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Pieces: On 35mm!

Directed by: Juan Piquer Simón | 1983 | 1h 30m | Rated R

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O Cinema Miami Beach

500 71st St, Miami Beach (786) 207-1919

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O Cinema & Secret Celluloid Society are proud to present a 35mm screening of PIECES!

Famous for having arguably the best tagline in the history of low-budget exploitation horror (“It’s exactly what you think it is!”), PIECES (a.k.a. The Night Has 1,000 Screams in its original Spanish version) borrows heavily from the Italian giallo tradition, but possesses an insanity wholly its own. The story is pure paint-by-numbers horror: After the requisite flashback scene in which a disturbed young boy kills his mother, the film picks up 40 years later on a Boston college campus, where the now-grown child is an unidentified killer offing young women and removing their body parts, according to some deranged logic that lines up with an old jigsaw puzzle of a nude woman. Campus playboy Kendall (Ian Sera) is quickly pegged as a suspect when one of his paramours becomes a victim, and he joins a “who’s the killer?” roster that includes an awkward professor (Jack Taylor), a menacing gardener (Paul Smith, who played Bluto in Robert Altman’s Popeye and whose bug-eyed mugging suggests he never left the character behind), and others. Police lieutenant Bracken (Christopher George) arranges to place Mary Riggs (Linda Day) undercover as a tennis instructor at the school, and from there, the murders—primarily via chainsaw—really begin.