Hatchet for the Honeymoon (Il rosso segno della follia)
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (Il rosso segno della follia) (1970)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 2, 1970
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2000
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Alberto Abuín

A horror film that turns giallo subgenre around, making it something "new". [Full review in Spanish]

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Stylish horror pic that is done in by its illogical and crude fantasy narrative.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

Bava's dark comedy modulates voluptuously toward a madman's Rumpus Room, and the junction of Italian and Spanish Seventies horror

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
I was extremely surprised with the quality of this film. Mario Bava has created a flawless production. His use of colour is second to none. The sets and… More
Michael Gildea
The first half of Hatchet for the Honeymoon was incredibly and painfully slow, but once the little woman pushes him too far it picks up. American Psycho… More
Aj V
I loved the story and the main character, he's not just a serial killer, he's a serial killer who tries to figure out why he's a serial killer.… More
Stephen M
If not quite vintage Mario Bava, this is a good little black comedy about a guy who has to keep killing women in order to piece together his memories of how his… More
Robert C
A bit cliched story wise, but visually interesting.
Eric Broome
The psychotic head of a fashion company oversees a line of wedding dresses while simultaneously chopping up a string of beautiful female victims. But this is… More