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Morbid Configurations: The Beauty of Bava

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Using the camera and some tricks of light and perspective, Mario Bava created artistic masterpieces that were beautiful in motion and often more beautiful seen at a halting standstill. It's one thing to create a phenomenal photograph and quite another to present 24 a second for 80-100 minutes. Herein we present some visually striking moments from several of Bava's films from within the horror genre and from without. Each still is taken from a DVD screen capture and most are presented without additional comment. (read more...)

More Mario Bava Collected on DVD

In his Video Watchblog, Tim Lucas announced that Anchor Bay will be releasing The Mario Bava Collection Volume 2 on October 23rd, just in time for Halloween. This box will contain Baron Blood, Lisa and the Devil (and House of Exorcism, which is mutilated form of Lisa, with non-Bava scenes of satanic possession edited in), Roy Colt & Winchester Jack, Four Times That Night, Bay of Blood, and Five Dolls for an August Moon. Lucas has recorded commentaries for Baron Blood, Bay of Blood, and Lisa and the Devil (and reportedly did so over the course of a single night). House of Exorcism will feature the commentary by producer Alfredo Leone and star Elke Sommer that was first seen on Image's earlier release of the film. No word yet on any other special features. The set will have a suggested retail price of $49.97.

Hey You! Get Outta My Soul!

With the September 9th release of Lakeshore Entertainment's The Exorcism of Emily Rose coming up, I thought it'd be a good time to take a look at the history of exorcism in the modern horror film. My research revealed something that I really should have figured out sooner -- with few exceptions, every single exorcism film made after 1973 is either a rip-off or blatant cash-in on The Exorcist.

No country put out more of these rip-offs than Italy. The following is just a brief listing of the Italian exorcism films that came in the wake of The Exorcist. This is by no means definitive, and I encourage any oversights to be e-mailed to me through our contact form.

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