A Bay of Blood (1971) | Mario Bava | Italy
Often considered Mario Bava’s most influential film and the film that started the “slasher” craze, which is still popular. Many fans of the genre consider this the grandfather of the modern slasher film.
A Bay of Blood (1971) | Mario Bava | Italy | Video Nasty 6 of 72
Twitch of the Death Nerve (Ecologia del delitto, also known as Blood Bath, A Bay of Blood and Reazione a catena), is a 1971 Italian horror film. Easily Bava’s most intensely violent film, its emphasis on graphically bloody murder set pieces was hugely influential on the slasher film subgenre that would follow a decade later.
Christopher Lee attended a screening of the film, having expressed an interest in seeing the latest effort from the director of The Whip and the Body, which Lee had starred in eight years before. Lee was reportedly completely revolted by the movie.