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Schock (Beyond the Door II)

Mario Bava Italia, 1977

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Shock

Bava's last film may lack some of the visual sophistication of his best work, but it's still a ripping psychological horror by a master. Inventive and original, with a strong central performance by Nicolodi and and great eerie atmosphere. It should also be considered one of the best of the "creepy child" subgenre. A must for fans of Bava and Italian horror, though the incredibly dated score is a hinderance at time.