Twitch Of The Death Nerve

A dispute over a piece of a desirable real estate spawns 13 vicious murders in this film. Virtually plotless, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE influenced Sean S. Cunningham, who later used a number of the murders and the plotless format for his own FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980). The difference between Cunningham and Bava, however, is significant: Cunningham is an artless...read more

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A dispute over a piece of a desirable real estate spawns 13 vicious murders in this film. Virtually plotless, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE influenced Sean S. Cunningham, who later used a number of the murders and the plotless format for his own FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980). The difference between

Cunningham and Bava, however, is significant: Cunningham is an artless exploitation director, but Bava is obsessed with the purely lyrical aspects of violence on film. While some extol this film as Bava's latter-day masterpiece, its realization is flawed by an over-reliance on the annoying zoom

lens in place of the gorgeous floating camerawork found in his earlier films. Ironically, it was re-released in the US as a bogus sequel to Wes Craven's LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, produced by Cunningham. Available on videotape as LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT PART II.

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