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Two versions of the films exist, the original European version and the American cut released by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures. The latter version has a different order for the segments, different introductory segments from Karloff and in some cases alterations to the stories themselves. The colours are also slightly less vivid in the American cut.

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Two versions of the films exist, the original European version and the American cut released by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures. The latter version has a different order for the segments, different introductory segments from Karloff and in some cases alterations to the stories themselves. The colours are colour scheme of the movie is also slightly less vivid in the American cut.



* CoversAlwaysLie: One poster for this movie (not the article image) shows what appears to be the severed head of Aribek from ''The Wurdulak'' being brandished by a HeadlessHorseman as several horrified women look on. Nothing like this happens in the movie.



* DecapitationPresentation: Gorca brings the severed head of the vampire he killed home.

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* DecapitationPresentation: Gorca brings the severed head of Aribek, the vampire he killed, home, hanging it outside the inn so that everyone will know Aribek is finally dead and that it was he who killed home.him.



* EvilOldFolks: Both ''The Drop of Water'' and ''The Wurdulak'' have terrifying elderly undead.



* HideYourLesbians: The lesbian subplot from ''The Telephone'' is removed from the AIP version and the segment is significantly altered to make it a ghost story.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In ''The Drop of Water'', it's left ambiguous whether there was really a ghost at all, or if Helen is simply being driven mad by fear and guilt.

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* HideYourLesbians: The lesbian subplot from ''The Telephone'' is removed from the AIP version and the segment is significantly altered to make it a ghost story.
story. See MaybeMagicMaybeMundane below.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In ''The Drop of Water'', it's left ambiguous whether there was really a ghost at all, or if Helen is simply being driven mad by fear and guilt. The AIP cut also turns ''The Telephone'' into this: in the Italian version Frank had escaped from prison to torment Rosie, while in the English dub Frank is supposed to be dead and has ostensibly returned from the grave.
* NightmareFace: One of the most memorable visuals in the movie is the face of the dead medium in ''The Drop of Water''.


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* UndeadChild: Gorca [[spoiler: turns his own grandson into a vampire, who in turn turns his parents.]] See StakingTheLovedOne above.


Two versions of the films exist, the original European version and the American cut released by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures. The latter version has a different order for the segments, different introductory segments from Karloff and in some cases alterations to the stories themselves.

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Two versions of the films exist, the original European version and the American cut released by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures. The latter version has a different order for the segments, different introductory segments from Karloff and in some cases alterations to the stories themselves.
themselves. The colours are also slightly less vivid in the American cut.



* AdaptationalNationality: D'Urfe in ''The Wurdalak'' was French in the original story, but is Russian in the film.

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* AdaptationalNationality: D'Urfe in ''The Wurdalak'' Wurdulak'' was French in the original story, but is Russian in the film.



* GhostlyGoals: All three stories involve someone ostensibly coming back from the grave to do something. ''The Telephone'' and ''The Drop of Water'' are the clearest examples of this trope, however, as both of their undead creatures want the same thing: {{revenge}}.



* HorrorHost: Boris Karloff introduces and closes the film.

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* HorrorHost: Boris Karloff introduces and closes the film.individual segments, as well as playing Gorca in "The Wurdulak".


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In ''The Drop of Water'', it's left ambiguous whether there was really a ghost at all, or if Helen is simply being driven mad by fear and guilt.
* NonIndicativeName: There's nothing in this movie about sabbaths, black or otherwise.


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* StakingTheLovedOne: The family in ''The Wurdulak'' [[spoiler: are unable to bring themselves to do this. Consequently, TheBadGuyWins and they all end up as wurdulaks.]]

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* AdaptationalNationality: D'Urfe in ''The Wurdalak'' was French in the original story, but is Russian in the film.


* ActingForTwo: Creator/BorisKarloff plays both himself (as the host) in the wraparounds, and Gorca in ''The Wurdulak''.



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* ActingForTwo: Creator/BorisKarloff plays both himself (as the host) in the wraparounds, and Gorca in ''The Wurdulak''.


''Black Sabbath'' (A.K.A. ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is a 1963 horror AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

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''Black Sabbath'' (A.K.A. ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is a 1963 horror AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava Creator/MarioBava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.


* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: After effectively terrorizing her ex by pretending to be Frank in an attempt to get closer to her, Mary is killed by the ''real'' Frank.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: After effectively terrorizing her ex Rosy by pretending to be Frank in an attempt to get closer to her, Mary is killed by the ''real'' Frank.]]


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''Black Sabbath'' (A.K.A. ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

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''Black Sabbath'' (A.K.A. ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an a 1963 horror AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.


''Black Sabbath'' (aka ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

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''Black Sabbath'' (aka (A.K.A. ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.



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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:After effectively terrorizing her ex by pretending to be Frank in an attempt to get closer to her, Mary is killed by the ''real'' Frank.]]

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!!'''Tropes:'''


!! '''Tropes:'''

* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After effectively terrorizing her ex by pretending to be Frank in an attempt to get closer to her, Mary is killed by the ''real'' Frank.]]


'''''Black Sabbath''''' (aka ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

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'''''Black Sabbath''''' ''Black Sabbath'' (aka ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring Creator/BorisKarloff.


* ExecutiveMeddling: The AIP version, which reorders the segments, changes the score and removes the lesbian angle from ''The Telephone''.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Can't I fondle my own grandson?"


Two versions of the films exist, the original European version and the American cut released by American International Pictures. The latter version has a different order for the segments, different introductory segments from Karloff and in some cases alterations to the stories themselves.

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Two versions of the films exist, the original European version and the American cut released by American International Pictures.Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures. The latter version has a different order for the segments, different introductory segments from Karloff and in some cases alterations to the stories themselves.


'''''Black Sabbath''''' (aka ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring BorisKarloff.

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'''''Black Sabbath''''' (aka ''I tre volti della paura'', or ''The Three Faces of Fear'') is an AnthologyFilm directed by Mario Bava and starring BorisKarloff.
Creator/BorisKarloff.



And yes, [[Music/BlackSabbath the band]] named itself after this movie.



!!'''This movie provides examples of the following:'''

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!!'''This movie provides examples of the following:'''
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The vampires in ''The Wurdulak'' only feed on those that they love.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The vampires in ''The Wurdulak'' only feed on those that they love.love.
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* DiesWideOpen: The dead medium, to terrifying results.

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