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A Bay of Blood (Twitch of the Death Nerve, Blood Bath) (1971)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Claudine Auger Claudine Auger
Renata Donati
Luigi Pistilli Luigi Pistilli
Alberto / Albert
Claudio Camaso Claudio Camaso
Simone / Simon
Leopoldo Trieste Leopoldo Trieste
Paolo Fosatti / Paul Fosatti
Laura Betti Laura Betti
Anna Fosatti
Brigitte Skay Brigitte Skay
Louise / Brunhilde
Isa Miranda Isa Miranda
Countess Federica Donati


Written by
Mario Bava Mario Bava
(screenplay) and
Dardano Sacchetti Dardano Sacchetti
(story) and


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A Bay of Blood

2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 14 17:00
Is this Mario Bava’s most violent film? It seems entirely possible as it contains thirteen deaths, each a series of escalating gore and slaughter until it all culminates in a sick joke. Bava’s particular brand of giallo was built upon nihilism, but A Bay of Blood feels completely unconcerned with narrative coherence in favor of shocks, titillation and splatter.   If Psycho was the first ste... read more
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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 in a dilapidated building on the estate.
Release date: 8 September 1971
UPC: 082551765423
Tags: Horror (9), Giallo (6), Slasher (6), Thriller (6), Mystery (6), Italian (5), 1971 (4), Car (3), Gore (3), Grindhouse (3), Murder (2), Cult Director (2), Bay (2), Stalker (2), Killer (2), Video Nasty (2), Claudine Auger (1), Splatter (1), 1970s (1), Drink (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 2 years, 5 months ago

A Bay of Blood

“Is this Mario Bava’s most violent film? It seems entirely possible as it contains thirteen deaths, each a series of escalating gore and slaughter until it all culminates in a sick joke. Bava’s particular brand of giallo was built upon nihilism, but A Bay of Blood feels completely unconcerned with narrative coherence in favor of shocks, titillation and splatter.   If Psycho was the first steps of the slasher genre then A Bay of Blood went a long way towards hardening the template. It plays like a dry-run of Friday the 13th at several moments, not only in its segue of horny teenagers in the woods getting hacked to pieces with a machete but in its several lingering shots of the shimmering, simmering body of water that becomes a repository for several secrets. Consider Bava’s film a h” read more

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