Black Sunday (1960 film)

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Scene from Black Sunday (1960 film)...

La Maschera del Demonio, AKA House of Fright, Mask of the Demon, The Demon's Mask, The Hour When Dracula Comes, The Mask of Satan, Fright, Revenge of the Vampire, The Mask of Satan (1960)


"The undead demons of Hell terrorize the world in an orgy of stark horror!" Burned at the stake, a vampire witch princess wakes up centuries later with her undead henchman.


  • Release Date: 1960
  • Country/Language: Italy, Italian and English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror (Gothic Horror, Folk Horror), Thriller
  • Runtime: 1 hr 27 min
  • Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi
  • Director: Mario Bava
  • Writer: Nikolai Gogol (story), Ennio De Concini and Mario Serandrei (screenplay)
  • Producer/Production Co: Galatea Film, Jolly Film, Alta Vista Productions
  • View Trailer: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (perhaps equivalent of a modern PG-13 or R for gory Violence, Adult Content, brief Nudity)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

Not especially "Lovecraftian", though there are some vague similarities to "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (fiction)".

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


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 Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.


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