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Lamberto Bava

Lamberto Bava

Highest Rated: 94% Dario Argento Panico (2023)

Lowest Rated: 63% Beyond the Door II (1977)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1944

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Lamberto Bava is the son of filmmaker Mario Bava and the grandson of Eugenio Bava, a cameraman during the Italian silent film era. Lamberto Bava worked closely with his father as his personal assistant in the 1960s, while also assisting his mentor, Italian horror legend, Dario Argento. Bava made his directorial debut in the 1974 crime thriller "A Man and a Boy" before directing alongside his father in 1979, with made-for-TV movie "La Venere d'Ille." It wasn't until 1980 that Bava made his first influential mark on the Italian horror genre. "Macabre," a film which Bava also helped write, continued the legacy of gore and gruesome horror that his father and mentor had previously set forth. It was also in 1980 that Bava gained assistant director credit on Ruggero Deodato's extremely controversial gore-fest "Cannibal Holocaust." The death and rape scenes in the film were depicted so vividly that director Deodato was forced to prove, in court, that the film was in fact not real, and that no actors were harmed during filming. Although never producing such controversial films as "Cannibal Holocaust," Bava did write, direct, and produce some of the most disturbing and unsettling horror films to come out of Italy during the 1980s, including the critically acclaimed "Demons," "Midnight Killer," and "Black Sunday." Bava continued to write and direct horror films throughout the 1990s and 2000s, along with a more accessible, family friendly, made-for-TV movie series "Fantaghiro" of which there are five installments.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 75% Dario Argento Panico Self - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood on Méliès' Moon Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tailor Made Murder Director - 2012
No Score Yet 15% Ghost Son Director - 2006
No Score Yet 14% The Torturer Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet La principessa e il povero Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alisea and the Dream Prince Director,
Producer
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cave of the Golden Rose V Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dragon Ring Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of the Golden Rose 4 Director,
Producer
- 1994
No Score Yet 20% Body Puzzle Director,
Screenwriter
- 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of the Golden Rose II Director,
Producer
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantaghirò 2 Director - 1991
No Score Yet 73% Cave of the Golden Rose Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cena col Vampiro Director,
Producer
- 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delirium Director - 1987
67% 44% Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Until Death Director,
Screenwriter
- 1987
No Score Yet 9% Graveyard Disturbance Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1987
No Score Yet 33% Le Foto di Gioia (Delirium: Photo of Gioia) (Photos of Joy) Director - 1987
No Score Yet 41% Demons 2 Director,
Screenwriter
- 1986
69% 65% Demons Director - 1985
No Score Yet 54% Blastfighter Director,
Screenwriter
- 1985
No Score Yet 16% Devilfish Director - 1984
No Score Yet 39% A Blade in the Dark Director - 1983
No Score Yet 39% Macabre Director,
Screenwriter
- 1980
63% 42% Beyond the Door II Writer - 1977
78% 87% Kidnapped Producer - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Joe Bob's Helloween Director 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Director 2018