Shock Video: Tim Burton Talks His Love of Mario Bava

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Shock Video: Tim Burton Talks His Love of Mario Bava

Shock Video: Tim Burton on his love of Mario Bava

With 20th Century Fox releasing its hugely successful new fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children this past weekend, we got a chance to have an exclusive video chat with the film’s legendary director Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood). During our conversation, we brought up one of ShockTillYouDrop’s favorite horror filmmakers Mario Bava (1914–-1980), whose gothic 1960 classic Black Sunday was a critical influence on many of Burton’s films, particularly Sleepy Hollow. Burton talked enthusiastically of Bava’s debut film, as well as his use of vivid colors in the 1963 anthology Black Sabbath. Check out Burton geeking out about Bava in the video player below!

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Ransom Riggs’ novel was published in 2011, followed in 2014 by a second book (in a planned trilogy), “Hollow City.” With a screenplay by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First ClassKingsman: The Secret Service), Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children under the Chernin Entertainment banner.