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‘Black Sabbath’ – 7 Horror Movies That Inspired Band Names

Black Sabbath Movie PosterBefore the existence of metal innovators¬†Black Sabbath, there was the 1963 horror anthology ‘Black Sabbath.’ One of the films in the Italian horror series, ‘The Wurdulak,’ stars the legendary Boris Karloff as Gorcha, the target of a planned murder by his own two brothers. Along with the Karloff classic, ‘Black Sabbath’ also consists of the film pieces ‘The Drop of Water’ and ‘The Telephone.’ There are slight differences between the Italian and American versions of the anthology, with the two pieces showcasing different introductory scenes with Karloff as the narrator.

Black Sabbath, the band, needs no introduction. The architects of metal formed in 1969, having since sold over 70 million records worldwide, with MTV naming them the greatest metal band of all time and VH1 giving them the title of the second greatest hard rock band, after Led Zeppelin. With the band having utilized both Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio as vocalists, the band has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame.

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