Juan Piquer Simón

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Juan Piquer Simón (16 February 1935, Valencia – January 8, 2011, Valencia) was a Spanish film director most well known for directing two cult classic horror exploitation films, Pieces (1982) and Slugs: The Movie (1988). He directed two Jules Verne-based films, Where Time Began (1976) and Mystery on Monster Island (1981), as well as The Supersonic Man in 1979. He also directed Cthulhu Mansion and The Rift, both in 1990.

Pieces is one among the many cult classic horror films that have been restored and digitally remastered by Bob Murawski of Box Office Spectaculars and Grindhouse Releasing.[1] Juan Piquer Simón 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. He died in 2011 at age 75.

Juan Piquer Simón's movie The Pod People was featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


As film director:



  1. ^ elpais retrieved 12th Jan 2011 (Spanish)

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