Twitch of the Death Nerve (Reazione a Catena) (1971)

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Released 25-Oct-2005
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Bava pioneered "The Slasher Film" with the 1972 Twitch of the Death Nerve. This film was the inspiration for numerous classics such as "Friday 13th", "Halloween", "The Burning". Countess Federica, the elderly owner of a coveted piece of bay side property, is brutally slain by her husband--who is himself killed by a mysterious third person at the murder scene! Who is the killer? Could it be the real estate developer or the entomologist neighbour who wants to preserve the natural insect life thriving around the bay? Perhaps the Countess's illegitimate son, in a bid to claim a name for himself, is responsible? Whoever it is, brace yourself, because no one's a suspect for very long in Mario Bava's black comedy of human greed--which boasts 13 characters and 13 of the most shocking murders ever filmed! A.K.A. "Bay of Blood" and "Carnage."
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Claudine Auger
Luigi Pistilli
Claudio Camaso
Anna Maria Rosati
Cristea Avram
Leopoldo Trieste
Laura Betti
Brigitte Skay
Isa Miranda
Paola Montenero
Guido Boccaccini
Roberto Bonanni
Giovanni Nuvoletti
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Mario Bava
Stelvio Cipriani
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Horror 1971 84:11 480i (NTSC) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Custom Play-Murder Menu, Radio Spots-2, Theatrical Trailer, Gallery-Photos And Posters
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