A Bay of Blood
Directed by Mario Bava
When a rich Countess dies, strange murders befall people trying to claim her property in Mario Bava's gruesome giallo, which many credit with giving birth to the slasher genre. Combining his famously rich cinematography style with increasingly bizarre murders, Bava's film became a favorite of directors like Joe Dante and horror historian Stephen Thrower. It also found many detractors, including horror icon Christopher Lee, who found the extreme violence revolting. Controversial, disturbing and incredibly influential, A BAY OF BLOOD is a total must-see. Contains sexual scenes, violence and gore.
When a rich Countess dies, strange murders befall people trying to claim her property.
Cast: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Laura Betti
One of the earliest slasher ever made, which set the basic rules for what would become a subgenre itself.
This wasn't a slasher, it was a clusterfuck. Lol.
One of his best if not his best! Any Friday the 13th aficionados out there should be familiar with the reputation this movie has for FT13 style kills before there was a FT13! Highly recommended for fans of slasher films or Italian horror!
It's a damn masterpiece
Mario Bava's magnum opus is the quintessential Italian slasher. Gorgeous, sexy, and colorful, there more twists in the plot than usually seen in this genre. Often imitated, but arguably never truly equaled, the iconic name that says it all.