Sep 17 2011

DOUBLE FEATURE #4: MARIO BAVA

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FILMREAKTER DOUBLE FEATURE #4 @ CINEMATHEQUE: BLACK SUNDAY vs. A BAY OF BLOOD
30/09/2011 starts at 22h00, Entry: 6€ (two films + free drinks)

For the upcoming Filmreakter freak show we are proud to invite you into the realm of one of cinema’s most prolific horror maestros: Italy’s Mario Bava, father of the giallo genre, grandfather of modern horror. Direct influences can be spotted in anything from Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow” to Wes Craven’s “Scream”. The two films we’ve chosen from the cinematheque’s archives testify to the great man’s legacy, two films from two different sides of the spectrum, one in stark black and white, the other in gory bright colors, here they come:

Black Sunday – La maschera del demonio / Directed by Mario Bava / 1960/ 87 minutes / French Version with English subtitles / Starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Ivo Grainy
First up is the 1960’s classic “Black Sunday”, where a woman is executed for sorcery and comes back to haunt her killers. Unusually gruesome for its time, this homage to gothic horror will be screened in its rare uncut form!

A Bay of Blood – Reazione a catena / Directed by Mario Bava / 1971 / 84 mins. / English Version
Starring: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Laura Betti

Next we’ll dive into “A Bay of Blood” (1971), also known as “Twitch of the Death Nerve” or “Carnage”. This precursor to 80’s slasher films still remains banned in Germany among other countries! Acting as his own cinematographer, Bava went all out on the gore and style for one of his last features.

Join us on September 30th for another night of thrills and chills, as the Cinémathèque will be transformed into the sepulcher of Mario Bava.

More info here and on Facebook.

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FILMREAKTER DOUBLE FEATURE #4 @ CINEMATHEQUE: BLACK SUNDAY vs. A BAY OF BLOOD
30/09/2011 starts at 22h00, Entry: 6€ (two films + free drinks)

For the upcoming Filmreakter freak show we are proud to invite you into the realm of one of cinema’s most prolific horror maestros: Italy’s Mario Bava, father of the giallo genre, grandfather of modern horror. Direct influences can be spotted in anything from Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow” to Wes Craven’s “Scream”. The two films we’ve chosen from the cinematheque’s archives testify to the great man’s legacy, two films from two different sides of the spectrum, one in stark black and white, the other in gory bright colors, here they come:

Black Sunday – La maschera del demonio / Directed by Mario Bava / 1960/ 87 minutes / French Version with English subtitles / Starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Ivo Grainy
First up is the 1960’s classic “Black Sunday”, where a woman is executed for sorcery and comes back to haunt her killers. Unusually gruesome for its time, this homage to gothic horror will be screened in its rare uncut form!

A Bay of Blood – Reazione a catena / Directed by Mario Bava / 1971 / 84 mins. / English Version
Starring: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Laura Betti

Next we’ll dive into “A Bay of Blood” (1971), also known as “Twitch of the Death Nerve” or “Carnage”. This precursor to 80’s slasher films still remains banned in Germany among other countries! Acting as his own cinematographer, Bava went all out on the gore and style for one of his last features.

Join us on September 30th for another night of thrills and chills, as the Cinémathèque will be transformed into the sepulcher of Mario Bava.

More info here and on Facebook.

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