The legend goes that some blokes from a heavy blues band called Earth passed a film poster in Perry Barr, and decided to pinch its title for their new name. Mario Bava’s horror omnibus may be remembered for its contribution to metal folklore, but it also stands up very well as a movie in its own right. Expect women in peril, clunky dubbing, bags of suspense, lush, lurid colours and Boris Karloff threading it all together in style.
Make the most of Metal on Film with a weekend pass for only £25, covering all the metal screenings at Light House from 2-4 September. Book here at the Box-Office 01902 716 055