The audacious tagline for Pieces‘ grisly poster – “It’s exactly what you think it is” – isn’t kidding: Juan Piquer Simon’s 1982 splatterfest is precisely what one would expect from the director of gross-out creature feature Slugs. The constituent parts of Pieces may be strictly by the numbers, but their sum is nevertheless a riotously good time. Opening with a Halloween-esque prologue, the killer’s gimmick is his dual fascination with jigsaw puzzles and ladies’ bodies. It’s not hard to guess how these hobbies might slot together.

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