Mario Bava

Black Sabbath (UK Blu-ray)

Starring Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux

Baron Blood (UK Blu-ray)

Starring Joseph Cotton, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Antonio Cantafora, Luciano Pigozzi Directed by Mario Bava

Motion Picture Purgatory: The Whip and the Body

Now this is how to celebrate the holidays -- with a whip and a body! Oh, what? We're not talking about Uncle Creepy's and my family traditions? Nope -- we're talking Mario Bava's 1963 kinky little ghost story entitled La frusta e il corpo (The Whip and the Body).

Motion Picture Purgatory: Rabid Dogs

Rabid Dogs is considered by many to be the inspiration for Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. Trembles appreciates it for its "bleak and searing real-world starkness."