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Twitch Of The Death Nerve-cry of Horror (1971)

by 19/02/2015
"Twitch of the Death Nerve" focuses on the bloodshed carried out by a maniac in the wider area of a villa where young and mischievous arrive mysterious heirs of the installation.

Mario Bava


Giuseppe Zaccariello


Mario Bava, Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, Sergio Canevari


Dardano Sacchetti, Franco Barberi


Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Laura Betti, Leopoldo Trieste, Claudio Camaso, Chris Avram, Anna Maria Rosati, Brigitte Skay


Stelvio Cipriani

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Nuova Linea Cinematografica

Γνωστή και ως

Bay of Blood, Carnage, Blood Bath, Σφαγή στο Ακρογιάλι της Ηδονής, Ο Κρίκος των Εγκλημάτων, Το Σπίτι με τα Αλυσιδωτά Εγκλήματα, Ecology of a Crime

Πρωτότυπος Τίτλος

Reazione a catena


1 Hour and 24 Minutes (84 Minutes)






They came to play, they stayed to die. Terror Flows Deep.




Of the most striking works of Italian father of Mario Bava giallo is the two-faced "Twitch of the Death Nerve", known by many more titles such as "Bay of Blood" or "Blood Bath". And we say two-faced because the film moves between giallo and slasher direction being particularly epidrastiko for the second school. It is one of the most bloody films of Italian Director leaving mixed impression on critics for its quality.

The start is excellent. The Bava takes us to a mansion where during the night an apparently lonely old woman moves to the living areas of the wheel-chair ridden and exuding an apparent melancholy. Suddenly the eye candy freezes from terror, together we, who watch her moves. An unknown man hangs in a loop with style and determination, without letting fringe reaction to unfortunate woman. While we believe that all ended the Bava stirs us anew with the sudden murder of the first Slayer by another unknown in the same space! What a great start for a giallo film!

Bava then unfolds the action in the wider area of the House killing, something like a natural paradise in a Blue Bay, abandoned but from business actions that could transform him into a scenic (and profitable) tourist attraction. Under reach several guests, including chabalediarides teens seeking moments of entertainment and would-be heirs aimed at the transfer of property in their possession. And unsurprisingly visitors brutally murdered by a dark form of circulating there.

Horror Trivia

2005 Total Film magazine included "Twitch of the Death Nerve" 50 best horror film of all time.

What's playing? You would think the Bava has put strong foundations in his work which enhances with a series of neurotic characters that everyone could be the assailant. But it seems that the Italian decided to add many extra litres of blood so had to enrich the number of potential victims with the rough-and-tumble teen group. Some might criticize the choice as unnecessary, considering even cause restriction of mystery for the sake of violence. Personally I think there is a good balance of mystery and gore, and anyway it is advisable to differentiate the kind teachers where and where, refreshing their jobs with bold innovations.

However nobody can complain about some memorable slayings with hedge trimmer which sometimes lands on the face of the victims and sometimes slashing throats relentlessly! The effects in cases of murders is extremely plausible. The interpretive Luigi Pistilli (which we enjoyed and in spaghetti westerns karaklasiko ' Duel in El Paso ") and Claudin Auger (Miss France in 1958), the legendary Domino from the" Thunderball "James Bond series. Although the film is generally kalogyrismeno having all necessary features that compose a classic giallo (atmosphere, mystery, psychedelic music, etc.), it seems that somewhere the inspiration runs dry, the script makes mikrokoilies and bloody party looks bloated from too many participants. Completely frustrating is the finale that verges on the ridiculous. However, fans of Italian horror scene and not only, can without difficulty to enjoy the "Twitch of the Death Nerve" despite the few flaws. The thrills offered are many. The historical importance of the given …

Bay Of Blood

Movie Review Highlights


  • the impressive start. Combines pure terror, violence and dark atmosphere in one of the better giallo startups we've ever seen.
  • The slaying of a couple with the lethal Javelin to Pierce both new time you have sex. A memorable scene anthology in which indebted the "Friday The 13th Part 2"!
  • A lethal blow in the face from hedge trimmer who also copied the ' Friday The 13th Part 2 "!
  • A juicy cut with very realistic effects for the season!


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Several gory scenes that are shocking, mystery atmosphere, fine psychedelic music.


Excessive number of prospective victims, occasional holes in the script, disappointing finish.

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Interesting and very bloody giallo from his father idiom.

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