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Witchfinder General (1968) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Michael Reeves and produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Tony Tenser, Louis M. Heyward, Arnold L. Miller and Philip Waddilove.

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Witchfinder General (1968)

By Beatrice on Feb 21, 2020 From Flickers in Time

Witchfinder General (AKA “The Conqueror Worm”) Directed by Michael Reeves Written by Tom Baker and Michael Reeves from a novel by Louis M. Heywood 1968/UK IMDb link First viewing/YouTube Included in They Shoot Zombies Don’t They? A handsome horror film worthy of one of Vincent Pric... Read full article


By Richard on Feb 6, 2013 From Classic Horror Campaign

Coming to London’s Rio Cinema on Saturday 16th February @11:30pm Cigarette Burns Cinema presents the Tigon horror classic Witchfinder General (1968). Starring Vincent Price as?the dreaded Matthew Hopkins, whose sole task was to weed out the witches and the ungodly, this is one cult film that h... Read full article

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Quotes from

[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.

[last lines]
[United States Conqueror Worm versions]
Matthew Hopkins: [voiceover] Out-out are the lights-out all!/And over each quivering form/The curtain, a funeral pall,/Comes down with the rush of a storm,/While the angels, all pallid and wan,/Uprising, unveiling, affirm/That the play is the tragedy, 'Man,'/And its hero, the Conqueror Worm."

[first lines]
[United States Conqueror Worm versions]
Matthew Hopkins: [voiceover] LO! 't is a gala night/Within the lonesome latter years./An angel throng, bewinged, bedight/In veils, and drowned in tears,/Sit in a theatre to see/A play of hopes and fears,/While the orchestra breathes fitfully/The music of the spheres."

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Facts about

Vincent Price regarded his performance here as the finest of his horror movie career.
Michael Reeves' final film, shot September 18-November 13 1967. One year later, Reeves was replaced by Gordon Hessler on "The Oblong Box," and died early in 1969.
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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