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
I try to imagine what unsuspecting audiences thought of this movie when it was unleashed upon them in 1971. The inspiration for many a slasher film that would follow years later, particularly Friday the 13th part 2, but mixed with many of things that make Giallo so much fun. An all time classic that any real horror fan should watch at least once.
Typical boring giallo. Nothing unique
It was a fun, we have no idea where it’s going kind of fun. Enjoyed it
A great starting point for people who want to get into the giallo subgenre. Accessible, delightfully quirky, violent, and yes- occasionally nonsensical & stupid.