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England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches.

6.9
22
Directed by

Michael Reeves

Written by

Michael Reeves (Screenplay)
Ronald Bassett (Novel)
Tom Baker (Writer)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

He'll hang, burn, and mutilate you. He's the witchfinder general!

Cast

Keywords

witch exploitation sorcery 17th century witch hunt burning of witches english civil war suffolk

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