HORROR BUSINESS EPISODE 41: Bava, Bava, Who’s Got The Bava? (HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON & BAY OF BLOOD)

Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys: we’re discussing the works of Mario Bava, with Hatchet For The Honeymoon and Bay Of Blood.

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We start by talking about what we’ve seen or done lately in the field of horror. Liam talks about seeing the film Dead Shack, and Justin talks about seeing My Friend Dahmer and A Quiet Place.

Up first we talk about Hatchet For The Honeymoon. We give a brief outline of the film and discuss the concept of the Italian giallo genre, as well as a background in Bava’s work.

We talk about the style of giallo films, and the impact Hatchet had on slasher films as a whole. The somewhat misleading title of the film is briefly touched upon, as is Liam’s fascination with dubwork actors.

Bava’s visual style is discussed, as is how that style shaped the genre.

Up next we talk about Bay Of Blood. We talk about the awesome habit of European horror films having a ton of different insane titles. The films sampling of different horror genres is examined, as is the surprising amount of gore.

The films responsibility in creating several modern horror tropes is discussed.

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Justin Lore

Justin Lore

Greetings and salutations. My name is Justin Lore, and in addition to being a real life pawn star, an obsessive dog dad, and a falsely accused Lovecraft apologist, I am the creator and co-host of the podcast Horror Business and the communications manager and assistant editor of Cinepunx. I saw Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ at the age of six and horror films have been a large part of my life since then. Favorite directors include John Carpenter, George Romero, David Lynch, James Cameron, Wes Anderson, and David Cronenberg. I don’t eat animals, I abstain from the partaking of drugs and alcohol, I think ‘Friday The 13th’ is the most overrated franchise in film history and if I ever saw Metallica live and they played ‘Blackened’ there’s a decent chance I’d be led out in handcuffs because the pit would get murdered.
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