As Seen In: Black Sunday (1960)
The setting is Moldavia, circa 1630. The victim is Asa Vajda (Barbara Steele), a witch who's about to die for her supernatural mischief. Iconic Italian horror filmmaker Mario Bava's 1960 gem Black Sunday opens as Asa is set to burn at the stake, but before her captors light the fire, they place a metal mask with a spike-laden interior on her face, which they then pound into her skull with a hammer.
The rest of Black Sunday centers on Asa's ghost reeking cruel vengeance upon the citizens of Moldavia two centuries later, and it's easy to see why she'd be so upset.