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A Bay of Blood (1971)
"Reazione a catena" (original title)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  3 May 1972 (USA)
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Renata
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Albert
Claudio Camaso ...
Simon (as Claudio Volonté)
Anna Maria Rosati ...
Laura (as Anna M. Rosati)
Chris Avram ...
Frank
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Paolo
Laura Betti ...
Anna
Brigitte Skay ...
Brunhilda
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Federica
Paola Montenero ...
Denise (as Paola Rubens)
Guido Boccaccini ...
Duke
Roberto Bonanni ...
Robert
Giovanni Nuvoletti ...
Filippo
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a dilapidated building on the estate. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They came to play, they stayed to die. See more »


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3 May 1972 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Roberto Rossellini (whom Mario Bava had worked for on his own films) shot a day's worth of second-unit footage. While it's uncredited, most of the footage appeared in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

The Count is stabbed repeatedly in his back and then he falls on his back and dies. When the killer is dragging him away, there should be a blood trail leading from The Countess to the door. See more »

Quotes

Simon: Man should live and let live, and without any interfering.
Paolo: Even that poor squid was free once, Simon, eh? I study Coleopters because I love them.
Simon: Sure, but the squirming little creatures still end up under your microscope. Yeah, he's dead alright but at least I eat my squid. But I don't kill as a hobby like you do.
Paolo: Good Lord, Simon; you make me feel like a murderer.
Simon: I'm not saying that, Mr. Fossati; but if you kill for killing's sake - you become a monster.
Paolo: But, man isn't an insect, my dear ...
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Wheres the plot?
4 August 2003 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Ok I will admit that this film has some gory and creative kills...but where is the darn plot? The body count is extremely high, but there is nothing to hold all those kills together, which led me to just watch the film in fastforward to get to all the points where people get killed.

Also, I would say that the ending is very contrived, and not pleasing one bit. To say the least, it was very random and not even with the rest of the story such as it is.

Even though the rating is somewhat high for this flick avoid it, methinks people just like it because its Italian, however for me thats just not enough!


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