Black Sunday - Barbara Steele (Italian) - Movie Poster Framed Picture 11"x14"
Black Sunday (Italian: La maschera del demonio) — also known as The Mask of Satan and Revenge of the Vampire — is a 1960 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava.
The film stars Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici and Ivo Garrani. Based very loosely on Nikolai Gogol's short story "Viy", the narrative concerns a witch who is put to death by her own brother, only to return 200 years later to seek revenge on her descendants.
By the social standards of the 1960s, Black Sunday was considered unusually gruesome, and was banned in the UK until 1968 because of its violence.
Despite the censorship, Black Sunday was a worldwide critical and box office success, and launched the careers of director Mario Bava and movie star Barbara Steele.