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

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History, Media Studies  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

For decades fright fans have cowered in horror as vicious killers stalked their helpless prey in the cold flicker of the projector bulb and in darkened living rooms with the curtains firmly drawn. Now, for anyone who has ever wondered just what motivated the filmmakers behind these brutal classics, this look at the history of the modern slasher film offers demented insight into some of the most terrifying motion pictures ever released. From Psycho to the giallo genre to Freddy Vs. Jason, Going to Pieces offers a comprehensive overview of the entire slasher genre as discussed by such horror luminaries as Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sean S. Cunningham, and Rob Zombie.