Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Directed by Mario Bava

Horror icon Boris Karloff hosts and stars in Mario Bava's classic horror anthology. Bava's only foray into short-form scares features three chilling tales rendered in his trademark visual lushness: "The Telephone", about a woman who's menaced by threatening calls; "The Wurdalak", starring Karloff as a patriarch whose family realizes he's been bitten by a vampire; and "The Drop Of Water", about a woman who steals a ring from a body, then gets haunted by the owner. Ozzy Osbourne's iconic hard rock band Black Sabbath famously took the film's title as it's name. (In Italian with English Subtitles) Contains sexual scenes, violence and gore.

Horror icon Boris Karloff hosts and stars in Mario Bava's classic horror anthology.

Cast: Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux

Member Reviews

Loved the Gothic atmosphere in the second tale. Would love to rewatch in English. Hey, if Ozzy named his band after the title of this anthology, that's sayin' something!

Ike&Addley
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2 days ago

The stories were excellent!

McKaylea
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1 week ago

There's something about Italian horror directors in that they can take little and turn it into so much. This is an anthology film with three tales. The first tale is more of a giallo. The second is pure Gothic with a super creepy kid. The third will probably give you nightmares. Mario Bava's lighting style creates a great sense of style and dread: the lighting emphasizes the horror in the moments. Pretty good acting throughout. A really fine film.

KLYTUS
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1 month ago

Let's just say the Band is a wee bit more important than the movie.

DoctorOdd
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2 months ago

good anthology

Mothman_143
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2 months ago