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!"