Slugs

Slugs (1988)

Slugs first published by VODzilla.co We know from the very title of Slugs, adapted from Shaun Hutson’s 1982 novel of the same name, what is coming (its full Spanish title even included the wonderful phrase muerte viscosa, or ‘slimy death’) – and yet director and co-writer (with Ron Gantman) Juan Piquer Simón opens his film with…

Pieces

Pieces (1982)

Pieces first published by Little White Lies, as the 30th instalment in my Cinema Psychotronicum column It is 1942, in Boston. With Father off serving in Europe, Mother – in her pretty blue dress – is horrified to find little Timmy Reston assembling a jigsaw puzzle depicting the image of a nude pin-up girl. “You dirty…