Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Curse of the Living Dead) (Don't Walk in the Park)
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Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Curse of the Living Dead) (Don't Walk in the Park)
One of the more prominent works of Italy's premier horror stylist Mario Bava, this occult murder mystery interweaves elements of the traditional giallo thriller formula with an unusual Gothic ghost story. The tale is set in a modern-day Carpathian village rocked by a series of bizarre murders, in which the female victims are found with gold coins imbedded in their hearts. The coins are revealed to be talismans placed on the victims by the local sorceress (Fabienne Dali), meant to ward off the supernatural powers of the aged Baroness Graps (Giana Vivaldi). The baroness has been acting as an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...a typically underwhelming effort from director Mario Bava."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This conflict between modern medicine and superstition lends Kill, Baby...Kill! a moral volatility that's noticeably absent from other films in Bava's canon."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Bava has never presented his moods so vividly and with such effervescence."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Kill, Baby... Kill! is more than just a pretty picture. At its heart is a wickedly cool Euro-horror story that's sure to stick with you long after the lights have been turned out for the night."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com