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Witchfinder General(1968)(Review)[Flashback Fridays]

The infamous Vincent Price brings us a performance of a witchfinder who travels town to town questioning accused witches in search of confession through punishment. It’s a film that’s over 50 years old and plays with a bout of class.

Vincent Price is a terrifying, charismatic character who inflicts divine judgment. While most of the violence is suggested off screen, there’s a few scenes whose viscera brings you into this ancient land.
It plays almost like an earlier, sister version of The Wicker Man, but that’s mostly in tone. The story is very slow and focuses on a married couple whose being targeted by healous neighbors. It’s an old tale, but you could argue that this is where the mainstream style of this story came from.

It’s a fun film and has a highly digestible style. For being as old as it is, it’s remarkably good.

‘Til Next Time,
Mike Cleopatra

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