Black Sunday

Black Sunday

by Martyn Conterio


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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 contribution to the Devil's Advocates series is the first single book dedicated to it. Martyn Conterio 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. The author 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 of British 'Scream Queen' Barbara Steele was crucial to the film's effectiveness and success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906733834
Publisher: Auteur
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Devil's Advocates
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Martyn Conterio is an editor and journalist specialising in Italian horror who contributes to Time Out, Starburst, and Little White Lies amongst many other publications.

Table of Contents

1. Context
2. The Birth of Italian Horror
3. Production and Reception
4. Influences and Adaptation
5. Analysis
6. Black Sunday's Legacy

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