Black Sunday Director: Italy| 1960. 88 mins. Book cinema tickets Italian maestro Mario Bava’s ability to conjure up weird, sadistic and spectral worlds out of thin air in bizarre tales of warped terror remains unparalleled in the horror genre. For proof, check out his amazing directing debut, for which Bava took a Russian ghost story by Gogol, cast British starlet Barbara Steele as the evil witch Asa, shot the grisly tale of vengeance from beyond the grave in lavish chiaroscuro and created an instant classic. Director: Italy| 1960. 88 mins.