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Black Sunday

Martyn Conterio


Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this work is the first single book dedicated to it. This book places the film in the historical context of being one of the first sound Italian horror films and how its success kick-started the Italian horror boom. It considers the particularly Italian perspective on the gothic that the film pioneered and its fresh and pioneering approach to horror tropes such as the vampire and the witch and considers how the casting ... More

Keywords: horror film, Mario Bava, Italian horror films, sound horror film, Italian horror boom, gothic film, vampire, witch, Barbara Steele

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733834
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.001.0001


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Martyn Conterio, author

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