LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (a.k.a. Black Sunday/Fright/The Mask of Satan/Revenge of the Vampire; 1960)
"Once every 100 years... the undead demons of Hell terrorize the world in an orgy of stark horror!"
Director: Mario Bava
Script: Ennio De Concini, Mario Serandrei
Cast: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi,
Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici, Enrico Olivieri
During the 17th Century, a witch named Asa Vajda is sentenced to a horrible death by her own brother. Vowing revenge, she places a curse on the family bloodline. Two centuries later, her tomb is disturbed and Asa is resurrected as a vampire who needs blood to rejuvenate her body and walk among the living once again.
REMAKE: Viy (1967)