Black Sabbath (I Tre volti della paura) (The Three Faces of Fear) (The Three Faces of Terror)
Black Sabbath (I Tre volti della paura) (The Three Faces of Fear) (The Three Faces of Terror) (1963)

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.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Vintage Bava.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Even with Boris Karloff providing a lighthearted introduction and sign-off, Black Sabbath is fraught with fatalism.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a trilogy of sporadically chilling yet ultimately ineffective horror tales...

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Fernando F. Croce

An Italianate Kwaidan and no mistake

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Steve Biodrowski

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I'm not easily scared, but this one gave me chills.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Boris Karloff serves as the cheerful host for this anthology flick, which progresses in story terms from good to better to best.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

An exemplar of expressionistic visual storytelling.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... chilling horror story anthology.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Yes this is the film that the famous rock band took their name from after they saw how people enjoyed being frightened. An Italian horror movie with a low… More
Cassandra Maples
Three macabre tales."the telephone".a woman is plagued by threatening calls but all is not what it seems."the wurdaluk".in 18th century… More
El Hombre Invisible
Mario Bava's "Black Sabbath" or "I Tre volti della paura" is an old school form of horror filmmaking. I don't mean that in the… More
Michael Gildea
Great almost camp horror movie. Of the 3 stories, "The Drop of Water" is definitely the best because the last 5 minutes of it actually freaked me out.… More
Alex roy
Mario Bava's Black Sabbath is a definite horror classic. This horror film is an anthology with three terrific, horrifying stories. Brilliantly directed… More
Aj V
This is an anthology horror movie, some of the stories are good, and some aren't so good, but overall it's a pretty good movie.