Black Sunday an great, moody, atmospheric little Bava film. I believe this is his first feature but for anyone who’s not familiar with his work, he tends to put more effort into aesthetics over plot or dialogue.
I don’t mean the plots are bad, they’re just nice, simple horror ideas. The dialogue does however, leave something to be desired. It seems unfair to rip on the acting too hard, since it’s very much representative of this time period but the script could use some work. There’s lots of unnecessary “I’m doing this!” (as whoever does whatever “this” happens to be). Hopefully, you boys know what I mean here.
The opening is also something worth mentioning. If you’re into ritualistic horror and witchcraft, etc.; that whole scene is top notch.
Other than that, like I said, the film looks great. The set pieces are super dark and creepy. Overall, solid movie, would definitely recommend to horror films and Bava films.