Black Sabbath 10/21/23

KL Studio Classics

Kino reissues one of Mario Bava’s best!  Il maestro’s first full-on gothic horror in full-on color is a feast for the eyes, equating Fear with Chromatic Splendor . . . death was never a beautiful. This is the A.I.P. cut with Boris Karloff’s interludes in English and the episodes reordered — A Drop of Water, The Telephone, The Wurdulak. This time out reviewer Charlie Largent tackles the artistic horror puzzle that is Bava’s appeal. Karloff gets one of his best late-career roles as a very original supernatural menace. It’s an original ‘see it alone on a dark night’ wonderment. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.