Starting tomorrow, we’ll be spending a week celebrating one of our favorite directors and his remarkable filmography!
Here are the movies we’ve picked to share with you:
Hatchet for the Honeymoon: Fashion. Oedipal complexes. Murder. Wedding dresses. And even a meta wink to past Bava films. This one truly has it all.
Hercules in the Haunted World: Bava elevates the simple sword and sorcery to the heights of magical operatic power.
Lisa and the Devil/House of Exorcism: Telly Savalas is the devil, living in a house of corpses and tormenting Elke Sommer.
A Bay of Blood: Bava invents the slasher genre while giving the creators of Friday the 13th one and two plenty of stuff to outright steal.
Baron Blood: Don’t do rituals in old castles. You should know better. But luckily, Bava was around to film what happened next.
Five Dolls for an August Moon: If Edwige Fenech is going to be in a Bava movie, of course Sam is going to watch it.
Kidnapped/Rabid Dogs: Bava’s last film, released several years after his death, is unlike anything else he’d ever made.
Can’t get enough Bava? We’ve already watched these films directed by the master of light and color:
Danger:Diabolik!: What would happen if Bava did a comic book movie? Only the best one ever made.
Shock: The last Bava film released in theaters, this is also known as Beyond the Door II and is a pure terror freakout!
We’ll see you tomorrow! We can’t wait!