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
This movie is spectacular. This is my second foray into the giallo genre. I'm not very familiar with it but I look forward to watching more. Before this I've only seen Bava's other film, Black Sabbath, which I also loved. I love the use of color, lighting, contrast, darkness, and shadows in Bava's films. What's more, the settings and acting this movie are impeccable. I was enthralled the entire time in this movie.
I really enjoyed this.
VERY important giallo film!
Definitely one of the best Gothic horror films out there. Amazing movie.
One of my favorite films. Classic Gothic Horror. Beautiful imagery.