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Mario Bava

Director, Actor

Mask of SatanMask of Satan (Black Sunday) (1960) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. Barbara Steele
Italian shock–merchant Mario Bava's finest hour – his graphic, gothic images are way beyond 1960 and still impress today. A stylish…
Gladiators 7 / The Giant of MarathonGladiators 7 / The Giant of Marathon (1960-1962)
Dir. Pedro Lazaga, Jacques Tourneur, Mario Bava
Feat. Steve Reeves, Mylene Demongeot, Gerard Tichy
Two dubbed 'spaghetti epics' from the heyday of the early 1960s: Gladiators 7 (1962) Directed by Pedro Lazaga – A Greek riff on THE…
Mario Bava CollectionMario Bava Collection (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Hatchet For a Honeymoon, Shock, Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre) (1960-1977) Recommended
Dir. Mario Bava
Four horror classics plus the documentary on Italy's influential "Maestro of the Macabre".
Esther and the KingEsther and the King (1960)
Dir. Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava
Feat. Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea
The Book of Esther is retold in this minor Biblical epic, with Joan Collins as a Jewish girl saves her people from a pogrom launched by the evil…
Black SabbathBlack Sabbath (Three Faces of Fear) (1963) Recommended
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. Boris Karloff, Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi
Finely wrought three–part portmanteau film from the talents of Italian horror–maestro Mario Bava. Boris Karloff provides the…
Planet of the Vampires (1965)
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. Barry Sullivan
Various crew members start disappearing while searching for signs of life on planet Aura. Atmospheric space adventure would pre–empt ALIEN by…
Kill Baby KillKill Baby Kill (Operazione paura; Curse of the Living Dead) (1966) Recommended
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. Erika Blanc, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Fabienne Dali
One of dir. Bava's most intensely baroque horror visions, set in a small Transylvanian village where bodies start turning up with gold coins embedded…
Danger DiabolikDanger Diabolik (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli
Cat–burgling cool from the pop–art 1960's, outfitted in futuristic chic and the effortless glamour of John Phillip Law and blonde…
Hatchet For The HoneymoonHatchet For The Honeymoon (1970)
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti
With sombre, fluid visuals, the esteemed horror dir. Bava, livens up a fairly standard tale of a psychotic fashion director, who hunts and slaughters…
Twitch of the Death NerveTwitch of the Death Nerve (Bay of Blood) (1971)
Dir. Mario Bava
Feat. Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli
Highly influential proto–slasher film from the Italian horror maestro Mario Bava, laying the way for such nightmares of remorseless…

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