Rest in Peace Juan Piquer Simón
Another genre personality has passed away this weekend, and though you may not be familiar with his name, you very well should be with at least a couple of his films.
According to El Correo Juan Piquer Simón, director of The Pod People, Mystery on Monster Island, Slugs, and of course the ever-so-infamous low-budget slasher classic Pieces, has passed on at the age of 74 after a long battle with lung cancer.
A while ago during an interview overseas, Simón was quoted as saying, "I know I've worked in a manner and with a genre that critics do not appreciate much." We can only hope that he knew how much we the fans appreciated him.
At this time we here at Dread Central would like to honor the man and his work and extend our sincerest condolences to Simón's friends, family, and constituents. Thanks for the screams and chills, my friend. You will be missed.
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