Rotten Tomatoes is celebrating Halloween with 31 days of horror double feature recommendations. Each day of the week will have its own theme, with today’s being Throwback Thursday! And if you want see what’s in store or what you missed, see the Daily Double schedule.
For Throwback Thursdays, we pair up movies released before the 1970s, before The Exorcist or Jaws made horror blockbuster business. Today’s Daily Double: two legendary anthology films!
Director Mario Bava established his name on the international stage with this triptych of terror tales, hosted by Boris Karloff. The first is a blackmail love triangle, involving pimps and jilted lesbian lovers. The second, and the weakest, and is a 19th century fairy tale in which Karloff returns home having killed an undead legendary animal. The third, and most famous, deals with a nurse stealing jewelry off the recently deceased, only to be haunted by the maddening sound of water drops afterwards. Black Sabbath is fun, campy, spooky, and relatively clean considering the director; this was made before the gore and sleaze of the ’70s hardened the genre for good.
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