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

Mario Bava's sole Horror anthology film is so darn good you wish the maestro had made more of them!

brianchristgau
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3 months ago

I love the Gothic aesthetics in this movie. Truly a one of a kind work of art.

Grrdanimal
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3 months ago

Loved it. Especially the first and third story.

LelandMaccabeus
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4 months ago

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.

zombie3some
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4 months ago

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.

Demonschainsaw
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4 months ago