Mario Bava Box Set: Blood And Black Lace/ Kill Baby Kill/ Whip And The Body 2000 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
For all you Mario Bava fans out there - here is a beautiful box set of ‘must have’ movies! The list of cinematographers, directors, writers, and actors influenced by the mastery of Bava would be impossible to put in this small space. Suffice it to say that ‘greats’ such as Fulci, Argento, Scorcesi, Miner, Carpenter, Craven and others owe a huge debt of gratitude to the first influential European horror director to combine ALL the attributes necessary to produce spectactular, beautiful, meaningful horror that we all crave. The Whip and the Body was the first horror/ghost story to combine a disfunctional family, cousinly love, and sadism (cool taboo subjects back then) into a superbly acted, filmed flick. The use of lighting, shading, colors, and sound rank at the top in cinema history that movies today can only TRY to duplicate. Experts have agreed that this movie was a ‘how to’ on color manipulation. Blood and Black Lace was the forerunner of all the so-called ‘bodycount’ movies. Yes, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Scream (again, the list goes on and on)—they all got their ideas from THIS movie. Kill Baby Kill (one of my all-time favorites) inspired the supernatural revenge ideas that prevailed in later years (The Shining, The Changeling, The Church, Magic…and on and on). This DVD set ROCKS, folks! Buy it while it’s still available - you won’t regret it. I gave it 5 stars because i couldn’t go any higher.
About Mario Bava Box Set: Blood And Black Lace/ Kill Baby Kill/ Whip And The Body (2000)
Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante DiPaolo,
Runtime: 127 minutes
Director: Mario Bava,
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