A Belated Farewell to Juan Piquer Simon   

January 16, 2011 Another name in the annals of horror passed away last week, the Spanish press reports. Juan Piquer Simon, director of the legendary so-bad-it's-good slasher "Pieces", was 75 and resided in Madrid, Spain.

He also helmed the less-than-spectacular "Slugs." Simon owned his own independent studio in Madrid, Spain, and designed many of his own special effects sequences for his films. He also was the co-director of the Mediterranean Film Festival in Valencia, Spain.

Undeniably, his greatest achivement was the film "Pieces", which saw a well-publicized theatrical and then video release in the U.S., with the tagline, "It's exactly what you think it is!"

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