Mick Garris on

Black Sabbath

Released 1964
Distributor AIP

When Mario Bava’s Black Sunday paid off in the USA for AIP, they commissioned this gorgeously shot color followup starring Boris Karloff. Multi-story films were all the rage in Italy in the early 60s and uneven as they usually were, this one is two-thirds swell. The dubbed and reworked AIP version, owned now by MGM, ‚ is a lot harder to see today than the subtitled Italian original, I tre volti della paura‚ (Three Faces of Fear).

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About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing