Hatchet for the Honeymoon (Il rosso segno della follia)
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Rosso Segno Della Folia, an Italian horror film written, directed and photographed by Mario Bava, is the bloody story of an impotent man who turns to murder to vent his frustrations. The designer and owner of a fashion design business (Stephen Forsyth), frustrated with his own sexual failure, murders the new brides who have modelled his fashions. When he decides to murder his wife, she becomes the ghost who will not leave him alone. Director Bava, who began his career as a cinematographer, while directing mostly low-budget horror films, has become a cult figure among some fans and critics who… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"After the potent calling card of Black Sunday, Bava would go on to make other notable terror tales, but Hatchet for the Honeymoon unfortunately isn't one of them."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The general consensus on this Mario Bava film is that it's a departure from the traditional Giallo formula and that it's not one of his best, but it's one of my favorites."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Bava's dark comedy modulates voluptuously toward a madman's Rumpus Room, and the junction of Italian and Spanish Seventies horror"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Stylish horror pic that is done in by its illogical and crude fantasy narrative."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews