"Though most do not watch Mario Bava
films for their tightly constructed plots, this film still
provided much of the inspiration for the first two FRIDAY
THE THIRTEENTH films, as well as some of the actual scenes.
The plot hinges on a bunch of murderous relatives who are
all competing for position to inherit the estate of the matron
of the family, which is mainly the bayside resort at which
they are staying. However, a gaggle of teens show up and see
a bit too much and, well, it becomes the BAY
OF BLOOD..." -
Probably most known by the title "Bay
of Blood", but I've chosen to use "Twitch of the
Death Nerve" just because it's such a great title. I'd
read a few reviews on this one before seeing it (mostly good),
so my expectations were high. It's said to be the "grandfather
of slasher flicks" wich isn't necessarily a good thing
for me as slashers isn't my favourite genre to say the least.
The plot is pretty confusing going from subplot to subplot,
but even though there were quite a few things that just didn't
seem right, and a few points I obviously didn't catch during
the movie, it did get nested up ok in the end. All the subplots
did annoy me a bit though. What I really liked about this
one was the murder scenes, wich were brutal, graphic and just
very well done! Especially the "suicide" scene at
the beginning was chilling and gruesome. The body count is
quite high as well.
At least it should be seen by Mario
Bava and slasher fans.
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