Reazione a catena (A Bay of Blood) (Twitch of the Death Nerve) (1971)
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Release Date: May 3, 1972 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
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A family's murderous battle over some bayfront property is the subject of director Mario Bava's bloody horror-thriller, which many have cited as the grandfather of the modern slasher film. Claudine Auger is the scheming daughter of a murdered Countess; her staged suicide forms the basis of the film's plot. In a seemingly unrelated subplot, four hippies arrive in a dune buggy led by Brigitte Skay, who dances the Shake and swims naked before having her throat hacked open with a machete. Skay's
May 3, 1972 Wide
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If only one-hundredth of the films it influenced had one-hundredth of its perfection, the horror film would be a much less disreputable and more wonderful thing than has been the case.
Bava displays how ahead of the curve he was in tackling the slasher genre.
Bava ... uses the scenario the way a virtuoso musician uses a simple chord progression as an accompaniment for an inspired solo ...
Contains some of Bava's finest, and most naturalistic work as well as some innovative gore effects.
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