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Witchfinder General (1968)
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Witchfinder General (1968) England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from "witches" in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favors. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest's niece. Risking treason by leaving his military duties, Marshall relentlessly pursues the evil Hopkins and his minion Stearne.

Movie Tagline:
The Year's Most Violent Film! [UK Theatrical]

Also Known As:
Matthew Hopkins: Conqueror Worm
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
The Conqueror Worm

Title: Witchfinder General
Release Date: August 14, 1968
Runtime: 86 mins
Genre: Biography
All Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Horror
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Michael Reeves

Cast:
Vincent Price ...Matthew Hopkins
Ian Ogilvy ...Richard Marshall
Rupert Davies ...John Lowes
Hilary Heath ...Sara (as Hilary Dwyer)
Robert Russell ...John Stearne
Nicky Henson ...Swallow
Tony Selby ...Salter
Bernard Kay ...Fisherman
Godfrey James ...Webb
Michael Beint ...Captain Gordon
John Trenaman ...Harcourt (as John Treneman)
Bill Maxwell ...Gifford
Paul Ferris ...Paul (as Morris Jar)
Maggie Kimberly ...Elizabeth
Peter Haigh ...Lavenham Magistrate
Hira Talfrey ...Hanged Woman
Anne Tirard ...Old Woman (as Ann Tirard)
Peter Thomas ...Farrier
Edward Palmer ...Shepherd
David Webb ...Jailer
Lee Peters ...Sergeant
David Lyell ...Footsoldier
Alf Joint ...Sentry
Martin Terry ...Hoxne Innkeeper
Jack Lynn ...Brandeston Innkeeper
Beaufoy Milton ...Priest
Dennis Thorne ...Villager
Michael Segal ...Villager
Toby Lennon ...Old Man
Margaret Nolan ...Girl at Inn (as Maggie Nolan)

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Louis M. Heyward
Arnold L. Miller
Tony Tenser
Philip Waddilove
Samuel Z. Arkoff

Writer(s):
Tom Baker
Michael Reeves
Louis M. Heyward
Ronald Bassett
Edgar Allan Poe

Composer(s):
Paul Ferris
Kendall Schmidt




More Movie Taglines:
  • The Year's Most Violent Film! [UK Theatrical]
  • There's lots of screaming when there's this much at stake!
  • LEAVE THE CHILDREN AT HOME...If YOU are squeamish stay home with them!
  • He'll hang, burn and mutilate you. He's the... witchfinder general
Movie Quote(s):
  • Matthew Hopkins: Men sometimes have strange motives for the things they do.
  • Matthew Hopkins: I will find out the truth for you, have no fear.
  • [Hopkins and his men throw three securely-bound people into the moat as a witchcraft test] Matthew Hopkins: They swim... the mark of Satan is upon them. They must hang.
  • [a tied-up woman Hopkins has thrown into the moat to test for witchcraft drowns] Matthew Hopkins: She was innocent.
  • [Stearne eludes Marshall to warn the Witchfinder General] John Stearne: He's after our blood! Matthew Hopkins: You're forgetting our powers... he could be a witch.
Movie Trivia:
  • Director Michael Reeves wanted Donald Pleasence to play Matthew Hopkins, but AIP, the American distributor and co-financier of the film, insisted that Vincent Price play the title character, and Reeves grudgingly accepted.
  • Paul Ferris, who wrote the film's dramatic music score, also acted in the movie under the pseudonym Morris Jar as a homage to film composer Maurice Jarre.
  • A completely new score was written for the US release
  • Robert Russell was re-voiced by Bernard Kay.
  • On the first day of filming, Vincent Price fell from his horse. Director Michael Reeves refused to see him, hoping that angering Price would help the actor make his character more fierce.
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Keywords:
Priest, Niece, Village, England, Burned At The Stake  ...[more]


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