The Witchfinder General will hang, burn and mutilate you if you don’t tune into BBC2 tonight!

UK viewers can catch a late-night screening of director Michael Reeves’ cult 1968 horror, Witchfinder General on BBC2 (and in HD) this Halloween night at 12.05am.

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.

About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on October 31, 2014, in American International Pictures, Cult classic, Cult Film News, Horror, Must See, The Vincent Price Collection and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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