Italian filmmaker Mario Bava has inspired numerous filmmakers (even to the point of down-right stealing) over the decades and we here at Hatched are kind of obsessed with this. So, we’ve listed some of the best right here but if you want to see what all the Bava fuss is about, come to our Live Sound Cinema screening of Danger Diabolik with a live musical score by Morricone Youth this weekend at midnite!
Beastie Boys’ video for Body Movin’ (Bava inspiration: Danger Diabolik):
Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (Bava inspiration: The Girl Who Knew too Much):
The Dragonfly film within Roman Coppola’s film CQ (Bava inspiration: Danger Diabolik):
All of Alien but particularly this scene (Bava inspiration: Planet of the Vampires):
This Friday the 13th: Part 2 stab scene is lifted directly from (Bava inspiration: Bay of Blood):
Though it may not seem like it, Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction came from horror trilogy by Bava. (Bava inspiration: Black Sabbath):
And this scene inspired the ending of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: (Bava inspiration: Kill Baby Kill!):