9781906733834
9781906733834

Black Sunday – Martyn Conterio

£9.99

Martyn Conterio places Black Sunday in the historical context of being one of the first sound Italian horror films and how its success kick-started the Italian horror boom.

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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 devoted 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. He also discusses the sometimes confusing history of a film known under many different titles which was first released in the UK in a heavily censored version after a ban of several years.

£9.99   100pp   978-1-906733-83-4   2015

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