie so popular probably is the straight randomness. Things like a girl on a skateboard flying through a mirror, that has nothing to do with the movie.. to a girl pissing herself before she’s murdered.. to a drunk kung fu teacher jumping and beating the shit out of a girl in an alley way. These things all have really nothing to do with the movie.. and leave you very confused.
All in all this movie is garbage. But if you’re some one who really loves cheesy 80’s slasher horror you’ll get some kicks out of it. The ending alone finalizes that the movie is a piece of shit.
About Pieces (1997)