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
very heavy effects with a that dumbs an entire bowl of spaghetti on the wall and none of it sticks.
Bay of Blood is a post-giallo proto-slasher, one of the first of its kind. It’s fascinating to see how this movie contributed so much to the slasher genre! On top of that, the kills and effects are great, though the plot’s a bit convoluted. The physical effects and gore in Bay of Blood still hold up today and the themes on the inherent violence & greed of humanity resonate throughout this absolute carnival of carnage.
A great watch, and an even better ending!!
A mishmash of ideas that just don't work. Does not earn it's reputation.
This is not the first slasher film. Thirteen Women in 1932 was the first.