Directed by Mario Bava
This is one of those cheesy horror films that I kind of thought we were done with when we finished the fifties. Although it was a fun watch, I really don't think this movie deserves a place in The Book.
In 1630, Asa Vajda and her lover are put to death for sorcery. A mask with nails on the inside is hammered into her face while she is simultaneously set on fire. Naturally, when she becomes a creepy zombie girl, she decides to seek revenge.
You can tell by the above paragraph that the level of gore in this film is quite surprising for 1960. Of course, in movies like this the acting is always rather awful. Still, it is a fun movie complete with blood spurts and flying body parts.
Tim Burton's favorite horror film.