Thursday, October 27, 2005

Baron Blood

(1972) *1/2

Peter Von Kleist is a descendant to to Baron Von Kleist aka - Baron Blood, known for his sadistic 16th century reign of terror. Fascinated with his family legend, Peter manages to (it pains me to finish writing this sentence) bring the baron's spirit back to life to take care of unfinished business. Set in a gothic castle like many movies of this genre, the victims find themselves up against an assortment of medieval torture devices such as the spiked coffin.

It's taken me several years to finally admit that Mario Bava movies (Black Sunday, Kill Baby Kill) just aren't very compelling. They are generally both boring and complicated, a disastrous recipe for a horror movie. A couple of unexpected scares aside, this movie is a complete and utter waste of time.

1 comment:

JPX said...

Man, my eyes glazed over just reading your plot synopsis - let's avoid Bava films at all cost!