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A Bay of Blood(Movie, 1971)

Original title: "Ecologia del delitto" (Italian/IT)
1h 25min | Genres: Horror, Thriller
A Bay of BloodRating: 3.4/5 (with 118118 votes)
A Bay of Blood (Italian: Ecologia del delitto, lit. "Ecology of Crime", later released as Reazione a catena [lit. "Chain Reaction"]) (also known as Carnage, Twitch of the Death Nerve and Blood Bath) is a 1971 Italian giallo slasher film directed by Mario Bava. Bava co-wrote the screenplay with Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, and Sergio Canevari, with story credit given to Dardano Sacchetti and Franco Barberi. The film stars Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli and Laura Betti. Carlo Rambaldi created the gruesome special make-up effects. The story details a string of mysterious murders that occur around the titular bay. Widely considered Bava's most violent film, its emphasis on graphically bloody murder set pieces was hugely influential on the slasher film subgenre that would follow a decade later. In 2005, the magazine Total Film named A Bay of Blood one of the 50 greatest horror films of all time. ()
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About A Bay of Blood

An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a dilapidated building on the estate.


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Additional Information

Production country: Italy
Original language: Italian (IT)
Spoken languages: Italian (IT)
Translated into 16 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/03/1972 (World premiere: 09/08/1971)
Director: Mario Bava
Screenwriter: Mario Bava, Franco Barberi
Film Editor: Carlo Reali
Director of Photography: Mario Bava
Costume designer: Enrico Sabbatini
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Banho de Sangue"
"O Sexo na Sua Forma Mais Violenta"
"Zátoka krve"
"Reazione a catena"
"Carnage"
"Twitch of the Death Nerve"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:19520, Added: 02/22/2018, Last updated: 09/22/2021