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When it comes to horror, Mario Bava (BLACK SUNDAY, TWITCH OF
THE DEATH NERVE/BAY OF BLOOD, etc.) stands as the godfather of abstract, moody,
Italian chills. Upon release, much of his work wasn’t taken terribly seriously
by his peers and critics, but today, enthusiasm voiced by icons like Martin
Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino has rightfully elevated his work into the annals
of serious cinema study.
Bava’s bizarre 1970 psychodrama HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON is
one of his few masterworks that remains less celebrated, and that’s a shame,
because it’s a triumph of style, satire and bizarre, obsessive imagery.
FANGORIA and Toronto’s Revue Cinema (499 Roncesvalles Avenue) will present a
special screening of HATCHET Wednesday, October 24 at 9 p.m., and are honored
to have as special guest for the evening revered pianist, artist and composer
Stephen Forsyth, who starred as HATCHET’s murderous, mentally unbalanced lead
and was a major star in Italy during the 1960s, starring in several
high-profile, violent spaghetti Westerns and thrillers. Fango editor Chris
Alexander will sit down with Forsyth for an in-depth discussion dissecting
Bava’s unique directing approach and reflecting on those long-gone,
never-forgotten days when the internationally exported genre cinema was king.
Wanna see the film and meet Mr. Forsyth for free?
To win a double pass for the show email
NOTE: THE FILM WILL BE PRECEDED BY A SCREENING OF THE CLASSIC VINCENT PRICE FILM THE MAD MAGICIAN IN 3D AT 7pm.
Tickets are $10 at the door; for more info on the Revue, go
to its official website.
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