Black Sabbath – Italy, 1963

Black Sabbath – original title: I tre volti della paura “The Three Faces of Fear” – is a 1963 Italian horror film anthology directed by Mario Bava (Black Sunday; Lisa and the Devil; Shock).

The film comprises three horror stories: “The Wurdulak” (based on the novella The Family of the Vourdalak by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, and starring Boris Karloff), “The Drop of Water” and “The Telephone”.

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Reviews:

“Although anthology horror films are fiendishly difficult to pull off, in its original Italian version (as opposed to the reshuffled, re-scored travesty released in the US), Bava’s bold, expressionistic use of colour and lighting imposes a stylistic consistency on this disparate trio of tales. Boris Karloff’s sonorous intro and epilogue also help.” Nigel Floyd, Time Out

Recent release:

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Buy Blu-ray: Amazon.com

AIP English language version
New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
Trailers for Black SundayThe Crimson Cult

Wikipedia

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