Began his career by shooting two early short films for Roberto Rossellini, graduating to feature director in 1960. Bava specialized in mindless movies with lots of sweat, low-budget action and garish color. His playful understanding of the cliches he dealt with has earned cult status for many of his genre pieces. Bava's son Lamberto (aka John Old, Jr.) is also a director.
Director (Feature Film)
Cinematography (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Art Director (Feature Film)
Visual Effects (Feature Film)
Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)
First short film as director of photography, Roberto Rossellini's "Il tacchino prepotente"
First feature as director of photography, "L'avventura di Annabella"
Short film directing debut (also director of photography), "L'orecchio"
Feature directing debut (also co-writer; director of photography), "La maschera del demonio/Black Sunday"