Queen of Schlock! Juan Piquer Simón

For me, watching b-movies means more than just 1950s scifi, it means exploring all decades and genres. The world of b-movies has gems that can be found in any given form. On Friday nights we have a watch party and in some cases we have themes (director, era, genre, actor/actress, season) and we had been watching 1950s/1960s monsters on a beach type movies (on YouTube). At the end of the movies suggestions pop up based on what you are watching (normally) and a few Juan Piquer Simón movies popped up, including Slugs and Pieces.

A little more about Juan Piquer Simón. Juan Piquer Simón was a Spanish film director best known for directing two cult classic horror exploitation films, Pieces (1982) and Slugs: The Movie (1988). Juan Piquer Simón also directed two Jules Verne-based films, Where Time Began (1976) and Mystery on Monster Island (1981), as well as The Supersonic Man in 1979, and The Pod People in 1983 (which was featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000). He also directed Cthulhu Mansion and The Rift, both in 1990. {source Wikipedia)

There are quite a few trailers for Juan Piquer Simón’s movies and the only full movies I could find so far are Cthulu Mansion (1992), Pieces (1982) and Slugs (1988) I unfortunately, cannot post them here because they are age restricted for 18+ and you will need to go to YouTube directly to see them, with the exception of Cthulu Mansion (1992) (that isn’t an 18+ movie), you will find it below. I am going to post bunch of trailers as well, so you can get a taste.

I am on a search to find services that stream his movies and when I find them, I will update this blog post.

Supersonic Man (1979)

Mystery of Monster Island (1981)

Pieces (1982)

Slugs (1988)

Cthulu Mansion (1992)(full movie)

Each month I run a b-movie night called Killer B Cinema. Join Lizzie Violet & Zoltan Du Lac for a monthly evening of b-moves from the 1950s to 1990s! Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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