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
I'm a Bava stan... there I said it.
A classic piece of Italian genre filmmaking, but also an early work from a burgeoning auteur. This is far from Bava's best work, but it is still a great film and definitely worth your time.
A decent, linear narrative. True to the era.
Is this Bava's best film?
I gave up on it