PG, 83 min.
Director: Mario Bava
Writers: Romano Migliorini, Robert Natale, Mario Bava, John Davis Hart
Starring: Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Piero Lulli, Max Lawrence, Micaela Esdra, Franca Dominici, Giuseppe Addobbati, Mirella Pamphili, Giana Vivaldi
With every Mario Bava movie I watch, I enjoy his filmmaking and stories more. The acting leaves something to be desired, but Bava saturates every film with such atmosphere that the performances hardly matter.
In his most interestingly titled 1966 film “Kill Baby… Kill!” Bava focuses his growing cinematic palate on a town haunted by a child ghost. The Italian horror look is really beginning to take the shape that would change horror cinema in the 70s with this Bava classic. His use of brilliant lighting colors, his gory and inventive deaths, and the pinnacle of horror screaming make up the foundation of that Italian horror movement. An additional signature is added in this particular film—the psychedelic dream sequence.
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