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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

The Witchfinder General will hang, burn and mutilate you if you don't tune into BBC2 tonight!

UK viewers can catch a late-night screening of director Michael Reeves’ cult 1968 horror, Witchfinder General on BBC2 (and in HD) this Halloween night at 12.05am. 116 more words

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Book Review - Witch Hunt by Syd Moore

I was really keen to read this book, what with it being the month of October, I thought it would help set the scene for Halloween and get me in the mood. 346 more words

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