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Old 17th August 2012, 12:57 AM
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Bay of Blood was the source for the first Friday the 13th film.
It's actually the source for the first two films. The couple being speared together in Part 2 is lifted wholesale from Bay of Blood. Took Sean S. Cunningham a long time to admit it though.
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It's actually the source for the first two films. The couple being speared together in Part 2 is lifted wholesale from Bay of Blood. Took Sean S. Cunningham a long time to admit it though.
A very convincing argument can be made, imo, that Bay of Blood/Twitch of the Death Nerve and Black Christmas were the two single biggest influences on the then nascent slasher genre.
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Old 17th August 2012, 09:51 PM
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Bava is an odd one with me.

Each time i watch one i always think "That is certainly his best film", until i watch another.

The only one i am not keen on is Hatchet for a Honeymoon. Although Shock isn't up to much either.

Not seen Venus of Ille
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The one film of his that I always seem to like more with each new viewing is Baron Blood.

This is the second time Bava used HPL's Charles Dexter Ward scenario, the first being Black Sunday.

Speaking of Bava and HPL, I would certainly have to rank the proposed Bava helmed version of the Dunwich Horror as one of the greatest missed opportunities in the history of the genre.
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Not seen Venus of Ille
Venus of Ille is a classic gothic imho.

Beware that little of the actual "horror" is shown and it's left mostly to the viewer's imagination.

REVIEW -- The Venus Of Ille (spoilers!)
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Bava is an odd one with me.

Each time i watch one i always think "That is certainly his best film", until i watch another.

The only one i am not keen on is Hatchet for a Honeymoon. Although Shock isn't up to much either.

Not seen Venus of Ille
I love HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON! It's possibly my favourite Bava film.
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It's actually the source for the first two films. The couple being speared together in Part 2 is lifted wholesale from Bay of Blood. Took Sean S. Cunningham a long time to admit it though.
in the interview with Calum Waddell in Darkside 144 when asked about the influence of ABOB in F13, Cunningham says (I still don't believe him) he had never seen Bava's classic and never heard of Bava until 86/87 at a film festival
he also stated he wasn't aware of horror films whe filming F13 andothers in the US!
Waddell then says in his opinion HALLOWEEN is the main influence on F13

Disagree there
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Old 18th August 2012, 01:33 PM
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Venus of Ille is a classic gothic imho.

Beware that little of the actual "horror" is shown and it's left mostly to the viewer's imagination.

REVIEW -- The Venus Of Ille (spoilers!)
It doesn't sound bad at all.

I don't think i'll ever get to see it though. A tv movie, and the stills look poor quality on the review. I suppose Mya may release it at some point, after all they released Door into Darkness which i am pleased to own.
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in the interview with Calum Waddell in Darkside 144 when asked about the influence of ABOB in F13, Cunningham says (I still don't believe him) he had never seen Bava's classic and never heard of Bava until 86/87 at a film festival
he also stated he wasn't aware of horror films whe filming F13 andothers in the US!
Waddell then says in his opinion HALLOWEEN is the main influence on F13

Disagree there
Cunningham worked for the company that released Twitch of the Death Nerve/Bay of Blood in theaters in the US. So for him to say he never saw TorDN/BoB until 86/87 is hogwash.
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Cunningham worked for the company that released Twitch of the Death Nerve/Bay of Blood in theaters in the US. So for him to say he never saw TorDN/BoB until 86/87 is hogwash.
yeah, Cunningham is a liar
BAY - CRYSTAL LAKE
13 MURDERS IN A BAY OF BLOOD - FRIDAY THE 13TH
EVEN A LOT OF THE MURDERS IN FRIDAY THE 13TH ARE COPIED FROM A BAY OF BLOOD

we all knew that anyway.............
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