A Bay of Blood & Reazione a catena (1971)

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    Rating: 6.6/10
    Runtime: 84
    Language: English
    Country: Italy
    Color: Colour
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    Claudine Auger... Renata
    Luigi Pistilli... Albert
    Claudio Camaso... Simon (as Claudio Volonté)
    Anna Maria Rosati... Laura
    Chris Avram... Frank Ventura
    Leopoldo Trieste... Paolo Fossati
    Laura Betti... Anna Fossati
    Brigitte Skay... Brunhilda
    Isa Miranda... Countess Federica Donati
    Paola Montenero... Denise (as Paola Rubens)
    Guido Boccaccini... Duke
    Roberto Bonanni... Robert
    Giovanni Nuvoletti... Count Filippo Donati

    Description: Though most do not watch Mario Bava films for their tightly constructed plots, this film still provided much of the inspiration for the first two FRIDAY THE 13TH films, as well as some of the actual scenes. The plot hinges on a bunch of murderous relatives who are all competing to inherit the estate of the matron of the family, which is mainly the bayside resort at which they are staying. However, a gaggle of teens show up and see a bit too much and, well, it becomes the BAY OF BLOOD...

    No other film in history starts out with a fly committing suicide, and it just lets you know that anything and everything can die in what's to come. An audacious return to horror for director Bava which still features some of the most gratuitous exploitation and violence of any film. A genuine nasty streak runs throughout this film and so does some humor. A potential problem is that virtually all the characters are so repellent it's hard to stay interested in what's going on, and you wouldn't if what happened wasn't so unexpected or violent. Only the oddest characters generate any sympathy. A film that is hard to dismiss and hard to embrace, it's far more interesting than all the films that ripped it off and there are plenty. It's a film with the director thumbing his nose, or flipping off, the audience and what they may expect and that's to be admired and resented at times too. A must see for any horror fan. Decide for yourself, but there are certainly things here you won't expect or forget no matter how many times you see it.

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    File size: 700Mb | Dimensions: 640 x 368
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