Winner of 2008
Saturn Award for Special Achievement
Independent Publishers Book Award
Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award
International Horror Guild Award


Introduction by Martin Scorsese!
Foreword by Italian Horror Pioneer
Riccardo Freda!

  • The Complete Story of Mario Bava's life and careers as director, cameraman and special effects artist
  • Interviews with more than 100 actors, co-workers, friends and family members
  • The Definitive Study of each of his films: production histories, cast biographies, critical analysis, and video information
  • Never-before Published Photos including the only color shots taken on the set of BLACK SUNDAY
  • Original Mario Bava Storyboards - including the boards for the unfilmed project BABY KONG
  • Original Mario Bava Artwork - Some in Full Color!
  • Bava's Secret Filmography: His uncredited works as director, cameraman and special effects artist
  • Complete Videography and Discography
  • Eugenio Bava (Mario's father) Filmography


$260 USA   
Outside USA
(Includes Priority Mail shipping)

Hardcover, clothbound, gold stamping
Dimensions in inches: 10.85w x 11.87h x 2.63d
Dimensions in centimeters: 27.6w x 30.1h x 6.7d
Full-color French-fold laminated dust jacket
Full-color endpapers
1128 Glossy, full-color pages
Binding: stitched, extra-reinforced, roundback
12 lbs (5.45 kgs)
2007, Video Watchdog
ISBN: 0-9633756-1-X

List Price: $250





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