One of the most influential horror films of all time,Mario Bava’s A BAY OF BLOOD (1971), aka Twitch of the Death Nerve, is the spurting artery from which all future slasher films would flow.

When crippled Countess Federica is murdered at her isolated mansion,a gruesome battle ensues to secure the rights to her valuable propertyaround the bay. Everyone, from illegitimate children to shady real estateagents, stakes a claim, only to be killed in increasingly bizarre ways, fromsimple shootings to impalement by fishing spear. The shocking specialeffects are by Carlo Rambaldi, who would later earn Oscars for his workin Alien (1979) and E.T. (1982).

Special features:

  • Mastered in HD from an original 35mm negative of the English language version.
  • Audio commentary by Tim Lucus, author of Mario Bava: All the Colours of the Dark
  • Alternative European release version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trailers of other Bava films

Film Details

  • A BAY OF BLOOD – Reazione a catena, Carnage, Twitch of the Death Nerve
  • Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello
  • Screenplay by Mario Bava, Filippo Ottoni and Giuseppe Zaccariello
  • Photographed by Mario Bava
  • Music by Stelvio Cipriani
  • With Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Volonté, Anna M. Rosati,Chris Avram, Leopoldo Trieste