Review: Shock (1977)

Female psychosis can be lethal, especially with this woman…

dvd“SHOCK”
1977
Horror
Italy

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, Ivan Rassimov
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 92 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“Aren’t You supposed to be afraid of the dark?”

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It start off like your ordinary horror; A couple and their son is moving in to their new home. But creepy stuff start to happen. Soon we realise that the home is not new, it’s not the kids’ father, and that the kids father did not commit suicide etc. Things starts to accelerate. So grab a handle and enjoy the turbulence when Dora slightly turns crazy.

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With his stylish trademark Mario Bava came back from retirement to direct a last feature film (after his son’s script). A great comeback, just wish he could have done more before he died. I love a good surreal horror that’s rooted in female neurosis. True to it’s title it can even dig up a couple of “shocks” after all these years. Hail Bava!

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