|07.10.05||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: AICN Horrorfest 2005|
Lars gets back up and announces that the next film will be Mario Bava. His last one in fact, entitled Schock. he then says that they retitled the movie Beyond the Door 2 because there was a horrible Exorcist rip-off called Beyond the Door that made money so when they imported this they called it the sequel. According to Lars, this is an insult to Bava and everything he stands for. Aside from that though, this movie has the best screaming ever in it.
Now, from what I know of Bava, he feigned sickness toward the end of his career to let his son Lamberto get some experience behind the camera. Schock seems closer to Lamberto's debut Macabre than the other films of Mario that I've seen. The body count is pretty low but it's very odd and very psychological and the few scenes of gore that they do show are pretty worth it.
This, perhaps a precursor to that boring-ass movie Birth, is about a woman (Daria Nicolodi, Asia Argento's hot (in an Italian way) mom) and her son (some kid they picked out of the freaky farm) and her new hubby move back to the house where she lived with her first hubby, who we're told was an addict and depressio and died at sea or something. Of course, the kid gets semi-possessed by the dead for-some-reason-vengeful first hubby. The kid proceeds to get mad whenever she screws her new hubby, tries to initiate some mom/son action, and acts weird and possessed-like for the whole movie. At the end we find out that she is psycho and killed her first hubby but her second hubby knows and has tried to hide it all this time but then she kills him too and assorted furniture moves and haunts her to the point where she thinks ghosts are slitting her throat but it's really her.
So check my entry for Macabre against my entry for Twitch of the Death Nerve and see if I'm not right about the Mario/Lamberto thing.