Black Sunday

(La maschera del demonio)

1960, 87m, 35mm, Italy

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened July 16–23, 2017

Part of the program

After being crucified for devil worship, Barbara Steele, in her breakthrough role, is brought back to life to haunt her 19th-century descendants, and sets her sights on possessing young Katia (also played by Steele). Adapted from a Nikolai Gogol short story and filled with cobwebs and blood, Bava’s first on-screen directorial credit defined Italian Gothic and remains a richly atmospheric masterwork.

Please note: the film will be screened from an English-language print.

A film by Mario Bava