Mario Bava

Mario Bava trained as painter and was formerly a set designer before turning his hand to directing. So he knows his stuff, his films are visual delights, bloody colour palettes that give substance to his Expressionist nightmares. Over the 60s, he was the major force behind a new brand of Italian horror - the giallo. 'Blood and Black Lace' has to be the prettiest little thing dressed in gorgeous reds, blues, greens and purples almost as beautiful looking as my all-time 'Suspiria'. It has a shadowy masked killer in an unforgettable and much emulated costume of hat, gloves and trench-coat. Paranoia is rife, no one is innocent and the super-fun soundtrack with the trombones stridently playing in the background add…

  • Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
  • Lust of the Vampire
  • Black Sunday
  • Erik the Conqueror
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • Black Sabbath
  • The Whip and the Body
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • Planet of the Vampires
  • Kill, Baby... Kill!
  • Hatchet for the Honeymoon
  • Five Dolls for an August Moon
  • A Bay of Blood
  • Baron Blood
  • Rabid Dogs