For my last update of 2014, I remember one of the greats:


Knives of the Avenger (1966), in which we contemplate what to call a Western about Vikings.  A Northern?  A ryer?  A drakenskif opera?

5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970), which was Bava’s own pick for his worst movie ever…

Lisa and the Devil (1973), which is my pick for his most eccentric movie ever…

Rabid Dogs (1974), in which Bava spreads his wings only to have the perch collapse under his feet before liftoff…


The House of Exorcism (1975), in which Bava and producer Alfredo Leone resort to truly desperate measures in the hope of recouping some of Leone’s Lisa and the Devil investment.


El Santo rules the wasteland-- and also 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting.

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