This 1968 British horror movie (also known as The Conqueror Worm) has long been a cult item—in part because its twenty-five-year-old director, Michael Reeves, died before the film’s release, but mainly because it is an extraordinarily bleak story of political evil. Set in pastoral East Anglia during the mid-seventeenth-century civil war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, it stars Vincent Price as the pious opportunist Matthew Hopkins, a historical figure who profited from the chaos by discovering Catholic witches among the peasantry—and enabling their neighbors to put them to death.
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