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, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux, Michèle Mercier
I love the Gothic aesthetics in this movie. Truly a one of a kind work of art.
Loved it. Especially the first and third story.
Great atmosphere + unoriginal writing = an entirely average, but watchable old school Horror anthology. No one story really stands out as being considerably above the rest, but last one is probably the best.
I love these old style anthology horrors. Britain did them best but this Italian effort as a class to it. Its also nice to see it in its original form and in Italian. Mario Bava made many great films but this, to me, is probably his most memorable. And I love the final scene which was cut from the AIP release.
The first story is pretty good, the second is not very good at all and the third i s the best. It’s a shame the second story is the longest.