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Director:
Writers:
Mario Bava (screenplay)
Franco Barberi (story)
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Release Date:
3 May 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The second movie rated "V" for violence. See more »
Plot:
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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Doesn't hold up well even for an early 70s effort. See more (90 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claudine Auger ... Renata

Luigi Pistilli ... 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

Isa Miranda ... Federica
Paola Montenero ... Denise (as Paola Rubens)
Guido Boccaccini ... Duke
Roberto Bonanni ... Robert
Giovanni Nuvoletti ... Filippo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cicely Browne ... Federica (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Renato Cestiè ... Son (uncredited)
Nicoletta Elmi ... Daughter (uncredited)
Frank Latimore ... Frank (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Robert (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Paolo (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Albert (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Attendant / Judge (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Ward ... Simon (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franco Barberi  story
Mario Bava  screenplay
Gene Luotto  dialogue: English version
Filippo Ottoni  screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti  story
Giuseppe Zaccariello  (screenplay) (as Joseph McLee)

Produced by
Giuseppe Zaccariello .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Bava 
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Reali 
 
Production Design by
Sergio Canevari 
 
Art Direction by
Sergio Canevari 
 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
 
Makeup Department
Adalgisa Favella .... hair stylist
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roberto Cicutto .... production supervisor
Fernando Franchi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
Roberto Rossellini .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Carlo Diotallevi .... sound recordist
Gene Luotto .... post-synchronization
Carlo Tarchi .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects (as Rambaldi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianlorenzo Battaglia .... assistant camera (as Lorenzo Battaglia)
Emilio Varriano .... camera operator
Franco Vitale .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director (English version)
Patrizia Zulini .... continuity
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Leopoldo Trieste (uncredited)
Cesare Barbetti .... voice dubbing: Claudio Camaso (uncredited)
Roberto Chevalier .... voice dubbing: Roberto Bonanni (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Chris Avram (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo .... voice dubbing: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Luigi Pistilli (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Reazione a catena" - Italy (original title)
"Twitch of the Death Nerve" - USA (new title), USA (alternative title)
"Bay of Blood" - USA (alternative title)
"Ecology of a Crime" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"The Antecedent" - USA (informal title)
"The Last House on the Left, Part II" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
84 min | 76 min (cut)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:16 | Germany:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (DVD rating) (2009) (uncut) | Spain:18 | UK:R (original rating: 1972) | UK:18 (uncut version) (re-rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1994) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1994) | USA:R | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:Not Rated

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Trivia:
The Countess' suicide note reads, "February 13th. It is over. I am tired. My life no longer has meaning."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 Simon. We have centuries of civilization behind us, you know.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Beasts (1980)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't hold up well even for an early 70s effort., 4 March 2008
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

I must be missing something here because I found it rather dull, it's obviously held in high regard by the horror crowd because it's a benchmark of sorts, and certainly this is where Friday the 13th (1980) got it's idea from, but to me it just came across as an uncohesive mess. The acting obviously isn't of a great standard, but that is what the viewer expects for this particular strand of the genre, but they seem to be confused about how to play out their respective roles. The grizzly deaths are handled efficiently by director Mario Bava and they keep the film from drifting into unwatchable territory, and in fairness the ending does have a nice cheeky slant it, but all in all it's not one to reckie to others with confidence, or for me to ever rewatch again, 5/10

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