Episode 44: Mario Bava


The great Gabe Powers of DVDActive.com (and regular contributor to our site) returns to talk about the incredibly influential horror director Mario Bava.  We focus on his debut Gothic horror classic BLACK SUNDAY as well as what is considered the first slasher film of its kind, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE.  We later expand upon some more of his other films as well.  In addition, Jim dives into the past to track down films he hasn't seen since he was a teenager starting with DEAD OF WINTER, Gabe talks about the original GONE IN 60 SECONDS, and Patrick does something very special for the What We Watched segment by reviewing 19, yes 19 horror movies in the very first edition of the Director's Club Lightning Round!

In about a week we will be talking with FilmJunk co-host and documentary filmmaker Jay Cheel for our first sequel episode to talk about more about John Carpenter, this time focusing on THE THING and THEY LIVE. Please be sure to leave us a voicemail to play on the show as well at 224-366-9528. If you’re a movie blogger/podcaster and would like a guest spot on the show to talk about a filmmaker whose work you admire. Thanks again for listening and be sure to check out our updated upcoming schedule in the sidebar to see which directors we’ll be talking about soon! Questions are always welcome via email: directorsclubpodcast@gmail.com