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Mondo Bava: The Quad celebrates Mario Bava with a 21-film retrospective plus the 50th Anniversary Restoration of KILL, BABY…KILL! 

Mondo Bava   July 14-25 The Quad celebrates the Italian maestro of the macabre with a near-complete retrospective of his work—21 titles with 13 on 35mm—plus the U.S. Premiere of a new 4K restoration of Planet of the Vampires The series will be preceded by the World Premiere of a new 50th Anniversary restoration of Kill, Baby…Kill!, opening on July 7

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Film Review: Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. REVIEW: “Perhaps female beauty makes him lose his head and kill.” In 1964, horror maestro Mario Bava, for better or worse, practically invented the cinematic giallo (a horror subgenre which harkened to Italian paperbacks released in the 1930’s which translated mystery novels and were characteristically yellow) and …

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Westgate Gallery Movie Poster Sale Extended to September 26th

Last week I reported that WestgateGallery.com, a terrific movie poster site that offers some truly beautiful vintage film posters for sale, was offering their entire inventory for 40% off (with an additional 5% off for HorrorNews.net readers by using the secret code 45Off).  It has now come to my attention that the sale has been extended to Monday, September 26th …

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Film Review: Planet of the Vampires (Terrore nello spazio) (1965)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Planet of the Vampires is a 1965 Italian science fiction/horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film stars Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell. The screenplay, by Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, and Rafael J. Salvia, was based on an Italian language science fiction short story, Renato Pestriniero’s “One Night of 21 Hours”. The story follows the …

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Film Review: Kidnapped (1974)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A brutal tale of abduction and psychological torment, Kidnapped involves a gang of criminals who, when their robbery goes wrong, take a woman, man, and sick child hostage and embark on a tension-fueled getaway. In a departure from his more audacious visual style, Bava keeps the action claustrophobic and the tension wound tight, building to an …

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Film Review: The Day The Sky Exploded (1958)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “An atomic rocket is launched on a manned moon mission, but one of the engines malfunctions. The rocket’s steering is broken. The pilot disengages the capsule and returns to Earth. The atomic booster, however, continues on, eventually crashing into and exploding in an asteroid belt. The explosion dislodges many asteroids from their orbits. They coalesce into one …

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Film Review: Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Industrialist George Stark invites a small group of wealthy friends to his private island for a weekend of relaxation and light business. He wants them to meet the brilliant chemist Gerry Farrell who has invented a new chemical process. Against his wishes, Farrell is engaged in business discussions revolving around millions of dollars worth of investment. …

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Film Review: Baron Blood (1972)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In director Mario Bava’s sumptuous Technicolor Gothic horror classic, an American student Peter Kleist travels to Austria on summer holiday to learn more about his family roots. By reciting an incantation on a piece of ancient parchment, he succeeds in scaring up a genuine ancestor – Baron Otto von Kleist, a 16th century sadistic nobleman whose …

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Film Review: Black Sunday (1960)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In Mario Bava’s gothic horror masterpiece steeped in rich atmosphere, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead two centuries after her execution and wreaks vengeance on her killers’ family. Possessing the body of a descendant who happens to look just like her, Asa pulls out all the stops to exact her revenge. This is Bava’s …

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