October 31: Black Sunday

Thursday, October 31 2019 | 8 PM La maschera del demonio aka Black Sunday Italy 1963 d. Mario Bava with Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici and Enrico Olivieri. Black and white. In Italian with English subtitles. 87 m

“…American-International’s latest dubbed Italian horror import. Barbara Steele, a blank-eyed manikin with an earthbound figure and a voice from outer space, is appropriately cast as a vampire—not the Theda Bara kind, but the genuine blood-drinking variety. Mario Bava, ostensibly the director of this nonsense, allows this female Bela Lugosi to quench her thirst four times before she burns, screaming, at the stake before the eyes of John Richardson, her troubled leading man.” Eugene Archer

Links: IMDB Wikipedia

See Also: I tre volti della paura aka Black Sabbath (Bava, 1963), L’Orribile Segreto del Dr. Hichcock aka The Horrible Secret of Dr Hichcock (Freda, 1962), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Coppola, 1992)