Black Sabbath (1963)

Black Sabbath (I tre volti della paura)
Directed by Mario Bava
Written by Marcello Fondato, Alberto Bevilacqua and Mario Bava
1963/Italy
Emmepi Cinematografica, Galatea Film, etc.
First viewing/Netflix rental

Mary: [to Rosy] You have no reason to be afraid.

This is OK horror, stylishly presented by Mario Bava.

There are a trio of stories here, all introduced by Boris Karloff.  “The Telephone” concerns a call-girl whose calls turn threatening.  Are they from a man she helped put in jail?  In “The Wurdulak”, the head of a large family (Boris Karloff) may have been transformed into a vampire.  In “The Drop of Water” a corpse returns to take revenge on a woman who stole a ring from its dead finger.

This didn’t grab me in any way but is nice to look at thanks to the talented Bava.

I watched a sub-titled version.  There’s an interesting commentary on the DVD.

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