Black Sunday ★★★★

The prologue plunge us into barbarism and Bava never let it go. There's a physical immersion and sadistic glee into his approach towards horror unlike anything else in the genre before. The chiruscuro cinematography is complement by how Bava's framing often seen to attack the other he so lovely creates. There's quite a few thematic similarities wirh Corman films from this era, but they are more absract, propositions instead of Bava lived-in nightmare.