If you are even remotely close to the Manhattan area in NY this month, then you need to make sure you check out some, if not all of these Mario Bava films that are screening all month long in a tribute to this Italian cinematic master. Starting July 14th, the Quad Cinema will be screening more than two dozen of Bava’s titles, such as A Bay of Blood, 5 Dolls for an August Moon, Baron Blood, Black Sabbath, Black Sunday, Blood and Black Lace, Danger: Diabolik, Evil Eye, Lisa and the Devil, Kill, Baby…Kill!, Planet of the Vampires and more.
Several years ago, an theater in Chicago had a little Bava fest and I had the glorious opportunity to see a few of his features on the big screen, and I can tell you that it is so much better than watching it on your TV. Seeing these colorful images (even the black and white titles) projected across a huge screen in front of you is just memorizing and really shows you the true genius of Bava.
So if you have the chance, even to see a couple of these flicks, I strongly suggest it. For more information about the program or the theater, just click HERE.