Premiered in US on August 14, 1968, after opening in the UK three months earlier. Also known as The Conqueror Worm. Vincent Price’s favorite of his horror roles–which nearly went to Donald Pleasence. Final film for director Michael Reeves, who died in 1969 at the age of 25. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29ovr8_witchfinder-general-1968_shortfilms
Tag Archives: Witchfinder General (1968)
Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!
This week something happened in Match-Up 6 that I had not anticipated: a tie. So, we’ll re-compete that one (Day the Earth Stood Still vs. Black Sunday). Also, the first shut-outs of our competition so far! Here’s how it shook out last week: Day the Earth Stood Still–1 vote (50%) Black Sunday (this week’s “Movie of theContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!”
Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!
At this point, we’ve eliminated half of the films we started with, and have arrived at our Sweet 16! But before we get to that story, I have to go over this story–how Match-Up 4 shook out. This Story Match-up 4 had about half the votes of 3, which is fine, and here’s how it all wentContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!”
Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!
I’m a little late this week–I was out of town for a bit last week. Here’s how Match-Up 3 fared: 1960s Horror Pioneers Carnival of Souls (1962)–6 votes (67%) Blood Feast (1963)–3 votes (33%) John Carpenter Bake-Off! I really expected this result to be the opposite of what we got here: The Thing (1982)–6 votesContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!”
Link Dump, Early April
I don’t do this as often as I would like, but here are some more cool exploitation/B-movie/old horror movie posts I’ve enjoyed lately. I enjoy reading other posts on films that I might like to cover in this blog, and calling out some quality posts on this end of the cinema pool seems aContinue reading “Link Dump, Early April”