Archive for Witches / Warlocks

Leave the Chilren at Home … And if YOU are Squeamish, Stay Home With Them! (October, 1968)

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Being completely Poe-addled at the time, after, basically, randomly thumbing through the famed author’s collected works, American International Pictures added the somewhat nonsensical title for Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General. Whatever title you see it under, the film is as creepy and hair-raising as the artwork would imply and is definitely worth checking out. And, to be frank, with no trace of the usual ham, I think the portrayal of the dastardly inquisitor, Matthew Hopkins, is one of the most arresting performances of Vincent Price’s storied career. As was also AIP’s modus operandi back then, The Conqueror Worm was sent out as a double-bill. And keeping up with the nonsensical approach, it was released with the Fabian-fueled stock car epic, The Wild Racers.
The Conqueror Worm (1968) Tigon :: American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff, Tony Tenser / P: Louis M. Heyward, Arnold Miller, Philip Waddilove / D: Michael Reeves / W: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves / C: John Coquillon / E: Howard Lanning / M: Paul Ferris / S: Vincent Price, Hilary Heath, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
The Wild Racers (1968) Filmakers Productions :: American International Pictures / P: Roger Corman, Joel Rapp / AP: Tamara Asseyev, Pierre Cottrell / D: Daniel Haller / W: Max House / C: Néstor Almendros / E: Verna Fields / M: Mike Curb, Pierre Vassiliu / S: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Alan Haufrect, Judy Cornwell, Dick Miller

Remembering Ray :: Travel Back Through Time and Space to the Edge of Man’s Beginnings … Discover a Savage World Whose Only Law Was Lust! (July, 1967)

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“I’m very happy that so many young fans have told me that my films have changed their lives. That’s a great compliment. It means I did more than just make entertaining films. I actually touched people’s lives — and, I hope, changed them for the better.”


Ray Harryhausen

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More ads for Harryhausen’s films.

One Million Years B.C. (1966) Associated British-Pathé :: Hammer Films :: Seven Arts Productions :: 20th Century Fox / P: Michael Carreras / AP: Aida Young / D: Don Chaffey / W: Michael Carreras / C: Wilkie Cooper / E: Tom Simpson / M: Mario Nascimbene / S: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown, Martine Beswick, Lisa Thomas

The Devil’s Own a/k/a The Witches (1966) Hammer Films :: 20th Century Fox / P: Anthony Nelson Keys / D: Cyril Frankel / W: Nigel Kneale, Norah Lofts (novel) / C: Arthur Grant / E: Chris Barnes, James Needs / M: Richard Rodney Bennett / S: Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell, Ingrid Boulting