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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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15 February 1961 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the Italian language version Princess Asa and Javutich are brother and sister which hinted at an incestuous relationship. This relationship is not part of either English language version. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Princess Asa pauses by her father's coffin, she is wearing black stockings and shoes under her dress. She then leaves the room to look for the others and is seen running down the hall barefoot and without stockings. See more »

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Princess Asa Vajda: You, too, can feel the joy and happiness of hating.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Gothic brilliance
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

The screenplay is hackneyed ,the story has been told told and told again...

And however,Bava's film is a sparkling diamond.How come?The direction of course,the cinematography absolutely incredibly breath-taking,and Barbara Steele ,the par excellence Gothic heroine:her fans will rejoice for she plays two parts here! Bava has no match when it comes to use the light the settings and the soundtrack.It's a black and white work and had it been filmed in color it would not have been better.From the gloomy family vaults to the forest where danger awaits on the young peasant girl to the doomed castle where a family tries to fight against a mysterious curse.

The carriage which takes the doctor to the mansion and its coachman reminds me of Murnau's "Nosferatu" .No less.


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