Legendary filmmaker and cult movie actress team with multi-hyphenate artist on new feature
The name Lamberto Bava needs no introduction among the serious cult movie crowd. Son of Mario Bava, the founding father of the Italian horror film, the younger Bava honed his skills working alongside his father, before striking out on his own as the director of the elegant and disturbing horror-drama MACABRE, followed closely by his neo-giallo A BLADE IN THE DARK (originally intended as an Italian TV show) and then defined the new, strong Eurohorror film with his Dario Argento produced and co-written 1985 shocker DEMONS and its 1988 sequel, DEMONS 2.
Bava is international horror film royalty (well, film royalty FULL STOP) and while the Italian movie industry has fallen relatively quiet in recent years, DELIRIUM got the juice on a BRAND NEW Bava project, a picture that sees him teaming up with his DEMONS star (and genre icon in her own right) Geretta Geretta and next-gen multi-hyphenate cinema-slinger Kansas Bowling (writer, director and everything else of the acclaimed Troma Films bloodbath B.C. BUTCHER) for an all-new (and yet anchored in history) horror movie that’s set to go to camera next year.
Announced two weeks ago in Toronto at the 6th annual HORROR-RAMA convention, this new feature film will be written and directed by Geretta, set and shot in the shadowy, steeped-in-the-supernatural corners of New Orleans, produced and photographed by Bowling and co-produced and presented by Bava.
“This is my way of bridging the past with the present and future,” Bava says of his involvement in the new picture.
“It’s like when Dario ‘presented’ DEMONS, so I will do the same with this picture”.
The trio is keeping details about the horror movie close-to-the-vest, but it is known that Bowling (who outside of her film and video work, is also an actress who appeared as a Manson girl in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD) will shoot the movie in 16mm (her preferred medium) along with D.P. Michael Shershenovich (BLOODY CHRISTMAS, SKID ROW). The movie will also have DNA closely tied to Bava’s original DEMONS film.
The film will go to camera in 2020. DELIRIUM will have more on the project to you when we get it.