Review: 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Not Bava’s best feature, but still loads of style and nice cinematography.

“5 DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON” (5 bambole per la luna d’agosto)

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: William Berger, Maurice Poli, Edwige Fenech
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Runtime: 81 mins

“Let’s have a party, huh?. Let me have the rope.”

Some friends and business associates has retreated to a remote island for relaxation and partying. One of them is a scientist who just invented a revolutionary chemical process, which all of them wants to get their hands on. He’s fighting off the various offers, but then people gets murdered. One by one.

A classic Agatha Christie like thriller. Highly entertaining but not too good. Some cool and memorable scenes and Edwige Fenech helps the movie, together with a psychedelic set design and a groovy score. Probably not Bava’s proudest moment, but all in all an ok feature.