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Book Review: Folk Horror by Adam Scovell

What is Folk Horror? When did a group of disparate texts become linked under the banner of a relatively new subgenre? Do the works of M.R. 401 more words

UK Films

The Witch's Familiar

It is difficult to think of too many words in the English language with such differing perceptions than ‘witch’. Although they may be creations of mere fantasy, witches are commonly portrayed and depicted as evil villains with quirky, though sinister powers, while in some literary cases they are treated with a greater degree of warmth and reverence. 1,542 more words

Books

Eight premieres this June for UK Horror Channel

Just like that May is almost over! So that means it’s time to look forward to the upcoming programming for UK Horror Channel. Our friends across the pond have a total of eight network weekend premieres along with some classic favorites for viewers to see. 805 more words

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Debut novel based on the true story of Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

Once, I scarcely believed in the devil. I scorned the kind of folk who earnestly think he can put on a physical form, like a coat, whether that form be like a cat or a dog or some warped combining of the two; those who have it that the devil can enter a person in such a manner that he can be deftly taken out again, like a stone from a plum. 429 more words

Book Review

Ink Stained Wretch

What is THE BLACK TORMENT?

Well, we can say immediately and with certainty that it’s a 1964 Comptom Films production, a horror movie directed by Robert Hartford-Davis (like… 324 more words

FILM

O.H.M.A.D. Day 14: Witchfinder General (1968)

Matthew Hopkins is a very bad man.  Posing as a witch hunter, Hopkins goes around the British countryside executing innocents and using his facade to take advantage of young women — all for a hefty fee.  403 more words

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31 Days of Horror 2016, Day 11: Witchfinder General (The Conqueror Worm) (1968)

“I believe him to be the most bloodthirsty character I have ever brought to the screen” Says Vincent Price of his portrayal of Matthew Hopkins, the titular character of Witchfinder General. 371 more words

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