Saturday, January 24, 2015

HATCHET FOR A HONEYMOON (1970) poster art





One of Mario Bava's underappreciated films. 


5 comments:

Nick Rentz said...

I can't agree with you more. If I had a top ten of his movies this would make it. Since you were just talking about spaghetti westerns, what do you think of Bava's?

Rod Barnett said...

I'm not a big fan of Bava's westerns. He seemed unsuited to the genre with little love for it at all. I still need to see GUNMAN CALLED NEBRASKA to check it out and see if it is an improvement over the other two but I doubt it's going to be impressive. I need to rewatch his western efforts eventually as it's been years since I saw them but I'm not in a hurry - not when I can rewatch one of his horror movies!

Nick Rentz said...

I've only seen Roy Colt and Winchester Jack. It's only just okay. Would you agree with me that he should have made more sci fi? Planet of the Vampires is probably the best Italian sci fi movie. Also, what's your least favorite Bava horror movie?

Rod Barnett said...

I guess my least favorite of his horror films is THE EVIL EYE a.k.a. THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH - its more of a thriller, I know, but its the one I return to the least. It is still a good film but I enjoy it less than the others.

Nick Rentz said...

I would pick Baron Blood. I like it, but not as much as his others. If you want to get picky then I would choose House of Exorcism. Lisa and the Devil is a wonderful film, but when edited to cash in on The Exorcist doesn't work. I would then choose House of Exorcism.