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A.k.a.
The Conqueror Worm
Year
1968
Runtime
86 min.
Director
Michael Reeves
Genres
Drama, Horror, History
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
5,326
Checks
1,522
Favs
76
Dislikes
19
Favs/checks
5.0% (1:20)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Nightwalker's avatar

    Nightwalker

    Well, that was disappointing... I learned about this movie through doom metal bands like Witchfinder General and Cathedral, so my expectations were somewhat different than what I saw. I don't really know what I expected (maybe something more in the lines of A Field in England), but in any case something far less conventional than what I saw. It surprises me that this movie was so heavily cut in censorship. Maybe I underestimated the conservative sentiments in 1960s Britain... In any case, apart from Vincent Price, nothing about Witchfinder General makes me feel like I'm watching a horror movie. Some imagery certainly gives away director Michael Reeves' sentiment to the genre, but I thought he would've added more of an occult sensation in the picture. If Reeves didn't die an unfortunate young death a few months after this was released, I don't think it would've become such a cult hit... 2 years 9 months ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Although Price wasn't as menacing as I've seen him before, it was a different Price for me. This one was sexually overt instead of romantically frightening. But at the same time, he seemed to have a guilt about it. Either way, my favorite part was spoiler Great movie, if only for that part alone. 3 years 11 months ago
  3. zkrat's avatar

    zkrat

    Loved it, setting, style and and characters ... my kind of movie. 4 years ago
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In 6 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #43 in 100 Best British films
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  2. This movie ranks #164 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  3. This movie ranks #359 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #920 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  5. This movie ranks #982 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #1013 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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