The Dunwich Horror (1969)

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  • Dunwich Working

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Occult horror drama set in and around an American coastal town named Dunwich. Nancy Wagner is a student at Miskatonic University which houses a rare occult work 'The Necronomicon' which has been under the watchful eye of Dr. Henry Armitage. He is the author of a paper on Oliver Whateley from Dunwich who had been hanged by his fellow villagers seventy five years previously, for practising the occult. Now his great-grandson, Wilbur is anxious to get his hands on the book in order to complete a ritual which will release the ancient forces who ruled the earth before man. The Whateleys are ostracised by the villagers and Wilbur lives alone with his grandfather who urges him not to dabble with The Necronomicon. Nevertheless, Nancy is targeted by Wilbur and unwittingly drawn into his plans.

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