Monday, February 04, 2013


Kathy McCord Bennett was one of the Bava book's earliest Patrons and she has the book as well as the advance bookmark signed in silver to prove it. What's more, Kathy tells us that her book is so sturdily built, it survived an F4 tornado back in 2009 that struck her house and actually destroyed much of her furniture! Thanks for sending this picture, Kathy!

Do you have a copy of MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK? Have you sent us a picture of yourself posing with your copy? As you can see on this blog, a lot of you have -- and we love to see pictures of our book travelling all around the world and settling into new homes. If you haven't done this, we'd love to see it, you with it, and where you keep it. Email directly to me at

Friday, February 01, 2013

KRI, Baby... KRI!

It's been awhile since I've posted a new picture of a happy recipient of the Bava book, but today I can share a special one. This radiant young woman is Italian novelist Cristiana Astori, who has now published two well-received gialli for the legendary Mondadori publishing company -- the originators of the Italian giallo. Those first two novels are TUTTI QUEL NERO ("All That Is Dark") and TUTTO QUEL ROSSO ("All That Is Red"), which respectively fuse the literary giallo model with inspirations taken from the filmographies of Jess Franco and Soledad Miranda, and that of Dario Argento.

Perhaps MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK can help to inspire KRI (as she signs her notes to me) to write something along similar lines within the universe of Bava? Stranger things have happened. For the moment, it makes me happy just to see the book in her hands and the glow on her face.