Giallo Godfather’s Last Jam

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Horror maestro Mario Bava’s final film Shock aka Beyond The Door II, makes the original BTD  look like Exorcist II: The Heretic. Little boy Marco belongs in the pantheon of spooky kids alongside Linda Blair, the Shining twins, the Village Of The Damned brats, Nicoletta Elmi of Deep Red and Flesh For Frankenstein and Gage from Pet Sematary. Daria Nicolodi gives one of her best performances, keeping you guessing whether her son is truly possessed or if she’s just losing her mind, as Bava strikes an unsettling balance between supernatural and psychological terror. Bravo, Bava! 

For more shocks, see Bava’s Black Sunday, Black Sabbath and Blood And Black Lace.  For more Daria, see Deep Red, Inferno, Tenebre…

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