Bristol Bad Film Club: Pieces
After the success of our festival screening of Don’t Open Till Christmas, we thought we’d break out another horror nasty from the inept producing partnership of Dick Randall and Stephen Minasian for another highly marketable exercise in early 80s blood and guts.
Not just that, but Pieces also stars Edmond Purdom (who directed Don’t Open Till Christmas and starred as Inspector Harris).
The plot is so simple, we can’t believe you even want to know, but it sees a Boston college campus being terrorised by a black-clad maniac who collects body parts from his unfortunate co-ed victims. As the corpses (and red herrings) begin to pile up, can Professor Brown (genre veteran Jack Taylor) unmask the murderer before his morbid puzzle is complete?
The film naturally contains some outrageously gory set-pieces, but the film’s holy trinity of bad acting, bad dialogue and bad direction has made Pieces a cult classic and one of the most beloved ‘so bad, it’s great’ horror films.
Tickets: £5 (all profits will be going to Great Western Air Ambulance)
THIS FILM IS RATED ‘18′ FOR GRATUITOUS LEVELS OF VIOLENCE, GORE AND NUDITY