Witchfinder General

1968, UK, 87m, 35mm (original UK version)

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened October 24–25, 2018

For what was to be his final feature, Reeves co-scripted an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Conqueror Worm,” the alternate title for the movie. Civil war in 17th-century England opens the door wide for fear-mongering witch-hunting, which Price brutally practices for his own financial and salacious satisfaction; as innocents are burned at the stake, Ian Ogilvy tries to stop him in his tracks. Price himself rated his portrayal here among his personal best. UK version.

Print courtesy of Harry Guerro

With Victoria Price in person Oct 25

A film by Michael Reeves