For many, many years the corpse in “The Drop of Water” segment of the classic anthology Black Sabbath has haunted my nightmares. We hope that it will do the same for you as it’s our pick for your streaming weekend frights on Shudder.
Horror icon Boris Karloff hosts and stars in Mario Bava’s classic horror anthology. Bava’s only foray into short-form scares features three chilling tales rendered in his trademark visual lushness: “The Telephone,” about a woman who’s menaced by threatening calls; “The Wurdalak,” starring Karloff as a patriarch whose family realizes he’s been bitten by a vampire; and “The Drop of Water,” about a woman who steals a ring from a body, then gets haunted by the owner. Ozzy Osbourne’s iconic hard rock band Black Sabbath famously took the film’s title as its name.