Apr 07

Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 32: The Witchfinder General

Episode XXXII: The Witchfinder General – April 7th, 2014

“There’s lots of screaming when there’s this much at stake…”

Join the Horror 101 team as we visit the 60s to present a very dark film starring Vincent Price. The Witchfinder General is a dramatisation of the real Matthew Hopkins, a 17th century British heretic slayer. In a time when country folk superstition was a powerful factor in politics, men like Hopkins thrived on their fears and many paid a hellish price from the whims of evil men. This is a film laced with savagery and debauchery. We’ll discuss why this is Price’s most severe performance and how him and his director Michael Reeves were always at odds during it’s production. How did a film with such a meager budget become such a sensation and pave the way for the morbid, dour films which followed it’s path in the 70s.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>