1970 / 105 min. / 14A
Director: Mario Bava
Cast: Stephen Forsyth, Laura Betti, Dagmar Lassander

Mario BavaFest: HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON

Friday, August 11 – 9pm

Seven years after innovating the grisly Italian genre known as giallo, Mario Bava returned to the form to create one of its deliriously frightening examples: HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON (aka Il rosso segno della follia).

Canada’s own Stephen Forsyth stars as John Harrington, the head of an affluent fashion house, who harbors an uncontrollable bloodlust for women in bridal veils. Only by murdering a succession of them, each in a grisly manner, can he delve deeper into his subconscious and bring to light the primal scene that spawned his very specific homicidal fetish.

With its director doubling as cinematographer, HATCHET is one of Bava’s most visually sumptuous films. (Courtesy of Kino Lorber)

Mario Bava mini-retrospective includes restorations of Black Sunday, Hatchet For the Honeymoon, Kill, Baby… Kill!, and Planet of the Vampires. $30 pass to see all 4 films!

Co-Presented by Horror-Rama

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