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A BAY OF BLOOD

Reazione a catena (Twitch of the Death Nerve)

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Directed by Mario Bava
Italy, 1971
Horror, Mystery
      English
      No subtitles

Synopsis

An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree, as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field—complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out for fun in a dilapidated building on the estate.

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Did we say Argento was our favorite? He’s given a run for his money by Mario Bava. A Bay of Blood, possibly Bava’s most influential film, was too intense for audiences in 1971 (and some today), but remains a landmark of the “slasher” genre and an essential flick for horror buffs.

Synopsis

An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree, as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field—complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out for fun in a dilapidated building on the estate.

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A Bay of BloodDirected byMario Bava
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
1998
Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1971 | Special Mention: Best Special Effects
2018

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