The Witchfinder General will hang, burn and mutilate you if you don’t tune into BBC2 tonight!
Set during the English Civil War as the Royalists battle Oliver Cromwell’s Roundheads for control, this grim and gory revenge thriller stars Vincent Price in his most malevolent role as self-appointed witchfinder Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of heretics, aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne (Robert Russell). But he meets his match in Richard Marshall (Ian Ogilvy) when he violates the young calvaryman’s betrothed Sara (Hilary Dwyer)…
In honour of the cult classic’s Halloween screening, here’s a gallery of images that I’ve found of some artists renditions of Price as Matthew Hopkins, as well as lobby cards and a trailer for the film.
Posted on October 31, 2014, in American International Pictures, Cult classic, Cult Film News, Horror, Must See, The Vincent Price Collection and tagged 1960s British horror, BBC2, Cult classic, Halloween 2014, Horror, Michael Reeves, Must See, Revenge thriller, Vincent Price, Witchfinder General. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.