Legendary horror director Mario Bava did not want to make this standard thriller, and it certainly bears the lackadaisical mark of a contractual-obligation film. The plot is yet another variant on the Ten Little Indians story, with an inventor taking a group of investors to an island, where they are murdered one by one by an unseen killer. There are picturesque beach scenes and some well-composed images of bodies hanging in a meat locker, but it has all been done before, and better. The visuals are stylish and the production design is sleek, but the familiar storyline drags and the film never reaches the delirious frenzy of such Bava classics as Antefatto despite the best efforts of a cast including Edwige Fenech, Renato Rossini, and William Berger.
Disc #1 -- 5 Dolls for an August Moon 1. Party Tricks [:10] 2. Mysterious Meeting [8:13] 3. Gruesome Discovery [7:00] 4. Crying Jag [8:12] 5. Peeper [8:24] 6. Gunshot [7:31] 7. Looking For Jack [8:51] 8. Drugged [6:57] 9. The Tape [8:31] 10. The Formula [8:53]
Disc #1 -- 5 Dolls for an August Moon Play Film Chapters Trailers Black Sunday A Bay Of Blood (aka Carnage) Baron Blood Lisa And The Devil The House Of Exorcism Audio Feature-Length Commentary By Tim Lucas, Author Of Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark: On/Off Feature-Length Commentary By Tim Lucas, Author Of Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark: On Feature-Length Commentary By Tim Lucas, Author Of Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark: Off
Guatemalan worry dolls that once belonged to a late serial killer are sold to new
owners, who are soon possessed by a powerful bloodlust. A police detective (Christopher Wiehl) who hunted the aforementioned killer is forced to investigate this series ...