Black Sunday

Black Sunday ★★★★½

I’m not entirely clear on why anyone bothered to keep making gothic horror movies after this. Sorry, Hammer, but Bava got it right and despite being black and white, it’s as luxurious as anything y’all put on screen.

It’s simple and concise. That’s all it needs to be to serve as a vehicle for those lucious shots. Barbara Steele’s gaze is perfectly captured by the poster image. I can’t ask for anything more.

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