A BAY OF BLOOD
REAZIONE A CATENA
1971, NAOR World Media Films, 84 min, Italy, Dir: Mario Bava

Also known as TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE, this is the great-granddaddy of slasher movies, a movie that profoundly influenced late-1970s and 1980s horror, from all the Italian gialli that came after it to the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. Thirteen oversexed Italians, most of them concerned with securing the land rights to the remote, rural bay of the title, slaughter one another in amazingly inventive ways. With Claudine Auger (THUNDERBALL), Luigi Pistilli (THE GREAT SILENCE), Laura Betti (LA DOLCE VITA; HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON). "Unreels like a macabre, ironic joke … an Elizabethan tragedy as Tex Avery might have written." – Tim Lucas.


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