Sunday, November 16, 2014

5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Original title: 5 Bambole per la Luna d'agosto

Director: Mario Bava

Writer: Mario di Nardo

Composer: Piero Umiliani

Starring: William Berger, Ira von Furstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross, Helena Ronee, Teodoro Corra, Ely Galleani, Edith Meloni, Mauro Bosco, Maurice Poli

More info: IMDb

Plot: A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Here's another Giallo that Netflix has categorized as horror.  I'm not complaining because I knew what this was before I watched it and it's been on my mental list to see for a while.  It's OK.  The occasional humor helps like when the bodies are put in the freezer as they're discovered.  There's a little nudity but not much.  The mystery isn't all that interesting but Bava makes good use out of the villa and the island because that's where we are the entire time and at least that and the mod decor kept it a little interesting on the eyes.  The music is half annoying and half good.  Umiliani has a main theme that starts out good and then goes cheesy but I can still dig it.  It's currently streaming on Netflix.

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