Witchfinder General

The Conqueror Worm

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Dir. Michael Reeves

UK 1968 | Colour | 81 mins | Cert 15 | Horror

Cast: Matthew Hopkins, Richard Marshall

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In 1645, during the English Civil War, the Ipswich lawyer turned Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, and his servant John Stearne, tour the country instigating witch hunts, extracting confessions through torture. Witchfinder General film was considered controversial upon release due to the particularly violent and sadistic scenes on display, despite being heavily censored by the BBFC. It has however generated a large cult following in the years since its release.

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