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

Synopsis
Going To Pieces contains an abundance of clips from classic films of the genre, as well as many current hits, and interviews with "A" list actors, directors and producers, many of who are themselves founders and masters of the ‘slasher’ film. Interviewees include writer-directors John Carpenter and Wes Craven and composer Harry Manfredini. Films Featured Include:
HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, AN NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, SCREAM, PSYCHO, PROM NIGHT, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, SLEEPAWAY CAMP, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and BLACK CHRISTMAS.

The disc features a commentary track by producers Rachel Belofsky and Rudy Scalese, and editor Michael Bohusz; extended interviews (33m); three quizzes; and a written Message from author [of the book the documentary is based on] Adam Rockof
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Film Studies
Keywords
genre in cinema; horror films

Credits

Director
Jeff McQueen

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
85 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Metrodome Distribution

Notes
Specialist distributor of quality, independent films, both theatrically and subsequently on DVD. DVD releases include new films, classic cinema, documentaries, animation, stage adaptations, television programming and historical drama. NB. Metrodome Distribution went into administration in 2016
 

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