La Maschera Del Demonio (1960)
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.
STARE INTO THESE EYES... discover deep within them the unspeakable terrifying secret of BLACK SUNDAY... it will paralyze you with fright!
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Title: La Maschera Del Demonio
Release Date: February 15, 1961
Runtime: 87 mins
All Genres: Horror
Languages: Italian, English
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Buried.com Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Barbara Steele ...Katia Vajda / Princess Asa Vajda
John Richardson ...Dr. Andre Gorobec
Andrea Checchi ...Dr. Thomas Kruvajan
Ivo Garrani ...Prince Vajda
Arturo Dominici ...Igor Javutich / Javuto
Enrico Olivieri ...Priince Constantine Vajda
Antonio Pierfederici ...Priest
Tino Bianchi ...Ivan
Clara Bindi ...Inn Keeper
Mario Passante ...Nikita, the Coachman
Renato Terra ...Boris
Germana Dominici ...Sonya, the Innkeeper's Daughter
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Massimo De Rita
Ennio De Concini
La Maschera Del Demonio Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- STARE INTO THESE EYES... discover deep within them the unspeakable terrifying secret of BLACK SUNDAY... it will paralyze you with fright!
- Once every 100 years the undead of hell terrorize the world in an orgy of stark horror
- The Most Frightening Motion Picture You Have Ever Seen!
- The Undead Demons of Hell Terrorize the World in an Orgy of Stark Horror!
- Princess Asa Vajda: You, too, can feel the joy and happiness of hating.
Princess Asa Vajda: You will never escape my vengeance, or of Satan's! My revenge will seek you out, and with the blood of your sons, and of their sons, and their sons, I will continue to live forever! They will restore me to life you now rob from me!
[Andre expresses regret that he and superior, Dr. Kruvajan, will be late and miss the opening address at a medical conference in St. Petersburg] Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: My son, how long have you been a doctor? Dr. Andre Gorobec: Three years. I've been with you for two. Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: When you've been in this business as long as I have, you'll learn to take the speeches at all of these medical conferences with a grain of salt.
Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: More than a thousand years of conflicts, hates and loves - all reduced to dust in these tombs. Nothing remains of the ancient princes of Vieda, but the dead shadows of their former glory. The history of ancient Moldavia is carved in these stones. Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: Andre! Come here! [wipes the glass window of a sarcrophagus] Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: This is the witch of the old legend! See this bronze mask? One was always placed over the face over a condemned witch, so she would wear for all eternity her true face: the face of Satan. Dr. Andre Gorobec: Why is there a window? Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: They feel that the witch might rise again, and maintain that a cross visible thru the glass will keep her nailed down forever.
Dr. Thomas Kruvajan: You have no reason to fear the dead. They sleep very soundly.
- In the October 17-23, 1998 edition of "TV Guide", director Tim Burton says this is his favorite horror film.
A young girl is sent out at night to milk a cow when Javuto (portrayed by Arturo Dominici) claws his way out of the grave nearby. The young girl is played by Dominici's real life daughter Germana Dominici.
Both Barbara Steele and Arturo Dominici were fitted with vampire fangs. Mario Bava decided against using them in the film. They can be seen in some of the publicity photos.
Galatea gave Mario Bava a lavish six weeks shooting schedule for this film beginning 28 March 1960. The typical Italian production during this period had only a three to four week shooting schedule.
Barbara Steele didn't see the script in advance. She would be given pages daily.
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