Directed by Mario Bava
A vengeful witch returns to possess her descendant in Mario Bava's most famous film, which remains beloved by critics, horror historians, and directors like Tim Burton and Francis Ford Coppola (SLEEPY HOLLOW and BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA both feature homages). Bava's major innovation was favoring thrilling visuals and European eroticism (still radical for 1960) over story. Even today, the film is regularly cited as one of the greatest horror movies of all time and scream queen Barbara Steele is still known as one of the most beautiful bad girls in horror history.
A vengeful witch returns to possess her descendant in Mario Bava's most famous film.
Cast: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Ivo Garrani
One of the best horror movies ever made. Mario Bava changed the landscape of the genre when he made this, just as he invented the slasher movie when he made Blood and Black Lace. The man was a pure artist and genius! PLUS this film introduced the world to Barbara Steele, the first Scream Queen.
Amazing film, well ahead of its time
Beautifully shot and it clearly influenced many films after
A masterpiece ! The best b&w gothic film ever made. Atmosphere, camera work, exceptional. I understand its ending, and I’d have preferred it to be more tragic, but this belongs in any horror collection.