DirectorJeff McQueen Music directorHarry Manfredini CountryUSA
Release date13 October 2006 (USA)
14 August 2010 (Australia) WriterJ. Albert Bell, Rachel Belofsky, Michael Derek Bohusz, Adam Rockoff (book), Rudy Scalese CastEd Green (Narrator), John Carpenter (Himself), Rob Zombie (Himself), Lilyan Chauvin (Herself), Betsy Palmer (Herself), Malek Akkad (Himself) Similar moviesNightmares in Red, White and Blue, The Collector, Friday the 13th, Shocker, Back in Time, Halloween
TaglineEvery Evil, Every Nightmare, Together in One Film
Going to pieces the rise and fall of the slasher film
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film is a 2006 documentary film about slasher films. It makes reference to many popular horror and thriller films.
The film is a historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, beginning 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 Ronald Reagan years, the films get gorier, budgets get smaller, and their appeal diminishes. Then, A Nightmare on Elm Street revives the genre. Jumping to the late 1990s, when Scream brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Although some criticize the genre as misogynistic, most of the talking heads celebrate the films: as long as there are teenagers, there will be slasher films.
Sean S. Cunningham
Amy Holden Jones
The documentary film based on Adam Rockoff's book Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1978-1986, which was released 2002 over the McFarland & Company.