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Black Sunday (1960)
"La maschera del demonio" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  15 February 1961 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Katia Vajda / Princess Asa Vajda (as Barbara Steel)
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Andrea Checchi ...
Dr. Thomas Kruvajan
Ivo Garrani ...
Prince Vajda
Arturo Dominici ...
Igor Javutich / Javuto
Enrico Olivieri ...
Prince Constantine Vajda
Antonio Pierfederici ...
Priest
Tino Bianchi ...
Ivan
Clara Bindi ...
Inn Keeper
Mario Passante ...
Nikita, the Coachman
Renato Terra ...
Boris
Germana Dominici ...
Sonya, the Innkeeper's Daughter
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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. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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The Undead Demons of Hell Terrorize the World in an Orgy of Stark Horror! See more »

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A young girl is sent out at night to milk a cow when Javuto (portrayed by Arturo Dominici) claws his way out of the grave nearby. The young girl is played by Dominici's real life daughter Germana Dominici. See more »

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When Katia plays the piano, her fingerings don't match the piano music on the soundtrack. See more »

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Princess Asa Vajda: You, too, can feel the joy and happiness of hating.
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For "The Mask of Satan," the English language version prepared in Italy, Barbara Steele's name is listed as "Barbara Steel" on the trailer and on the credits of the film itself. See more »

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Excellent Gothic chiller.
18 September 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"La Maschera del Demonio" aka "Black Sunday" is an excellent Gothic chiller with plenty of uncanny atmosphere,a good script and an okay cast.Princess Asa Vajda(lovely Barbara Steele)is executed as a witch.200 years later,she is revived and plots to take over the body of Katia(also Barbara Steele)."Black Sunday" is a perfect combination of Expressionist lighting and set designs and graphic bursts of gore and sensuality.The film is full of striking visuals and is truly one of the most beautiful black and white films I have ever seen.A must-see for fans of Italian horror.10 out of 10.


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