Bava's finest cinematic achievement combines beautiful and dark Gothic settings, impressive camera techniques, and unforgettable imagery and visual storytelling. A vampiress vows revenge after being killed by the Inquisition, only to be revived two centuries later to seek revenge! Though Bava would go on to develop even more impressive filming techniques in his later films, none recapture the perfect blend of atmosphere, acting, and set design quite like Black Sunday. Barbara Steele is haunting as the vampire Asia, and equally stunning as the princess Katia, drawing the audience in with her seducing gaze. Easily my favorite Bava film, setting the bar for all genre films to follow and rivaling even Hitchcock in style and design.