Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is Five Dolls for an August Moon directed by Mario Bava.
“Truly a film entirely all its own, it’s a film that genre hounds will jive perfectly with, and Bava fans will find more than enough to dig deep into.” — Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast
A flashy riff on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, Mario Bava’s “deliriously mod” giallo murder mystery Five Dolls for an August Moon is now available on Fandor, just in time for Halloween. Not so much a horror film as a sadistic whodunit, the film is saturated with ’60s swing and boasts all the stylistic panache that made Bava famous. You can watch a preview scene or view Five Dolls for an August Moon in its entirety here.
For more on Five Dolls for an August Moon and the films of Mario Bava, check out these feature articles on Keyframe:
Bava’s Bombshells (October 25, 2013)
Video: Mario Bava’s Optic Orgy (October 24, 2013)
Video: Weeknd at the House of Bava (August 23, 2012)
Beauty, Blood, Bava (April 10, 2012)