Legendary Scream Queen Barbara Steele (‘Shivers’, ‘Caged Heat’) stars in this classic slice of gothic terror from the father of Italian horror Mario Bava.
A beautiful witch is sentenced to death for her evil deeds by her own brother, condemned to die by having a metal mask hammered onto her face before being burnt at the stake. As she passes, she puts a terrible curse on all her future descendants as the spikes of the death mask pierce her flesh. But when two unwitting travellers discover her final resting place and worse, drip blood on her resting corpse, they unleash her once again in all her terrifying glory.
Banned in the UK on its release, ‘Black Sunday’ is a groundbreaking film that opened the door for the giallo, and later, the slasher genre.