Black Sabbath / Black Sunday
~Barbara Steele, Michèle Mercier, John Richardson, Boris Karloff, Andrea Checchi, Mark Damon
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|Official Release Date||Oct 07, 2014|
|Starring||Barbara Steele, Michèle Mercier, John Richardson, Boris Karloff, Andrea Checchi, Mark Damon|
|Year||1960 / 1963|
|Running Time||179 Minutes|
- 2 Movies
- The U.S. Release Versions
- Two-disc set (2 BDs)
One of the great horror anthology films, and Bava's personal favorite of his works, BLACK SABBATH solidified the director's reputation as Europe's maestro of the macabre.
In "The Telephone," a woman is haunted by menacing phone calls from a former lover. "The Wurdulak" stars Boris Karloff as a vampire hunter whose family is stalked by the wandering spirit of an undead ghoul. "A Drop of Water" involves a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse-not realizing the curse that is carried with it.
In one of the most auspicious directorial debuts in movie history, Mario Bava bridged the gap between the gothic horror picture and the European art film with BLACK SUNDAY (aka La maschera del demonio or The Mask of Satan). Made in 1960 and now considered a cult classic, it continues to reverberate through the cinema, inspiring and influencing new generations of filmmakers.
In an absolutely mesmerizing performance, BLACK SUNDAY stars Barbara Steele as Asa Vajda, a beautiful woman tortured and executed as a witch — but not before pronouncing a curse upon those who have condemned her, a curse that is fulfilled some 200 years later.