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Positively The Most Horrifying Film Ever Made

I’ve just watched a horror movie, originating from West Germany in 1970, written and directed by Michael Armstrong (“The Haunted House Of Horror”), titled “Mark Of The Devil” 460 more words


Familiars by Andrew Shields


+++ after Keith Thomas

Witches worked
with birds and ferrets,
hornets and hares,
beetles and frogs,
moles and moths,
crickets and snakes,
crayfish and snails, 77 more words


Witchfinder General

On paper almost everything about Michael Reeve’s 1968 horror masterpiece, Witchfinder General, suggests a film that shouldn’t really work.

Taking the style of Hammer, melding it with the incoming violence of ‘The New Hollywood’, casting an American as a notorious British historical icon and filming on location in East Anglia smacks of a production gone awry before the camera even rolls, but somehow Reeves took this and constructed something that has entered the lexicon of popular culture. 536 more words


Witchfinder General (1968)

Given the amount of notoriety Witchfinder General has gained in the UK over the years, to watch the film with those expectations can only lead to disappointment. 280 more words

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First World Problems

I thought it time to blog about those small things that make life so annoying for so many people – and I don’t just mean Little Fella* 1,634 more words


Movie Crime Log: We Still Kill The Old Way

If you see some old persons glaring at you on public transport this week, don’t worry, that’s quite normal. It probably has more to do with failing eyesight than any transgression on your part. 184 more words


Exodus 22:18

The wind howled through the old house. Outside, the trees, their thin branches like dead fingers, scraped at the windows. Huddled beside a guttering fire sat an aged shape. 1,941 more words