It’s Mario Bava Night here at 32 Days of Halloween and we’re watching Twitch of the Death Nerve (although it’s shown here under the alternate title of A Bay of Blood). The film that launched a thousand slasher flicks–watch the murders in this film and you’ll get the funny feeling you’ve seen them before. That’s right: the old “Spear Through the Copulating Couple” (not a euphemism) trick started here. It apparently was way ahead of its time because although it flopped and flopped again, it’s still got better makeup and dialogue than some of its progeny today. Go figure.
It’s apparently available on Blu-Ray under the Bay of Blood moniker.
And, hey, if you’d just like to read a brilliant synopsis–this blog did it as a game of Clue.
Previously, we’ve had some fun with Bava and The Mask of Satan, Planet of the Vampires and Hatchet For the Honeymoon. Before we switched to Bava, we had the Phantom From 10,000 Leagues and a Frankenstein double feature.