5 Bambole per la Luna d'Agosto (5 Dolls For an August Moon)
5 Bambole per la Luna d'Agosto (5 Dolls For an August Moon) (1970)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 14, 1970
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Flawed as it is, for those with a fondness for Sixties excess, it's a treat.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Christopher Machell

A flawed but enjoyable thriller that at only 80 minutes doesn't outstay its welcome.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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...

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Robert C
I commited to this film as a Bava fan, but I would not subject anyone other then another Bava fan to sitting through it. Aside from a great location, sets,… More
Michael Gildea
About 40 minutes into 5 Dolls For an August Moon, one of the characters says something about everyone waiting for something to happen and it never does. That… More
Adam Mahler
With an offhand plot, lines and character -- so chintzy they don't feel like a structure underneath anything -- this seems like a work made out of pure… More
John Me
This is the worst Bava' s movies I have seen. The movie is high in style but the poor script is the movie's downfall, and Bava's stylish… More
Cassandra Maples
Art direction and cinematography are as distinctive as any of Bava's other giallo films of the period, but the garbled script to what is essentially little… More