5 Bambole per la Luna d'Agosto (5 Dolls For an August Moon)
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5 Bambole per la Luna d'Agosto (5 Dolls For an August Moon)
Legendary horror director Mario Bava did not want to make this standard thriller, and it certainly bears the lackadaisical mark of a contractual-obligation film. The plot is yet another variant on the Ten Little Indians story, with an inventor taking a group of investors to an island, where they are murdered one by one by an unseen killer. There are picturesque beach scenes and some well-composed images of bodies hanging in a meat locker, but it has all been done before, and better. The visuals are stylish and the production design is sleek, but the familiar storyline drags and the film never… More

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"Mario Bava has infused Five Dolls for an August Moon with exactly the sort of nonsensical feel that one has come to expect from the filmmaker..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Bava apparently took on this movie at the last second and didn't like the script, but still managed to make one of his most interesting, atypical films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid