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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Witchcraft (1964)

A building developer (Jack Hedley) unknowingly overturns headstones and churns up hundreds of years old graves with a bulldozer. The graveyard belonged to a family whose matriarch (Yvette Rees) was buried alive as a witch and whose descendants still practice witchcraft. This desecration of the graves resurrects the ancient witch who seeks revenge on the family responsible for her death. Directed by Don Sharp (BRIDES OF FU MANCHU), this rather tame horror movie could have been written by a 12 year old based on the simplicity of its connecting the dots screenplay. It follows the path of almost every witchcraft movie ever made without any style or tension and definitely without any real sense of horror or dread. Even horror icon Lon Chaney Jr. as the head of a coven witches seems to be going through the motions. With Jill Dixon, Viola Keats, Marie Ney, David Weston, Diane Clare and Marianne Stone.  


  1. Just to let you know that I enjoyed browsing thru your entries since 2010 until todate. I read up those I have seen and those I missed in the cinema circuit. They are very interesting and informative. Most of your comments are in line with my view. I like your posts as they are brisk and to the point. Keep it up. Best regards.

    1. Thank you so much, Chrisk. It's always nice to know there's someone out there reading these capsule reviews. I can (and have) write long essays on certain films but like you, I prefer reviews short, concise and to the point.