A priest and his daughter from East Anglia have today been accused of witchcraft by the “Witch Finder Generall”, Matthew Hopkins, who promises to “find out the truth”. 178 more words
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Welcome to episode 69 of The Podcast Under the Stairs. 327 more words
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