Sunday, January 26, 2014

1970 - FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON, more Mario Bava Eurotrash

Mario Bava's film is a direct ripoff from Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians.  Stick a bunch of people on a remote island than have one of them bump them off the rest one at a time.  

This is not one of the better Bava films but it does have it's moments.  The hanging of the dead bodies in the walk in meatlocker, the usual graphic and kind of sick killings and the general Eurotrash vibe throughout the film are worth a one time look.

As with some of these later films Bava, the inspiration and lack of creativity seems extremely apparent.  Perhaps the lack of originality in the story just couldn't get Bava to work up much enthusiasm.   He had been making these mad killer movies for about 15 years.

On the positive side, the film is nice and short.

78 minutes

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