Shock (1977)

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A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.



  • Daria Nicolodi and John Steiner in Shock (1977)
  • Daria Nicolodi in Shock (1977)
  • Daria Nicolodi and Nicola Salerno in Shock (1977)
  • David Colin Jr. and Daria Nicolodi in Shock (1977)
  • David Colin Jr. and Daria Nicolodi in Shock (1977)
  • Daria Nicolodi and John Steiner in Shock (1977)

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30 November 2005 | ODDBear
| Knockout finale saves the film
I read somewhere that this is as much a Lamberto Bava film as it is Mario Bava's. If it's Lamberto; it's one of his best, if it's Mario; it's not one of his best.

Shock mostly delivers in a knockout finale that is truly terrifying. Up until then it mostly drags, with highlights that are few and far between. This is not one of Bava's visual feasts, it's more gritty looking than I expected but Bava is, as always, very capable of creating a moody and eerie atmosphere and he doesn't fail here either. If the film had a better script and a few more surprises up it's sleeve it would be a superb horror movie.

The film is also bolstered by Daria Nicolodi's best ever performance, pity she didn't perform as well for Dario Argento as she did here. The fact she could act so well here was a big SHOCK for me.

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