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« on: April 22, 2013, 08:15:49 PM »

Based on the Fritz Lieber novel "Conjure Wife", BURN WITCH BURN is the second film version of the novel-the first being the 1944 Lon Chaney Jr vehicle WEIRD WOMAN.

BURN WITCH BURN is a much better film than the Chaney hack job.
It concerns a collage professor who discovers that his wife is a practicing witch-and has been for years. Of course the cluless shmuck makes her burn all her potions and amulets-thus opening him up to evil outside forces.
The story starts out like an episode of the Twilight Zone-very talky-but it soon heats up and goes apes**t. The scene where the Prof is racing to the cottage to save his wife is well done and fast paced-and the camera angles are like early Sam Ramai. And the climax-well-lets just say the films original title was NIGHT OF THE EAGLE.
A great early British film-with a great performance by Peter Wyngarde as the uptight Professor who quickly is reduced to a quivering,screaming mess. Recommended!

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 07:07:53 AM »

I am quite familar with this one. In the UK it's known as "Night of the Eagle", I've seen a DVD of it on sale a couple of times.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 08:31:25 PM »

Back in the 1970s, this used to show up quite frequently on a local Boston TV channel.  I probably saw it 4 or 5 times then, but haven't seen it again in almost 40 years.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 06:11:29 PM »

I saw it last night. I thought they should have used a sexier woman for the wife. I like B & W horror though. it was good.

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