Black Sabbath (I Tre volti della paura) (The Three Faces of Fear) (The Three Faces of Terror)
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Black Sabbath (I Tre volti della paura) (The Three Faces of Fear) (The Three Faces of Terror)
This anthology features three chilling horror stories. "Il Telefono" is credited to Guy de Maupassant, although he never wrote such a story, and concerns a woman (Michele Mercier) receiving telephone calls from beyond the grave. "Wurdulak", by Alexei Tolstoi, stars Boris Karloff as an aging vampire who can only feed on those he loves. Co-starring Mark Damon and Susy Andersen, it is clearly the best story of the three. The final tale, "La Goccia d'Acqua," is falsely credited to Anton Chekhov. It features Jacqueline Pierreux stealing a ring from a corpse she is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vintage Bava."
‑ , Time Out
"Only one episode [of this anthology] reaches the critical mass that explodes into the kind of absolute terror that will satisfy skeptic and fan alike, but that is more than enough to make this essential viewing."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"I'm not easily scared, but this one gave me chills."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Later Karloff features him in name only"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Boris Karloff serves as the cheerful host for this anthology flick, which progresses in story terms from good to better to best."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"An exemplar of expressionistic visual storytelling."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"... chilling horror story anthology."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Uneven, but the 'Drop of Water' sequence is about the creepiest thing ever filmed"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Even with Boris Karloff providing a lighthearted introduction and sign-off, Black Sabbath is fraught with fatalism."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"...a trilogy of sporadically chilling yet ultimately ineffective horror tales..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A Drop of Water is definitely the most atmospheric and creepy of the three tales."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,