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Macabre (1980) Movie Review

30 May 2009 9:38 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

“Macabre” was originally released back in 1980 and marked the debut of Italian horror director Lamberto Bava. The son of the legendary Mario Bava, who was responsible for countless influential genre classics including “Black Sunday” and “Black Sabbath”, his works were always somewhat overshadowed by those of his father, though he did manage a few gems himself, including Giallo thriller “A Blade in the Dark”, the “Demons” films, and of course, “Macabre”. A truly bizarre and unsettling film drawing upon both psychological suspense and exploitative shocks to entertain, it has at last been given a proper UK release on DVD through Arrow Video and their Masters of Giallo series, complete with featurettes on the director and the production. Opening with the claim that it was inspired by true events, the film begins in New Orleans as housewife Jane (Bernice Stegers, from Federico Fellini’s “City of Women”) leaves her two young »

- James Mudge

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