Macabre Blu-ray Review – Unnerving 80’s Lamberto Bava Horror

Italian horror film, Macabre (1980) directed by Lamberto Bava

Next up in my Italian film season is another blu-ray release from 88 Films which came out recently. The film I’m taking a look here, Macabre (1980) is from director Lamberto Bava and is an Italian horror. Let’s find out if it’s worth a look, so without further ado here’s my Macabre blu-ray review.

  • Macabre (1980)
  • Genre: Italian Horror
  • Directed by Lamberto Bava
  • UK Rating 18
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By 88 Films
  • Blu-ray Released: 18 May 2020


Jane Baker is having an affair with a man called Fred. She rents a room at the residence of a blind man called Robert Duval. However whilst she is enjoys her time with her lover tragedy strikes when one of her children dies at home. Further tragedy is also just around the corner sending Jane into a mental breakdown.

Style / Direction

Directed by Lamberto Bava he delivers an intriguing and compelling horror experience. Franco Delli Colli is the one responsible for the cinematography.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Ubaldo Continiello.

Acting / Characters

Overall the acting is passable with the English version of the film being dubbed.


  • Bernice Stegers as Jane Baker
  • Stanko Molnar as Robert Duval
  • Veronica Zinny as Lucy Baker
  • Roberto Posse as Fred Kellerman
  • Ferdinando Orlandi as Mr. Wells
  • Fernando Pannullo as Leslie Baker
  • Elisa Kadigia Bove as Mrs. Duval

Conclusion: Macabre (1980) Film Review

I have to say I kind of enjoyed this Lamberto Bava Italian horror. It builds the tension well and delivers a good ending. Fans of the genre should definitely give this one a look.

Macabre (1980)

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Lamberto Bava delivers a intriguing and compelling horror experience

Conclusion: Macabre Blu-ray Review

Having undergone a 2K remaster from the original archival materials the picture quality now looks pretty flawless.

On the extras front 88 Films has included a new interview with Lamberto Bava which is worth a look as is the ‘Alternate Italian Open & End Titles.’

Macabre (1980) is yet another excellent blu-ray release by 88 Films.

Italian horror film, Macabre (1980) directed by Lamberto Bava


  • Lamberto Bava Interview (22 mins)
  • Alternate Italian Open & End Titles
  • Original Trailer
  • Reversible Cover Art

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Macabre Blu-ray Review

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Macabre (1980)




Macabre (1980) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version

That concludes my Macabre Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Macabre (1980) Blu-ray Review
Macabre Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Macabre (1980)

Movie description: Italian horror from director Lamberto Bava. Bluray released by 88 Films

Duration: 90 mins

Actor(s): Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse,

Genre: Horror

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Lamberto Bava delivers a intriguing and compelling horror experience