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Bava, Mario 1914-1980

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Black Sunday by Mario Bava( Visual )

74 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman executed as a witch by the Inquisition returns from the grave to seek gruesome revenge on the descendants of those who caused her death
Black sabbath by Mario Bava( Visual )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of vampires called "wurdalak" are the same as other vampires with one exception--they only drink the blood of those they love. While riding through the mountains, a young man comes upon a horse carrying the recently decapitated body of a man. He leads the horse and its grisly burden to a nearby farmhouse inhabited by a fear-ridden family. The father has gone away to kill a wurdalak and in the process has become one himself. Now he must go after the ones he loves the most, as the horrible cycle continues
Baron blood( Visual )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After spending several years exploring more contemporary genres, director Mario Bava (Black Sunday) returned with Baron blood to the gothic as a setting for a gruesome thriller. Working with producer Alfredo Leone, Bava crafted a film that is loyal to the bylaws of traditional horror, but is infused with a more modern visual style. An American professor (Antonio Cantafora) travels to the estate of his ancestor, the sadistic Baron Otto von Kleist, seeking the truth beneath his notorious reputation. When he and his assistant Eva (Elke Sommer) read aloud an ancient incantation, the Baron's spirit is resurrected, leading to a series of violent deaths within the haunted castle
A bay of blood by Mario Bava( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of teenagers stumble upon an apparently deserted resort they find much more than they bargained for
The whip and the body( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nevenka's ex-lover, who is her husband's brother, Kurt, has come back to claim her and he does so by engaging in a forbidden rendezvous. The next day Kurt is found dead, but his ghost comes back to haunt all those who live in the mansion, and to continue his love affair with Nevenka"--Container
Five dolls for an August moon( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five dolls for an August moon is Mario Bava's deliriously mod spin on an Agatha Christie-style whodunit. Bava was so closely associated with the horror genre that this twisting mystery was never released theatrically in the U.S., but it is deliciously entertaining all the same. A space age island retreat is visited by a group of friends and business associates, one of whom is a scientist who has invented a revolutionary chemical process, and is fending off various offers to buy it. Soon the vacationers start dying, and the survivors begin to wonder who has the most to gain from these murders most foul. Anything but a drawing room mystery, Bava's erotic thriller is enlivened by its psychedelic set design, a hip score by Piero Umiliani, and a swinging performance by giallo goddess Edwige Fenech (All the colors of the dark)
Lisa and the devil( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon, she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre
Sei donne per l'assassino = Blood and black lace by Mario Bava( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful bodies of the models at Contessa Christina's fashion salon are usually covered with elegant, exclusive designs. Isabella's body is covered with blood. As inspector Silvester tries to uncloak the killer, he finds the design of the murder to be complex and stitched with mystery
Planet of the vampires( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science-fantasy of a spaceship looking for missing comrades on a mystery planet where a strange power controls their minds
Danger, Diabolik( Visual )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploits of a suave, psychedelic era thief named Diabolik
Roy Colt and Winchester Jack( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Italian and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native American girl helps both outlaws and plays both sides against each other
The house of exorcism( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After some distributors found Lisa and the devil too mystifying for release, producer Alfredo Leone (with Bava's uncredited assistance) hired veteran actor Robert Alda, shot additional scenes, and transformed Lisa into The house of exorcism, capitalizing on the popularity of demon possession films. While sharing much of the same material, the films have come to be looked upon as two distinct entities, beautifully illuminating the stylistic diversity of the Bava/Leone partnership
Kill, baby ... kill! by Mario Bava( Visual )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child who bled to death during a festival when villagers were too drunk to save her returns to haunt them
La ragazza che sapeva troppo = The girl who knew too much by Mario Bava( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Hitchcockian thriller, an American tourist in Rome witnesses a serial killer's latest slaying and convinces a charming young doctor to help her investigate the city's "Alphabet Murders."
Hatchet for the Honeymoon( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian horror master Mario Bava's most personal film. John Harrington and his wife Mildred run an exclusive Paris fashion salon devoted to wedding apparel for women. Unknown to all but himself, John has embarked on a spree of homicides, killing young brides on their wedding nights because, with each murder, his memory comes closer to revealing the traumatic event that branded him a dangerous psychotic. Fed up with his wife (who's no newlywed), John gets rid of her the only way he can, by presiding over her murder while wearing a wedding veil himself! But Mildred's ghost has no intention of letting him forget his vow: Till Death Do Us Part!
Knives of the avenger by Mario Bava( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Viking drifter is torn between guilt, vengeance and his love for a peasant woman and her young son
Kidnapped( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a botched payroll heist, a trio of vicious criminals take hostages in a desperate getaway that explodes with cruelty, degradation, and shocking violence
The giant of Marathon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Reeves stars as Philippides (also know as Phidippides or Pheidippides) a brave Marathoner who uses his muscles to save Greece from the invading Persians
Bava( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operazione paura: The hallucinatory tale of a remote village tormented by the specter of a dead little girl
Hercules in the haunted world( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules must fight a monster made of stone, retrieve a golden apple from the tree of Hesperides, and brave the horrors of Hades to rescue his beloved from the clutches of evil Lyco
 
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Danger, Diabolik
Alternative Names
Foam, John 1914-1980

Foam, Marie 1914-1980

Hold, John 1914-1980

Hold, John M. 1914-1980

Lion, Mickey 1914-1980

Mario Bava

Mario Bava cinéaste italien

Mario Bava director de cine italiano

Mario Bava ein italienischer Filmregisseur, Kameramann und Drehbuchautor

Mario Bava Italiaans filmregisseur

Mario Bava Italian director, screenwriter, special effects artist and cinematographer

Old , John

Old, John 1914-1980

Old, John M. 1914-1980

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Марио Бава

Маріо Бава Італійський кінооператор, кінорежисер, сценарист

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מריו באווה סופר איטלקי

ماریو باوا

マリオ・バーヴァ

马里奥·巴瓦

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