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Kill, Baby, Kill

Kill, Baby, Kill
Film poster under original Italian title
Directed by Mario Bava
Produced by Luciano Catenacci
Nando Pisani
Written by Mario Bava
John Hart
Romano Migliorini
Roberto Natale
Starring Erica Blanc
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Giana Vivaldi
Fabienne Dali
Piero Lulli
Music by Carlo Rustichelli
Cinematography Antonio Rinaldi
Editing by Romana Fortini
Studio FUL Films
Release date(s) 8 July 1966 (Italy)
8 October 1968 (United States)
Running time 85 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office ITL 201,000,000

Kill, Baby, Kill (Italian: Operazione paura) is a 1966 Italian horror film by director Mario Bava. It is known under many titles including Curse of the Dead, Curse of the Living Dead, Don't Walk in the Park, Kill, Baby... Kill! and Operation Fear.


In a turn-of-the-century Carpathian village a series of murders are occurring in which the victims are found with silver coins embedded in their hearts. The coins are revealed to be talismans placed on the victims by the town witch (Fabienne Dali), meant to ward off the supernatural powers of the aged Baroness Graps (Giana Vivaldi). The baroness has been performing these duties for the ghost of her murdered daughter, who wants to claim the villagers' souls. In order to free the village from the curse, Dali must find the sequestered baroness and destroy her.

Critical reception

Slant Magazine called it "arguably Bava's greatest achievement", giving it four stars out of a possible four.[1] Allmovie called the film "an eerie and atmospheric effort that reflects many of the elements that have made the popular Italian director's films so compelling: excellent cinematography and strong performances from the talented cast."[2]

See also


External links

  • AllRovi
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Rotten Tomatoes

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