Today is horror legend Mario Bava's birthday, and to celebrate, new horror streaming service Shudder is hosting a Bava-thon on Shudder TV starting tonight, with nine excellent titles to ring in the big guy's big day.
· Baron Blood (1972)
· The Evil Eye (1963)
· Lisa and the Devil (1973)
· Kill Baby Kill (1966)
· Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
· Black Sunday (1960)
· Black Sabbath (1963)
· Bay of Blood (1971)
· The Whip and the Body (1963)
We have some exclusive gifs to debut, because what better way to celebrate Bava than with a bevy of gifs? (Well, Bava-thon is really the best way to celebrate our Italian master, but these gifs are a close second.)
Shudder lead curator/horror maestro Colin Geddes gave us his opinion of the best Bava:
My personal favourite is Baron Blood, but that’s just because I’m a sucker for old cobwebbed castles with torture chambers in the basement and sadistic ghouls that like to lurk about them.
I mean, who isn't?
You can start a two-week free trial of Shudder today; just head over to Shudder.com and check out their sexy wares. But Shudder TV, the service's 24/7 constant stream of horror and home to Bava-thon, is available for free to all users!