Black Sunday (The Mask of Satan 1960)
After getting brutally executed centuries ago, A vengeful witch and her servant return from the dead to exact revenge on those who wronged them. They go after the witch's look-alike descendant, in order to take over her body.
Legendary Director Mario Bava's first full length feature film features some of most rich and striking atmosphere ever seen. The lighting in combination with the beautiful black and white cinematography are so brilliant in creating the Gothic foreboding mood. The backgrounds are unbelievably effective, with gloomy fog filled forests, shadowy crypts, and spider-web covered graves. Really good stuff. Barbara Steele plays duel roles and is fantastic throughout, really caries the movie. For the time it had some pretty amazing make-up and visual effects. Great soundtrack and an excellent plot make this a must see for any horror fans that appreciate the classics. And especially any fans of Italian horror.