• Film ID:
  • 5968
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=82 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968)
(Edgar Allan Poe's Conqueror Worm)
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Set against the background of the English Civil War, this tale of the violent persecution of alleged witches by the eponymous central character is a masterpiece of 60's British cinema. Excellent performances, (especially Vincent Price's), complement evocative use of scenery. One point of interest is the changes in film stock, which makes the film appear redder at the end than at the beginning, a deliberate ploy on behalf of the director who uses the deepening crimson to symbolise the story's progression into bloody fury.

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