Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
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.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film torrent reviews
Joana R (fr) wrote: Director and writers had some wonderful shots of creepy dolls and masks, and the costume of the Blood Widow itself was cool - and that was it. Poor acting, dialogue was atrocious, and the characters were completely uninteresting. Death scenes were so comical and cheesy it wasn't even funny. And the sound! I had the volume up to the max and even then there were times I couldn't hear what the characters were saying. Lighting also poor. Rented from Redbox for free and boy am I glad I didn't waste money on this.
Natalie O (es) wrote: The first problem with this film is that it has two titles "Wasteland" and "The Rise". The second problem is that the lead is dull and would have been better acted by a zombie. This is not helped by the tedious script. despite all this the ending is kind of worth it.
Fiona N (ag) wrote: simple and predictable story, quite sad, good acting, heart warming but really, stealing is really bad, the kid should be punished...
MeShell S (ca) wrote: I enjoyed this movie...it had me have some LOL moments and reguardless of the fake British accents some actors..its still an accent lol
Michael T (au) wrote: Cristian Nemescu's final film is an interesting, often funny look at cultural differences in a small Romanian town.
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Leo L (br) wrote: Great movie. A favorite.
Julian A (ag) wrote: Really very good indeed. Very understated - full of superb performances and a top class script. Moving, dignified and deeply felt
Howard B (gb) wrote: A nice, modest and heartfelt tale of the decline of a video shop, aided by the zany antics of Jack Black and Mos Def's characters who are left to run it whilst their boss is away. I think many people were hoping this film would concentrate more on showing the short super-low-budget movie recreations it's lead characters make after accidentally erasing all the tapes, but instead the focus was more on the decline of the business itself in the digital world. This tribute to the physical media age is rather sweet and has a feel good quality even if it stretches a little unrealistically when showing the goodness of human nature: Afterall, if you rented a film and it was just 5 minutes of two guys acting out the movie in a car park with tin foil outfits on, I doubt you would be elated. Suspend your cynicism though and this is quite heart warming.
Mark K (au) wrote: An absurd piece of trash that should be removed from Netflix immediately.
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Alexis G (de) wrote: Loved John Candy and Macaulay Culkin in this, Uncle Buck is a great film and gives a beautiful message. The actors were great, there was plenty of humor and drama to make the situations realistic and believable. Highly recommend this film to all :)