A Blade in the Dark
A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Originally titled La Casa Con la Scala nel Buio, Blade in the Dark was directed by the son of legendary horrormeister Mario Bava. Movie composer Andrea Occhipinti is hired to score a horror picture. Andrea is invited to watch the shooting… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 1983
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

There are real scares along the way ... and Bava shows an early mastery of tension. This film is a must for his fans, an interesting curiosity for others.

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Lucius Gore

Considering how low the budget obviously was, Bava does a great job crafting a classic giallo mystery. The film may even have inspired Wes Craven's "Scream 3," which was also a horror movie about the making of a horror movie.

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Bruce Bruce
The copy of this film I watched was English Dubbed which made it a negative point from the start. This is something that might have appeared at the Drive In or… More
Lee ?
Tame Giallo from Lamberto Bava. Originally made for Italian TV so don't expect a gory sleaze-fest like New York Ripper or the technical flare of… More
Tim Salmons
A Blade in the Dark is the product of Mario Bava's son Lamberto Bava. The director has a few Italian classics under his belt, including this one, but… More
John Me
The story is keeps you in suspense, the score is creepy, the direction atmospheric and some of the violence is brutal and effective BUT at times, it seemed to… More
Cassandra Maples
To begin with I was a real sap for liking all that commercial crap that the everyday world is being exposed to watching. That was until "A Blade In The… More