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Every Evil, Every Nightmare, Together in One Film

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.

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

Name Character
Wes Craven He was 67, 76 years old when he died as Himself
Gregory Nicotero He was 43, now 61 years old as Himself
John Carpenter He was 58, now 76 years old as Himself
Rob Zombie He was 40, now 58 years old as Himself
Felissa Rose She was 37, now 54 years old as Herself
Sean S. Cunningham He was 64, now 82 years old as Himself
Harry Manfredini He was 63, now 80 years old as Himself
Robert Shaye He was 67, now 85 years old as Himself
Joseph Stefano He was 84, 84 years old when he died as Himself
Malek Akkad He was 53, now 71 years old as Himself
Paul Lynch He was 60, now 77 years old as Himself
Herb Freed as Himself
Lilyan Chauvin She was 81, 82 years old when she died as Herself
Amy Holden Jones She was 50, now 68 years old as Herself
Armand Mastroianni He was 58, now 75 years old as Himself
Betsy Palmer She was 79, 88 years old when she died as Herself
Stan Winston He was 60, 62 years old when he died as Himself
Tom Savini He was 59, now 77 years old as Himself
Chela Johnson as Herself
Anthony Timpone as Himself
Aine Leicht She was 26, now 44 years old as Herself
Natasha Talonz as Herself
Ed Green as Narrator
Jeff Katz He was 63, now 81 years old as Himself
Robert Oppenheimer as Himself
Gage Leicht as Himself

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

Name Department
Michael Fimognari as Director of Photography. He was 32 (now 49) years old Camera
Randy Manis as Executive Producer. Production
Vanessa Cartier as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Michael Baker as Executive Producer. Production
Adam Rockoff as Novel. He was 31 (now 49) years old Writing
J. Albert Bell as Writer. Writing
Michael Derek Bohusz as Editor. Editing
Michael Derek Bohusz as Writer. Writing
Rudy Scalese as Producer. Production
Rudy Scalese as Writer. Writing
Armando Salas as Director of Photography. He was 60 (73) years old when He died Camera
Michael Ruggiero as Executive Producer. Production
Jeff McQueen as Director. Directing
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film poster
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (17 years)

Every Evil, Every Nightmare, Together in One Film

  • Release day: Friday, October 13, 2006
  • Runtime: 88 minutes