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32 Days of Halloween V, Movie Night No. 26: The Mask of Satan!

Mask of Satan

For tonight’s pick, we’re revisiting a film we previously just posted the trailer for, The Mask of Satan, the official directorial debut of Mario Bava. It also goes by Black Sunday. One of the worst things about a witch who is also a vampire and a follower of Satan is that, sure, you can put them to death and all, but how do you make certain they stay down? The film concerns just such a scenario, where centuries pass and an accident causes one such devilish woman to return and make good on her curse to feast on the living.

If you’re pressed for time, do yourself a favor and at least watch through the opening credits–the first four minutes or so–enough to get the juxtaposition of the witch’s horrific punishment versus one of the production company’s names. Enjoy!

It’s available on DVD from Amazon.

Previously, we’ve had some fun with Bava and Planet of the Vampires and Hatchet For the Honeymoon. Before we switched to Bava, we had the Phantom From 10,000 Leagues and a Frankenstein double feature.